Executive Director Note

Playhouse in the Park's Executive Director Lisa Cope welcomes everyone to Murray's community theatre and says if you'd like more information about auditions or ways to help, send her an email any time.

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Volunteer at Playhouse

Volunteers are our favorite people! It's absolutely true - without volunteers, there is no community theatre. And we think our volunteers are the very best anywhere! 

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2019 PLAYHOUSE COMMITTEES – We are beginning to put committees together for 2019 and we are looking to some of you for help!  All committees have non-board members, so please let us know if you would be interested in being considered for one and we will pass your name on to the committee chair.  The current committees are: Fundraising, Marketing, Short Term Planning, Long Term Planning, Programming, Playhouse After Dark, Education, Costumes and Props, By Laws, Facilities, Special Programming, Volunteer, and Disaster/Crisis Plan. 

2018 Audience Survey

Thank you for taking a few minutes to take the 2018 Playhouse in the Park Audience Survey:

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NEWS from Playhouse


Finally here! 2019 Season announcement of shows! We are so excited about this season. We will be posting more information of the website about these shows soon, as well as audition dates, directors, and cast requirements. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in any of these shows, please let Lisa Cope know (by phone or email).

2019 SEASON TICKETS – There is a lot of excitement about the new season!  Mainstage shows are Jesus Christ Superstar, Girls Weekend, James & The Giant Peach, Moonlight & Magnolias, Mamma Mia!, and A Christmas Story; dinner theatre is Clue The Musical; and Playhouse After Dark will be American Idiot.  Of course, The Penguin Project and Summer Camp will be back as well.  Those six mainstage shows are available as a season ticket package, which will go on sale to the public on Monday, November 26.  Let me just say that they make great Christmas gifts!  Let me know if you are interested. 



Due to a new law passed in Kentucky effective July 1, 2018 our non-profit organization will be required to collect 6% sales tax on tickets sold to our performances. We are raising the price of our tickets $1 to include this tax increase.  KRS 139.010 Ky.Gov


Upcoming Auditions


December 3-4, First Presbyterian Church, 1601 Main St., Murray, KY.



Directed by: Don Fleming

Music by: Kelsy Blanco


Performance Dates: February 14-24, 2019.

Cast: 1 Female, 7 men, large ensemble, ages 15+

Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life, seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. 

Coming Soon:

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Dec. 7- 16th, 2018

Directed by: Sabry Poor-Milford

Show Sponsor: The Murray Bank

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten land of Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. 

Cast list:

Aslan: Adam Miller

Witch: Laurel Johnston

Lucy: Gabbie Garner

Susan: Savannah Richey 

Edmund: Jackson Bell

Peter: Andrew Phillips

Tumnus: Payton Pennington 

Ulf: Nickolaus Willis

Unicorn: Elle Convington

Centaur: Dylan Covington 

Mrs. Beaver: Amber Meadows

Mr. Beaver: Jonathan Carter

Father Christmas: Jonathan Clark

Elf: Rachel Benedict 

Dwarf: Sarah Michelle Hardy 

Nymphs: Lucy Mitchell, Faith Sheridan

Creatures: Jayden Spencer, J Dunn, Jackson Hale, Samantha Smith , Landon Carter, Shelby Benedict, Emerson Meadows, Olivia Smee, Olivia Watson, Payton Dawson, Miriam Patton, Serenity Dunn, Eden Lassiter, Bella Wilson, Cora McConnell, Jackson Clark, Jamie LeMay, Kylee Carter, Conlin Meadows, Violet Johnson, Clara Johnson