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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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


The TADPOLES and FROGLETS will be starting September 17. 
FROGLETS--grades 4-7 meets Mondays 3:30-5:00 pm. 
TADPOLES--grades 1-3 meets Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm. Cost is $40, if interested in being part of the Spring production need to be registered for these group workshops so we have plenty of time to get prepared.

BOX OF FROGS (grown up tadpoles 😉 ) will start back on Friday, September 7, at 3:30 -- open to students from 8th through 12th grades. (pssst...there are rumors of a Frog trip to NYC in 2019!)

Call Playhouse to reserve a spot for your kiddos 270-759-1752



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


Show runs December 7-16

Auditions: October 15-16 (location and time to be determined)

Requirements: TBD

Cast of Sixteen + Extras

Directed by Sabry Poor

Sponsored by: The Murray Bank


2017 PIP Award Winners

Here are the big winners from this weekend's PIP Awards. Congrats to all the volunteers who work their magic!

LEAD ACTOR – COMEDY or DRAMA: Brad Brauser as Paul Miller in Murder at the Howard Johnson’s

LEAD ACTRESS – COMEDY or DRAMA: Corrie Johnson as Annelle in Steel Magnolias

LEAD ACTOR – MUSICAL: Logan English as Jesus in Godspell

LEAD ACTRESS – MUSICAL: Tessa Northcutt as Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress

SUPPORTING ACTOR – COMEDY or DRAMA: Tim Vaughan in The Dining Room

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – COMEDY or DRAMA: Sabry Poor Milford as Shelby in Steel Magnolias

SUPPORTING ACTOR – MUSICAL: Josh Ray Brower as John/Judas in Godspell

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – MUSICAL: Vicki Nix Morton as Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables

DIRECTOR – COMEDY or DRAMA: Lissa Graham-Schneider for The Dining Room

DIRECTOR – MUSICAL: Donald Fleming for Once Upon a Mattress

STAGE MANAGER: Kevin Swartz for Anne of Green Gables

SET DESIGN: Jeff Miller for Anne of Green Gables

PROPS: Erica Benedict for Once Upon a Mattress

LIGHTING DESIGN: Donald Fleming and Jordan Lax for Godspell

SOUND DESIGN: Hannah Derby for Godspell

COSTUME DESIGN: Jaleelah Renfroe, Bonnie Snellen, Nancy Dycus, Vicki Nix Morton, Marci Jo Gardner-Edmonds, Pat DeVaney, Lis Jones, Karlee Riley, Mary Jo Snellen, and Lindsey Harlan for Once Upon a Mattress

CHOREOGRAPHY: Savannah Poor and Josh Ray Brower for Once Upon a Mattress

MUSICAL DIRECTION: Mark Dycus for Godspell

MAKEUP: Kelsey Booth for Godspell

SET DECORATION: Lis Jones, Marisa Smith, Valera Brooks, Madelyn Witte, Pam Rockwell, and Bridget Poor for Steel Magnolias

SHOW OF THE YEAR: Anne of Green Gables


PIP ICON: Rusty Jones


Opening Soon




September 21 - 30, 2018

Directed by: Holly Bloodworth

Show Sponsored by:  Peel & Holland

Playhouse in the Park was honored in 2014 to become the seventh theatre in the country to be a part of The Penguin Project. The project has been wildly successful - with the Artists, the Mentors, the Creative Team, the Families, and the Audiences! The Penguin Project was created by Dr. Andrew Morgan and brings together Artists, who are children and young adults with disabilities, and Peer-Mentors who provide on-stage support. The Project is designed for children and young adults aged 10 – 25 with any level of physical or cognitive disability.  If you want to experience pure joy, come watch the Penguins in action.  I promise you will leave this performance changed for the better!  Tickets are available online or by calling the office.