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 – ON SALE 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’s just say that they make great Christmas gifts!  Let us know if you are interested. 



Saturday, Dec. 15

10:00 am to 12 pm

hosted by Box of Frogs –

Sign your Kindergarten – 5th grade kids up for this fun and entertaining holiday workshop (and you can get some errands run or enjoy coffee time with a friend!).  This is a fundraiser hosted by the Box of Frogs for their NYC trip next fall.  They are planning lots of activities for the first part of the morning.  Then they will be performing a short play entitled “A Kids Christmas Carol” for the children.  The cost for the workshop and the play is $25.00.  Just call (270-759-1752) or shoot me an email (playhouse@murray-ky.net) to hold a spot. 


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

Girls’ Weekend

Directed by Lisa Cope

February 11-12

Time and Location: TBA

Show runs March 22-31

Cast Size: 4 men, 4 women

Now Showing:


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