theater http://wkms.org en Youth Report: Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland Jr. http://wkms.org/post/youth-report-behind-scenes-alice-wonderland-jr <p>This weekend, Playhouse in the Park presents two children's shows for the price of one: <em>Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures</em> and the musical <em>Alice in Wonderland, Jr.</em> WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones goes behind-the-scenes during a rehearsal for <em>Alice</em>, meeting some of the cast members and speaking with Playhouse director Lisa Cope about how kids have become involved in these productions both on and off stage.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:47:12 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Patrick Jones 36766 at http://wkms.org Youth Report: Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Divas & Dogs & Other Circus Adventures Comes to Greenville http://wkms.org/post/divas-dogs-other-circus-adventures-comes-greenville <p>"Divas &amp; Dogs &amp; Other Circus Adventures" occur Friday, April 26th, at 7 p.m. at the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall Creative and Performing Arts Center in Greenville, Kentucky. The family show involves a funny clown, a hat stealing dog, a lady who barks, skateboard riding dogs, and more! We speak with David Probus about the show. <a href="http://www.felixmartinhall.org/">See more at the Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall website</a>.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:23:05 +0000 Kate Lochte 30882 at http://wkms.org Divas & Dogs & Other Circus Adventures Comes to Greenville "Pickin' for the Playhouse," Renovation Benefit at Murray Theatre http://wkms.org/post/pickin-playhouse-renovation-benefit-murray-theatre <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the region's first outdoor music festivals is set for tomorrow at Murray's Playhouse in the Park. Two PIP volunteers, Erica </span>Mehta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Stephen Keene, joined </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to speak about "Pickin' for the Playhouse." Playhouse in the Park Community Theatre in Murray hopes to renovate its restroom facilities and lobby with proceeds from a bluegrass/Americana festival Saturday, April 20, featuring a bill of five performances from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. </span><a href="http://www.playhouseinthepark.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">See more at the Playhouse in the Park website</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:51:27 +0000 Kate Lochte 30800 at http://wkms.org "Pickin' for the Playhouse," Renovation Benefit at Murray Theatre "Our Town" at The Krider Performing Arts Center http://wkms.org/post/our-town-krider-performing-arts-center <p>Thorton Wilder’s play Our Town examines typical American life in the early 1900s. Set in the “Anytown, USA” of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire, Our Town divides the characters’ lives up into three acts marked by major life events, emphasizing the eternal beauty of mundane everyday events. For their inaugural production, The Paris Players are presenting this classic today at The Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris, and Rose Krzton-Presson sat down to talk about it with Paris-Henry County Arts Council Director Mike Murphy, who produced the show and plays the character of George Gibbs.</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 18:24:11 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21913 at http://wkms.org "Our Town" at The Krider Performing Arts Center Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents "Big River" http://wkms.org/post/murrays-playhouse-park-presents-big-river <p>Based on the&nbsp; novel <u>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</u>, the musical “Big River” follows the story of Huck after he leaves his home in Missouri and takes on the Mississippi River in flatboat with a new companion- an escaped slave name Jim. “Big River” shows at Murray’s <a href="http://www.playhouseinthepark.net/">Playhouse in the Park</a> weekends through September 16th. Rose Krzton-Presson sat down with director Lisa Cope and Michael Martin-who plays the character of Jim to talk about the play’s themes of race, freedom, and morals.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:11:39 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 21577 at http://wkms.org Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents "Big River" Elizabethtown Native Nominated for Tony Award http://wkms.org/post/elizabethtown-native-nominated-tony-award <p>A Kentucky native will be on the edge of his seat when the Tony Awards are given out on Sunday. Darron West of Elizabethtown is nominated for best sound design or his work with the play &quot;Peter and the Starcatcher.&quot;</p><p>The play has been nominated for nine Tony Awards. West told The News-Enterprise the nomination is &quot;a little mind-blowing.&quot; West&#39;s work on &quot;Peter and the Starcatcher&quot; was finished long ago and he&#39;s since moved on to other projects. Now he&#39;s checking off lists of things he has to do leading up to the red carpet.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:33:57 +0000 AP 18301 at http://wkms.org Elizabethtown Native Nominated for Tony Award Playhouse in the Park presents "Doubt: A Parable" http://wkms.org/post/playhouse-park-presents-doubt-parable <p>Murray&rsquo;s Playhouse in the Park continues their summer season with <a href="http://www.playhouseinthepark.net/shows/doubt">Doubt: A Parable</a>. The play explores themes of suspicion, intuition, gossip, and their effect on a Catholic church in 1960s Bronx.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 15:21:03 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18183 at http://wkms.org Playhouse in the Park presents "Doubt: A Parable"