Playhouse in the Park http://wkms.org en Playhouse in the Park Presents "On Golden Pond" http://wkms.org/post/playhouse-park-presents-golden-pond <p>Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens its production of <em>On Golden Pond</em> this Friday for a two weekend run, we hear more about it during today's <em>Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with director Lissa Graham-Schneider.</span></p><p><em>Listen to the conversation:</em></p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:05:28 +0000 Kate Lochte 41156 at http://wkms.org Playhouse in the Park Presents "On Golden Pond" Penguin Project Pairs Special Needs Kids with Peer Mentors in Theatre http://wkms.org/post/penguin-project-pairs-special-needs-kids-peer-mentors-theatre <p>Murray's Playhouse in the Park is starting a program for kids with special needs called The Penguin Project. At 6 p.m. this Thursday (May 22) and next Thursday (May 29), Playhouse hosts introductory &nbsp;- get acquainted meetings for special needs youth with youth interested in becoming peer mentors, and anyone who wants to know more about the project. Kate Lochte learns more with founder and director Dr. Andy Morgan. Dr. Morgan is a professor of clinical pediatrics and former head of the Division of Child Development at the University College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:19:35 +0000 Kate Lochte 40663 at http://wkms.org Penguin Project Pairs Special Needs Kids with Peer Mentors in Theatre Playhouse in the Park Presents "The Last Five Years" http://wkms.org/post/playhouse-park-presents-last-five-years <p>Critics describe <em>The Last Five Years</em>&nbsp;as 'exhilarating' and 'intimate,' a contemporary musical by Jason Robert Brown that takes an intensely personal look at the relationship between a writer and an actress told from both points of view. &nbsp;The musical comes to Murray's Playhouse in the Park under the direction of Chris Mitchell. On<em> Sounds Good</em>, cast members perform selections from the show.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:59:14 +0000 Kate Lochte 40458 at http://wkms.org Playhouse in the Park Presents "The Last Five Years" Playhouse in the Park Presents Charlotte's Web http://wkms.org/post/playhouse-park-presents-charlottes-web <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte’s Web</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was recently named "the best American children's book of the past 200 years," and the play captures this work in an enchanting theatrical presentation. All the familiar characters are here - Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, a young girl who cares for Wilbur as he is the runt of the litter; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte. Director </span>Alix<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bloodworth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and actor Noah </span>VandenBosch<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (who plays Templeton the rat) visit </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to preview the show.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:11:24 +0000 Tracy Ross 39331 at http://wkms.org Playhouse in the Park Presents Charlotte's Web Killer Rabbits, Cows and French People in Playhouse in the Park's Spamalot http://wkms.org/post/killer-rabbits-cows-and-french-people-playhouse-parks-spamalot <p>"Lovingly ripped off" from <em>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</em>, the musical <em>Spamalot</em>&nbsp;has fun with the legend of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table - complete with cows, killer rabbits, Knights who say "Ni," beautiful show girls and French people. Tracy Ross is joined by Jeff Miller (King Arthur) and Joanne Robertson (Lady of the Lake) for a preview of the Playhouse in the Park Production.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:48:54 +0000 Tracy Ross 38485 at http://wkms.org Killer Rabbits, Cows and French People in Playhouse in the Park's Spamalot Kris Kringle Takes the Stage in Playhouse's "Miracle on 34th St." http://wkms.org/post/kris-kringle-takes-stage-playhouses-miracle-34th-st <p>Playhouse in the Park Director Lisa Cope visits our studio during Sounds Good with actors&nbsp;Doug Mullins (Kris Kringle) and Marci Jo Gardner-Evans (Doris Walker) for a preview of <em>Miracle on 34th Street</em>. The play opens this Friday (December 6) for a two-week run. Based on the 1947 film, the play focuses on the impact of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. Lisa also talks about auditions for Playhouse's 2014 production of <em>Monty Python's Spamalot</em>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">See more at <a href="http://playhouseinthepark.net">playhouseinthepark.net</a>.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:19:55 +0000 Tracy Ross 37050 at http://wkms.org Kris Kringle Takes the Stage in Playhouse's "Miracle on 34th St." 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. Shrek Run Extended at Playhouse in the Park http://wkms.org/post/shrek-run-extended-playhouse-park <p>Murray Playhouse in the Park's performance of "Shrek The Musical" extends its run due to sold out houses for the last few weeks. On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Tracy learns more from P;layhouse Director Lisa Cope and Jake Hunter, who plays Lord Farquaad in the show. The musical comedy now runs Saturday November 9 at 7 pm and Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 pm. <a href="https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?w=a4ab04690736fba3b0900a14b6011fcf&amp;t=tix">See ticket information, here</a>.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:35:46 +0000 Tracy Ross 36320 at http://wkms.org Shrek Run Extended at Playhouse in the Park Playhouse in the Park Presents: "Shrek The Musical" http://wkms.org/post/playhouse-park-presents-shrek-musical <p>Playhouse in the Park is one of the first amateur theatres in the country to be awarded a contract for <em>Shrek the Musical</em>, based on the film that started it all.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:35:15 +0000 Kate Lochte 35781 at http://wkms.org Playhouse in the Park Presents: "Shrek The Musical" Playhouse in the Park Presents: "The Odd Couple" http://wkms.org/post/playhouse-park-presents-odd-couple <p><em>The Odd Couple</em>’s Oscar Madison has a perfect line for lunchtime: “I got brown sandwiches and green sandwiches. It’s either very new cheese or very old meat.” MSU English and Philosophy’s Rusty Jones directs Playhouse in the Park’s <em>The Odd Couple</em>&nbsp;opening Friday for a two weekend run. Dr. Jones brings cast members Brad Brauser (Oscar) and Tom Jackson (Felix) to visit <em>Sounds Good</em>. This Neil Simon iconic comedy won a Tony in 1965 and, according to the American Association of Community Theatres, it is still one of the most frequently produced comedies by community theatres around the world. <a href="http://www.playhouseinthepark.net/">See more at Playhouse in the Park's website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:31:02 +0000 Tracy Ross 34372 at http://wkms.org Playhouse in the Park Presents: "The Odd Couple"