Lisa Cope

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Oh Gee! Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents its Penguin Project's Production of Annie, JrFour months in the works, The Penguin Project was created by pediatrician Dr. Andy Morgan to give students with disabilities an opportunity to be stars on stage, by pairing them with peer mentors. On Sounds Good, Asia Burnett talks with Murray's Playhouse in the Park Director Lisa Cope about the artists and mentors that make this show, opening Friday.

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One of the losses from last week's fire that destroyed several buildings in downtown Murray was Playhouse in the Park's storage space. Affectionately known as "Far Lands" the second floor of the Thurman Campbell Group building was dark and shadowy and full of relics spanning 40 years of community theatre history. Playhouse Executive Director Lisa Cope, and President of Playhouse's Board of Directors Dan Lavit join Kate on Sounds Good to remember the "magical playground" and the outpour of community support in building a new collection. 

Playhouse in the Park Director Lisa Cope visits our studio during Sounds Good with actors Doug Mullins (Kris Kringle) and Marci Jo Gardner-Evans (Doris Walker) for a preview of Miracle on 34th Street. 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 Monty Python's Spamalot. See more at playhouseinthepark.net.

This weekend, Playhouse in the Park presents two children's shows for the price of one: Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures and the musical Alice in Wonderland, Jr. WKMS Youth Reporter Patrick Jones goes behind-the-scenes during a rehearsal for Alice, 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.

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 Sounds Good, 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. See ticket information, here.