Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State's Theatre Department conjures Shakespeare's The Tempest Thursday through Sunday in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre of Doyle Fine Arts. Director Daryl Phillipy talks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the "fantastic spectacle" of a show, complete with magical elements and a steampunk aesthetic.

Felix E. Martin Jr. Hall in Greenville presents Spencers Theatre of Illusion Saturday at 7 p.m. But many hours before -- Kevin and Cindy Spencer's crew will have unloaded a 65 foot trailer truck with all of the set pieces it takes to bring magic to life. Spencers Theatre of Illusion travels worldwide. In 2009 they received magic's highest honor, The Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year, joining the ranks of Henning, Copperfield and Penn and Teller. We meet magician Kevin Spencer with Kate Lochte. See more at his website,