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Market House Theatre in Paducah is extending its run of Mary Poppins due to popular demand. Executive Director Michael Cochran says it ties a record for the longest running show and largest attendance in the theatre's history. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the production, about the special fly system and how to get one of the few remaining tickets.


Becky's New Car is a "new" romantic comedy that Market House Theatre Executive Director Michael Cochran describes as funny, then touching, then profound. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the story of a middle-aged woman who takes a look at her life and wonders "Is this all there is?" Cochran also previews the 1920s-themed Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball and how to get VIP tickets.

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Paducah's Market House Theatre receives the Kentucky Arts Council's Community Arts Award of the Governor's Awards in the Arts in Frankfort this Thursday. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Director Michael Cochran about the achievement and about how the theatre gives kids a creative outlet.

From Mel Brooks and the creators of the Broadway hit The Producers comes the musical monster comedy, Young Frankenstein. It's a re-imagining of  the classic comedic film, featuring songs like "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend," and "Puttin' on the Ritz." On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Theatre director Michael Cochran talks about all of the components unearthed to bring this musical to life.

Market House Theatre Opens the Year with New Farce

Jan 16, 2014

Paducah's Market House Theatre opens 'The Fox on the Fairway' tonight (January 16). It's a tribute to golf and to the great English farces of the 1930's and 40's. Playwright Ken Ludwig said in a 2010 interview that the play is "really about love - and the joys and angst and craziness of love - in two different eras of our life." Kate Lochte speaks with Market House Director Michael Cochran, who is directing the production that runs through January 26. 

In the past year, Market House Theatre's Education Department produced 28 productions, featuring 87 performances and 696 performances. Friday's third-annual Masquerade Ball goes to benefit these productions.

Paducah's Market House Theatre Turns 50

Oct 14, 2013

Paducah's Market House Theatre has a birthday party today (October 14) at 5:30 pm, celebrating 50 years in the community. The event is open to cast members, back stage volunteers, employees, former employees, ushers, youth program participants, season ticket holders, and anyone who just loves Market House. Kate Lochte speaks with Executive Director Michael Cochran about the milestone, more about the celebration, and what the next 50 years will bring for the theatre and the community. See more at mhtplay.com.

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Market House Theatre Celebrates 50 Years

Aug 15, 2013

Market House Theatre in Paducah kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season this month so Executive Director Michal Cochran visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the golden time and an upcoming Community Street Fair, on August 24 - featuring art, music, dance and drama. They also talk about the first production of the season, Godspell, opening in September, and some other events and activities coming up at Market House Theatre. Click here for more about the 50th season at Market House.


Whether you call it 'La-Mis-ur-AHB' or 'Les-Mis-ur-AH-bluh,' this blockbuster opens at Paducah’s Market House Theatre this weekend and Kate Lochte speaks with director Michael Cochran about the experience of adapting this classic novel by Victor Hugo, and recent Oscar-winning film, to the local stage. Show dates are June 6-9, 13-16, and 20-23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at mhtplay.com