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Arts
3:06 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Presents Award-Winning Musical RENT

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Murray's Playhouse in the Park opens a two week run of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, RENT this Thursday. Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT deals with mature themes as it follows young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Joshua Byrn and Brad Brauser speak with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good with a preview of the "Playhouse After Dark" production.

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Arts
3:00 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Playhouse in the Park Holds Auditions for 'After Dark' Production RENT

Director Joshua Byrn on Sounds Good
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The Tony Award-winning rock musical RENT, loosely based on the opera La boheme, follows the story of young artists struggling to survive in New York City and the complications of AIDS. The musical spent twelve years on Broadway and is now being staged at Murray's Playhouse in the Park as part of their After Dark series. Director Joshua Byrn directs and visits Sounds Good to talk about auditions, the show's controversial topics and the overarching theme of "no day but today."

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Arts
11:07 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Glema Center Stages Musical Following Couple Through 50 Years of Marriage

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The intimate musical "I Do! I Do!" had 560 performances on Broadway upon debuting in 1966, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Later, a film adaptation would feature Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke as the couple in the two-character story that spans fifty years of love, quarrels and marriage. Some of the hits include "The Honeymoon is Over" and "My Cup Runneth Over," which became a major hit on the radio. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Janet Woodall Corum to talk about the upcoming dessert theatre production at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts at Madisonville Community College this weekend.

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Arts
1:43 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

'Lush' Broadway-Style Musical South Pacific Opens Tonight at Murray State

Murray State University

Murray State University's Department of Music and Theatre offer a big Broadway musical-live orchestra production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" tonight, tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte met with the Department of Music's Randy Black and Todd Hill and Theatre's Chair David Balthrop to learn more abut the vocal and orchestral performances and putting the production together.

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Arts
3:19 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Penguin Project Pairs Special Needs Kids with Peer Mentors in Theatre

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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  - 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.

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Arts
2:59 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Playhouse in the Park Presents "The Last Five Years"

Critics describe The Last Five Years 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.  The musical comes to Murray's Playhouse in the Park under the direction of Chris Mitchell. On Sounds Good, cast members perform selections from the show. 

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Arts
3:29 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Playhouse in the Park Presents: 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown is a delightful musical based on Charles Schulz' "Peanuts" cartoon characters and an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. The show features vignettes and songs, from Valentine's Day to baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of Charlie's friends. Playhouse in the Park in Murray opens the show Friday, February 22, and runs until Sunday, March 3. Stephen Keene came by the WKMS studios to preview the upcoming production. Click here for ticket information.

Arts
3:11 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents "Big River"

Based on the  novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 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 Playhouse in the Park 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.