Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in an upbeat musical comedy about self-discovery in Legally Blonde the Musical, opening at Murray's Playhouse in the Park this week. Kate Lochte practices "The Bend and Snap" with director Josh Byrn and "Paulette" played by Joanne Guns on Sounds Good.
Oh Gee! Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents its Penguin Project's Production of Annie, Jr. Four 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.
Murray's Playhouse in the Park presents "Grace and Glorie" the next two weekends. Cast members Vicki Morton and Marci Jo Gardner-Edmonds and Director Rusty Jones visit Sounds Good with a glimpse into the story of what the volunteer hospice counselor from New York and the feisty old cancer victim of the Blue Grass Mountains learn together.
Nora and Delia Ephron's international hit dramedy "Love, Loss and What I Wore" is coming to the Murray Banquet Center in a dinner theatre performance presented by Playhouse in the Park. The play features an intimate collection of stories about women, using clothes and accessories to trigger memories both poignant and funny, "You will hear your mother's voice multiple times," Jana Little says. She directs the production and speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.
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.
The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region:
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.
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.