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[Audio] Playhouse in the Park's Entire Run of "Beauty and the Beast" Sells Out Before First Show

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Brynn Jones and Jake Hunter, cast members from Playhouse in the Park’s Beauty and the Beast, speak with Tracy Ross a perform a snippet of the show on Sounds Good.


So many people auditioned for Beauty and the Beast that the director decided to have two casts, which Jones and Hunter say is helpful when a cast member can’t make it to the show because they can just swap in the double. The show is so popular with the community that it sold out before the first performance, even after Playhouse in the Park added an extra two shows.


When you think of Beauty and the Beast, your mind may automatically jump to the classic Disney animated movie. But Jones and Hunter say there are so many more songs in the musical that it is hard to compare to the movie.


The show runs this weekend and next weekend Thursday through Sunday for a total of 10 shows. Also, this Sunday and Monday there are auditions for the musical Godspell. More information at

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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