Actor Spotlight – Jacee Williams

Jacee Williams is cast as Bielke, one of the younger daughters of Tevye and Golde

jaceeWhat made you decide to audition for Fiddler on the Roof, JR?
Because I love theatre and I thought it would be a fun show!

Tell us a little bit about your character(s).
I am Bielke and she is one of Tevye and Goldes youngest daughters. She is very playful. I am also Mordcha and he is the innkeeper.

What challenges have you encountered with this play?How has that helped your grow as an actor?
Some of the dancing has been very fast, and my facial expressions. It’s helped me express what my character is feeling so the audience stays engaged.

daisy.gifWhat have you enjoyed most about working on Fiddler on the Roof JR?
I’ve enjoyed making new friends, getting to work with new teachers and just about all of it!

fiddler april 20 through 22

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Actor Spotlight – Maggie Howell

Maggie Howell is cast as the oldest daughter Tzietel.

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What made you decide to audition for Fiddler on the Roof JR?
I auditioned for Fiddler on the Roof Jr because I have been acting at Parkway Playhouse  for 5 years and I love theatre.

Tell us a little bit about your character.
I play Tzeitel and she is the oldest daughter of Tevye and Golde, and the matchmaker is searching for a husband for her, but she’s not really in favor of the matchmaker finding her a husband because she has already fallen in love with someone else.

What do you think the audience will like about Fiddler on the Roof JR?
Although, this is a serious show I think that the audience will like the little bit of humor in Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

What challenges have you encountered with this play?How has that helped your grow as an actor?
When I’m in a show, I am usually singing the lower part in the songs, but in Fiddler I have been put on the higher part which has really been challenging me, but it’s also helping me expand my vocal range a little bit more.

maggie 2What have you enjoyed most about working on Fiddler on the Roof JR?
I’ve really enjoyed the rehearsals and putting the show all together, and hanging out with the cast has been really fun too.

Come see Maggie perform this weekend!

fiddler april 20 through 22

Actor Spotlight – Lizzie Bingham

Though she is no stranger here, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. is Lizzie Bingham’s first Junior performance. She is cast as Golde, wife of Tevye and mother of 5 daughters.

LizziePPJR:  Tell us a little bit about your character.
Lizzie: Golde is a sassy, authoritative mother and wife who wants the best for her family.

PPJR:  What challenges have you encountered with this play? How has that helped your grow as an actor?
Lizzie:  I have never had a lead in a musical before so this play has challenged me to become more confident in my singing abilities and to listen to musical cues since I have many solos and can’t rely on other singers to carry me.

PPJR:  Without spoiling any surprises, do you have a particular scene that is your favorite?
Lizzie:  One of my favorite scenes is when Tevye and Golde have a very sweet moment and realize their feelings for each other after twenty five years of marriage.

PPJR:  What have you enjoyed most about working on Fiddler on the Roof JR?
Lizzie:  I have enjoyed working with the other actors immensely and getting to see all of us grow as actors. Fiddler on the Roof is a challenging play to act as well as musically challenging so we’ve all had to work hard and mature as actors.

 

fiddler april 20 through 22

Get the Hook Improv Comedy Troupe – Meet the Members

Meet Jack Weinmeister, Improv Comedy Troup Member.

What do you enjoy most about being a member of Get the Hook?
I enjoy being with some of my closest friend and being able to make people laugh.

What is the most challenging thing about improv comedy?
We are not allowed to say NO. It makes some of our jokes a little bit harder to work around.

We’ve heard that your Troupe has created a new improv game. Can you tell us about it?
The name of the game is “The baby’s name is Heffington.” This came about because of our own decision on our teacher’s baby’s name. It is a long form game in which we receive one suggestion from the audience and then offer some stories to base our next skits off of.


Get the Hook Improv Comedy Troupe – Meet the Members

Meet MJ Bellington, Get the Hook Improv Comedy Troupe Member.

What do you enjoy most about being a member of Get the Hook?
“I’ve always really enjoyed making people laugh, so being able to work together with friends to make a crowd laugh is hecka fun.”

What is the most challenging thing about improv comedy?
“Letting go of the fear of being judged. Like. Yes, sometimes you gonna act ridiculous or you’re gonna tell a joke that doesn’t land, but if you can lose that fear, it makes you so much better at it and have way more fun with it.”

We’ve heard that your Troupe has created a new improv game. Can you tell us about it?
“It’s a story telling based game, we tell some stories, and preform a skit involving the stories we just told. I’ve been home schooled for the majority of my life and never travel, so my stories are usually AGGRESSIVELY uneventful.”


Meet Our 2018 College Interns!

Meet our new college intern, Megan Townsend.

What school are you currently attending?
“I attend Marymount Manhattan College and I am working towards a BA in Theatre Arts, with a double major in Theatre History and Performance Texts & Theatre and New Media.”

Why did you choose to apply for the Parkway Playhouse college internship?
“I have always admired the high quality of the shows, and how everyone seems to be having so much fun. Parkway Playhouse always puts on a great show, and I am very excited to become part of this team.”

What is your favorite show/musical of all time?
“My favorite musical is Finding Neverland. It was the first Broadway show I ever saw, and it was absolutely stunning. The music, the book, the dancing, everything was perfect. It’s what inspired me to move to New York, because it made me realize I need to be as close to Broadway as possible.”

What Parkway Playhouse show are you most excited to work in/see this season?
“I am very excited for Oliver! I love this show and the music, and I am very excited to see it come to life. It has a wide range of ages, and I love watching so many different people work together to make something amazing.”


What’s happening this month at Parkway Playhouse?

The Fifth Annual Parkway Playhouse Golf Tournament

Parkway Playhouse will hold its Fifth Annual Golf Tournament at the beautiful Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club in Spruce Pine on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Entry fee: $90 per person*
Format: Captain’s Choice 4-person team
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Registration: 11am until 1pm
Shotgun Start: 1pm
Location: Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

Questions: email proshop@mtnaircc.com or call 828-682-4600**

Call to Register: 828-682-4600

Hole Sponsorships and Team Registrations:
As part of the tournament, we are offering businesses the opportunity to sponsor a hole.  By becoming a hole sponsor you gain valuable exposure for your business and help to support the programs and services Parkway Playhouse offers to our community.  

For a donation of $100 a 12” x 18” sign with your business name and logo will be placed at the tee of each hole you sponsor.  

This year we’re also offering businesses the opportunity to sponsor a team of four and have a sign displayed for $400.  

If you’re interested in sponsoring a hole please contact Mountain Air Pro Shop** at 828-682-4600 or proshop@mtnaircc.com no later than April 23.  Checks should be made out to Parkway Playhouse and mailed to Parkway Playhouse; P.O. Box 1432; Burnsville, NC 28714.

By playing in our tournament and/or becoming a hole sponsor, you will be empowering young people and providing inspirational opportunities for adults across the region to entertain and be entertained, expanding cultural opportunities in our mountain community, and investing in the growth of Parkway Playhouse.  

*Proceeds will benefit Parkway Playhouse and a portion of your entry fee is tax deductible.

**Tournament registrations are being handled by the Mountain Air Pro Shop