What’s New for 2014

We’re doing several things a little differently this year to make your experience more enjoyable and we wanted to let you know about the changes before the season started.

Image#1 – Sunday Matinees at 3pm

We think this time will work much better.  You can go to church (or not), eat out for lunch, and then come right over for the show.  Or it’d be really easy to go out afterwards, too.  Meet a friend at the show and then have dinner together to discuss how the play spoke to you.

#2 – Opening Nights are on SATURDAYS (And there’s a PARTY!)

A lot of hard work and dedication goes into opening a show – and once a show opens, we celebrate!  This year, we’re excited to announce that after all of the opening night performances, the audience is invited to stay and celebrate the show’s opening with the cast and crew.   Cheers!

#3 – No More Thursday Shows

If you think about the days, here’s how they’ll look.

  • First Weekend = Saturday Opening Night Celebration & Sunday Matinee
  • Second Weekend = Friday, Saturday & Sunday Matinee
  • Third Weekend = Friday & Saturday*

The exceptions to this are Walking Across Egypt which will only have a Friday performance in the 3rd weekend and A Midsummer Night’s Dream which will only run 2 weekends.  (And FYI, Walking Across Egypt  doesn’t take place in Egypt–it’s set in North Carolina.)

Vendini Screenshot of Seats Taken

Another possible trend you may want to be aware of (that other theatres are seeing) is early booking.  In the past, it’s been relatively easy to get a good seat at Parkway Playhouse if you walk up to the box office hours before the show.  But that might be changing.  With the purchase of season tickets and the ease of reserving seats online (or with a smart phone), you may need to act early to get the seats you want.  Each show this season already has seats reserved!

 www.parkwayplayhouse.com  or call the box office (828) 682-4285


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Parkway Playhouse, located in the Appalachian town of Burnsville, NC, is a haven of theatre talent. While people come to the mountains to get away, Parkway Playhouse is a natural gathering place to connect. Likewise, we are an extension of traditional mountain talents: singing, dancing, and, foremost, storytelling. By giving rise to energetic new voices and through a wide variety of plays and musicals, we invite our audience into experiences that are thought-provoking, adventurous, and entertaining. Together we reimagine the world in every live performance, creating dynamic conversations that last far beyond the curtain call. This blog is will feature stories, helpful information, insight and features about the performances.

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