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.
#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.)
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