The King & I Actor Spotlight – Liza Patrick

0201141400Q: Why did you audition for The King & I?

LP: Because I enjoy acting and Haven (Jenkins) encouraged me to experience the excitement of the main stage!

Q: What shows might people have seen you in before?

LP: 101 Dalmatians, Mulan, Willy Wonka, Aristocats, and numerous Penland Theatre Camp plays and school plays.

Q: What is a typical day like for you?

LP: I go to school at South Toe Elementary. I take voice lessons weekly, parkway playhouse rehearsals, and student council.

Q: Have you met new friends in the cast? Do you do things outside of rehearsals?

LP: Yes, lots of new friends!!  No, not yet.

Q: What has been your favorite moment from rehearsals?

LP: Singing, dancing and being with friends!

Q: What is you favorite song from the show?

LP: I Have Dreamed, Getting to Know You, and Hello Young Lovers.

Q: Are There People in Your Life Who Have Never Seen You on Stage?

LP: No

Q: At What Age Did You First Know You Wanted to Act?

LP: 8 years old

Q: What’s the Number One Reason Someone Should See This Show?

LP: It’s an exciting, romantic, and classical play.

Q: If You Could Appear on Stage with any Classical actor or actress who would it be and why?

LP: Marilyn Monroe, because I love her! She’s so amazing and classic!

Q: What is it like to work on a Rodger Hammerstein production? 

LP: It’s a wonderful and exciting experience!

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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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