Dinosaurs Before Dark, KIDS Actor Spotlight – Lillian Polgar as Annie

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Q: What has been your favorite moment during rehearsals of The Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark, KIDS Production Class so far?

LP: I really like the songs especially.

Q: Who is your favorite character in the show?

LP: Henry.  I really like pterodactyls. David is fun.

Q: What’s your favorite song from the show?

LP: I like Otto’s song.

Q: Is this your first time appearing in a play?

LP: No.  I’ve been in Jungle Book, Alice In Wonderland, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Peter Pan and Willy Wonka.

Q: What are some similarities and differences between you and your character?

LP: We are both seven, she is curious like me she is nice to everything like me. But she has long hair, mine is short.  She lives in PA and I live in NC.

Q: What do you think your parents will say when they see you onstage in this show?

LP: I think they’ll be very proud of me.

Q: Have you made any new friends during this production?

LP: Yes: David, Sydney, Jeremy, Celeste, Leilani

Q: Why do you think people should come see Parkway Playhouse Junior’s The Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark, KIDS performance?

LP: So people can see what Parkway and Burnsville are doing. And it might make them feel good to see these younger kids performing.

Q: Do you have anything else you’d like folks to know?

LP: I have been acting since I was 3 years old. I don’t get stage fright but I do get nervous!

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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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