Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS Actor Spotlight – Leilani Hawk as Tree/Baby Dinosaur/T-Rex


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

LH: My favorite moments are playing the baby dinosaurs and the T-Rex!

Q: Who is your favorite character in this show?

LH: My favorite characters are the baby dinosaurs because they’re cute and I like Annie because she’s a girl like me.

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

LH: My favorite song is the baby dinosaur’s song.

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

LH: Yes, it’s my first time.

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

LH: My character sings and is nice and I like to sing and I am nice.  But my character walks on four legs and I walk on two legs and we don’t talk the same.

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

LH: Go! Go! Woohoo!

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

LH: Yes!

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

LH: Because it’s gonna be awesome!

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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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