Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS Actor Spotlight – Kai’ana Stella as Tree/Toto

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

KS: When I get to sing by myself.

Q: Who is your favorite character in the show?

KS: I like Annie because she’s really cool.

Q: What’s your favorite song in this show?

KS: I have two. One of my favorite songs is “A Mother’s Work is Never Done” and the other one is “Wonder.”

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

KS: No. I was also in Willy Wonka.

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

KS: My character is a baby dinosaur named Toto and my name is Kai’ana and I’m a little girl.

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

KS: I have new friends with David and Leilani.

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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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