Guys & Dolls Jr Actor Spotlight – Aaron Neighbors as Big Jule

photo by Rob Storrs
photo by Rob Storrs

Q: Who is your favorite character in Guys & Dolls Jr.?

AN: My favorite character is Sky Masterson – he’s cool!

Q: Have you made any new friends in this cast?

AN: Yes!

Q: How many shows have you been cast in to date?

AN: 7 and Guys & Dolls is #8.

Q: What other shows might people recognize you from?

AN: Willy Wonka, I was Charlie.

Q: What have you learned about yourself since participating in the Parkway Playhouse Junior program?

AN: I love to be on stage and it helps with my self confidence.

Q: What is your favorite musical?

AN: The Lion King because I just saw the performance on Broadway in NYCity!  Many different things happening on stage at once.

Q: How has this show been different from previous theatrical experiences you’ve had?

AN: This show is one of the hardest – choreography is hard, but I like the challenge.

Q: What are some of your favorite aspects of participating in theatre?

AN: Making new friends and seeing my friends from previous shows.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge so far while rehearsing this show?

AN: Choreography

Q: Why do you think folks should come and see this production of Guys & Dolls Jr.?

AN: It’s going to be a great show!

Q: Are you excited about the 2015 Junior Theater Festival?

AN: Excited and nervous to perform in front of such a large audience.

Q: What is your favorite song or dance number from the show?

AN: Bushel and a Peck because it looks really difficult but they do a great job!

Q: Is there anything else you think people should know about Parkway Playhouse Junior or Guys & Dolls, Jr.?

AN: The efforts made by the cast is amazing!

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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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