Guys & Dolls Jr Actor Spotlight – Jack Weinmeister as Angie the Ox and Turner Weinmester as Arvide Abernathy

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Q: What has been your favorite part of being in this cast?

JW: Being with my friends.

TW: Having fun with my friends (which is everyone!)

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

JW: Sky Masterson

TW: My character, Arvide Abernathy.

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

JW: Yes.

TW: Well, Izsie Hilbert is now my friend, and everyone else was already my friend.

Q: What other shows might people recognize you from?

JW: The crowned prince in The King & I.

TW: The King & I

Q: What do you have in common with your character? What makes you different from your character?

JW: We are both small in size. Angie is bigger mentally (tough).

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

JW: That I am very forgetful.

TW: It is a good way to make friends and it makes a difference in your life.

Q: What is your favorite musical?

JW: The King and I. It was super fun.

TW: The King and I

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

JW: They’ve all been fun, but this is probably the best.

TW: It is the first gangster play I have been in.

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

JW: Memorizing dance moves.

TW: Being a grandpa

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

JW: I think it’s a great, funny, and jovial musical for everybody.

TW: It has a great cast and a very awesome director!

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

JW: Yes, it’s my first time and I like to try new things.

TW: Yes, because there are new things to look forward to!

Q: How old were you when you first decided you wanted to perform?

JW: 10-11

TW: About 8.

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

JW: I think my favorite scene is when we’re gambling in the NYC Sewer.

TW: Luck Be A Lady

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

JW: That any time you can, come and see a play! Also, please enjoy.

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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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