Guys & Dolls Jr Actor Spotlight – Izzy Davis as Harry the Horse

photo by Rob Storrs
photo by Rob Storrs

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

ID: My favorite part of being in this cast is the people and how nice and funny everybody is!

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

ID: Adelaide

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

ID: Yes! I met lots of nice people I had never met before like Aneka and Olivia M.

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

ID: I have been in 8 plays. Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Pirates of Penzance, Little Mermaid, Mulan, Willy Wonka, Ghost Riders, and Guys & Dolls.

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

ID: Me and Harry are not alike at all. He is rude and kind of mean.

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

ID: I had no idea I liked acting.

Q: What is your favorite musical?

ID: My favorite musical is Pirates of Penzance because it is so funny and ironic.

Q: What is it like working with the Parkway Playhouse Junior instructors, directors and/or staff?

ID: All the staff are super supportive and super fun.

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

ID: This is the first show I have had to do an accent in and so far it has gone well.

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

ID: Being able to put yourself into a character.

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

ID: The dance number “Guys and Dolls”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

ID: It is going to be so funny and I am sure the audience will enjoy it.

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

ID: Yes! I have gone twice before and had so much fun and have really enjoyed being able to work with the other groups!

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

ID: Around 9 when I got to play the part of Peter Pan in a small school show.

Q: What is your favorite song from this show?

ID: My favorite song is “Marry the Man Today.”

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

ID: I think you should come see it!!!

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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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