Get on Board

Our board members are a great group of community members who volunteer their time and energy to help Parkway Playhouse. They really believe in us (because they’re a vital part of “us”) and what we do–for which we are immensely grateful. Here why they support the theatre arts in their own words:


By involving our children in local theatre, they gain immeasurable real-life skills that will make them more productive adults. Through participating in theatre, kids gain confidence, learn to speak eloquently and solve problems, develop honest relationships and empathy toward others, and learn the value of good ol’ hard work. ~Amy Weinmeister

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It presents a cultural event that is consistent with the overall emphasis throughout the area on culture and the arts. ~Gary Ray


Local theatre can build strong communities within the town linking neighboring businesses in a web of economic and social relationships. ~Christy Wilson


Everyone wants to be someone else sometime. When you’re young, you want to be the [insert sport of your choice] player, the star of your favorite [insert television show, movie, band], maybe the kid sitting across from you on the bus who never wears hand-me-downs, has the latest smart phone, always gets to sit by the window.  As adults, we want to escape into, escape from. But we still want to be ourselves so everyone knows who we are able to congratulate our transformation both to and from. But we want to be different. “What does s/he have that I don’t?” Ah, the list is endless. But local theatre is the springboard to other when you’re only willing to give up who you are for a moment. It gets you out of your own skin. It encourages triumph, accepts failure, and allows you to take that leap, not off “the tall building” but from one paving stone to another, all to the applause from the other jumpers and from the audience—your family, your friends, the folks down the road. Local theatre teaches you about community, how you fit into, what is possible when you try, when you let your imagination gain control…for just a bit, when you are given a chance to walk on paths you never thought under that big pile of leaves. And the Parkway Playhouse gives “everyone” that opportunity—from the very young with stars in their eyes, to the teenager with a dream, to an adult not quite ready to throw in the towel. And it’s all right here in our community, a community that can experience, appreciate, applaud, and escape…just a bit. We should celebrate. ~Kate Groff

So how can YOU help support Parkway Playhouse? 

The possibilities are endless…

To become a Parkway Playhouse Member, click here

To become a Parkway Playhouse Show or Season Sponsor, click here

To buy a Playbill Ad, click here. ~Deadline for submissions on Feb. 28th

To buy Season Tickets, click here.

To find out information about auditioning for a show, click here. 

To volunteer at Parkway Playhouse, click here

For information about Parkway Playhouse Junior, click here.


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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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