Actor Spotlight for Esley: The Life & Musical Legacy of Lesley Riddle – Dalton Woody (AC CARTER)

Dalton Woody is AP Carter
Photo by Rob Storrs. Copyright 2015 Rob Storrs.

Q – What shows might people have seen you in before?

A – In the past year I have been with Parkway in the King and I and the Asheville Lyric Opera in both Don Giovanni and West Side Story.

Q – What is a typical day like for you?

A – My schedule changes from day to day so I’m not sure that I ever have a “typical day”. The one thing that stays constant is definitely practicing music for a few hours each day.

Q – What has been your favorite moment from rehearsals?

A – My favorite moment has to be each time we break out in song. I began playing bluegrass in high school and went on to major in music at Mars Hill. It has been a nice break from classical music while working on the music from Esley.

Q – What is your favorite song from the show?

A – I like any song that Esley sings. I love the blues and it is so nice hearing it played well!

Q – How does it feel playing an actual person?

A – It’s definitely a different experience. With a play like this one you want to be historically accurate while still making it your own.

Q – What’s the #1 reason someone should see this show?

A – People that live in Burnsville should see this play because it is so close to the heart. Lesley Riddle is an important piece of Burnsville’s history and the natives should know and be proud of this story.

Come see Dalton and the rest of the cast of Esley: The Life & Musical Legacy of Lesley Riddle at Parkway Playhouse June 27th-July 11th!

CLICK HERE to buy tickets now! 

esley banner copy


Published by


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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s