Actor Spotlight for All Shook Up: Roberta Whiteside (SYLVIA)

Roberta Whiteside is SylviaQ – Why did you decide to audition for All Shook Up?
A –  I have always enjoyed the music of Elvis and wanted to be a part of this production.
Q – What other productions have you been apart of that people may recognize you from?
A –  Nunsense, Oliver, The Miracle Worker, Seussical the Musical, and Fiddler on the Roof.
Q – What is a typical day like for you?
A –  I get to sing and dance for most of the day. I am the choral teacher at Cane River and East Yancey middle schools in Burnsville NC.
Q – What has been your favorite moment from rehearsals so far?
A –  Listening to Myra sing “A little Less Conversation.”
Q – What is your favorite line from the show?
A – Sandra: “…Funny my hands are shaking.” Sylvia:  “In that dress everything is shaking.”
Q – If you could hang out with your character for one day, where would you take them and what would you talk about?
A – If I were to hang out with Sylvia I would take her to the Celo Inn.  I wouldn’t talk so much as let her relax and enjoy the calming sounds of the Toe River. I think dealing with a rebellious daughter and keeping Jim straight along with running a successful business, would warrant a vacation.
Q – What is the #1 reason folks should come see this show?
A – The #1 reason anyone should see the show is that it is loaded with the music of Elvis and is loads of fun.
Q – Anything else you’d like for people to know?
A –  I am married to a wonderful man, William Whiteside, and I’m Minister of Music at Vians Valley Presbyterian Church, were my husband is pastor.

Come see Roberta and the rest of the cast of All Shook Up July 25th-August 8th!
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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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