Actor Spotlight for All Shook Up: Kristen Livengood (MATILDA)

Kristen Livengood is Matilda

Q – Why did you decide to audition for All Shook Up?

A – I auditioned for All Shook Up because I read the script and fell in love with the humor of the show.  I really enjoy farce and campy musicals, and the fact that this one is full of Elvis music was the icing on the cake.

Q -What shows might people have seen you in before?
A – Last summer at Parkway, audiences might remember me as one of the ‘scientific dogs’ from the Small House of Uncle Thomas ballet in The King & I.  I was also Jim Hawkins’ mother and Anne Bonny in Treasure Island.

Q – What has been your favorite moment from rehearsal thus far?
A – Do I have to choose a favorite?  I have enjoyed so many moments from rehearsals.  There is so much playing going on onstage, that I am still cracking up at my fellow actors.  Everyone in this cast has such a good sense of humor that I’m laughing at something completely different every night – which is how I can confidently say that the audience is going to enjoy this show!

Q – How have you prepared for your character?
A – Chapstick and Binaca.  Have I said too much?

Q – If you got to hang out with Elvis Presley for a day, where would you take him and what would you talk about?
A – If I got to hang out with Elvis Presley for a day, we’d take his rag top to the passion pit to see one of his flicks and I’d squeal as he sang to me!

Q – Anything else that you’d like people to know about you?

A – Once All Shook Up closes, you can see me onstage at Asheville Community Theatre as Miss Tipdale in Not Now, Darling, which runs August 14th – 30th.

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

CLICK HERE to buy tickets now!

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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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