Power Couple: the Livengoods

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Kristen and Graham Livengood met on stage back in 2002 performing in Guys and Dolls and Parade. And while they continued to do improv together, it wasn’t until 2016 that they appeared in another scripted show together.

“He took a hiatus,” Kristen says.

“I forgot how to read,” Graham clarifies and Kristen laughs on cue. She probably would have laughed even without her improv training as the two are obviously having a lot of fun.

“We talk about it all the time,” she says. “It’s a big perk. We actually  get to see each other!”

Kristen plays one of the do-wop girls, Ronette, and Graham plays Mushnik. When asked which of them was the bigger stage diva, Graham jumps on the question.

“Me. Clearly.”

“Oh,” Kristen counters, “I don’t think either of us are really divas…”

“It’s gotta be me,” Graham angles. “It’s  funnier that way.”

Kristen concedes.

Graham also mentions that people who have seen the movie might be surprised by the stage performance. “The ending’s not the same,” he says.  “Alan Menken wrote a whole extra song for the movie.”

“This ending’s more fun, though,” Kristen counters.

This time, Graham concedes.g & K door

To see the stage ending and this power couple in action, get your tickets HERE.

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Stay tuned to learn about the other power couple in the cast:  Mike Yow and Karen Covington-Yow.



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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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