The Many Faces of Strother Stingley

Sure, Strother (rhymes with author) plays a half-dozen different people in Little Shop of Horrors but his face was made for the role(s)!

And that’s all before intermission! If you want to see the other 4 or 5 characters he plays, you’ll have to come see the show yourself!

But we can tell you’re thinking to yourself… Hey, haven’t seen that face at Parkway Playhouse before? Well, yes, you have.

A search of the archives reveals him in The Music Man and Fiddler on the Roof.

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…and again as the lovable Friar Tuck in Robin Hood.

Last, but not least in this stroll down memory lane: Nicely-Nicely Johnson!

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Isn’t this picture from Guys & Dolls great? Check out the choreographer for Little Shop of Horrors (Myra McCoury) clutching the cymbals and one of the “street urchins” and do-wop girls (Kristen Livengood) as The Major. And let us not forget Bruce–master of the the shop who has stepped into many stage roles himself!

We’re certainly glad the gang’s all back together for another fun show.

Little Shop of Horrors runs July 2-16. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (828)682-4285.


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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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