The amazing biceps of Izzy Davis

Since when did this turn into a workout blog? #theatrefit  #righttobarearms #girlsrule #amightygirl #ppjr

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Since Izzy Davis (15) took on puppeteering three of the Audrey IIs for Little Shop of Horrors. The adage What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger certainly applies in this case. After rehearsals and performances “my back and arms are sore!” Izzy says. “The hardest part is holding the biggest Audrey’s mouth open for a long periods of time.”

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Conversely, she also says it’s hard to sit on stage perfectly still while the other actors do their numbers. She mimics freezing with her right arm held up at a 90 degree angle then groans and laughs.

Theatre has really helped her transform and sculpt her body. Check out her before picture:

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photo by Rob Storrs

LOL. Actually, that’s her as the inflated Violet Beauregarde in the Parkway Playhouse Junior performance of Willy Wonka, Jr. three years ago.

To watch Izzy’s workout, be sure to get your tickets 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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