Actor Spotlight: The Sharp Kids

There are no dull kids in this production, but the three Sharp siblings are on pins and needles awaiting the opening of Jungle Book KIDS this weekend! Beckhem (8), Eliot (6) and Adeline (4) have been working hard during tech week to put the finishing touches on the show. Let’s check in with them as they get ready.

Beckhem (Pooh’s Tummy in an earlier production of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS) will play Mogli in Jungle Book KIDS on April 7 and 8 at Parkway Playhouse.

PPJR:  Are you like your character or are you very different?

Beckhem Sharp: I’m like Mogli because I’m adventurous.

Adeline and her dad, James

PPJR: Do you have a favorite part in the show?

Adeline Sharp: I like the very beginning when it’s almost time for me to start singing. I like to dance!

Eliot, second from left, in the production of Aladdin KIDS

PPJR:  What do you think your family and friends will like about watching the show?

Eliot Sharp: Everyone will love watching me catch Shere Khan. I have a line all by myself!

He’s not the only one who’s enjoyed the class… James Sharp, dad to these three characters actors, has this to add:   “I enjoy watching my kids begin each show sheepishly reading lines, or singing along, and gradually speaking more clearly, loudly, and confidently throughout the rehearsal process.  It seems that a little bit more of the ‘onstage’ confidence shows itself after each show.”

We’re confident it’s going to be a great show.  See you there!jbk

Tickets Available at the door: Adults $11 – Members $9 – Students 17 and under $5.50


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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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