Actor Spotlight: Hana Stella


As you can see, Hana Stella has played many roles at Parkway Playhouse and elsewhere. From her role as brainy cheerleader in Aliens vs. Cheerleaders, to an honest-to-goodness member of the varsity cross country and soccer teams at Mountain Heritage High School, she constantly transforms herself. Perhaps her most dramatic transformation, though, was from her fall role in James & the Giant Peach, Jr. as the worm… to Cinderella in the upcoming Into the Woods, Jr.

small wormy

Hana Stella (sophomore)

“The role of Cinderella has been a challenge. The music that I have had to learn for this character is particularly difficult, and I’ve certainly worked on it much harder than with other shows. Luckily enough, Cinderella’s physical characteristics have been easy… I base her clumsiness off of myself!”image1 (1)
You don’t want to miss it, especially the clumsy bits!
Into the Woods Banner 2 (2)

Published by


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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s