Actor Spotlight: Aaron Neighbors

image1.pngAaron Neighbors (a 7th grader at East Yancey Middle School) plays Jack in Into the Woods, Jr. the last weekend in April at Parkway Playhouse.  Parkway Playhouse Junior, a theatre education program, has been providing acting opportunities for area students for the last seven years and Aaron has been there from the beginning.  Since 2010 he has been in 16 different productions with more to follow!
PPJR: How has this production been different than any of the many previous ones?
Aaron:  This show differs from my previous shows for many reasons. First of all, certain roles have understudies. Cast members with understudies have enjoyed developing their character together and teaching the understudies more about theatre in general. Secondly, the humor of the show is off the charts, but some seriousness still remains.
Lastly, the set for this show is very elaborate and I believe the audience will love it!
Come to the show!
PPJR: What’s it been like to have an understudy? That’s new for a Junior show, isn’t it…
Aaron: I have enjoyed having an understudy as it has helped me/us with character development. Seeing how the character will be slightly different when he plays Jack versus when I play Jack has been fun. My understudy is Caleb Roy; he is an awesome actor and good friend. Overall, I believe this show, Into The Woods, will be amazing!
Be sure to make plans to see it! The understudies will have their chance to shine on the Sunday 3pm performance… so you may want to make plans to see it TWICE.
Into the Woods Banner 2 (2)
Tickets available at the door.
$11 for Adults; $9 for Members; $5.50 for Students 17 and under

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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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