Actor Spotlight: Leif Cedergren

Leif pushes upfield toward the goal during an East Yancey Middle School game this fall.

Leif Cedegren has been cast as the Prince’s Steward in the upcoming production of Into the Woods, Jr.  He has also been in Parkway Playhouse Junior’s productions of Music Man, Jr. and James and the Giant Peach, Jr. 


Leif, top left, as Mr. Trotter in James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

PPJR: Is there a particular part of the show or a specific number that you think audiences will particularly enjoy — or that you enjoy?

Leif: I think the opening scene will be enjoyed. It is really cool and it was hard to put together.  I also think the audience will like my part because it is pretty funny.

PPJR:  What else do you do beside Parkway Playhouse?

Leif: I play soccer on Dr. Smoker’s Classic Soccer league team (through TVSA) and with the East Yancey Soccer team. I also play on the East Yancey golf team and I enjoy playing around on the piano and listening to music from musicals such as Hamilton.  I will also be an ensemble cast member in the upcoming musical Bonnie & Clyde.

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Leif’s parents also note:

Parkway has been a wonderful experience for Leif.  He initially became interested after watching several of his closest friends participate.  After joining, Parkway’s influence continued to take over our household.  We now listen to musicals in the house constantly.  With each passing play, Leif communicates an interest in auditioning for more challenging roles.  Leif’s late grandfather, a professional opera singer who studied at Julliard School of Music and performed in countless musicals, would certainly be proud.

Don’t miss the opening scene! You’ve got just three chances. Opening night is less than a week away!

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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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