The 39 Steps: Backstage

Behind the Stage smallAt Parkway Playhouse we encourage you to “Reimagine Yourself” and in The 39 Steps audiences are delighted to imagine along with the actors the many characters that light up the stage. But what does this show look like from the other side?  Come take a sneak peak at what makes the magic of this hilarious, fast-paced show.backstage small

It all begins with

#1 – an extremely active backstage crew,

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Mike Yow said in the author talk-back there are about two crew members per actor in order to make the show work.

#2 well organized props tables,

#3 a host of hats (and wigs),


#4 racks of costumes!

So, if you haven’t seen the show yet, don’t worry…

We’ll save you a seat on the train!

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Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm

Call 828.682.4285 or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets! All aboard!


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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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