Actor Spotlight: Summer Kiesel

Summer Kiesel is also making her Parkway Playhouse Mainstage debut, but she’s already made her mark here behind the scenes!

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Summer holds forth during “You’re Going Back to Jail”

PP:  So, give us a little background on your theatre-life!

I’m originally from Tampa, Fl and graduated last year from High Point University with a theatre degree. I moved to Asheville after singing at Lake Junaluska in the summer and have been taking classes at NYS3 Meisner Conservatory for the past year.

PP:  What prompted you to audition for Bonnie and Clyde?

I got to know Parkway and the wonderful people here when I was the Music Director for Jungle Book KIDS this past spring. Everyone I met was so welcoming and friendly and it made me want to come out and audition for the mainstage shows!

PP:  Do you have a favorite rehearsal moment?

Every time we run “You’re Going Back to Jail” I always have so much fun. Everyone involved in that scene is hilarious and I love getting to play a little in a show that has so many tragic moments.
So, come out and see the talent we have teaching our students! And then, make plans to see our talented student performers at the end of July!
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Call 828.682.4285 to purchase tickets or get them ONLINE.

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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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