Actor Spotlight: Kimberly Grez

Meet Footloose’ Wendy Jo Peters played by Kimberely Grez.   The character Wendy Jo is one of Ariel’s friends, though she is best friends with Urleen.  Wendy Jo is a sweet girl, even if she’s a bit clueless. (We’ve all got one of those friends, right?) The role of Wendy Jo demands great comedic timing, strong dancing, and a great voice, as she is featured in several songs… So let’s learn a little bit about the actress we found with those qualities!

GrezKimberly Headshot

PP:  Since you’re new to the Parkway Playhouse stage, we’re curious about you… Tell us a little bit about yourself and your performance background.

I’m Kimberly Grez from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I am a junior at ETSU studying music vocal performance with a minor in theatre. I have spent the past 2 years under voice instruction with Dr. Sunjoo Oh.

PP:  So, what prompted you to audition?

I had heard from a friend that Parkway Playhouse would be doing some musicals in the summer and Footloose has always been one of my favorite shows, especially since it was one of the first musicals I got to do when I started getting into musical theatre. It’s a fun show and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to audition for it.

Kimberly Grez web

PP:  Why pick this show to be the first time you’re on stage here?

This show brings back a lot of great memories from when I first started performing and it’s just a privilege to get to do it again and make new friends and new memories here.

Come be a part of Kimberly’s good memories — ones filled with full houses and thunderous applause!


Tickets are available by calling (828) 682-4285 or purchasing them online HERE.

Please note, if you are coming OPENING NIGHT, the Mt. Mitchell Craft Fair will make it difficult to get to the theatre.  Check out these alternate routes to make your life easier.


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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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