Actor Spotlight: Lizzie Bingham

You may recognize this face from the Box Office this summer, and you sure won’t forget her after you see Footloose! The choreography in this show ended up being a perfect match for this Burnsville gymnast: Lizzie Bingham.


PP:  This is our most choreographed show of the season… How have choreography rehearsals gone? Do you have a favorite dance or routine that you or another cast member does?

Lizzie: Footloose definitely has a lot of choreography. The entire cast worked extremely hard in rehearsals, and had so much fun learning the routines. It is really hard for me to pick just one favorite dance move or routine because they are all fantastic, but since I was a competition gymnast for almost seven years I really like that I get to incorporate some gymnastics moves in the opening song and finale. I also love the routine for “Holding Out for a Hero” because it is hilarious!

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PP: What do you like about acting at Parkway Playhouse?

Lizzie: I have been part of Parkway Playhouse since I was six. I was basically raised here, and consider it my home away from home. I missed acting at Parkway when I stopped for a while to keep up with my 4 1/2 hour gymnastic practices. It just has a great atmosphere and phenomenal community spirit. I’m so glad to be back.

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Was Annie really the last show Lizzie was in? Pictured here in the front left.

PP: What do you think audiences will enjoy about the Footloose?

Lizzie: Where to begin? There are numerous things the audience will enjoy about footloose. Not only is it a great story, but it will cause them to have so many different emotions. They will be laughing one minute then crying the next. The audience will also love the talent and energy in it. Each number will pull them in.

So, put on your… theatre shoes… and get down to Parkway Playhouse. We’re certain you’ll leave dancing!


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


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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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