Actor Spotlight: Myra McCoury as Rusty

As someone who loves to dance, this was one musical that Myra McCoury was not going to be a wallflower for!


PP:  This is our most choreographed show of the season… How’s that been treating you?

Myra: As someone with a dance background, I have always known that this show was right up my alley. When I found out Parkway was doing the show, I immediately said to myself, “I have to dance in that,” and I have to say that the choreography has exceeded my expectations. Julie Gillum has done an incredible job (again). As far as my favorite routine from the show goes, I’d have to say “Holding Out For A Hero.” This number is so over-the- top (even for a musical) and is a mix of ballet, jazz, and so much more.

Hero web

PP: What has been your favorite rehearsal moment?

Myra:  When, for the first time, Bruce laughed at one of the more comical scenes of the show. When Bruce (a generally tough critic) laughs, you know you’ve done something right.

Officer Bruce web
Bruce as the ticket-writing officer.

PP: Do any of the song gets stuck in your head?

Myra: “Somebody’s Eyes” really gets stuck in my head, simply because my character, Rusty, as well as her two friends, Wendy Jo and Urleen, sing it so much. That’s not to say it isn’t a great song; in fact, it’s one of my favorite to sing in the show. It’s at once eerie and very reminiscent of those 80’s feels.

We’re sure you’ll love the 80s feel of this show, too. So make plans to see it–only two more weekends!


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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