Actor Spotlight: Olivia Morgan

Olivia loves musical theatre and she adores being on stage, but even though she’s been in many shows over the years, she always brings something new.  Let’s see how things have been going for her in Footloose.IMG_2168

PP: Do you have a favorite number in Footloose?

Olivia: “Mama Says” is probably my favorite number in the whole show. Hunter Taylor (who plays Williard) absolutely nails the spirit of that song. He’s so goofy and hilarious, and it’s such a entertaining and funny part of the show. Also, the guys who play back up singers for the song absolutely crack me up.
 Mama Says 2 web

PP:  What have you enjoyed about the rehearsal process leading up to opening weekend?

Olivia: My favorite rehearsal moments are when we finally get a hard dance move right that we’ve been practicing for hours. It’s such a rewarding moment, and it always shows you a glimpse of how good this show is truly gonna be.
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Olivia, top left, plays Urleen. (from “Somebody’s Eyes”)
 PP: Some of the others have admitted that songs get stuck in their head. What about you? Does anything get stuck on repeat for you?
Olivia:  “Almost Paradise” gets stuck in my head literally every night they perform it. It’s such an iconic song from the show, and I don’t think anyone backstage isn’t dancing or lip syncing right along with the song every time it’s being performed. Just thinking about it now has got it stuck in my head!
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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