March 27 & April 7

Become a member of the Parkway Playhouse Volunteer Guild. Volunteer to usher, bake a cake, cook a casserole, lend a truck or your muscles. However you want to plug in, we would welcome your help. By becoming a member of the Guild you not only make the continued success of Parkway Playhouse and Parkway Playhouse Junior a reality, but you also get great incentives. You can earn a free ticket for every nine hours you volunteer. The biggest bonus is the family you will be joining and the fun and satisfaction you will get working with your new friends.

Visit our website at, or send us an email for information on how you can get involved at

On Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30pm, Parkway Playhouse will hold its first Usher Orientation. The event is free, and approximately 60 minutes in length and participants will learn about Parkway Playhouse’s season as well as how performances work. Participants who complete the course will be able to sign up as ushers for the 2018 Season and attend performances for free when they are volunteering, as well as acquire additional complimentary tickets to other Parkway Playhouse performances.

*Please note that if you were an usher in 2017, you still need to take the class each year to stay up to date. Ushers need to be at least 16 years of age.


photos by Rob Storrs
On April 7, from 10am-2pm,
Parkway Playhouse will have its Annual Spring Work Day. During the course of the event, volunteers will work with Parkway Playhouse staff and board to open up the theatre building after being shuttered for the winter. Activities for the day range from landscaping and yard work, to maintenance and repairs throughout the building. It is a great way to explore and learn about one of Burnsville’s most iconic landmarks and cultural attractions, as volunteers will be working in every area of the building inside and out. Participants who work for four hours will receive a complimentary ticket
to a 2018 Parkway Playhouse Mainstage performance. All are encouraged to wear “work clothes” and bring a pair of work gloves. This activity is suitable for kids aged 12 and up.

For more information about Parkway Playhouse, including performances, classes, and volunteer opportunities, please call 828-682-4285 or visit the Parkway Playhouse website at


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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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