Actor Spotlight: Faith Creech

Faith is no stranger to the stage at Parkway Playhouse, but every time she brings something new and enjoyable to performances. In this production, she has been cast as Oliver himself. Let’s catch up with her about preparing for the role.

Photo by Meandering Photography

PP: How has your experience been playing the part a boy character?

Faith: I have actually played a boy in a few shows before. In Beauty and the Beast Jr.  I played Chip and I actually have done the show Oliver! before and instead of playing Oliver I played the Artful Dodger.  Of course it has been tough, you’d think it would be pretty easy playing a boy since I’ve practically only lived with boys my entire life, but I’m at the age right now where I’m starting to mature more as a woman.  I’m also use to using my chest voice for singing but Oliver has more of a calmer toned voice, like compared to Dodger it’s definitely lighter.  I’m basically having to do the opposite of what my brain is telling me!

PP: How has it been with the dialects in the show? Did someone teach you?

Faith: The last time I did the show Oliver! my director/ drama teacher, Dirk Lumbard, helped me learn how to do a cockney accent for the role of Dodger.  Right after Oliver! I was in the show Mary Poppins and played the role of Jane Banks and I had to learn a British accent.  Since a cockney accent isn’t too different from a British accent it wasn’t terribly hard to learn.  So it’s been pretty easy for me to have a British accent in the show.

PP: What do you think audiences will think about this particular production?

Faith: I think the audience will feel a wide variety of ways about the show!  Mainly during the performance… There are many happy, scary, sad, and thrilling moments in the show.  I really think they will love it, since we have such an awesome cast!

Upcoming at Parkway Playhouse

This weekend…

Get the Hook event

The following weekend…

oliver june 30 through july 14

To purchase tickets, click HERE or call (828) 682-4285

Saturday, June 30 at 7:30pm (with complimentary Opening Night Reception)
Sunday, July 1 at 3pm (with post-show cast Q&A)
     Friday, July 6 at 7:30pm
     Saturday, July 7 at 7:30pm
     Sunday, July 8 at 3pm (with post-show cast Q&A)
Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 14 at 7:30pm
And don’t forget about our FREE outreach theatre program for young audiences
goldilocks promo photo web
10am on Saturday, June 23 on the Burnsville Town Square as a part of the PATH Sizzlin’ Summer Series
11am on Saturday, June 30 at the Orchard at Altapass

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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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