Kai’ana is no stranger to the Parkway Playhouse stage! She is currently in rehearsal for Junie B. Jones JR, playing one half of the dynamic duo of twins, Camille and Chenille.
PPH: Tell us a bit about yourself!
Kai: My name is Kai’ana Stella and I am 9 years old. I am playing Chenille in Junie B. Jones JR. and I have been acting with Parkway Playhouse since I was 5. I go to Spruce Pine Montessori School and my hobbies include soccer, dance, and piano. I have been in a total of 13 plays (Junie B. Jones JR. is my 13th) and I am very excited to have been cast as Young Amelie in Amelie on the main stage of Parkway Playhouse this summer.
PPH: Junie B. Jones JR. has a ton of awesome songs. Which song is your favorite to sing/perform?
Kai: Some of my favorite songs from the play are: You Need Glasses, Top Secret Personal Beeswax, and Kickball Tournament (Reprise).
PPH: What has been the most difficult part of the rehearsal process so far?
Kai: To me the most difficult part is remembering all the blocking and choreography.
PPH: Were you familiar with the Junie B. Jones book series before you were cast in the show?
Kai: I was not familiar with the Junie B. series and I will confess that for a little while I thought it was Beezus and Ramona.
PPH: What excites you the most about performing this show in front of a live audience?
Kai: I am pretty excited for the costumes and pretty much the whole thing excites me.
**You can also catch Kai’ana this summer as Young Amelie in Amelie!**
Be sure to catch Kai, along with the rest of the cast, in Junie B. Jones JR! Performances will be: April 12th and 13th at 6:30pm, and April 14th at 3pm. Tickets will be sold at the door (adults: $12, members: $10, children: $6).