And just in case you wanted the song stuck in your head…
Parkway Playhouse would not exist as it is today without volunteer involvement. You are an absolute essential component of our theater. Our shows transport our patrons to another world, offering them an escape from their everyday life, but we cannot create these magical productions without your help.
Parkway has a dedicated staff, small in number but awesome in ability, who will provide the guidance we need for the Guild. Countless volunteer opportunities are available: Ushers, concessions, production support for opening night and dress rehearsals, transportation, grounds maintenance, set construction, costumes, props, sewing, technology, and Parkway Playhouse Junior support, just to name a few. Whether you have just two hours or fifty hours during our season, we need you as a member! You choose how much time you have to spend.
By becoming a member of the Guild you make the continued success of the Playhouse a reality, but you also get great incentives! The biggest bonus is the family you will be joining and the fun and satisfaction you will get working with your new friends.
We will send out more information soon, in the meantime could you please respond by email to, firstname.lastname@example.org, Yes I want to help, or Yes I want to help and I would like to help doing…, or Yes I want to help but I have some questions. Once we have an email list of interested members we will follow up with each of you. We appreciate in advance your willingness to help create the Magic at Parkway Playhouse!
Doug Shaw & Deena Bingham
Directors of Parkway Playhouse Volunteer Guild
As you can see, Hana Stella has played many roles at Parkway Playhouse and elsewhere. From her role as brainy cheerleader in Aliens vs. Cheerleaders, to an honest-to-goodness member of the varsity cross country and soccer teams at Mountain Heritage High School, she constantly transforms herself. Perhaps her most dramatic transformation, though, was from her fall role in James & the Giant Peach, Jr. as the worm… to Cinderella in the upcoming Into the Woods, Jr.
Hana Stella (sophomore)
We are turning up the dial on Mother’s Day weekend, so if you need a get-away for the whole family, this is the time to plan your trip to Burnsville. (And did you see Country Living has us in the TOP 20 Mountain Towns to visit!?!) If you’re lucky enough to live close, we recommend putting those chores on the back burner. We’ve got fun events going on for everyone.
The Burnsville Fit Families 5k (sponsored by PATH) begins the morning with 8 am race-day registration and a 9 am start. This event is inclusive of the whole family – runners under 18 race FREE and plenty of people walk the course… all in an effort to be more fit. Pre-register by April 28 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. (Parkway Playhouse will have a water station waiting for you just before you reach mile 3.)
Also starting at 8 am (and continuing until 5 pm), the Toe River Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild are sponsoring the Plein Air Paint Out. … an event for artists of all ages to set up their easels around Burnsville depict what they see.
Then, from 11 am to 5 pm the Town of Burnsville and the Parks and Recreation Department are having a celebration at Cane River Park.
If you’ve not been to Cane River Park, be sure to check out their facebook page to see what a beautiful place it is. On the 13th, though, it will be extra fun because they’ll have inflatables, fishing, games, free food, softball, soccer and baseball.
And then… THEN…
So… if you don’t have a Mother’s Day gift yet, consider getting her tickets to the show on Saturday or Sunday. Better yet, get her a Flex-Pass so she can see several shows this season. Perhaps… take the whole family out for the weekend.
Burnsville’s Mountain Air Country Club continues to live up to their philanthropic reputation by partnering with the historic Parkway Playhouse to hold a Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Registration will start at 11:00 am followed by a 12:00 pm shotgun start.
The Golf Tournament
Mountain Air Country Club has been described by Links magazine as “one of the most dramatic and naturally conceived courses in the country”. This unique Scott Pool designed 18 hole course spans 6400 yards. It is located at 4600 feet above sea level and features stunning views and, over the course of play, 900 feet of elevation change.
Golfers can register as a team or as an individual (who will be put onto a team) by contacting the Mountain Air Country Club Pro Shop at 828-682-4600 or by downloading, filling in and then mailing the form available here before April 22nd.
The entry fee is $125 per player and includes golf, cart rental, mulligans, and a “goodie bag”.
The proceeds from the tournament will benefit Parkway Playhouse, the 71-year-old Theatre Company located in Burnsville.
Hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. Email for more information.
The Nu Wray Inn is an historic Bed and Breakfast Inn located on Burnsville’s Town Square. Accommodations include spacious rooms, multiple dining options, as well as walking distance to restaurants and shops in Burnsville’s downtown area.
Stay at the historic Nu Wray Inn on the Square in downtown Burnsville
- Lodging for either Friday night, April 28th or Saturday night, April 29th.
- A flight of beer at the Blind Squirrel Brewery (Burnsville)
- Continental Breakfast for two the next morning
- Two Flex Passes good for admission to a 2017 mainstage show.
We recommend The Fox on the Fairway that runs September 2 – 16.
- $129 plus tax for one person / $136 plus tax for two people (one room)
The “Stay” portion of these Packages can be booked by contacting the Nu Wray Inn at 828-682-2329.
Remember to also call Mountain Air Country Club Pro Shop at 828-682-4600 to register for “Play”.
Parkway Playhouse’s 2017 Season is made possible by support from WTOE/WKYK, the Yancey Fund, the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the Mountain Air Residents Community Foundation, the City of Burnsville, Yancey County, and our generous donors.
For more information about Parkway Playhouse’s performances and education programs please call 828-682-4285 or visit parkwayplayhouse.com.
With opening night in the books, you’ve only got one more chance to see Luke Fox in his 3rd Parkway Playhouse Junior production as Monkey, Elephant, and Thistle.
Rebecca (Luke’s mother) says, “It is always exciting to see your child’s hard work pay off in the end. The staff at Parkway Playhouse are amazing. This is Luke’s third show and every single one has been a fantastic experience for our whole family. We are so fortunate to have them in our community.”
We’d also like to thank all the parents for driving kids to and from rehearsals, running lines and choreography with them at home, and providing support in a variety of ways. We couldn’t do it without such fabulous parents!
Don’t miss your chance to see Luke cartwheeling across the stage. The final performance of Jungle Book KIDS is tonight at 6 pm at Parkway Playhouse. Tickets available at the door.
Meet Daisy Pred (Grumpy Monkey, Wolf, Elephant)
PPJR: Have you made any new friends?
Daisy: I made a lot of friends! There is a girl named Hazel, a girl named Lexi, and a boy named David. They’re really nice, and they help me sometimes, and I help them.
PPJR: How have you become a better performer during rehearsals?