As the titular Oliver, Faith Creech is exuberance and charm wrapped in a skilled young actor. She shines the minute she takes the stage.
There’s a charming vintage quality to ‘Blithe Spirit’ that truly resonates. The show is onstage though May 19.
Sometimes the very best stories simply drift along, serving as a delicate reflection of the ordinary. After all, for the most part, that is life. The poignant play On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson — just such a story — opens Parkway Playhouse’s 2017 season. It runs through Saturday, through May 27.
Parkway Playhouse was forced to replace West Side Story with Grease, having lost the rights to the former when the authors boycotted North Carolina in protest of House Bill 2. Grease may ultimately be the better pick.
The harrowing tale of an 1830 murder in MItchell County is the basis for a new production at the Parkway Playhouse. Director and playwright Andrew Gall adapted the script from a book of the same title written by New York Times best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb.
The Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville recently announced that permission to stage the classic musical Westside Story have been pulled by the rights holders. That loss came as a reaction to the state’s controversial House Bill 2, aka “the bathroom bill.”
PRESS RELEASE: BURNSVILLE, NC: The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling and directed by Andrew Gall, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 7. Performances continue on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm, through May 21. Tickets range from $10 for students to $20 […]
There is one place where the holidays work out perfectly (or perfectly imperfectly): on the stage. And this year, local theater companies are pulling out the stops.
The show is filled with hard-to-believe conceits and antics, including cross-dressing, mixed-up identities and a few predictable twists. There are just enough sincerely sweet plot lines to make the more loony parts palatable. Regardless, the show had the audience swaying, clapping and cheering at every leg-twisting, hip-shaking turn.
Jeff Messer turns his focus to the folk and country music contributions of Burnsville native Lesley Riddle. Esley: The Life and Musical Legacy of Lesley Riddle, runs at Parkway Playhouse Saturday, June 27-Saturday, July 11.
There’s an old saying that goes, “Theater has been failing for thousands of years.” The mid-2000s saw some lean times for the arts, and many theater organizations have struggled to maintain, reinvent and grow new audiences. But 2014 felt like a page had turned for the better on most counts. The arts in general (and […]
Live theater is current, ever-changing and immediate. Case in point, The Immediate Theatre Project’s performance of Live From WVL Radio: It’s A Wonderful Life. Taking the beloved holiday tale and making it relevant to current times, the performance aims to bypass excessive nostalgia and present the moving story as a reinterpretation. To recap, the play […]
Sharyn McCrumb’s best-selling novel, Ghost Riders, comes to life (and after-life) onstage at Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville as its summer season moves into high gear. The tale, the characters and the mood of the play creep like an eerie fog moving along the ridgelines of the Appalachian Mountains.
Last chance to visit Neverland: The Burnsville theatre stages three more performances on July 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Football-themed play “Between the Tackles,” which opened last weekend at Burnsville’s Parkway Playhouse, is clearly a pick six, both in terms of fast paced acting and of gut wrenching humor.
This evening, Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville premieres a new musical memoir of Bascom Lamar Lunsford.
Part Broadway musical, part Dr. Seuss send up, Seussical is on stage at Parkway Playhouse Thursday, July 28-Saturday, Aug. 6.
Parkway Playhouse world premieres the original, full-scale musical, based on the sad tale of Tom Dula.
Despite the fact that Little Orphan Annie’s comic strip ended earlier this month with our heroine kidnapped by a Balkan war criminal and held hostage indefinitely in Guatemala, Annie is alive and well in Burnsville at the Parkway Playhouse.
Catch the last weekend of the world premiere musical documentary Esley: The Life and Musical Legacy of Leslie Riddle. Riddle was an African-American Burnsville native who traveled with A.P. Carter of the Carter Family, searching out traditional mountain music and digging the roots of country music.