Reading Is Alive is an exciting, new outreach program for Parkway Playhouse. ¬†Based on the theme, “Build a Better World,” professional actors will perform for students in the three-county region. They will be performing “Goldilocks and the Three Bears“, the musical based on the delightful children’s story written by Anthony Drewe.¬†The musical follows Goldilocks into the forest, where she ventures into a seemingly uninhabited house. In the process of making herself at home, she turns the place into a gigantic mess! Little does she know that the house belongs to a family of three bears… who will not be too pleased to witness her handiwork. Participating kids will get a Reading is Alive bookmark and a “Reading is Alive” book (according to grade and reading level).

Children who may have never experienced live theatre or owned a book will have an opportunity to participate in this collaborative project with Parkway Playhouse, Penland School of Crafts, and the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Library System.



June 9 at 11:00am | Downtown Pocket Park, Spruce Pine NC

June 16 at 11:00am | Rhododendron Festival, Bakersville NC

June 23 (time TBD) | PATH Summer Sizzlin’ Summer Series, Burnsville NC

June 30 at 11:00am | The Orchard at Altapass, Spruce Pine NC

July 9 at 1:00pm | Yancey County Public Library, Burnsville NC

July 11 at 1:00pm | Avery County Public Library, Newland NC

July 12 at 1:0pm | Spruce Pine Public Library, Spruce Pine NC

August 4 (time TBD) | Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Burnsville NC