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 at 10:00am | 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 1:00pm | Spruce Pine Public Library, Spruce Pine NC

August 4 at 10:00am | Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Burnsville NC