TO ACCESS THE PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE JUNIOR HUB LOGIN HERE

TO ACCESS THE PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE JUNIOR HUB LOGIN HERE

CLASSES & CAMPS

On stage, off stage, or backstage, we have something for every student year-round!

APPRENTICESHIPS

Learn the ropes here at Parkway Playhouse!

READING IS ALIVE!

Join us for this fun interactive performance showing around Yancey County this Summer!

CLASSES & CAMPS

On stage, off stage, or backstage, we have something for every student year-round!

APPRENTICESHIPS

Learn the ropes hereat Parkway Playhouse! 

READING IS ALIVE!

Join us for this fun interactive performance showing around Yancey County this Summer!

FALL CLASSES

ANASTASIA KIDS

Directed by Jenny Martin
Music Direction by Lynda Shuler
Choreography by Collin Eten

Ages:
12-18

Auditions:
Saturday, August 24, 2-6pm

Audition Info

First Rehearsal:
Sunday, August 25, 2:30-4:30pm

Rehearsal Times:
Three days/week: Sundays 2:30-4:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7pm

Performances:
Two Weekends; Friday and Saturday, November 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 6:30pm

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS

Directed by Jaquie Campos
Music Direction by Courtney Malone
Choreography by Jaquie Campos and Courtney Malone

Ages:
6-11

Auditions:
Saturday, October 5, 2024

Audition Info

First Rehearsal:
Sunday, October 6, 2024

Rehearsal Times:
Twice weekly; Mondays & Thursdays 4-6pm

Performances:
Thursday and Friday, December 5-6, 2024

*This show will be performed at the Burnsville Town Center

PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE POWER CHORDS

An exciting new teen show choir group at Parkway Playhouse!

Under the direction of Melanie Veazey, singers will rehearse once a week for performances in and around the Burnsville area. Family-friendly songs and dances will be learned and added to a repertoire that can be ready for any showcase opportunities. Our first performance is scheduled for the December 2024 Christmas Concert at the Burnsville Town Center.

The Power Chords is a by-audition only group and geared for ages 11-18. Rehearsals will start September 9, and are held every Monday from 5-6:30pm in the Mountain Heritage Center across from Parkway Playhouse.

Open auditions will be held on Saturday, August 31, from 2-5pm. To register for auditions, please fill out the Google Form here. Upon acceptance into the class, a link will be sent to pay for classes. (13 weeks; $200)

VOICE LESSONS

Parkway Playhouse Junior is pleased to offer high-quality vocal instruction to our students! Voice lessons are offered on a year-long, 31 week schedule, in either 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions.

Our instructor, Melanie Veazey, is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her BFA in musical theater. As a private vocal coach, Melanie has spent the last 20 years, developing the talents of many rising stars. She specializes in finding and encouraging a singer’s confidence and unique voice while training them to use their gifts safely and effectively.

Lessons are once weekly, and last for 31 weeks of the school year. Fees are $800 per year for 30 minutes, $1200 per year for 45 minutes, and $1600 for 60 minutes. The $50 registration fee will be applied toward your student’s balance.

FALL CLASSES

ANASTASIA KIDS

Directed by Jenny Martin
Music Direction by Lynda Shuler
Choreography by Collin Eten

Ages:
12-18

Auditions:
Saturday, August 24, 2-6pm

Audition Info

First Rehearsal:
Sunday, August 25, 2:30-4:30pm

Rehearsal Times:
Three days/week: Sundays 2:30-4:30pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7pm

Performances:
Two Weekends; Friday and Saturday, November 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 6:30pm

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS

Directed by Jaquie Campos
Music Direction by Courtney Malone
Choreography by Jaquie Campos and Courtney Malone

Ages:
6-11

Auditions:
Saturday, October 5, 2024

Audition Info

First Rehearsal:
Sunday, October 6, 2024

Rehearsal Times:
Twice weekly; Mondays & Thursdays 4-6pm

Performances:
Thursday and Friday, December 5-6, 2024

*This show will be performed at the Burnsville Town Center

PARKWAY PLAYHOUSE POWER CHORDS

An exciting new teen show choir group at Parkway Playhouse!

Under the direction of Melanie Veazey, singers will rehearse once a week for performances in and around the Burnsville area. Family-friendly songs and dances will be learned and added to a repertoire that can be ready for any showcase opportunities. Our first performance is scheduled for the December 2024 Christmas Concert at the Burnsville Town Center.

The Power Chords is a by-audition only group and geared for ages 11-18. Rehearsals will start September 9, and are held every Monday from 5-6:30pm in the Mountain Heritage Center across from Parkway Playhouse.

Open auditions will be held on Saturday, August 31, from 2-5pm. To register for auditions, please fill out the Google Form here. Upon acceptance into the class, a link will be sent to pay for classes. (13 weeks; $200)

VOICE LESSONS

Parkway Playhouse Junior is pleased to offer high-quality vocal instruction to our students! Voice lessons are offered on a year-long, 31 week schedule, in either 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions.

Our instructor, Melanie Veazey, is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her BFA in musical theater. As a private vocal coach, Melanie has spent the last 20 years, developing the talents of many rising stars. She specializes in finding and encouraging a singer’s confidence and unique voice while training them to use their gifts safely and effectively.

Lessons are once weekly, and last for 31 weeks of the school year. Fees are $800 per year for 30 minutes, $1200 per year for 45 minutes, and $1600 for 60 minutes. The $50 registration fee will be applied toward your student’s balance.

JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Here at Parkway Playhouse, we’re dedicated to providing a high-quality theatre education for all students, regardless of financial need. In 2022-23, through donations, we were able to provide 22 scholarships for students, ages 5-18, for classes, camps, and productions.

Will you help us continue to provide these opportunities by donating towards this mission? Just click the button below to give and select “Parkway Playhouse Junior Scholarship Fund.”

These students are our future actors, directors, teachers, and technicians, and Parkway Playhouse is a space where they can feel accepted, make new friends, and have life-changing theatrical experiences and we’re dedicated to helping them succeed!

JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Here at Parkway Playhouse, we’re dedicated to providing a high-quality theatre education for all students, regardless of financial need. In 2022-23, through donations, we were able to provide 22 scholarships for students, ages 5-18, for classes, camps, and productions.

Will you help us continue to provide these opportunities by donating towards this mission? Just click the button below to give and select “Parkway Playhouse Junior Scholarship Fund.”

These students are our future actors, directors, teachers, and technicians, and Parkway Playhouse is a space where they can feel accepted, make new friends, and have life-changing theatrical experiences and we’re dedicated to helping them succeed!

“My favorite part of being involved with the Parkway Playhouse is that we are a teaching institution, which allows me to work in my two favorite realms: theater and education.”

Erika T.

Parkway Playhouse Junior Teacher

“My favorite thing about being at Parkway is definitely the people. We have such a strong family-like bond, and we’re always there for each other. I wouldn’t trade the memories or bonds that I have created since joining for anything!”

Addison A.

Parkway Playhouse Junior Student

“The thing I love most about parkway is the community it’s created for so many of us. As an angsty teenager, it gave me a place to express myself openly and freely, and now as an adult it allows to me to continue making the art that I enjoy so much. 

Dakota W.

Parkway Playhouse Performer & Board Member

“I love the atmosphere of the Playhouse. It is such a beautiful building filled with life and energy. I love watching kids learn and grow and fall in love with theater.”

Courtney M.

Parkway Playhouse Junior Teacher

JUNIOR APPRENTICE PROGRAM

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 (rising 8th graders through rising seniors) and want to explore theatre, Parkway Playhouse’s Junior Apprenticeship Program is a perfect venue. Apprentices grow and earn valuable experience that helps towards future goals. At the end of the apprenticeship, each participant will leave with a certificate of completion, a thicker resume, some work experience, and fun summer memories!

Please note that we will only accept up to 10 apprentices per season. Even though this is an unpaid apprenticeship, we use the same criteria used to hire our professional staff. Only the most qualified and passionate of applicants are selected.

Available Opportunities:

  • Assisting with Parkway Playhouse Junior Summer Camps
  • Set painting and construction
  • Lighting and soundboard operation
  • Props and costume construction
  • Assistant Stage Management and backstage crew work

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 828-682-4285.

JUNIOR APPRENTICE PROGRAM

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 (rising 8th graders through rising seniors) and want to explore theatre, Parkway Playhouse’s Junior Apprenticeship Program is a perfect venue. Apprentices grow and earn valuable experience that helps towards future goals. At the end of the apprenticeship, each participant will leave with a certificate of completion, a thicker resume, some work experience, and fun summer memories!

Please note that we will only accept up to 10 apprentices per season. Even though this is an unpaid apprenticeship, we use the same criteria used to hire our professional staff. Only the most qualified and passionate of applicants are selected.

Available Opportunities:

  • Assisting with Parkway Playhouse Junior Summer Camps
  • Set painting and construction
  • Lighting and soundboard operation
  • Props and costume construction
  • Assistant Stage Management and backstage crew work

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 828-682-4285.

CONTACT US

JENNY MARTIN

Director of Education & Outreach

[email protected]

CONTACT US

JENNY MARTIN

Director of Education & Outreach

[email protected]