FLEX PASSES

2024 FLEX PASS

The 2024 Flex Pass gets you 4 tickets to use as you’d like for the 2024 Mainstage Season.

2024 FLEX PASS PLUS

The 2024 Flex Pass gets you 5 tickets to use as you’d like for the 2024 Mainstage Season.

To redeem a Flex Pass after purchasing, please call us at 828-682-4285.

MAINSTAGE SEASON

MINISTER OF SORROW

Written by Pam Kingsley
Directed by Noah Stout
Showing May 17-19, 2024

It is 1937. Emma is a pack-saddle librarian who came to her calling by way of a painful route. We learn of her life as she shares some of her favorite people in stories. Our 2023 Appalachian Playwriting Festival Winner.

A SALUTE TO OUR 2024 SUMMER SEASON!

Join us as we kick off our 77th season with an exciting fundraising concert, “A Salute to Our Summer Season!” on May 25th at 7pm! This concert will feature two regional crowd-pleasers, The Gypsy River Band and The Dwayne Melton Band.

Formed in 2021, the Gypsy River Band’s dynamic and familiar sound will satisfy any listener with its blend of southern rock, blues, and country music. This five-piece band is composed of Robert Bryant (lead guitar, vocals), Billy Sprouse (piano, guitar, vocals), Nick Rash (lead vocals, guitar), Faron Silvers (Bass, vocals), and Derick Graybeal (Drums). They have played regionally since their inception and have become a favorite among locals and visitors of the mountains. 

The Dwayne Melton Band is a mixture of great classic rock songs, ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s, playing the biggest hits from that era. Dwayne Melton (the bandleader) is a veteran on the club circuit and plays with such bands as the Krystal Image and also plays backup for “The Johnny Cash Tribute Show.” The other members of the band are John Tippton (drums and vocal); Tim Hensley (guitar and vocal); and Barbar Hoffman (lead vocalist) and they’re sure to bring you back to the era of great classic songs.

LITTLE WOMEN

Written by Kate Hamill
Adapted From the Novel by
Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Erika Tyner
Showing June 7-16, 2024

Based on the literary classic, this play explores what it means to be a woman, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. We follow the story of Jo March and her reckoning with society, growing older, and finding her way as a writer with her sisters by her side. Each one exploring similar but different struggles and wins. Set to a backdrop of the Civil War, this play is a reflection of the waves of change that bookmarked author Louisa May Alcott’s life.

ALMOST, MAINE

Written by John Cariani
Directed by Michael Lilly
Showing June 28-July 7, 2024

One night, a place that’s not a place, and six actors collide for this heartwarming play. A collection of vignettes, Almost, Maine shows us a story of falling in and out of love, bearing through life, and the magic of the unknown. Northern lights shine on these nine short plays and show us the beauty of Almost.

ORDINARY DAYS

Written by Adam Gwon
Directed by Jeff Catanese
Music Direction by Lynda Shuler
Showing August 9-18, 2024

Connections are all around us in this impactful play. Lost items, missed taxis, tragedy, they’re all red strings that tie us to one another. Comedic at times, poignant at others, this musical features four characters whose stories are just a handful in the 8.3 million others that create the vibrance of the New York City landscape.

VANITIES

Written by Jack Heifner
Directed by Marci Bernstein
Showing September 6-15, 2024

Chronicling the lives of three best friends from Texas, this show follows our cast from girlhood to adulthood and explores their differentiating opinions on life, experiences, and the future. Beginning in 1963 Texas and landing in New York in 1974 this play is an honest and real reflection of the impact of a changing world through a bittersweet comedic lens.

Ticket prices include tax and $2 per ticket service fee.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

JUNIOR SEASON

More info coming soon!

TICKET PRICING

Non-Musicals
Adults: $24
Seniors (60+), Students (18+ with ID), Military (active or retired): $22
Children (under 17): $12

Musicals
Adults: $26
Seniors (60+), Students (18+ with ID), Military (active or retired): $24
Children (under 17): $15

Junior Productions
Adults: $15
Children (under 17): $10

DISCOUNTS

  • Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off full-priced tickets. Contact [email protected] or call 828-682-4285 for more information on group tickets.
  • Parkway Playhouse is a “Blue Star Theatre“ recognizing the dedication and sacrifice of the men, women, and families in our military with discounts to our productions. Since 2004, we have offered a discount to veterans and active military personnel. Military personnel and their immediate families receive a $2 discount off the face value of a full-priced admission. All tickets and seating are subject to availability. We thank you for your dedication.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Give the gift of theatre! Parkway Playhouse gift certificates are available. Call us at 828-682-4285 or email us at [email protected] to purchase a gift certificate today.

FLEX PASSES

2024 FLEX PASS

The 2024 Flex Pass gets you 4 tickets to use as you’d like for the 2024 Mainstage Season.

2024 FLEX PASS PLUS

The 2024 Flex Pass gets you 5 tickets to use as you’d like for the 2024 Mainstage Season.

To redeem a Flex Pass after purchasing, please call us at 828-682-4285.

MAINSTAGE SEASON

MINISTER OF SORROW

Written by Pam Kingsley
Directed by Noah Stout

It is 1937. Emma is a pack-saddle librarian who came to her calling by way of a painful route. We learn of her life as she shares some of her favorite people in stories. Our 2023 Appalachian Playwriting Festival Winner.

Showing May 17-19, 2024

A SALUTE TO OUR 2024 SUMMER SEASON!

Join us as we kick off our 77th season with an exciting fundraising concert, “A Salute to Our Summer Season”! This concert will feature two regional crowd-pleasers, The Gypsy River Band and The Dwayne Melton Band.

Formed in 2021, the Gypsy River Band’s dynamic and familiar sound will satisfy any listener with its blend of southern rock, blues, and country music. This five-piece band is composed of Robert Bryant (lead guitar, vocals), Billy Sprouse (piano, guitar, vocals), Nick Rash (lead vocals, guitar), Faron Silvers (Bass, vocals), and Derick Graybeal (Drums). They have played regionally since their inception and have become a favorite among locals and visitors of the mountains. They are proud to play a part in helping support this historic institution that is so precious and unique to the county.

The Dwayne Melton Band is a mixture of great classic rock songs, ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s, playing the biggest hits from that era. Dwayne Melton (the bandleader) is a veteran on the club circuit and plays with such bands as the Krystal Image and also plays backup for “The Johnny Cash Tribute Show.” The other members of the band are John Tippton (drums and vocal); Tim Hensley (guitar and vocal); and Barbar Hoffman (lead vocalist) and they’re sure to bring you back to the era of great classic songs.

Showing May 25, 2024

LITTLE WOMEN

Written by Kate Hamill
Adapted From the Novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Erika Tyner

Based on the literary classic, this play explores what it means to be a woman, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. We follow the story of Jo March and her reckoning with society, growing older, and finding her way as a writer with her sisters by her side. Each one exploring similar but different struggles and wins. Set to a backdrop of the Civil War, this play is a reflection of the waves of change that bookmarked author Louisa May Alcott’s life.

Showing June 7-16, 2024

ALMOST, MAINE

Written by John Cariani
Directed by Michael Lilly

One night, a place that’s not a place, and six actors collide for this heartwarming play. A collection of vignettes, Almost, Maine shows us a story of falling in and out of love, bearing through life, and the magic of the unknown. Northern lights shine on these nine short plays and show us the beauty of Almost.

Showing June 28-July 7, 2024

ORDINARY DAYS

Written by Adam Gwon
Directed by Jeff Catanese
Music Direction by Lynda Shuler

Connections are all around us in this impactful play. Lost items, missed taxis, tragedy, they’re all red strings that tie us to one another. Comedic at times, poignant at others, this musical features four characters whose stories are just a handful in the 8.3 million others that create the vibrance of the New York City landscape.

Showing August 9-18, 2024

VANITIES

Written by Jack Heifner
Directed by Marci Bernstein

Chronicling the lives of three best friends from Texas, this show follows our cast from girlhood to adulthood and explores their differentiating opinions on life, experiences, and the future. Beginning in 1963 Texas and landing in New York in 1974 this play is an honest and real reflection of the impact of a changing world through a bittersweet comedic lens.

Showing September 6-15, 2024

Ticket prices include tax and $2 per ticket service fee.
Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

JUNIOR SEASON

MORE INFO COMING SOON!

TICKET PRICING

Non-Musicals
Adults: $24
Seniors (60+), Students (18+ with ID), Military (active or retired): $22
Children (under 17): $12

Musicals
Adults: $26
Seniors (60+), Students (18+ with ID), Military (active or retired): $24
Children (under 17): $15

Junior Productions
Adults: $15
Children (under 17): $10

DISCOUNTS

  • Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off full-priced tickets. Contact [email protected] or call 828-682-4285 for more information on group tickets.
  • Parkway Playhouse is a “Blue Star Theatre“ recognizing the dedication and sacrifice of the men, women, and families in our military with discounts to our productions. Since 2004, we have offered a discount to veterans and active military personnel. Military personnel and their immediate families receive a $2 discount off the face value of a full-priced admission. All tickets and seating are subject to availability. We thank you for your dedication.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Give the gift of theatre! Parkway Playhouse gift certificates are available. Call us at 828-682-4285 or email us at [email protected] to purchase a gift certificate today.