For more than 6 decades, Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high quality performances starring the Asheville community!

Avenue Q

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Directed by Jeff Catanese; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell
October 5-28, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 10/18 and 10/25 at 7:30 pm

This puppet-filled witty and raunchy musical comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. Recent college grad Princeton moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q – a street where puppets and humans alike live together. Princeton and his new-found friends struggle with issues of love, sex and sexuality, unemployment, and identity. Winner of the 2003 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. Leave the kids and the easily offended at home for this one!

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RTS: The Wisdom of Eve

by Mary Orr - directed by Wendy Strauss
September 28-30, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Based on a story and 1940’s radio play that inspired the film All About Eve and the musical Applause, this intriguing tale focuses on a stage actress at the height of her fame and prowess who hires a seemingly mild-mannered and helpful young woman to be her secretary. The results turn into a power struggle and a figurative fight to the death. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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Adventures in Folklore

Presented by Red Herring Puppets
October 13, 2018

Saturday at 10:00 am

Enjoy multicultural tales hosted by Rowby, a friendly green alien who loves sharing stories he collects from Planet Earth. Each show includes four stories: Jack and the Beanstalk: a Celtic rendition, with music and narration by world-renowned harpist Robin Williamson; Dogs and Masters: a romp through the parks of Paris with animated cut-outs and music; Kamala's Drum: a Himalayan folk tale about the spirit of generosity; and The Three Little Pigs, a fast-paced, rap version of the popular tale. Best for all ages. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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Listen To This

Hosted by Tom Chalmers
Usually the last Thursday of the month!

7:30 pm

Performed in 35below. There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens. Each installment features a central theme (past shows have featured stories about everything from gluttony to mistaken identity). Real people. Real stories. Real good times.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Avenue Q
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Directed by Jeff Catanese; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell
October 5-28, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 10/18 and 10/25 at 7:30 pm

This puppet-filled witty and raunchy musical comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. Recent college grad Princeton moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q – a street where puppets and humans alike live together. Princeton and his new-found friends struggle with issues of love, sex and sexuality, unemployment, and identity. Winner of the 2003 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. Leave the kids and the easily offended at home for this one!

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RTS: The Wisdom of Eve
by Mary Orr - directed by Wendy Strauss
September 28-30, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Based on a story and 1940’s radio play that inspired the film All About Eve and the musical Applause, this intriguing tale focuses on a stage actress at the height of her fame and prowess who hires a seemingly mild-mannered and helpful young woman to be her secretary. The results turn into a power struggle and a figurative fight to the death. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

Buy Tickets Now
Adventures in Folklore
Presented by Red Herring Puppets
October 13, 2018

Saturday at 10:00 am

Enjoy multicultural tales hosted by Rowby, a friendly green alien who loves sharing stories he collects from Planet Earth. Each show includes four stories: Jack and the Beanstalk: a Celtic rendition, with music and narration by world-renowned harpist Robin Williamson; Dogs and Masters: a romp through the parks of Paris with animated cut-outs and music; Kamala's Drum: a Himalayan folk tale about the spirit of generosity; and The Three Little Pigs, a fast-paced, rap version of the popular tale. Best for all ages. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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Listen To This
Hosted by Tom Chalmers
Usually the last Thursday of the month!

7:30 pm

Performed in 35below. There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens. Each installment features a central theme (past shows have featured stories about everything from gluttony to mistaken identity). Real people. Real stories. Real good times.

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Since 1946

Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high quality performances, making us the oldest continuously operating theatre in Asheville and one of the oldest community theatres in the nation.

We provide entertainment, enrichment and education through the practices and celebration of the theatre arts.

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