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: Love, Loss and What I Wore

by Nora and Delia Ephron - directed by Martin May
October 26-28, 2018

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

Composed of a unique medley of stories, some bittersweet, others poignant and laugh out loud funny, this play presents a psychological look at women - their often fraught relationships with their mothers, the men who did them wrong and the clothes that mattered to them in key moments of their lives.Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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The Man in the Bright Nightgown

By Tom Huey * Produced by Occasional Theatre * Directed by Brenda Lilly
November 2-18, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm

On a hot August night, an inebriated Jimmy Wharton stumbles into his backyard to converse one last time with the larger-than-life father he laid to rest earlier that day. As he works his way through their often fraught relationship, Jimmy ends up face-to-face with his own shortcomings in this colorful, comedic and poignant play written by award winning NC playwright Tom Huey. Starring Michael Lilly

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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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Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr.

Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler; Music by Zina Goldrich; Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park; Directed by Julie Wharton
November 2-4, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting. Performed by students ages 8-13 in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre Production Class.

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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: Love, Loss and What I Wore
by Nora and Delia Ephron - directed by Martin May
October 26-28, 2018

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

Composed of a unique medley of stories, some bittersweet, others poignant and laugh out loud funny, this play presents a psychological look at women - their often fraught relationships with their mothers, the men who did them wrong and the clothes that mattered to them in key moments of their lives.Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players' Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

Buy Tickets Now
The Man in the Bright Nightgown
By Tom Huey * Produced by Occasional Theatre * Directed by Brenda Lilly
November 2-18, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm

On a hot August night, an inebriated Jimmy Wharton stumbles into his backyard to converse one last time with the larger-than-life father he laid to rest earlier that day. As he works his way through their often fraught relationship, Jimmy ends up face-to-face with his own shortcomings in this colorful, comedic and poignant play written by award winning NC playwright Tom Huey. Starring Michael Lilly

Buy Tickets Now
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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Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr.
Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler; Music by Zina Goldrich; Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park; Directed by Julie Wharton
November 2-4, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting. Performed by students ages 8-13 in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre Production Class.

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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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