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

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum; Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg; Background music by Herbert Stothart; Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard; Orchestration by Larry Wilcox; Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Alexa Edelman
October 4-27, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 10/17 and 10/24 at 7:30 pm

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. All the songs we’ve loved for years are here including “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” This production also commemorates the 60th anniversary of Tanglewood Youth Theatre, which began in the fall of 1959.

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The God of Hell

By Sam Shepard; Produced by Ellipsis Theater; Directed by David Sebren
November 1-17, 2019

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

On a small Midwest farm, Frank and his wife Emma are visited by Frank’s old friend Haynes. While Frank is out in the barn tending to his cattle, Welch comes to the door peddling American goods and asking odd questions about “possible” visitors. "The God of Hell" asks the question; is there a state religion in America, and if so what is it?

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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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The Addams Family – young@part

Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa; Directed by Bradshaw Call; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell; Choreography by Tina Pisano-Foor
November 1-3, 2019

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

Perfomed by students in our Youth Production Class. "The Addams Family" features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

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Broadway Bootcamp: Fall 2019 Showcase

Directed by Candice Dickinson; Music direction by Gary Mitchell; Choreography by Amanda Klinikowski.
November 8-9, 2019

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

Our popular class Broadway themed class, featuring youth ages 12-17, presents their final showcase. A cabaret style of performances featuring solos, duets, trios and company numbers from the musical theatre songbook! Directed by Candice Dickinson with music direction by Gary Mitchell and choreography by Amanda Klinikowski.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

The Wizard of Oz
By L. Frank Baum; Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg; Background music by Herbert Stothart; Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard; Orchestration by Larry Wilcox; Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Alexa Edelman
October 4-27, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 10/17 and 10/24 at 7:30 pm

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. All the songs we’ve loved for years are here including “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” This production also commemorates the 60th anniversary of Tanglewood Youth Theatre, which began in the fall of 1959.

Buy Tickets Now
The God of Hell
By Sam Shepard; Produced by Ellipsis Theater; Directed by David Sebren
November 1-17, 2019

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

On a small Midwest farm, Frank and his wife Emma are visited by Frank’s old friend Haynes. While Frank is out in the barn tending to his cattle, Welch comes to the door peddling American goods and asking odd questions about “possible” visitors. "The God of Hell" asks the question; is there a state religion in America, and if so what is it?

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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The Addams Family – young@part
Book by: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; Music and Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa; Directed by Bradshaw Call; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell; Choreography by Tina Pisano-Foor
November 1-3, 2019

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

Perfomed by students in our Youth Production Class. "The Addams Family" features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Buy Tickets Now
Broadway Bootcamp: Fall 2019 Showcase
Directed by Candice Dickinson; Music direction by Gary Mitchell; Choreography by Amanda Klinikowski.
November 8-9, 2019

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

Our popular class Broadway themed class, featuring youth ages 12-17, presents their final showcase. A cabaret style of performances featuring solos, duets, trios and company numbers from the musical theatre songbook! Directed by Candice Dickinson with music direction by Gary Mitchell and choreography by Amanda Klinikowski.

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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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