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

Hands on a Hardbody

Book by Doug Wright; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Director: Lynda Shuler
June 7-30, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 6/20 and 6/27 at 7:30 pm

For 10 determined Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new "hardbody" Nissan truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Based on a true story.

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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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Sea Song

Written and performed by Hobey Ford
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

Sea Song is the story of a city boy who spends the summer with his grandmother at a remote beach cottage away from tv and computers. Finding his grandmother's childhood photo album, the boy discovers her interest in sea turtles. Over his summer visit he gets to experiences them himself as he witnesses their life cycle first hand. Sea Song is a non verbal piece accompanied by a subtle melodic instrument called a hang drum. The story is told through both shadow puppetry and table top rod puppetry. The story is set on a beach but the whole theater becomes the sea as the puppets frequently enter the audience. This event is a fundraiser for the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) Drama Department. This fundraiser will allow the students to share their work in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Costume Drama: A Fashion Show 2019

A fundraiser for Asheville Community Theatre * Directed by Sara Fields Bridges
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday at 7:30 pm

An eclectic evening of inventive fashion that has quickly become one of the highlights of the Asheville event calendar! Local designers compete for cash prizes in this Project Runway-esque show, with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the theatre. This year's categories are Light, Paper, Artistic License, and for the first time, Oceania (items found both in the sea or on the shore).

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Hands on a Hardbody
Book by Doug Wright; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Director: Lynda Shuler
June 7-30, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 6/20 and 6/27 at 7:30 pm

For 10 determined Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new "hardbody" Nissan truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Based on a true story.

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.

Buy Tickets Now
Sea Song
Written and performed by Hobey Ford
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

Sea Song is the story of a city boy who spends the summer with his grandmother at a remote beach cottage away from tv and computers. Finding his grandmother's childhood photo album, the boy discovers her interest in sea turtles. Over his summer visit he gets to experiences them himself as he witnesses their life cycle first hand. Sea Song is a non verbal piece accompanied by a subtle melodic instrument called a hang drum. The story is told through both shadow puppetry and table top rod puppetry. The story is set on a beach but the whole theater becomes the sea as the puppets frequently enter the audience. This event is a fundraiser for the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) Drama Department. This fundraiser will allow the students to share their work in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Buy Tickets Now
Costume Drama: A Fashion Show 2019
A fundraiser for Asheville Community Theatre * Directed by Sara Fields Bridges
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday at 7:30 pm

An eclectic evening of inventive fashion that has quickly become one of the highlights of the Asheville event calendar! Local designers compete for cash prizes in this Project Runway-esque show, with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the theatre. This year's categories are Light, Paper, Artistic License, and for the first time, Oceania (items found both in the sea or on the shore).

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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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