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

Snowbound

By Tom Godleski; Directed by Lori Hilliard
November 30-December 16, 2018

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

A revival of 2016's premiere of this holiday family crowd-pleaser! It's Christmas Eve in 1955 at a small town train depot where the snowy weather has caused some delays. Over the course of the evening, strangers become friends, friends become family, and the warmth of human connection is deepened through stories and songs. Though the weather outside is frightful, inside the depot it's delightful as memories of Christmases past are shared. Written by local storyteller and musician Tom Godleski and performed with original music and traditional songs by local bluegrass musicians.

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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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13

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn
November 16-18, 2018

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

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out! Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!? Performed by students ages 13-17 in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre Production Class.

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Broadway Bootcamp – Fall Showcase

Directed by Mark Jones; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Jessica Garland
November 17-18, 2018

Saturday at 2:30 pm and Sunday at 6:30 pm

A cabaret style performance featuring solos, duets, trios and company numbers from the musical theatre songbook! Performed by our class of 8-12 year olds.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Snowbound
By Tom Godleski; Directed by Lori Hilliard
November 30-December 16, 2018

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

A revival of 2016's premiere of this holiday family crowd-pleaser! It's Christmas Eve in 1955 at a small town train depot where the snowy weather has caused some delays. Over the course of the evening, strangers become friends, friends become family, and the warmth of human connection is deepened through stories and songs. Though the weather outside is frightful, inside the depot it's delightful as memories of Christmases past are shared. Written by local storyteller and musician Tom Godleski and performed with original music and traditional songs by local bluegrass musicians.

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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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13
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn
November 16-18, 2018

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

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out! Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!? Performed by students ages 13-17 in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre Production Class.

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Broadway Bootcamp – Fall Showcase
Directed by Mark Jones; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Jessica Garland
November 17-18, 2018

Saturday at 2:30 pm and Sunday at 6:30 pm

A cabaret style performance featuring solos, duets, trios and company numbers from the musical theatre songbook! Performed by our class of 8-12 year olds.

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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.

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