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

Inclement Weather Update: The Dec. 8 7:30 pm and Dec. 9 2:30 pm performances of Snowbound have been cancelled due to the impending inclement weather. 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 Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris * Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello * Directed by Josh Batenhorst
December 12-16, 2018

Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm; Additional late night performances Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30 pm

When an out of work slacker takes a job as an elf in Macy’s Santaland, his hilarious observations of the shoppers and employees are much more naughty than nice. This one-man-act can only be described one way: crazy funny. Starring Tom Chalmers.

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Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday

Produced by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts; Directed by Daniele Martin, music direction by Jonathan Santos, and choreography by Michael Hayes
December 21, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm

BLACK NATIVITY: LIBERATION HOLIDAY is an artistic production in celebration of black heritage, contributions, creativity, and community, featuring music, dance, and poetry woven into a dramatic story. Guided by the creative team of director Daniele Martin, music director Jonathan Santos, and choreographer Michael Hayes, the show features live music by Santos Soul and the Soulution Band, with contributions from local artists such as the Urban Arts Institute (UAI) dancers, Olympia Garrett, JaNesha Renee, Kia Rice, Kasia Maatafale and DJ Twan. Coordinated by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts, proceeds from this show will be used to support ongoing and developing opportunities for artists, performers and culture bearers of color in Asheville.

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Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

December 29, 2018

Saturday at 8:00 pm

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas. Headlining the show is internationally-acclaimed violinist and storyteller Jamie Laval. Laval has performed for Her Majesty The Queen, appeared on the NBC Today show, and presented a TEDx Talk. His recent album Murmurs and Drones was voted "Best World Traditional Album" in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Joining Laval is a cast of young, critically-prasied performers of Celtic harp, woodwinds, guitar, Irish step dancing, and extraordinary vocals.

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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

Inclement Weather Update: The Dec. 8 7:30 pm and Dec. 9 2:30 pm performances of Snowbound have been cancelled due to the impending inclement weather. 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 Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris * Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello * Directed by Josh Batenhorst
December 12-16, 2018

Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm; Additional late night performances Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30 pm

When an out of work slacker takes a job as an elf in Macy’s Santaland, his hilarious observations of the shoppers and employees are much more naughty than nice. This one-man-act can only be described one way: crazy funny. Starring Tom Chalmers.

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Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday
Produced by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts; Directed by Daniele Martin, music direction by Jonathan Santos, and choreography by Michael Hayes
December 21, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm

BLACK NATIVITY: LIBERATION HOLIDAY is an artistic production in celebration of black heritage, contributions, creativity, and community, featuring music, dance, and poetry woven into a dramatic story. Guided by the creative team of director Daniele Martin, music director Jonathan Santos, and choreographer Michael Hayes, the show features live music by Santos Soul and the Soulution Band, with contributions from local artists such as the Urban Arts Institute (UAI) dancers, Olympia Garrett, JaNesha Renee, Kia Rice, Kasia Maatafale and DJ Twan. Coordinated by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts, proceeds from this show will be used to support ongoing and developing opportunities for artists, performers and culture bearers of color in Asheville.

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Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas
December 29, 2018

Saturday at 8:00 pm

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas. Headlining the show is internationally-acclaimed violinist and storyteller Jamie Laval. Laval has performed for Her Majesty The Queen, appeared on the NBC Today show, and presented a TEDx Talk. His recent album Murmurs and Drones was voted "Best World Traditional Album" in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Joining Laval is a cast of young, critically-prasied performers of Celtic harp, woodwinds, guitar, Irish step dancing, and extraordinary vocals.

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