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

Miracle on 34th Street

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies; Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture; Directed by Candice Burchill
December 5-20, 2019

Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional evening performances Thursday Dec. 5, Wednesday, Dec. 18, & Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm

Kris Kringle, an old man living in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's where he surprises employees and customers by claiming to be the real Santa Claus. Seen as deluded by Macy's vocational counselor, he’s thrown into a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. The whole family will enjoy this funny, poignant and faithful adaptation of the classic 1947 film.

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RTS: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

By Alfred Uhry; Directed by Wendy Strauss
November 22, 23, and 24, 2019

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

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play by the author of Driving Miss Daisy. Nazis have just started rounding up Jews in Europe, while the elitist German Jews in 1939 Atlanta are busily focused on the social event of the season, affording marriageable daughters a golden opportunity to find proper husbands for themselves. When a decent young man of Eastern European background enters the picture, romantic plans get humorously tangled up, and personal beliefs are put to the test.

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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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Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS

Book by Jenny Laird; Music and Lyrics by Randy Courts; Additional Lyrics by Will Osborne; Based on "Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn" by Mary Pope Osborne; Directed by Jeff Catanese; Music Direction by Lynda Shuler
November 15-17, 2019

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

Presented by students ages 8-12 in our Tanglewood Youth Production Class. Jack and Annie are two siblings who have found a magic tree house filled with books! As they read a book about knights and the middle ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must successfully complete before becoming a knight. When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times. They set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest, experiencing a grand medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Miracle on 34th Street
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies; Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture; Directed by Candice Burchill
December 5-20, 2019

Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional evening performances Thursday Dec. 5, Wednesday, Dec. 18, & Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm

Kris Kringle, an old man living in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's where he surprises employees and customers by claiming to be the real Santa Claus. Seen as deluded by Macy's vocational counselor, he’s thrown into a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. The whole family will enjoy this funny, poignant and faithful adaptation of the classic 1947 film.

Buy Tickets Now
RTS: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
By Alfred Uhry; Directed by Wendy Strauss
November 22, 23, and 24, 2019

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

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play by the author of Driving Miss Daisy. Nazis have just started rounding up Jews in Europe, while the elitist German Jews in 1939 Atlanta are busily focused on the social event of the season, affording marriageable daughters a golden opportunity to find proper husbands for themselves. When a decent young man of Eastern European background enters the picture, romantic plans get humorously tangled up, and personal beliefs are put to the test.

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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?

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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Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS
Book by Jenny Laird; Music and Lyrics by Randy Courts; Additional Lyrics by Will Osborne; Based on "Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn" by Mary Pope Osborne; Directed by Jeff Catanese; Music Direction by Lynda Shuler
November 15-17, 2019

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

Presented by students ages 8-12 in our Tanglewood Youth Production Class. Jack and Annie are two siblings who have found a magic tree house filled with books! As they read a book about knights and the middle ages, Annie is intrigued by the Black Knight and the mysterious quest one must successfully complete before becoming a knight. When she wishes to visit the castle in the book, the siblings are whisked away to medieval times. They set off to learn more about the Black Knight and his quest, experiencing a grand medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.

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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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