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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Suggestion Box

Directed by Tom Chalmers
October 20, 2019

Sunday at 7:00 pm

From one suggestion sprouts many scenes: students from the most recent Performance Lab at The Asheville School of Improv perform a series of medium- to long-form improv structures that are sparked by a single suggestion.

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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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Tanglewood Turns 60

Sunday, October 20, 2019

2:30 pm: Performance; 5:00 pm: Reception

Thousands of children have participated in Tanglewood from 1959 on (with John Haber, at UNCA, at ACT) and we're inviting whoever can come to join us for a reunion to celebrate 60 years of creativity, connection, and FUN.

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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.

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Suggestion Box
Directed by Tom Chalmers
October 20, 2019

Sunday at 7:00 pm

From one suggestion sprouts many scenes: students from the most recent Performance Lab at The Asheville School of Improv perform a series of medium- to long-form improv structures that are sparked by a single suggestion.

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.

Buy Tickets Now
Tanglewood Turns 60
Sunday, October 20, 2019

2:30 pm: Performance; 5:00 pm: Reception

Thousands of children have participated in Tanglewood from 1959 on (with John Haber, at UNCA, at ACT) and we're inviting whoever can come to join us for a reunion to celebrate 60 years of creativity, connection, and FUN.

Buy Tickets Now
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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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