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

Peter and the Starcatcher

A Play by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker; Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; Directed by Chanda Calentine
March 30-April 15, 2017

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

Performed at the Carol Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. This show never stops flying! Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters – including the precocious Molly and the fearsome Black Stache – Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. It will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight! A co-production with the UNC Asheville Drama Dept.

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Songs for a New World

Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Produced and directed by Mark Jones
March 3-19, 2017

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

Performed in 35below. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs For A New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges Of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make.

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RTS: Bus Stop

By William Inge; Directed by RoseLynn Katz
February 24-26, 2017

All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at 35below, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus.

When their bus gets stuck in a Kansas snowstorm, an assortment of quintessentially mid-western characters from the 1950s become stranded in a diner, gradually letting down their guards to real their private dreams and secrets. Bo, a cowboy, comically pursues Cherie, a honky tonk singer who wants nothing to do with him, an unemployed professor has a drinking problem that is the least of his worries, and the good-hearted owner of the diner enjoys an encounter with the bus driver. Presented as Readers Theatre.

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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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UPCOMING SHOWS

Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice; Music by Wayne Barker; Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson; Directed by Chanda Calentine
March 30-April 15, 2017

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

Performed at the Carol Belk Theatre on the UNC Asheville campus. This show never stops flying! Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters – including the precocious Molly and the fearsome Black Stache – Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. It will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight! A co-production with the UNC Asheville Drama Dept.

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Songs for a New World
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Produced and directed by Mark Jones
March 3-19, 2017

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

Performed in 35below. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs For A New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges Of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make.

Buy Tickets Now
RTS: Bus Stop
By William Inge; Directed by RoseLynn Katz
February 24-26, 2017

All performances at 2:30 pm; Friday and Saturday performances at 35below, Sunday performance at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus.

When their bus gets stuck in a Kansas snowstorm, an assortment of quintessentially mid-western characters from the 1950s become stranded in a diner, gradually letting down their guards to real their private dreams and secrets. Bo, a cowboy, comically pursues Cherie, a honky tonk singer who wants nothing to do with him, an unemployed professor has a drinking problem that is the least of his worries, and the good-hearted owner of the diner enjoys an encounter with the bus driver. Presented as Readers Theatre.

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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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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.

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