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April 20, 2018 | By Jenny

Announcing our 73rd Mainstage Season!

Drumroll, please! Here’s what’s playing on our Mainstage next season! We’ll announce Mainstage directors and audition dates, plus Tanglewood Youth Theatre classes, student matinees, Readers Theatre Showcase and more a little later – but mark your calendars for this excellent

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April 11, 2018 | By Jenny

The Diary of Anne Frank: Study Guide

When we offer a performance for local school groups, we always create a study guide for teachers and students to read through before they attend. But you know what? You don’t have to be a teacher or student to enjoy

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April 11, 2018 | By Jenny

Places, Please: Scenic Design – Creating the Annex

As the Scenic Designer for The Diary of Anne Frank, Jack Lindsay decided how to tranform the ACT stage into the Secret Annex. From the placement of the walls and the doors, to the look of all the furniture and

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April 10, 2018 | By Jenny

Places Please: Prop Design – Creating the Diary

Ezra Campbell is the Prop Designer for The Diary of Anne Frank. Props are the items held or used by actors during a production. One of the most important props in the show is Anne’s diary, and we asked Ezra

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February 20, 2018 | By Jenny

Cast List for The Diary of Anne Frank

We are excited to announce the cast for The Diary of Anne Frank. Thank you, thank you to all who auditioned – and an extra thank you to the young adults and teens who auditioned. Wow – you all

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December 7, 2017 | By Jenny

Cast List for 9 to 5: The Musical

Thank you SO, SO much to everyone who auditioned for 9 to 5: The Musical. What a turnout! We’re excited that our cast includes 14 people who are making their ACT Mainstage debuts! Violet Newstead … Marisa Noelle
Doralee Rhodes …

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October 8, 2017 | By Jenny

Cast List for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Wow! What a turnout we had for auditions! We are pleased to announce the cast list for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Ashley Fleming … Grace, Mother
Thomas Trauger … Father
Reese Carlton … Alice
Ruby Lane … Beth
Ella Miles …

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August 16, 2017 | By Jenny

“The only weapon I’ve got is comedy” – Mel Brooks

As a theatre, we’ve been thinking a lot about the timing of opening The Producers, a musical that includes Nazi imagery and references to Hitler, the week after the horrific events in Charlottesville. So we decided to go to the source.

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June 27, 2017 | By Jenny

Next Season in 35below

Since 2002, 35below has been a space for exciting theatre. Our 2017-18 season is no different. Tickets for all shows will go on sale on August 1, 2017. October 6-22, 2017 St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson
Produced by: Waylon Wood November 3-19, 2017 Red

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June 16, 2017 | By Jenny

Cast List for The Producers

  Asheville Community Theatre is proud to announce  the cast for Mel Brooks’ Award Winning Musical The Producers! THE PRODUCERS
Max Bialystock ……………………….. Zacary Landolt
Leo Bloom …………………………. Matthew Harper*
Ulla Svaden-Svanson …………………….. Alex Likens
Franz Liebkind ……………………………… Jeff Stone*
Carmen Ghia

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May 9, 2017 | By Amelia Driscoll

Places Please: Mermaids & Theatre Magic

The end of act two, scene eight of Peter and the Starcatcher could be the most spectacular moment in the show–a massive crack of thunder, flashes of lightning, cast members scattering in all directions off stage and a giant mermaid

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April 21, 2017 | By Amelia Driscoll

Places, Please: The Stage Manager Life

Keep Calm and Carry On. The phrase is plastered on t-shirts, pillows and coffee mugs, but it’s tattooed onto the heart of every stage manager—keep calm and keep things going. I’ve heard it said that a stage manager, in addition

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March 1, 2017 | By Jenny

Listen to This: February 23, 2017

Episode Title:  “The Best of Listen to This: Stories Too Good Not to Be Told Twice” Host: Tom Chalmers Featuring stories by Maryedith Burrell, Kathryn Cartledge & Elizabeth Eve, Grayson Morris, Sarah Spooner, and Waylon Wood. Plus songs by Kari Sickenberger & Vollie

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March 1, 2017 | By Jenny

Listen to This: January 26, 2017

Episode Title:  “When Life Pelts You with Lemons: Stories of Making the Best of a Bad Situation” Host: Tom Chalmers Featuring Kim Mako, Eamon Martin, Bill Wilson, Stephanie Morgan and Josh Batenhorst Originally presented live in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre, in downtown

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February 20, 2017 | By Amelia Driscoll

A Theatre Partnership Made in Heaven

As conversation about play selection began for Asheville Community Theatre’s 71st season, staff were unsure of exactly how many shows would be chosen. A typical season on the Mainstage holds six musicals or dramas, Youth Production Classes, Saturdays at ACT,

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