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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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February 10, 2017 | By Jenny

Announcing our 72nd Season

Though we’re still just halfway through our current season, we have selected a slate of shows for 2017-18, our 72nd season. Audition dates will be announced in March. Subscriptions will go on sale in April, and single tickets will go

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January 26, 2017 | By Amelia Driscoll

Demolition Derby

Photo credit: Jill Summers Demolition Derby is the renovation catchphrase these days. With demolition in full swing—and moving FAST—it’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago we were putting on a show. Much has changed since then. If you’ve been

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January 26, 2017 | By Amelia Driscoll

Let’s Do This

Photo credit: Anthony Guidone All hands on deck, hard hats on, tool belts fastened. Let’s do this! Over the past week, Asheville Community Theatre’s Mainstage took a final curtain call, and while this wasn’t the closing performance of the theatre, it was

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January 11, 2017 | By Jenny

Renovation ACT

Since 1946, Asheville Community Theatre has been producing dramas, comedies, musicals and more. For years, we were a vagabond company, producing shows in auditoriums all over the city. But in 1972, the curtain opened for our first show in our

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