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August 16, 2018 | By Jenny

Actor Spotlight: Haven Volpe

Another actor making his ACT Mainstage debut is Haven Volpe.  He just finished starring in Robin Hood at Montford Park Players, where more than 6,000 people enjoyed him in the role of Will Scarlett, one of Robin’s Merry Men. In

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August 10, 2018 | By Jenny

Actor Spotlight: Mandy Bean

The fierce, funny, and fabulous Mandy Bean is back onstage at ACT! You’ve seen her as Jeannie in The Great American Trailer Park Musical or perhaps in Snowbound or Nuncrackers. Or, if you’re a Montford Park Players aficionado (and if you’re

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August 10, 2018 | By Jenny

Cast List for Avenue Q

So excited to share our cast list for next season’s opener of Avenue Q! Thank you to EVERYONE who came out for the auditions – we had an amazing turnout of so many talented people! Drumroll, please: Ariel Casale –

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August 1, 2018 | By Jenny

Actor Spotlight: Daniel Sandoval

This August on the Mainstage, Asheville Community Theatre will present the NC premiere of The Groundling by Marc Palmieri, a play about the ups and downs of marriage and relationships. About the show: After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare

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July 12, 2018 | By Jenny

The 2018-19 Season in 35below

In 35below, ACT asks for proposals for shows from local producers, directors, and writers. We received more proposals to produce shows in 35below than ever before, and we are crushed that we don’t have enough weekends to present all that

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July 12, 2018 | By Jenny

Cast List for The Groundling

So excited for this show! Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned. Announcing the cast for the NC Premiere of The Groundling: Bob Malone – Daniel Sandoval*
Karen Malone – Jenni Robinson
Frank – Ralph Redpath
Dodd –

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May 11, 2018 | By Jenny

Cast List for The Full Monty

Announcing the cast for Asheville Community Theatre’s production of The Full Monty: THE MEN
Jerry Lukowski ……………….……..………..….… Corey Link
Nathan Lukowski ………………….….…. Evan Oldenburg
Dave Bukatinsky ……………..…………..…… Michael Crosa
Malcolm MacGregor ……………….…….. Andy Thompson
Ethan Girard………………………….…….…..….… Nick Biggs*
Harold Nichols …………………..….…….….…..…

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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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