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Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn

November 16-18, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain… or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!? Performed by students ages 13-17 in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre Production Class.

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Audience Guidelines

13 has a rating of PG and might be best enjoyed by audiences who are middle school aged and up.

Adventures in Folklore

Presented by Red Herring Puppets

October 13, 2018

Saturday at 10:00 am

Enjoy multicultural tales hosted by Rowby, a friendly green alien who loves sharing stories he collects from Planet Earth. Each show includes four stories: Jack and the Beanstalk: a Celtic rendition, with music and narration by world-renowned harpist Robin Williamson; Dogs and Masters: a romp through the parks of Paris with animated cut-outs and music; Kamala’s Drum: a Himalayan folk tale about the spirit of generosity; and The Three Little Pigs, a fast-paced, rap version of the popular tale. Best for all ages. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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Aesop’s Fables

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

March 9, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Share stories like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse.” Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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African Folktales

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

January 12, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

Join a variety of characters in stories from the folktale traditions from across Africa. African music helps to set the stage for these energetic stories. Our stories include Anansi, porquoi tales and trickster tales. Best for Grades Pre-K - 5th. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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Alice in Wonderland

Adapted for the stage by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus; Directed by Candice Burchill

April 5-21, 2019

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

A journey into a world of complete illusion! All the familiar characters from Lewis Carroll’s famed Victorian fairy tale are here: Alice, The Mad Hatter, The White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, The Red Queen, The Cheshire Cat … and many more! Produced and reviewed on Broadway, this is considered the most successful dramatic version of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

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An Iliad

By Lisa Peterson and David O’Hare * Produced by Rarely Theatre * Directed by Trinity Smith Keel

April 5-21, 2019

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

Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller – possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps – fated to tell this story throughout history.  Starring Scott Keel.

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Avenue Q

Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Directed by Jeff Catanese; Music Direction by Rob Blackwell

October 5-28, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 10/18 and 10/25 at 7:30 pm

This puppet-filled witty and raunchy musical comedy follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. Recent college grad Princeton moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q – a street where puppets and humans alike live together. Princeton and his new-found friends struggle with issues of love, sex and sexuality, unemployment, and identity. Winner of the 2003 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

Leave the kids and the easily offended at home for this one!

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Audience Guidelines

Asheville Community Theatre gives Avenue Q a movie rating of R for content that includes graphic language, sexual situations, and adult themes. We do not recommend this show to anyone under the age of 17, and advise parents to carefully consider and/or research independently before bringing children under 17.

Adult Language

Adult Language

Drugs & Alcohol

Drugs/Alcohol

Sexual References

Sexual References

Other

If you are on the fence about this show, we recommend a Google search of the song list. Perhaps listen to a number or two from the soundtrack?

Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday

Produced by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts; Directed by Daniele Martin, music direction by Jonathan Santos, and choreography by Michael Hayes

December 21, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm

Black Nativity: Liberation Holiday is an artistic production in celebration of black heritage, contributions, creativity, and community, featuring music, dance, and poetry woven into a dramatic story. Guided by the creative team of director Daniele Martin, music director Jonathan Santos, and choreographer Michael Hayes, the show features live music by Santos Soul and the Soulution Band, with contributions from local artists such as the Urban Arts Institute (UAI) dancers, Olympia Garrett, JaNesha Renee, Kia Rice, Kasia Maatafale and DJ Twan. Coordinated by Southside Rising in association with Asheville Creative Arts, proceeds from this show will be used to support ongoing and developing opportunities for artists, performers and culture bearers of color in Asheville.

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Broadway Bootcamp – Fall Showcase

Directed by Mark Jones; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Jessica Garland

November 17-18, 2018

Saturday at 2:30 pm and Sunday at 6:30 pm

A cabaret style performance featuring solos, duets, trios and company numbers from the musical theatre songbook! Performed by our class of 8-12 year olds.

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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

By Alan Ball * Produced by: UNC Asheville’s Alpha Psi Omega (APO) Drama Honors Society * Directed by Missy Sullivan

September 7-23, 2018

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

While attending a wedding in Knoxville, Tennessee, five identically clad bridesmaids gather in an upstairs bedroom, each with their own reason to avoid the reception below. As the afternoon progresses, these five unique women uncover their common bond in this funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

UNC Asheville students should call the Box Office at 828-254-1320 to reserve complimentary tickets.

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Footloose

Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Lynda Shuler

February 8-March 3, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 2/21 and 2/28 at 7:30 pm

When teenager Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to a small town, he isn’t prepared for the stifling local laws, including a ban on dancing and rock music instituted by the local preacher. As he struggles to fit in, he encourages his classmates to defy the local pastor and call for a rock’n’roll prom. With an energetic Top 40 score amplified with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of opening minds and listening to the voices of young people. A musical version of the 1984 film.

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FrankenSTEM

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

November 10, 2018

Saturday at 10:00 am

Dr. Frank N. Stein is one of the world’s most famous scientists, but he needs YOUR help to use Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make his masterpiece come to life! See why audiences around the world made this Bright Star’s most popular STEM show last year. Best for for Kindergarten – 5th Grade. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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Hands on a Hardbody

Book by Doug Wright; Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics by Amanda Green; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Director: Lynda Shuler

June 7-30, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 6/20 and 6/27 at 7:30 pm

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they’ll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand new “hardbody” Nissan truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. Based on a true story.

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Holidays Around the World

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

December 8, 2018

Saturday at 2:00 pm

When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. Celebrate holidays from all over the globe – the Lohri Festival, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and more!

 

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Jack’s Adventures In Space

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

July 13, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

Jack, a young student, puts his imagination to work to take him on an out-of-this-world adventure through the solar system! Learn about all the planets that circle the sun. Best for Grades Pre-K – 6th. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

December 29, 2018

Saturday at 8:00 pm

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas.

Headlining the show is internationally-acclaimed violinist and storyteller Jamie Laval. Laval has performed for Her Majesty The Queen, appeared on the NBC Today show, and presented a TEDx Talk. His recent album Murmurs and Drones was voted “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards. Joining Laval is a cast of young, critically-prasied performers of Celtic harp, woodwinds, guitar, Irish step dancing, and extraordinary vocals.

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Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr.

Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler; Music by Zina Goldrich; Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park; Directed by Julie Wharton

November 2-4, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend, Lucille, doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting! Performed by students ages 8-13 in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre Production Class.

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Left Behind – Reflection

Written and directed by Monica McDaniel

November 30-December 8, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

As Logan is trying to get her life back from her long battle with drugs, she realizes that the very thing that she has been running from has been right in front of her the whole time. Join us for a night of reflection, singing, praising and discovery.

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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.

November 29, 2018: “Dinner Is Survived: Stories of Making a Mess of Making a Meal”
Featuring stories by Nina Hart. Dorrie Sieburg, Marlene Thompson and more, plus songs by Silas Durocher

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Lobby Hero

By Kenneth Lonergan; Produced by Ellipsis Theater Company * Directed by Jeff Messer

March 8-24, 2019

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

When a murder investigation brings together a pair of security guards, a cop, and his rookie to the lobby of a Manhattan apartment complex, loyalties and convictions will be pushed to the limit. Sometimes between truth, justice, and doing the right thing, you can only pick two.

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Love, Linda (The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter)

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman * Produced and directed by Misty Theisen

August 9-25, 2019

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

Love, Linda is a one-woman musical about Linda Lee Thomas, the glamorous spouse and driving force behind renowned American songwriter Cole Porter. The story of their unconventional 35-year marriage interweaves with innovative arrangements of Porter’s timeless music and clever lyrics to create the compelling narrative of Love, Linda.

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Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS

Book by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne; Lyrics by Randy Courts and Will Osborne; Music by Randy Courts; Based on "Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon" by Mary Pope Osborne

November 9-11, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm

Jack and Annie are two siblings who visit a magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize that they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It’s up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home. Performed by students ages 6-12 in our Tanglewood Youth Theatre Production Class.

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Nunsense-A-Men

By Dan Goggin * Directed by Sarah Fowler

January 11-27, 2019

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

When the Little Sisters of Hoboken – comprised of a former circus performer, a wannabe ballerina, a streetwise nun, a sister that’s lost her mind, and an overly ambitious second in command – discover that their cook, Sister Julia Child of God has poisoned 52 of their sisters, they must raise money to bury their dead. Think Mrs. Doubtfire goes to the convent for this delightfully funny and heartfelt show.

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Rabbit Hole

By David Lindsay-Abaire; Directed by Stephanie Hickling Beckman

August 9-25, 2019

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

Becca and Howard Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.

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Raffle: Trip to Hawaii

Win a fabulous trip for two to Hawaii!

The raffle has ended! Congratulations to winner Sharon Fahrer!

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Raffle tickets are $50 each – only 500 tickets will be sold!

Prize includes:

  • Flights: 2 round trip Business Class tickets from Charlotte* to Hawaii (arrive Honolulu, depart Maui); 2 “island hopper” tickets from Honolulu to Maui
  • Flowered lei greeting
  • Transfers to and from the airport to your hotel
  • Accommodations for 3 nights at the Sheraton Waikiki Beach Resort + 3 nights at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa
  • Tour of Pearl Harbor
  • Tour of Honolulu
  • Massages at Maui resort
  • Old Lahaina Luau – dinner and show for 2
  • All breakfasts included
  • $1,000 gift card to purchase surfing lessons, dine, tour, or shop

Estimated Value: $9,300

* A different departing airport may be exchanged for Charlotte airport; winner will pay any difference in ticket price.

The drawing will take place the week of March 5, 2018 or whenever all tickets are sold. UPDATE: The drawing will take place on Monday, April 16, 2018. Ticket sales end Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Travel must be concluded by December 31, 2018.

This is a fundraising project for Asheville Community Theatre, a 501 (c)(3) organization, and all Board Members, staff and other affiliated people of ACT are eligible to purchase tickets. An independent legal or accounting firm will supervise the drawing. You need not be present to win.

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Raffle: Trip to London

Win a fabulous trip for two to London!

We’re doing it again! We’ve given away 2 trips to London and we want to send YOU next! Tickets are $50 and only 500 will be sold.

Prize includes:

• 2 round trip Business Class tickets to London from Charlotte
• Transfers to and from the airport to hotel
• Accommodations for 6 nights in 4-star or higher hotel in central London
• 2 pre-purchased tickets to the theatre (you pick from an exclusive list of West End shows)
• 2 passes to ride the London Eye
• Up to $500 to spend on guided tours or additional theatre tickets
• Personal consultation with travel agent to customize your trip

Travel must be completed by December 31, 2019

ELIGIBILITY: Present employees of Asheville Community Theatre and any immediate family members residing with the employees are not eligible to participate. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest void where prohibited. You need not be present to win.

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RTS: Ancestral Voices

by A R Gurney - directed by RoseLynn Katz

June 7-9, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Breaking the rules of her upper crust social world and shocking her family, an older woman in the years before World War II divorces her husband and marries another man. Told lovingly by her grandson as a child, and later, after he becomes a mature adult, this tale, written expressly to be read aloud, nostalgically shows how an entire way of life has been erased by the passing of time. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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RTS: Arms and The Man

by George Bernard Shaw – directed by Jim Reid

August 30,31, September 1, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Often viewed as Shaw’s wittiest play, this is a borderline farce that will stimulate serious thinking about the nature of both romance and war. What is Raina to do when she finds that an enemy soldier has taken refuge in her room? What will her fiancee say? The plot, of course, thickens! Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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RTS: Awake and Sing

By Clifford Odets; Directed by Arnold Sgan

March 29-31, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

A Jewish family of three generations lives crammed together in a Bronx apartment during the Great Depression. In language both street-tough and poetic, the characters widely disagree about whether to hold onto their ideals or act in their own best interests as each one struggles to survive. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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RTS: Love, Loss and What I Wore

by Nora and Delia Ephron - directed by Martin May

October 26-28, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Composed of a unique medley of stories, some bittersweet, others poignant and laugh out loud funny, this play presents a psychological look at women – their often fraught relationships with their mothers, the men who did them wrong and the clothes that mattered to them in key moments of their lives.Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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RTS: The Constant Wife

by Somerset Maugham - directed by Anita Chapman

April 26-28, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

In this sophisticated Comedy of Manners about marital maneuvers in 1920’s London, when an independent-minded woman discovers her husband is having an affair, instead of playing the cliched role of the wronged wife, she lays bare the hypocrisy of the double standard, presents an unsentimental analysis of marriage, and offers a sensible solution. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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RTS: The Wisdom of Eve

by Mary Orr - directed by Wendy Strauss

September 28-30, 2018

Friday and Saturday at 2:30 pm in 35below; Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

 Based on a story and 1940’s radio play that inspired the film All About Eve and the musical Applause, this intriguing tale focuses on a stage actress at the height of her fame and prowess who hires a seemingly mild-mannered and helpful young woman to be her secretary. The results turn into a power struggle and a figurative fight to the death. Performed as Readers Theatre as a part of The Autumn Players’ Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

 

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Snowbound

By Tom Godleski; Directed by Lori Hilliard

November 30-December 16, 2018

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

BONUS: Added performance on Saturday, December 15 at 2:30 pm!

A revival of 2016’s premiere of this holiday family crowd-pleaser! It’s Christmas Eve in 1955 at a small town train depot where the snowy weather has caused some delays. Over the course of the evening, strangers become friends, friends become family, and the warmth of human connection is deepened through stories and songs. Though the weather outside is frightful, inside the depot it’s delightful as memories of Christmases past are shared. Written by local storyteller and musician Tom Godleski and performed with original music and traditional songs by local bluegrass musicians.

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Speech and Debate

By Stephen Karam * Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company

May 10-26, 2019

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

Three misfit teenagers come together to start a Speech & Debate team at school, protest the school’s production of Once Upon a Mattress, and take down a possibly predatory teacher. Loyalties shift and secrets are revealed in this dark comedy by Tony-winner Stephen Karam.

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Suggestion Box

Usually (but not always!) the last Wednesday night of the month!

7:30 pm

Presented by the Asheville School of Improv. Featuring members of The Deep End, Reasonably Priced Babies and students from the Asheville School of Improv. Tickets: $7.00 Students: $5.00

Next show: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

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The ACT Lobby Gallery

The ACT Lobby Gallery showcases an array of works by local artists and is curated by Sara LeDonne.

Tuesday – Friday from 10-4 and before curtain on show days.


Current Exhibit


Photography by Eric Perkins

“The key to my work is that I stopped, physically, to observe something. I raised my camera and recorded my observations.” – Julius Shulman

Eric Perkins is a man of many values and continued determination. Devoted to photography and the arts from an early age, Eric attended NYU as a film major and continued his education at UNC-Greensboro, and The New School in New York City.

Moving to New York City in the early 70’s Mr. Perkins worked for 23 years as business manager to the preeminent fashion photographer, Francesco Scavullo. This collaboration resulted in his authorship of seven published books, mostly focusing on fashion modeling and health & fitness. Other management positions followed, culminating in his move to Asheville, NC in 2016 to further pursue his photography and other business ventures.

Instagram: @ericperkinsphoto
website: ericperkins.smugmug.com

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The Big Dipper

Presented by Red Herring Puppets

February 9, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

This spectacular production uses cultural legend and scientific fact to enhance appreciation of The Big Dipper. Audiences learn how the Big Dipper can be used as a calendar, a compass, and a clock through stories from four cultures: the Chinese legend of K’uei, the Underground Railroad, the Greek legend of Callisto, and the Micmac Indian legend of the Sky Bear.  This curriculum based performance includes over two dozen beautifully crafted marionettes and twice as many shadow images. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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The Chicken and the Egg

Presented by Herring Puppets

April 13, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

Many a human has lain awake in bed
Wondering which came first, the chicken or the egg?
The mystery forms an endless loop,
Played out each day in the chicken coop.
The Chicken and the Egg is a lively shadow puppet play supporting classroom learning pertaining to life cycles and animal groups. The story features representative reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish and birds as they grow and reproduce. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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The Man in the Bright Nightgown

By Tom Huey * Produced by Occasional Theatre * Directed by Brenda Lilly

November 2-18, 2018

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

On a hot August night, an inebriated Jimmy Wharton stumbles into his backyard to converse one last time with the larger-than-life father he laid to rest earlier that day. As he works his way through their often fraught relationship, Jimmy ends up face-to-face with his own shortcomings in this colorful, comedic and poignant play written by award winning NC playwright Tom Huey. Starring Michael Lilly.

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The Pirate of Bully Bay

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

September 8, 2018

Saturday at 10:00 am

Ahoy Maties! This seafaring adventure teaches young buccaneers how to navigate the sometimes choppy waters of friendship by learning how to recognize, report and stand up to bullying. Best for Pre-K – 5th Grade. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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The Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris * Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello * Directed by Josh Batenhorst

December 12-16, 2018

Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm; Additional late night performances Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30 pm

When an out of work slacker takes a job as an elf in Macy’s Santaland, his hilarious observations of the shoppers and employees are much more naughty than nice. This one-man-act can only be described one way: crazy funny. Starring Tom Chalmers.

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Audience Guidelines

Asheville Community Theatre gives The Santaland Diaries a rating of R. The show is not intended for or geared towards children.

Adult Language

Plenty of swears throughout. Also includes a derogatory usage of the word "retarded." We are contractually obligated to perform the script as written.

Drugs & Alcohol

Includes references to drinking, being drunk, and smoking pot

The Wizard of Oz

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

June 8, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic. Best for Grades Pre-K – 6th. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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Tim Shelton’s A Very Vintage Christmas

Produced by Blue Ridge Promotions

December 6, 2018

Thursday at 7:30 pm

This show recreates some of the most beloved Christmas music that was written and performed from the 1940’s thru the 1960’s. After spending a dozen years guiding NewFound Road, one of Bluegrass musics’ most distinctive and admired ensembles, the acclaimed singer Tim Shelton wanted a bigger show the way some of his musical heroes produced their records and shows- Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell to name a few. “The way a live show might have looked in the 1940’s, 50’s or 60’s. A rhythm section, a horn section and great music. Classic sounds and classic style. That’s what this show’s about.”

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Velveteen Rabbit

Presented by the Bright Star Touring Theatre

May 11, 2019

Saturday at 10:00 am

A heartwarming tale of childhood and imagination. Based on the classic tale by Margery Williams Bianco, this show examines what it means to love and what it means to be real. Best for Grades Pre-K – 5th. Part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

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