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Costume Drama: A Fashion Show

July 7, 2017

Friday at 7:30 pm

For the sixth year in a row, Asheville Community Theatre will hold their annual event Costume Drama: A Fashion Show, Asheville’s most unique fashion show. This eclectic evening of inventive fashion has quickly become one of the highlights of the Asheville event calendar and sells out every year! Local designers compete for cash prizes in this Project Runway-esque show, and proceeds from tickets benefit the theatre.

Costume Drama: A Fashion Show will be held Friday, July 7 at the Renaissance Hotel.

6:00 pm – VIP Skyline Pre-Party
7:30 pm – Costume Drama: A Fashion Show

VIP: $125
Start off the night with a pre-show party at Top of the Plaza with open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres, then enjoy priority seating for the most unique fashion show in town! Limited tickets available.

General Admission: $35

2017 Design Categories: Light, Paper, Ribbon, Trashion

For Designers:
2017 Official Rules
Registration Form

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Gruesome Playground Injuries

By Rajiv Joseph; Directed by Jeff Catanese

July 14-July 30, 2017

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

Performed in 35below. Produced by Attic Salt Theatre Company. A poignant comedy, Gruesome Playground Injuries follows Kayleen and Doug’s odd connection as they find a certain kinship in a series of life-altering calamities. Shouldn’t every great love story leave permanent scars? Written by the award-winning author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

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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.

June 29, 2017: “Taxi Cab Confessions – A Fleet of Cab Stories” featuring stories and more by Vara Cooper, Roger Helm, Rigel Pawlak, and Jeff Thompson

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Raffle: Trip to London

A create-your-own theatre package for two to London, England!

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

Prize includes:

  • 2 round trip Business Class tickets to London on American Airlines
  • Transfers to and from the airport to your hotel
  • Accommodations for 6 nights at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel
  • Day 1-Guided tour of London
  • 3 day-tours: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge/City of Bath and Kensington Palace
  • 2 pre-purchased tickets to the theatre (you pick from an exclusive list)
  • 2 passes to ride the London Eye
  • $1,000 gift card to purchase theatre tickets, dine, tour and shop

Value: $10,000

Travel must be concluded by June 30, 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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RTS: The Hollow

By Agatha Christie; Directed by Marianne Lyon

August 18-20, 2017

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

Complete with generous dashes of humor, this classic who-done-it takes us into a British manor house filled with a medley of weekend guests. When a murder is committed, it becomes clear that any number of those present have every good reason to have killed the two-timing victim. Presented as a part of the Readers Theatre Showcase Series.

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Summer Camp Showcase

July 1, 2017

Saturday at 1:00 pm

The actors in our Advanced Camp at Tanglewood Summer Camp present an abridged version of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Performed at the Carol Belk Theatre on the campus of UNC Asheville.

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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. The Lobby Gallery will reopen in August 2017 after the Mainstage renovations have been completed.

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

For more information about future exhibits or having your work exhibited contact Sara LeDonne.

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The Producers

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan; Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks; Directed by Jerry Crouch

August 18-September 10, 2017

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

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to make millions by producing what could be the most notorious flop in history. They find the worst play ever written (the gloriously offensive “Springtime For Hitler”), raise two million dollars, and plan to run away to Rio with the money! Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! Based on Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy film.

Special Opening Night Event!
Don’t miss our biggest premiere in 45 years! Be a part of ACT’s history – join us for a gala event where we unveil our renovated Mainstage! Ticket includes:
6:00 pm – Red Carpet Cocktail Party with pre-show cocktails and appetizers by Sovereign Remedies
7:30 pm – Premiere performance of The Producers

Tickets are $100; for 2016-17 subscribers, tickets are $75 when redeeming a Flex Pass.

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