For more than 6 decades, Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high quality performances starring the Asheville community!

The Wizard of Oz

RSC Version; Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Alexa Edelman
October 4-27, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 10/17 and 10/24 at 7:30 pm

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. All the songs we’ve loved for years are here including “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” This production also commemorates the 60th anniversary of Tanglewood Youth Theatre, which began in the fall of 1959.

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Truth Be Told

Written and directed by Monica McDaniel; Produced by WinniesChild Productions; An Artistic Horizons selection
September 6-21, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

These two one act plays, twinned in theme, display the struggles of sexual abuse, and the aftermath; which is healing. The stories of two different persons are speaking the truth - or a truth - their truths - about going through this harsh and mind blowing journey. This powerful show has a bold message with a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Brothers Like These

Sponsored by the North Carolina Veterans Writing Alliance; Hosted by Joseph Bathanti
September 14, 2019

Saturday at 7:00 pm

Four years into their healing journey from scars carried over half a century, Vietnam veterans from the Charles George VAMC Creative Writing Program, return for their third staged reading at Asheville Community Theatre, where "Brothers Like These" was originally unveiled August 31, 2016. Their astonishing and deeply moving prose and poetry will inspire you, as it has dozens of audiences, in a variety of venues across North Carolina. It will also leave you with a keener appreciation of what it means, then and now, to be a combat veteran of the Vietnam War.

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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.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

The Wizard of Oz
RSC Version; Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg; Directed by Jerry Crouch; Music Direction by Sarah Fowler; Choreography by Alexa Edelman
October 4-27, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional Thursday performances 10/17 and 10/24 at 7:30 pm

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. All the songs we’ve loved for years are here including “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Merry Old Land of Oz” and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” This production also commemorates the 60th anniversary of Tanglewood Youth Theatre, which began in the fall of 1959.

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Truth Be Told
Written and directed by Monica McDaniel; Produced by WinniesChild Productions; An Artistic Horizons selection
September 6-21, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm

These two one act plays, twinned in theme, display the struggles of sexual abuse, and the aftermath; which is healing. The stories of two different persons are speaking the truth - or a truth - their truths - about going through this harsh and mind blowing journey. This powerful show has a bold message with a light at the end of the tunnel.

Buy Tickets Now
Brothers Like These
Sponsored by the North Carolina Veterans Writing Alliance; Hosted by Joseph Bathanti
September 14, 2019

Saturday at 7:00 pm

Four years into their healing journey from scars carried over half a century, Vietnam veterans from the Charles George VAMC Creative Writing Program, return for their third staged reading at Asheville Community Theatre, where "Brothers Like These" was originally unveiled August 31, 2016. Their astonishing and deeply moving prose and poetry will inspire you, as it has dozens of audiences, in a variety of venues across North Carolina. It will also leave you with a keener appreciation of what it means, then and now, to be a combat veteran of the Vietnam War.

Buy Tickets Now
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.

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Since 1946

Asheville Community Theatre has been delighting audiences with high quality performances, making us the oldest continuously operating theatre in Asheville and one of the oldest community theatres in the nation.

We provide entertainment, enrichment and education through the practices and celebration of the theatre arts.

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