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

Miracle on 34th Street

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies; Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture; Directed by Candice Burchill
December 5-20, 2019

Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional evening performances Thursday Dec. 5, Wednesday, Dec. 18, & Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm

The whole family will enjoy this funny, poignant and faithful adaptation of the classic 1947 film. When Kris Kringle gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s, he surprises employees and customers by claiming to be the real Santa Claus. But can he convince the skeptical Susan and her mother?

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RTS: The Last Night of Ballyhoo

By Alfred Uhry; Directed by Wendy Strauss
November 22, 23, and 24, 2019

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

It is 1939, and in Europe, the Nazis have begun rounding up Jews. In Atlanta, the posh German-Jewish community -- including the Freitag family with two daughters -- is preparing for Ballyhoo, the annual ball where young people can meet suitable future spouses. When Uncle Adolph brings home his new employee, a Brooklyn bachelor with an Eastern European background, a series of unexpected events transpires. This Tony Award winning play is comedic, romantic and deeply touching, as characters confront their prejudices, beliefs and identities.

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The Santaland Diaries

By David Sedaris; Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello; Directed by Josh Batenhorst
December 11-15, 2019

Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 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. It’s the 18th year in a row for this show at ACT! Starring Tom Chalmers.

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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

Miracle on 34th Street
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies; Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture; Directed by Candice Burchill
December 5-20, 2019

Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm; Additional evening performances Thursday Dec. 5, Wednesday, Dec. 18, & Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm

The whole family will enjoy this funny, poignant and faithful adaptation of the classic 1947 film. When Kris Kringle gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s, he surprises employees and customers by claiming to be the real Santa Claus. But can he convince the skeptical Susan and her mother?

Buy Tickets Now
RTS: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
By Alfred Uhry; Directed by Wendy Strauss
November 22, 23, and 24, 2019

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

It is 1939, and in Europe, the Nazis have begun rounding up Jews. In Atlanta, the posh German-Jewish community -- including the Freitag family with two daughters -- is preparing for Ballyhoo, the annual ball where young people can meet suitable future spouses. When Uncle Adolph brings home his new employee, a Brooklyn bachelor with an Eastern European background, a series of unexpected events transpires. This Tony Award winning play is comedic, romantic and deeply touching, as characters confront their prejudices, beliefs and identities.

Buy Tickets Now
The Santaland Diaries
By David Sedaris; Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello; Directed by Josh Batenhorst
December 11-15, 2019

Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and 9:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 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. It’s the 18th year in a row for this show at ACT! Starring Tom Chalmers.

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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