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May 19, 2022 | By Jenny

Cast List: [title of show]

  Announcing the cast of [title of show], our summer musical! Thrilled to see so many “new to ACT” names on this list – and thrilled that Graham is performing his first Mainstage lead! A huge thank you to everyone

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May 12, 2022 | By Jenny

Live Taping of The Asheville View at ACT

You’re invited to attend a live taping of the groundbreaking Asheville talk show, The Asheville View. Hosted by Aisha Adams, Kirby Winner, Myriam Weber, Tina White, and Kahlani Jackson, The Asheville View hosts are known for their edgy content, style,

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May 10, 2022 | By Jenny

The Giver: Study Guide

For every student matinee performance, we share a study guide that gives behind the scenes info, background on the show, suggested activities, and more! But you don’t have to be a student or a teacher to enjoy it yourself! Take

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April 25, 2022 | By Jenny

The Giver: Director’s Notes

For every Mainstage Season show, we ask the director to share their thoughts, inspirations, or research about the show. We include these notes in the playbill, but why wait to read until you’re sitting in the theatre? It’s a great

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April 20, 2022 | By Jenny

Meet Our New Artistic Director!

You’re Invited! Join us on Sunday, May 1 at 5:30 pm to welcome Robert “Bob” Arleigh White, our new Artistic Director! He officially begins work the next day – and we want him to meet YOU! We’ll be outside in

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April 11, 2022 | By Jenny

The Giver Opens Next on our Mainstage

Is it worth sacrificing life’s joys in exchange for a pain-free existence? One child begins to ask this question in The Giver, which opens next on our Mainstage. Adapted from Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning novel, The Giver opens April 29,

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March 21, 2022 | By Jenny

Guest Post From Elizabeth Huddleston, Board President

In recent weeks, ACT has had many questions and comments about our Covid policy at the theatre.  We thought it would be helpful to outline for our community what our Covid policy is and how it was created. First, the

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March 14, 2022 | By Jenny

Local Playwright Maria C. Young Explores the Search for Identity in “Transition”

The tumultuous world of college athletics can strip one of all normalcy and self identity. Maria Young, a star basketball player at TC Roberson and Limestone College, knows this firsthand. After exploring the subject in her memoir, Lost in a

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March 9, 2022 | By Jenny

Robert “Bob” Arleigh White Joins ACT as Artistic Director

The Board of Directors of Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) is pleased to announce the selection of Robert “Bob” Arleigh White to serve as the next Artistic Director of the community theatre. This position will work collaboratively with ACT’s Managing Director

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March 8, 2022 | By Jenny

Fight Girl Battle World: Director’s Notes

For every Mainstage show, we ask the director to share their thoughts, inspirations, or research about the show. We include these notes in the playbill, but why wait to read until you’re sitting in the theatre? It’s a great way

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February 24, 2022 | By Jenny

Ka-POW! Fight Girl Battle World Blasts Onto the Mainstage

Updated March 7, 2022 Aliens, androids, and space gerbils?!? Fight Girl Battle World, a sci-fi romp through a galaxy far, far away, opens next on the ACT Mainstage. Written by Qui Nguyen (Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, She Kills Monsters) and originally

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February 17, 2022 | By Jenny

Enter the Theatre-VERSE: Space Bloopers

In this issue, our hardworking stage manager SM-247 gets an extra moment to shine. Are there rimshot sound effects in space? Enter the Theatre-VERSE is created and written by Nicki LaRue.

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February 16, 2022 | By Jenny

Cast List: The Giver

Thank you to everyone who came out to auditions for The Giver! We are excited to announce the cast list, and we are eager to welcome so many first time ACT participants as well as reconnect with folks we’ve worked

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February 10, 2022 | By Jenny

January 2022 DEI Update

Our staff and board participated in a 10 week racial equity training session this summer with Collaborative Organizing. At the close of that training, board and staff members joined together to create a Cultural Change Agent Team (CCAT), a group

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February 3, 2022 | By Jenny

Update to ACT’s COVID Policy

Please review our updated safety policy below and let us know if you have any questions before attending your next Mainstage Season performance! Beginning March 1, 2022, in order to attend the Friday and Saturday performances of all ACT Mainstage

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