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March 18, 2021 | By Jenny

Seeking Designers for Costume Drama: A Fashion Show 2021

Calling all designers! Apply to be a part of Costume Drama 2021! Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is an eclectic evening of inventive fashion that is one of the highlights of the Asheville summer! It is a fundraiser that supports

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February 17, 2021 | By Jenny

Update on ACT’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  In June 2020, we shared a statement in response to the continued violence perpetrated against members of the Black community. Our statement ended with: As a theatre, we are in process of reflecting on the ways in which we contribute to

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October 28, 2020 | By Jenny

The Autumn Players present “Presidential Voices”

As we approach Election Day, 2020, it is interesting and instructive to consider the thoughts of previous presidents on government, politics, and on being the Chief of State. The Autumn Players, the senior wing of Asheville Community Theatre, will present

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June 3, 2020 | By Jenny

ACT’s Response to Racial Injustice

Dear Friends, I wanted to write to you today to share ACT’s statement on racial injustice. We will be posting this statement across our social media platforms today: # # # Black lives matter, Black stories matter, Black art matters. We stand together with

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March 11, 2020 | By Jenny

ACT’s Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Updated: March 17, 2020 Asheville Community Theatre will be closed for the foreseeable future. We are unable to know when we will be able to reopen. It is our intention to reschedule any upcoming event; we also understand that this may

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February 14, 2020 | By Jenny

Cast List: Little Women

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who auditioned! We had 133 people at auditions, and could have cast this show many times over. We’re so excited that so many people are eager to tell this story! Here is

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February 11, 2020 | By Jenny

Announcing our 75th Mainstage Season!

We are SO excited to announce our 75th Mainstage season! Tickets and subscriptions will go on sale later in the spring, but we wanted you to have the first look at what’s coming up next! We’ll also be announcing Mainstage directors

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January 22, 2020 | By Jenny

Remembering Susan Dillard

We are so sorry to share that our friend Susan Dillard passed away on Saturday, January 4. A memorial service is planned for the spring, and a date will be announced once it is known. Thank you to Deborah Austin, her

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December 3, 2019 | By Jenny

Miracle on 34th Street: Study Guide

You don’t have to be a teacher or student to enjoy the study guide that accompanies our production of Miracle on 34th Street! Read the history of the show, enjoy an exclusive interview with Director Candice Burchill, and find out

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October 13, 2019 | By Jenny

Cast List: Miracle on 34th Street

We’re so excited to share the cast list for our next Mainstage show! Congratulations to all who were cast, and a big thank you to everyone who auditioned. We wish we had enough roles for everyone who came out! Paige Gorczynski

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August 20, 2019 | By Jenny

Cast List for The Wizard of Oz

We’re off to see the Wizard – the wonderful Wizard of Oz! And here’s who’s going along! Dorothy Gale … Faith Creech
Hunk/The Scarecrow … Dillon Giles
Hickory/The Tin Man … Mark Jones
Zeke/The Cowardly Lion … John O’Neil
Aunt Em/Glinda

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August 10, 2019 | By Jenny

Actor Spotlight: Courtney DeGennaro Robinson

Courtney DeGennaro Robinson makes her first appearance at ACT in Rabbit Hole. She has most recently appeared on stage as Grace in the off-Broadway production of Starbright, Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, Sam Fried in Coyote on a Fence,

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August 8, 2019 | By Jenny

Actor Spotlight: Joann Johnson

For Joann Johnson, the theater was a big part of her life in middle school and high school. Her roles as a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Lady in Waiting in the Princess and the Pea, and the

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August 5, 2019 | By Jenny

Actor Spotlight: Jon Morrison

Jon Morrison is 23 years old and new to the Asheville area. This is his first play at ACT and he’s really grateful to be a part of it. He likes to watch movies and write. Earlier this year he

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June 14, 2019 | By Jenny

Cast List for Rabbit Hole

We are so excited to announce the cast of Rabbit Hole, the final show in our 2018-19 Mainstage season. We had an incredible amount of people at auditions, and are always so amazed at the depth of talent in our

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