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A Christmas Carol: The Musical

December 6-22, 2024

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

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.

December 6-22, 2024.

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
Additional 7:30pm shows on 12/7, 12/12, 12/19, and 12/21

ABOUT THE SHOW

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into this spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story.

A talkback with the cast & crew of A Christmas Carol: The Musical will be held following the performance on Sunday, December 8.

Run Time: Two Hours (Approx.)

There will be a fifteen minute intermission for this show.

Content Awareness: This production depicts ghosts that may be frightening for very young audiences.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available
Descriptive Audio Performances: Dates coming soon.
Sign Interpreted Performance on December 15 (American Sign Language)

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A Slow Ride (35below)

July 12-21, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, & Sundays at 2:30 PM

A Slow Ride
Produced by HayesPlays

About The Show

Three generations of women take a Sunday ride. A story about the tension, humor, affection and near-demented discord of families; the journey of mothers and daughters; in-jokes, embarrassment and eyeball rolling; but also the concerns and terrors of living under — and living with someone within — the shadow of encroaching dementia.

About The Playwright

Award-winning playwright Joseph Reed Hayes has had dozens of productions and readings of his works in Florida, New York, California, and the United Kingdom; he’s also a performance artist and jazz producer, whose Jazz on Edge series encourages the performance of original music. Born in Manhattan, Hayes moved to Asheville in 2023, after a nearly three-decade career as a freelance writer and food critic in Florida. He has been a three-time associate artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and has been the recipient of state and local arts grants and fellowships. “A Slow Ride” and “Destination Moon” are his first Asheville productions.
https://www.hayesplays.com

Performances

July 12-21, 2024

A Slow Ride is produced by HayesPlays and is presented in partnership with Asheville Community Theatre in 35below.  Are you interested in producing a show in 35below? Fill out this application!

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Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps / Los 39 Pasos

June 21-July 7, 2024 / 21 de Junio-7 de Julio, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM / Viernes y sábados a las 7:30 p.m., domingos a las 2:30 p.m.


ESPAÑOL ABAJO

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS

By Patrick Barlow. Based on the novel by John Buchan and the film by Alfred Hitchcock. 

June 21-July 7, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is proudly sponsored by Bray Creech & Chad Storck – Joel Adams & Associates

ABOUT THE SHOW

Prepare yourself for a whirlwind adventure of suspense and comedy with Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. This fast-paced play is a unique adaptation of the 1935 classic Hitchcock thriller film, infused with a healthy dose of Monty Python-style humor. The story revolves around the central character, Richard Hannay, who inadvertently gets tangled in a mysterious web of spies, murder, and love. Remarkably, the entire riveting narrative unfolds through the talents of just four actors, who collectively portray over 150 characters, masterfully switching roles with lightning speed. Brimming with clever references to Hitchcock’s filmography, wry British humor, and ingeniously crafted theatrical inventiveness, The 39 Steps promises a rollicking evening of entertainment that leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.

A talkback with the cast & crew of The 39 Steps will be held following the performances on June 23rd and 30th. 

Run Time: Two Hours (Approx.)

There will be a fifteen minute intermission for this show.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available
Descriptive Audio Performances on June 28th and 29th
Sign Interpreted Performance on July 7th (American Sign Language)
Spanish Interpreted Performance on June 30th (Funding provided by a grant from ArtsAVL and Buncombe County)

Content Awareness

This production is rated PG-13. 

LOS 39 PASOS DE ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Del 21 de junio al 7 de julio de 2024
Viernes y sábados a las 7:30 p.m., domingos a las 2:30 p.m.

Por Patrick Barlow. Basada en la novela de John Buchan y la película de Alfred Hitchcock.

June 21-July 7, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM

Los 39 Pasos de Alfred Hitchcock es patrocinada por Bray Creech & Chad Storck – Joel Adams & Associates.

SOBRE EL ESPECTÁCULO

Prepárate para una tumultuosa aventura de suspenso y comedia con Los 39 pasos de Alfred Hitchcock. Esta acelerada obra es una adaptación única de la película clásica de suspenso de Hitchcock de 1935, con una buena dosis de humor al estilo de los Monty Python. La historia gira en torno al personaje principal, Richard Hannay, que sin darse cuenta se ve envuelto en una misteriosa red de espías, asesinatos y amor. De manera sorprendente, toda la fascinante historia se desarrolla a través del talento de sólo cuatro personas actuando, los cuales interpretan a más de 150 personajes, cambiando sus papeles con eficacia a la velocidad de la luz. Esta lleno de ingeniosas referencias a las películas de Hitchcock y también de la ironía del humor británico. Los 39 pasos es un ingenioso invento teatral que promete una divertida noche de entretenimiento que dejará al público al borde de sus asientos.

Los días 23 y 30 de junio, al terminar la función, se podrá conversar con el reparto y el equipo de Los 39 pasos.

Duración: Dos horas (aprox.)

Habrá un intermedio de quince minutos durante este espectáculo.

Accesibilidad

Todas las funciones: Asientos accesibles para sillas de ruedas y scooters
Funciones con audio descriptivo los días 28 y 29 de junio
Función con interpretación al español el 30 de junio (gracias a ArtsAVL y Buncombe County)
Función con interpretación de lenguaje de señas el 7 de julio (lenguaje de señas americano)

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Esta producción está clasificada PG-13.

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Bat Boy: The Musical

Book by: Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming; Music and Lyrics by: Laurence O’Keefe

July 21 - August 6, 2023

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

Based on the sensational story published in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a fang-tastic rock musical that takes you on a wild journey into the life of a half-boy, half-bat creature. Discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia, Bat Boy is taken in by the town veterinarian’s family and sets off on quest for acceptance, love, and the truth about his unholy origins. Through humor, heart, and an incredible rock musical score, the show explores themes of prejudice, compassion, and what it truly means to be human.

Indulge your curiosity and uncover the shocking secrets that lie beneath the surface of this simple mountain town.

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Sunday, July 23: Q&A Matinee with Post-Show Talkback

Accessibility

Saturday, Aug 5, 2023: ASL-Interpreted Performance

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

Content Disclosure: This show contains blatant violence, drug use, and sexual situations which some patrons may find disturbing. Patron discretion is advised. 

Photosensitivity Disclosure: this show contains several sequences of flashing lights which may affect patrons who are photosensitive. 

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Bright Star

Music, Book, & Story by Steve Martin; Music, Lyrics, & Story by Edie Brickell

April 21 - May 14, 2023

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

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Set in our very own Blue Ridge Mountains, Bright Star tells the story of Alice at two different points in her life: as a young girl in the mountains, and 22 years later as the well-to-do editor of a successful Asheville magazine. A serendipitous encounter inspires Alice to face her past, and a stunning realization changes her life forever. Bright Star is based on the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass album, Love Has Come for You, and centers particularly on the song “Iron Mountain Baby.” Be sure to listen also for the song with our namesake – “Asheville”!

Content Disclaimer: Bright Star contains swearing, language that some may find blasphemous, incidental drinking and smoking, and kidnapping.

 

Accessibility:

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30, 2023: Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired (DASI)

Saturday, May 6, 2023: ASL-Interpreted Performance

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Curtains: School Edition

October 20-22, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM

CURTAINS: SCHOOL EDITION

Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Book by Rupert Holmes. 

October 20-22, 2023

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies onstage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, Curtains is a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated PG. 

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Destination Moon (35below)

July 26-August 4, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, & Sundays at 2:30 PM

Destination Moon
Produced by HayesPlays

About The Show

Two people in two little rooms. A young woman, a bed, an unseen voice, music in the night, hope out of darkness. When we meet Truly in her room at the end of the hall, she is on her way to recovery, having spent years in and out of hospitals combating serious illness since she was a child. She’ll be going home soon, with every likelihood of a “normal” life. And home might as well be the moon. Truly deals with her fears by writing bad songs, reading odd old books and communing with Doc Miller, an unseen radio voice in the night.

About The Playwright

Award-winning playwright Joseph Reed Hayes has had dozens of productions and readings of his works in Florida, New York, California, and the United Kingdom; he’s also a performance artist and jazz producer, whose Jazz on Edge series encourages the performance of original music. Born in Manhattan, Hayes moved to Asheville in 2023, after a nearly three-decade career as a freelance writer and food critic in Florida. He has been a three-time associate artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and has been the recipient of state and local arts grants and fellowships. “A Slow Ride” and “Destination Moon” are his first Asheville productions.
https://www.hayesplays.com

Performances

July 26-August 4, 2024

Destination Moon is produced by HayesPlays and is presented in partnership with Asheville Community Theatre in 35below.  Are you interested in producing a show in 35below? Fill out this application!

 

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Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids

March 8-10, 2024

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM

DISNEY’S 101 DALMATIANS KIDS

Music & Lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Dan Root, and Martin Lee Fuller. Book Adapted by Marcy Heisler. Music Adapted by Bryan Louiselle. 

March 8-10, 2024

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita’s former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated G.

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Disney’s Descendants

May 17-19, 2024

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM

DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS

Book & Additional Lyrics by Nick Blaemire. Music Adaptation by Madeline Smith. Orchestrations by Matthew Tishler. 

May 17-19, 2024

Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films!

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated G. 

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Disney’s The Aristocats Kids

March 7-9, 2025

Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

DISNEY’S THE ARISTOCATS KIDS

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston. Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle. Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Michael Bernard.

March 7-9, 2025

Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionaire wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day. Everybody wants to be a cat in this stage adaptation of the classic Disney movie.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated G. 

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid

June 13-July 6, 2025

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM No July 4th show due to holiday

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Book by Doug Wright. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Music by Alan Menken.

June 13-July 6, 2025.

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

No July 4th show due to holiday.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

A talkback with the cast & crew of Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be held following certain the performance on Sunday, June 15.

Run Time: Two Hours (Approx.)

There will be a fifteen minute intermission for this show.

Content Awareness: This show is suitable for all audiences.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available
Descriptive Audio Performances: Dates coming soon.
Sign Interpreted Performance (American Sign Language): Dates coming soon.

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Elf The Musical

Book by: Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin; Music by: Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by: Chad Beguelin; Directed by: Jeff Catanese

December 2 - December 18, 2022

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30pm, and Thursday December 15 at 7:30 pm

Based on the beloved film Elf, this hilarious fish-out-of-water musical comedy is an extravaganza of holiday cheer! Join Buddy the Elf in his quest to share his authentic self, win over his birth family, and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas. Elf The Musical is bursting with bright costumes, jolly dancing, and show-stopping songs. This heartwarming holiday tale dazzles and delights all ages!

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Accessibility:

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Saturday, Dec 17, 2022: ASL-Interpreted Performance

Dec 10 and Dec 11, 2022: Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired (DASI)

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Elf: The Musical

December 1-23, 2023

Thursdays, Fridays, at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

Performances for December 21st, 22nd, & 23rd are cancelled.

It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of our upcoming performances of Elf: The Musical scheduled for December 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.

This difficult decision comes in light of recent health concerns affecting our cast and crew. The wellbeing of our theatre family and our patrons is our top priority, and we believe this is the necessary step to ensure everyone’s comfort.

We understand the disappointment this news may bring, especially during this festive season. Elf: The Musical is a show that has brought joy and laughter to so many, and it’s truly unfortunate that we cannot share these upcoming performances with you. We know that for many of you, this event was a much-anticipated highlight of the holiday season.

For those who have purchased tickets, our box office will be reaching out to you directly to arrange refunds or discuss alternative options.

We are incredibly grateful for your understanding and continued support during these challenging times. It is the strength and spirit of our community that keeps the arts alive in Asheville.
Thank you for your patience and kindness. We wish you a safe and joyful holiday season and happy New Year.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Embrace the spirit of Christmas with Elf: The Musical, a heartwarming and hilarious adaptation of the beloved 2003 holiday film. This enchanting musical follows the journey of Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole who embarks on a journey to New York City to find his real father. Through catchy, uplifting songs and zany comedic antics, Elf: The Musical serves a healthy dose of holiday cheer, laughter, and life lessons about identity, family, and the true meaning of Christmas. It’s a magical, festive spectacle guaranteed to light up the holiday season for all ages!

Jingle Bell Jamboree

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16, & 23 at 1:30 PM before Elf: The Musical

Join us for the Jingle Bell Jamboree – a pre-show experience offered during Saturday matinees of Elf: The Musical.
Children will be enchanted as they receive their special elf name and write heartfelt letters to Santa. They’ll play reindeer games, take on the challenge of the elf obstacle course, and create Christmas crafts. And to top it all off, characters from Elf: The Musical will be make a special appearance, providing perfect photo opportunities.

This is your chance to start the show with a heartwarming, festive celebration. Join us at the Jingle Bell Jamboree from 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM; this experience is limited, with only 25 tickets available, and each child must be accompanied by a guardian.

Add the Jingle Bell Jamboree pre-show experience to your Saturday matinee. 

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.
DATE TBA: Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired

DATE TBA: ASL-Interpreted Performance

Content Awareness

This production is rated G. 

 

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Elf: The Musical Jr.

December 16-17, 2023

Saturday & Sunday at 7:30 PM

ELF: THE MUSICAL JR. 

Music by Matthew Sklar. Lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Book by Bob Martin & Thomas Meehan. Based on the Elf film by David Berenbaum. 

December 16-17, 2023

Saturday & Sunday at 7:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated G. 

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Finding Nemo Jr.

August 9-10, 2024

Friday and Saturday at 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:00PM

DISNEY’S FINDING NEMO JR.

Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; Book Adapted By Lindsay Anderson
August 9-10, 2024

ABOUT THE SHOW

Explore the Big Blue World with Finding Nemo Jr., based on the beloved Pixar film! When Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With help from the always optimistic Dory, chill sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo overcome challenges on their journeys to find each other and themselves. Finding Nemo Jr. brings a vibrant underwater world to life onstage in a story of family, friendship, and adventure!

ACCESSIBILITY

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

CONTENT AWARENESS

This production is rated G. 

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Flyin’ West

February 16-25, 2024

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

Flyin’ West is a  compelling, crowd-pleasing drama by esteemed playwright Pearl Cleage. Set in the 1890s, the story unfolds in the historic town of Nicodemus, Kansas, one of the many all-Black towns established in the American West following the Civil War. Through the eyes of four African-American women, the play delves into their journey of resilience and aspiration as they navigate their lives against the backdrop of the harsh realities of the frontier and the societal constraints of the era. With themes of community, racial pride, and female empowerment, Flyin’ West is a powerful portrayal of the determination and grit of black pioneers, offering audiences a captivating glimpse into an often overlooked chapter of American history.

A talkback with the cast & crew of Flyin’ West will be held following the performances on February 18th and 25th. 

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.
Sunday, February 18, 2024: ASL-Interpreted Performance
Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18, 2024: DASI (Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired)

Content Awareness

This production is rated PG-13.  Flyin’ West contains profanity, racial and ethnic slurs, and discussions about slavery and murder. There are depictions of domestic violence, gun usage, smoking, and alcohol consumption. Recommended for patrons 9th grade and above.

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Into The Woods

April 11-May 4, 2025

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

INTO THE WOODS

Book by James Lapine. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

April 11-May 4, 2025.

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

One of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

A talkback with the cast & crew of Into The Woods will be held following certain the performance on Sunday, April 13.

Run Time: Two Hours (Approx.)

There will be a fifteen minute intermission for this show.

Content Awareness: Contains themes that may not be suitable for young audiences.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available
Descriptive Audio Performances: Dates coming soon.
Sign Interpreted Performance (American Sign Language): Dates coming soon.

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Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr.

October 25-27, 2024

Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR.

Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan.

October 25-27, 2024

Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

ABOUT THE SHOW

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle and the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends — Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo — have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him, and the four friends escape — with the help of some plotting penguins — to explore the world. They find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar A Musical Adventure Jr. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated G. 

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Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale For Mr. Dickens

December 14-17, 2024

Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS

Book by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne. Lyrics by Randy Courts and Will Osborne. Music by Randy Courts.

December 14-17, 2024

Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm

ABOUT THE SHOW

Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr. is an adaptation of book #44 of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world. The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where they meet the famous author Charles Dickens, who has a severe case of writer’s block. Jack and Annie witness the hardships faced by the poor, and their efforts to help only land them in prison. Mr. Dickens rescues Jack and Annie, and they, in turn, help him escape the sad memories that haunt him. In the process, they inspire Mr. Dickens to write one of the greatest holiday stories of all time.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated G. 

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Matilda: The Musical

April 12-May 5, 2024

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

Directed by Zoe Zelonky

Matilda: The Musical is proudly sponsored by Hensley Cloninger & Greer Attorneys At Law

ABOUT THE SHOW

Matilda: The Musical is a delightfully imaginative adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book. This Tony Award-winning musical weaves the story of Matilda, a young girl with a sharp wit, unbounded imagination, and psychokinetic powers. Despite the indifference of her shallow parents and the tyranny of the oppressive headmistress Miss Trunchbull, Matilda discovers the strength within herself to change her story. Infused with dark humor, whimsical storytelling, and dazzling performances, Matilda: The Musical is a testament to the power of imagination, resilience, and the transformative magic of learning. A must-see for audiences of all ages who love heartwarming tales of triumph against all odds.

Note: The role of Matilda is double-cast and features two wonderfully talented young actors performing the role of Matilda on alternating nights.

  • Ainsley – April 13, 19, 21, 27, 30*, May 3, 5
  • Josephine – April 12, 14, 20, 23*, 26, 28, May 4
  • * School Matinees (SOLD OUT)

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Friday, April 19, 2024: Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired

Saturday, May 4, 2024: ASL-Interpreted Performance

A talkback with the cast & crew of Matilda: The Musical will be held following the performances on April 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Content Awareness

This production contains strobe lights, loud noises, and some challenging themes and is rated PG.

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Native Gardens

By: Karen Zacarías

February 10 - February 26, 2023

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

Gardens and cultures clash in contemporary comedy Native Gardens! Tania, a very pregnant PhD candidate, and Pablo, her high-powered lawyer husband, buy a house with a big backyard in Washington, DC. Living next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank is great – until a disagreement arises over a long-standing fence line between their homes. The conflict spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. With witty humor and engaging real-life drama, Native Gardens showcases conflict – and the worst and best ways to work it out!

Content Disclaimer: Native Gardens contains mature themes, depictions of smoking, pregnancy/childbirth, microaggressions, and discussions of racism.

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Accessibility:

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Feb 18 and Feb 19, 2022: Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired (DASI)

Saturday, Feb 25, 2023: ASL-Interpreted Performance

Sunday, Feb 26, 2023: Spanish-Translated Performance by Cenzontle (Spanish audio listening devices will be available in the lobby before the show. Devices may be used in any seating location.)

 

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Our Town

By: Thornton Wilder; Directed by: Robert Arleigh White

September 30 - October 16, 2022

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

Our Town tells a story of life – from birth to love to death – that we can all relate to. Next-door families, the Gibbs and the Webbs, and their tight-knit small town, experience love and loss as they face the realities of life’s inevitable changes.

ACT gives this American classic a fresh approach and contemporary design to reflect our own town of Asheville, North Carolina today: how we look and sound, how we work and play, how we live and die. Come celebrate Our Town and heed the reminder to appreciate life’s most precious moments – the ones we spend with each other!

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Accessibility:

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Oct 8, 2022: ASL-Interpreted Performance

Oct 8 and Oct 9, 2022: Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired (DASI)

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Pippin

September 15-October 8, 2023

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM

About Pippin

Step into a world of magic, mystery, and self-discovery with the Tony Award-winning musical, Pippin. This Broadway classic, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson, tells the captivating story of a young prince on a daring quest for the ultimate meaning of life and fulfillment. From spectacular circus-inspired performances to stirring, emotionally-charged songs, Pippin unfolds as an exploration of the highs and lows of glory, love, and ambition. It’s a compelling narrative that continually asks one poignant question: is it more rewarding to live a simple life or to persist in relentlessly pursuing extraordinary feats? With its rich, allegorical storyline and memorable melodies, Pippin promises to enchant audiences, leaving them musing long after the final curtain call.

A talkback with the cast & crew of Pippin will be held following the performances on September 17th & 24th. 

Sponsored By

HomeTrust Bank and Dr. Elizabeth Huddleston

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Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.
Sunday, October 8: ASL-Interpreted Performance
Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24: Descriptive Audio for the Sight Impaired

Content Awareness

This production contains adult themes, suggestive language, and representations of violence. Rated PG-13.

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RTS: Charlotte’s Web

December 14, 15, & 17

Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

By Joseph Robinette

December 14, 15, & 17

Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

Come visit the Zuckerman farm where you will meet Wilbur the Pig, Templeton the Rat, the Goose, the Gander, and Charlotte the Spider to witness the miracles that can happen through the simple act of friendship.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated G.

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RTS: Dial M for Murder

November 17-19, 2023

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

DIAL M FOR MURDER

By Frederick Knott

November 17-19, 2023

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

Take a trip into the world of Noir. A simple door key, an interrupted phone call, blackmail, and suspicion combine to produce a darkly complex mystery which will keep you riveted on the edge of your seat. 

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production contains violence and scariness and is rated PG.

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RTS: Enchanted April

May 31-June 2, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

ENCHANTED APRIL

By Matthew Barber

May 31-June 2, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

To escape the cold rain and melancholy of Post WW1 London, four unlikely traveling companions share the cost of renting a seaside castle in Italy. In this romantic comedy, the women open up to the unexpected and experience a magical month of discovery and renewal.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated PG.

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RTS: Over The River And Through The Woods

April 26-28, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

By Joe diPietro

April 26-28, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated PG. 

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RTS: The Birds

March 22-24, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

THE BIRDS

By Conor McPherson

March 22-24, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier and made famous by Alfred Hitchcock, four strangers grapple with birds who have been transformed from creatures of beauty into terrifying, menacing predators.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated PG-13. 

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RTS: The Importance Of Being Earnest

February 16-18, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

By Oscar Wilde

February 16-18, 2024

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 PM

Wilde’s most successful and enduring play is a wonderful and witty comedy of deception, disguise and misadventure. Two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, create alter egos in an effort to avoid tedious social obligations and win the hearts of Gwendolen and Cecily, the two women they adore.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available.

Content Awareness

This production is rated PG. 

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Season Subscriptions

Available all year long!

If you’re planning to buy at least four tickets with us, a Season Subscription will save you some money! Subscriptions include five (5) ticket vouchers for ACT’s 2023-24 Mainstage Season.

  • Magic & Mystery: Our 77th Mainstage Season
  • Pippin – September 15-October 8, 2023
  • Elf: The Musical – December 1-23, 2023
  • Flyin’ West – February 9-25, 2024
  • Matilda: The Musical – April 12-May 5, 2024
  • The 39 Steps – June 21-July 7, 2024

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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.

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


Current Exhibit


Photography by Eric Perkins

“The key to my work is that I stopped, physically, to observe something. I raised my camera and recorded my observations.” – Julius Shulman

Eric Perkins is a man of many values and continued determination. Devoted to photography and the arts from an early age, Eric attended NYU as a film major and continued his education at UNC-Greensboro, and The New School in New York City.

Moving to New York City in the early 70’s Mr. Perkins worked for 23 years as business manager to the preeminent fashion photographer, Francesco Scavullo. This collaboration resulted in his authorship of seven published books, mostly focusing on fashion modeling and health & fitness. Other management positions followed, culminating in his move to Asheville, NC in 2016 to further pursue his photography and other business ventures.

Instagram: @ericperkinsphoto
website: ericperkins.smugmug.com

The Disney Cruise Raffle

March 1, 2024-August 18, 2024

Here’s your chance! Asheville Community Theatre is thrilled to offer you the opportunity to win a magical 4-Night Disney Cruise for four (or the cash equivalent). By purchasing a raffle ticket, not only do you get a shot at an unforgettable family vacation, but you also support the arts in our community.

Prize Details:

  • A Dream Cruise: The winner and three guests will embark on a 4-Night journey to the Bahamas aboard a Disney Cruise ship. You’ll stay in a Veranda Cabin with breathtaking views and top-notch amenities.
  • Customized Experience: Work with our travel agent, David Lloyd of Foothills Travel, to tailor your trip to perfection. Whether it’s exciting onboard activities or exploring the ports, your adventure will be exactly what you’ve dreamed of.
  • Travel Support: We’ve got you covered with an additional $500 to help with transportation to and from port, ensuring a smooth start and end to your magical journey.
  • Complete Assistance: From the moment you win to the end of your cruise, you’ll have personalized support to ensure your trip is seamless and unforgettable.
  • Raffle tickets are just $50 each, making this the perfect opportunity to potentially win a trip valued at $8,500, while supporting Asheville Community Theatre’s mission to enrich our community through the arts.

Don’t miss out on this chance to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Get your tickets now!

Click here to view the complete set of rules.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

February 7-23, 2025

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields.

February 7-23, 2025

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

A talkback with the cast & crew of The Play That Goes Wrong will be held following the performance on Sunday, February 9.

Run Time: Two Hours (Approx.)

There will be a fifteen minute intermission for this show.

Content Awareness: This production depicts some violence in a comedic manner.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available
Descriptive Audio Performances: Dates coming soon.
Sign Interpreted Performance (American Sign Language): Dates coming soon.

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The Sound of Music

September 20-October 13, 2024

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

September 20-October 13, 2024

Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 PM

ABOUT THE SHOW

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household.

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A talkback with the cast & crew of The Sound of Music will be held following the performance on Sunday, September 22.

Run Time: Two Hours (Approx.)

There will be a fifteen minute intermission for this show.

Content Awareness: This production depicts Nazis in a historical context.

Accessibility

All performances: Accessible wheelchair/scooter seating available
Descriptive Audio Performances: Dates coming soon.
Sign Interpreted Performance on October 6 (American Sign Language)

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To Be Revealed

May 16-18, 2025

Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

To Be Revealed on March 15, 2025

May 16-18, 2025

Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm

We look forward to announcing the title of this production on March 15, 2025!

Tickets will go on sale soon.
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