Flat Rock’s Christmas Carol is a lovely treat.
The show was short on flesh (Madame Onça’s bare midriff being the most consistently on display), surprisingly long on song, and perhaps not as rich in comedy and variety as the vaudeville moniker would suggest.
Something unusual is happening at The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in Mars Hill. On December 1, 2, 4, and 5, SART will present the world premiere of Fresh Preserves. Written by Tom Godleski, with original music performed by Buncombe Turnpike, it is a story about life in our part of the world. Fresh Preserves will […]
The Little Foxes is the terribly sad but wildly entertaining story of one of the worst families imaginable.
There are few greater theatre-going pleasures than coming to grips with one of the handful of theatrical masterworks any given culture manages to create.
One can’t help but love Scott Treadway’s rubberized face.
For its one hour, ten minute length, Get Your Mind Out of the Butter may well represent the best live sketch comedy available in this town.
If frivolity is what you’re after, Flat Rock Playhouse’s production delivers.
Parkway Playhouse world premieres the original, full-scale musical, based on the sad tale of Tom Dula.
The Montford Park Players perform Shakespeare’s “problem play” at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. The show runs Friday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 22.
“Funny is money,” Mel Brooks has always liked to say, and with the musical The Producers, he proved it.
Mitch and Morrie are embodied by superlative actors unerringly committed to their roles, in this exceptional production at SART.
Flat Rock has assembled a cast of local luminaries who deliver performances worthy of their better-known predecessors, and the unique setting adds significant power and pleasure to the proceedings.
Asheville High grad Elisabeth Gray is a gifted writer and performer, and an ambitious producer.
Onça O’Leary and her Future of Tradition Productions promised a lot from the fourth annual ABSFest this past weekend.
With Montford Park Players’ Asheville Shakesperience, a cast of eight performs some of the Bard’s most famous scenes — with mixed results.
Richmond native Paolo Garbanzo — are you laughing yet? — started juggling at 12, gave up guitar at 16 (hoping an "athlete of the small muscles" would be even more appealing to women than a rocker), taught himself fire-eating at 18, cracked his first original joke at 19 or 20 and has since earned a […]
What to do when opening night for your world premiere play’s coming right up and your lead actress, distracted by your lead actor, steps off the stage and pops her knee? Promote your intern to understudy, and hope she doesn’t have to go up against the critics.
Possibly the hardest job in theatre is taking charge of an established institution after the founder departs. Founders tend to be indefatigable forces, spending decades building startups into substantial organizations, and commanding a fierce loyalty from colleagues, audiences and supporters that makes it nearly impossible for a newcomer to take the theatre in a fresh […]
For The Glory began life as Frank Wildhorn's The Civil War: Our Story in Song, with a book by Gregory Boyd and Wildhorn, and lyrics by Jack Murphy, which debuted at Houston's Alley Theatre in 1998, played Broadway for a few months in 1999, was nominated for a Tony Award for best musical, and toured […]
It couldn’t be better had it been planned: an opportunity to see productions of two plays by that old Greek, Euripides, in one weekend — The Trojan Women at UNC-Asheville and The Bacchae at Warren Wilson College. Better still: both are presented outdoors, just as the Greeks would have had it.