“From the opening number to the closing epilogue, Sweeney grabs you and won’t let go.”
The audience is transported to a filthy, foggy London street circa the 1800s. The chilling musical runs through Sunday, Oct. 30.
Horror is king at Asheville Community Theatre, The Magnetic Theatre and North Carolina Company Stage. Serial killers, axe murderers and mysterious fiends all take front and center, leaving a few bodies behind in the process.
This is the story of three Mississippi sisters who’ve drifted apart, but when Babe shoots her abusive husband, tongues start wagging all over town. This stirs wild, wandering songstress Meg homeward to their grandfather’s house where their faithful sister Lenny has been a caregiver.
Upcoming performances of the Hollywood-based, one-woman play are at 35 Below on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., from May 13-22.
About a dozen authors will respond to a single writing prompt that’s loosely connected to House Bill 2 to raise money to undo the legislation. This first iteration of Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe’s new Authors for Action series takes place at Asheville Community Theatre on Wednesday, May 18.
The Man Who Came to Dinner, a chaotic comedy about the worst house guest in the history of house guests, in onstage at Asheville Community Theatre through Sunday, April 24.
Organic Armor is hosting an introductory costume-making workshop Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17; Asheville Community Theatre uses volunteers to help with its costume making.
The Dr. Seuss-inspired musical runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., until Sunday, March 6.
As written, Oleanna forces us to contemplate our thoughts on other cases of sexual harassment and alleged rape. Where should the line be drawn, and what is going too far? What truths do we not see behind the closed door?
Standouts include An Iliad, Art, Young Frankenstein and more.
The mark of a great holiday show is finding one that is both entertaining and heart warming. Asheville Community Theatre has just such a show with its latest offering, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It runs through Sunday, Dec. 20.
There is one place where the holidays work out perfectly (or perfectly imperfectly): on the stage. And this year, local theater companies are pulling out the stops.
Judging from the large crowds who fill the auditorium with their even larger laughter, ACT clearly has another hit on its hands with Young Frankenstein. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 25.
This week’s events include a 40th anniversary celebration of Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as screenwriting and digital cinematography workshops.
Born from Asheville Community Theatre’s desire to attract a wider audience, this competitive runway show sees 40 local designers vying for titles in four zany categories: tape, nature, inflatables and Christmas in July.
This week: Screening of silent film classics, cult favorites and Beer Week docs.
“It’s a strange process; it’s like osmosis,” says producer, writer and director Waylon Wood of his latest play, Letters and Notes Found on the Windshield at the Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot. It opens at Asheville Community Theatre’s black box performance space 35below on Friday, May 8.
Before a word is uttered on stage, the audience is awe-struck by the set. Constructed by Jack Lindsay, it fills the wide ACT stage. It looks and feels like it has been plucked out of New Orleans circa 1950 and dropped into downtown Asheville.
The inaugural Asheville Amadeus Festival — which runs March 17-22 — sees the Asheville Symphony Orchestra team up not only with Highland Brewing Co., but also with local groups ranging from N.C. Stage Company and the Asheville Art Museum to the Blue Ridge Orchestra and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.
The musical A Chorus Line ran on Broadway from 1975 to 1990 and won practically every award that existed for theater during its run. Asheville Community Theatre’s production is presented by Aloft, and runs through Sunday, March 1. It’s directed by Chanda Calentine with musical direction by Gary Mitchell and choreography by Tina Pisano-Foor. Mother-daughter […]