One of the nation’s fringier fringes celebrates its 17th year, Jan. 20-27.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives a diverse musical tribute on Jan. 22 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Don’t doubt that the Globetrotters are all-American athletes. They defeated the world champion Minnesota Lakers in 1948 and ’49, victories that helped integrate the National Basketball Association.
As this year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on some truly extraordinary theater ranging from splashy musicals, moving dramas and locally written plays.
In Western North Carolina, 2018 held numerous examples of the arts-infused actions aimed at collective liberation.
Costumes and comic books Batman: 2018 was a big year for geek culture in Asheville.
The work, filmed between Harold’s Cross and airports in Dublin, New York, Charlotte, and finally at Fornoff’s child hood home in Asheville, North Carolina, contrasts the excitement of going home with the mixed melancholy of returning.
“People are saying their deepest fears, people are challenging the system … but at the same time they’re also getting scored,” says Justin Blackburn. “Not only is it this empowering performance, [but it’s also] a game.”
Asheville’s premier “nerdlesque” troupe performs a night of Christmas-themed burlesque on Dec. 22 at The Crow & Quill.
Produced by Southside Rising and supported by partners such as Asheville Creative Arts, the show opens on Saturday, Dec. 15, and will be staged throughout the city.
The Thursday, Dec. 15 performance, featuring Roy Harris and Kathy Gordon, will center on holiday-themed tales.
The local historical twist on the Dickens classic will be performed Dec. 6-8 at the Vance Birthplace.
The collection of “storytelling superstars” perform Nov. 9 at Habitat Tavern and Commons.
The North Carolina Storytelling Guild’s annual event takes place Nov. 3 at the Henderson County Library.
Held monthly at The Mothlight, The Moth StorySLAMs in Asheville were an immediate sensation.
The combination Medieval Market and Viking Fight Night takes place Oct. 13 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre.
The electric Americana band hosts “3 Ring Shenanigans” art and music events Oct. 8-10 at Ambrose West.
Those yearning for a thorough version of this classic will find it here. The cast rises to the emotional challenge and reminds us how wild and untamed Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof can be.
Co-organizers Lori Horvitz and Lockie Hunter reflect on the groundbreaking series’ history.
The dual celebrations of Korean culture will be held Sept. 22 at the TC Roberson High School gymnasium.
Beauty Bar hosts readings by Euphoria for children of all ages on Sept. 16.