Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer led a chorus of support for the 83-year-old city landmark, which was forced to close temporarily July 5 after its heating, ventilation and air conditioning units failed.
With its opening song and dance, “Treasure Island” takes advantage of Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre’s newly refurbished stage, which thrusts forward into the audience.
Disability Pride Month is celebrated with an art show in West Asheville. Plus, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance turns 20; a parade of lake monsters in Black Mountain; and more.
The actor talks new projects and the city’s theater scene.
Watching Cinderella: Enchanted, it’s impossible not to imagine what it would be like if a magical fairy or spirit appeared to change our pathways for the better.
“Say Goodnight, Gracie,” opens May 18, followed by “The Azure Sky in Oz” on May 19.
Lauren Rogers Hopkins, education programs manager at Flat Rock Playhouse, discusses helping kids find their creatives voices.
Unlike any of Asheville Creative Arts’ previous productions, Shell is categorized as “baby theater.” Such performances are intended for children 5-years-old or younger (accompanied by their caretakers).
Rae Geoffrey, managing director of Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, discusses the power of giving, the arts and the unique superpowers women bring to leadership positions.
The creative team behind ACT’s latest production believes community theaters have a particular obligation to establish healthy conversations about complex subjects.
Local theater professionals, musicians and photographers lend their expertise to this year’s reflections.
The senior artistic director at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre discusses the local scene and the work being done for and about exceptional children.
Actors and directors discuss the importance of pushing boundaries in local theater.
Representatives from Different Strokes, Asheville Community Theatre and NC Stage discuss making their theaters more welcoming spaces.
Danny Ellis, Gareth Higgins and Paula O’Brien discuss being Irish Americans and how that status has influenced their art.
The Parkway Playhouse, Montford Moppets and Flat Rock Playhouse’s Studio 52 instill life skills in local young people through the magic of theater.
A Different Myth and programs at Asheville Community Theatre and the YMI Cultural Center seek to help solve arts equity issues.
Xpress rounds up three local shows that remind us that part of the reason for the season is wonder, laughter and artful stage magic.
Checking in with the executive directors of the Asheville Area Arts Council, Magnetic Theatre and Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community.
Black Mountain will explore some of the town’s ghost stories with downtown walking tours. Plus, FIND Outdoors presents The Legend of Tommy Hodges, a local artist tackles the pandemic with dinosaurs, and the Junior League invites kids to Touch-a-Truck.
The all-star lineup of Asheville musicians features members of Dr. Bacon, Natural Born Leaders, Modern Strangers, Andrew Thelston Band and more.