Judy Calabrese’s Asheville Fringe hit heads to the Tina McGuire Theatre, Oct. 18-19 and 25-26.
While it’s near impossible to see all the productions our wonderfully artistic town has to offer, this one is essential.
Want to add an extra layer of intrigue to your recreation? Try a costumes community bike ride, an LGBTQ+ walking tour, an escape adventure or a figure drawing salon.
“I find that, in Western North Carolina, the vast majority of people and institutions at least aspire to be welcoming,” says Blue Ridge Pride Executive Director Tina White.
Actor and playwright Mike Wiley, as Galloway, delivers a rousing one-man show on the life of the slave, spy, and N.C. senator. The production runs through through Sunday, Oct. 6.
Murphy Funkhouser Capps takes us along for the ride from her childhood through motherhood, and beyond. She provides laughter and pathos amid the literal stacks of world-worn suitcases that adorn the stage around her.
Different Strokes is the first resident theater company at The Wortham Center (formerly known as The Diana Wortham Theatre). That partnership and the Tina McGuire Theatre debut with the premiere of Different Strokes’ production, ‘The Education of Ted Harris,’ on Thursday, Sept. 12.
“I love talking about things that people don’t want to talk about, and this is a touchy subject,” McDaniel says. “Nonetheless, we need to be comfortable enough with each other to have these talks.”
As in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ things aren’t always what they seem.
There’s a universal truth or two that confronts us through the clever dialogue and well-placed gallows humor.
A pop icon upends small-town sensibilities and stirs up some latent sexual tension in 1958.
The play stars Cardboard Sea company members Kristi DeVille and Kirstin Daniel, with newcomers Stevie Alverson, Sam Yoffee and Travis Lowe, and there’s original music by Ryan Anderson of local self-described “basement arena rock” outfit Minorcan.
The importance of the deaf and blind culture is kept in the limelight with The Miracle Worker, and this moving and unexpectedly funny production deserves to be a hit for SART.
Empyrean Arts observes its fourth anniversary with Freakshow, a showcase of student performances (and birthday cake) on Saturday, July 27.
The Gathering Dark’s creative blend of Mitchum and Springsteen will be performed July 28 at Sanctuary Brewing Co.
The musical shares the story of misfit refugees and performers who band together for survival in a war-torn world.
Outdoor theater remains the best way to experience the Robin Hood stories, and the amphitheater’s setting, full of the sounds of nature, adds to the overall enjoyment of the play.
The comedy stage show runs July 12-14 at The Magnetic Theatre.
The show was probably played as contemporary from its 1965 Broadway premiere through at least the early 1990s, but it’s become a bit of a relic of its era, with its casual approach to what can be considered somewhat toxic masculinity today.
The staged reading of Barbie Angell’s play opens The Magnetic Theatre’s New Play Development Program on June 27.
‘Rules and How to Break Them’ opens Thursday, June 20, and will run for six performances at The Bebe Theater.