Hair is a form of expression and individuality. It can reflect our personalities, our struggles, our successes and our culture. This metaphor is extended throughout Keli Goff’s play The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks, and Curls, which Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective is currently producing at the Tina McGuire Theatre through Sunday, Feb. 18.
‘Elf: The Musical’ returns to the Asheville Community Theatre for a second consecutive year. Also returning is actor Carson Fox in the lead role of Buddy.
Viewers are immediately immersed into a wacky world where humor and absurdity seems to be the main objective.
With its opening song and dance, “Treasure Island” takes advantage of Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre’s newly refurbished stage, which thrusts forward into the audience.
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.
Robert Dale Walker (of Rough Play theater company) has done an extremely sound job of directing such a bleak play. He has the show stripped to the bare essentials, allowing it to challenge ideology and faith.
The play launches, onstage at The BeBe Theater Thursday, Nov. 7-Saturday, Nov. 23 The Sublime Theater’s second season.
While it’s near impossible to see all the productions our wonderfully artistic town has to offer, this one is essential.
As in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ things aren’t always what they seem.
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.
The terrific live band is reason enough to see Bright Star, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
From the moment the lights come up we feel like we’re in Neil Simon’s version of ‘On Golden Pond.’ The woodsy scenic design by Sandra Lopez is absolutely beautiful. It is one of the production’s greatest assets.
This play reminds audiences that if we spend our life bitterly struggling to fulfill our dreams, in the end, our biggest regret will be that we didn’t enjoy the journey.
Silent Sky helps us fantasize about a perfect galaxy where everyone has equal opportunities.
The Gin Game resounds with witty humor by poking fun at the matters of aging. It then cleverly challenges our comfort-zone with deep drama, scolding us for making light of such a serious subject.
Footloose touches most intriguingly on an era when being free and expressing oneself with music and dance was bitterly frowned upon by certain belief systems.
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.
The Bad Seed induces a disturbing, psychological message for the ages. If a child can be manipulative and clever enough to get away with murder — what will happen when they become an adult in a position of power and authority?
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.
This will be Different Strokes! final show in The BeBe Theatre. The company is moving to a new space in the near future called The Downstage Performing Arts Center.
FRP’s version is even more entertaining than both the Broadway version and the film — a feat not to take lightly, as this production had the power to draw Tony-nominee Terrance Mann to the opening.