Asheville Creative Arts bravely tackles a show for children that is also designed to appeal to adults. It runs through Sunday, April 9.
Directed by Chanda Calentine, the show is a wonder of motion and energy. The Belk space lends itself to clever staging. A cast of 13 actors play more than 100 roles, from members of the Royal British Navy, to pirates, islanders and orphans of an assortment of ages and genders.
Larry Shue’s play The Foreigner — onstage through Sunday, March 5 — has been a popular staple of community theaters for nearly 30 years. Good comedies are hard to come by, especially ones that stand the test of time.
When Riddle died in Asheville, in 1980, he had finally achieved some degree of recognition for his unlikely contributions to the origins of country music.
This is a show that is a dash of “Downton Abbey” with classic Noel Coward comedy mixed in, making for a heady evening at the theater.
The production, staged on the new Fangmeyer stage at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, runs through Sunday, Jan. 22.
Those with a deeper-than-passing knowledge of musical theater over the past 60- plus years might better appreciate some of the comedy, but it is not required. The humor still works for even a Broadway neophyte.
Another year of great local theater has come to an end, and 2016 proved to be exceptional for audiences who love an evening’s entertainment at one of the many great playhouses and experimental spaces throughout Western North Carolina.
For Asheville audiences, A Christmas Carol has long been synonymous with the Montford Park Players. The theater group has found many clever ways to reimagine and reinterpret the Charles Dickens story throughout the years.
For anyone longing for the experiences of Christmas during simpler times, Asheville Community Theatre has just the show for you. Tom Godleski’s Snowbound is a sweetly nostalgic slice of Western North Carolina country life.
Nearly two dozen young actors are a part of this production, with a dozen more involved behind the scenes. Their ambitious production is remarkable in its execution, and holds its own as a serious piece of theater.
A local staging of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play runs through Friday, Nov. 18 in Asheville Community Theatre’s 35 Below.
The latest effort — onstage through Sunday, Oct. 30, is the product of the well-known folks behind Asheville’s Improv Comedy troupe, Reasonably Priced Babies. Fully Committed, by Becky Mode, is a tour de force one-character play that takes us through a day in the life of a struggling New York actor, working in the call center of a trendy restaurant.
The audience is transported to a filthy, foggy London street circa the 1800s. The chilling musical runs through Sunday, Oct. 30.
The theater company opens its 15th season with a collaboration with Immediate Theatre Project. The play runs through Sunday, Oct. 9.
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre opened its impressive new facility, the Fangmeyer, with Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods. The show, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 16, gives local audiences a chance to see the legendary fairy tale mash up in an intimate setting.
This delightful romp that takes the stage farce form through its madcap paces. The play runs through Saturday, Sept. 24.
Giving the typical summer outdoor theater experience a twist, director Scott Keel chose to stage the production with the audience on two sides of the cast. The actors played the show mostly on the new lower stage area.
Arthur Miller’s first big-hit play, All My Sons from 1947, is an intimate and moving tale of a munitions manufacturer in Ohio following World War II.
The show is lighthearted, fun, silly and filled with laughs for children and their parents. It works well on many levels. The songs are creative and charming.
Parkway Playhouse was forced to replace West Side Story with Grease, having lost the rights to the former when the authors boycotted North Carolina in protest of House Bill 2. Grease may ultimately be the better pick.