On July 19, the Asheville Creative Arts will debut its first original musical, Bugs! at The Magnetic Theater. The production runs through Sunday, July 29.
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‘Kibwe’ convenes marionettes, myth, music and visual art
“Kibwe is a Swahili word for ‘blessed,’” says Devin Lancaster. He chose it because, regardless of what we go through, whether positive or negative, the opportunity for the experience is a blessing, he says.
Asheville Vaudeville finds a new home at Toy Boat Community Art Space
Dapper and diabolical master of ceremonies Onkel Woland is part of variety show Asheville Vaudeville, which returns to Toy Boat Community Art Space Saturday, Nov. 28 for a night of clowning, comedy, puppetry and burlesque.
Theater review: Tarocco brings feats of sensory delight to The Orange Peel
If Tarocco lacks in story, it overwhelms in sensory stimulation. There is color and light and music – and truly staggering accomplishments of mechanical know-how and finely trained muscles. Tarocco is, above all else, a visual feast.
Local puppeteers plan homecoming production following international recognition
Toy Box Theatre’s Keith Shubert created the concept for this kid-friendly puppet show in 2011. With help from Madison J. Cripps (Cripps Puppets) and Tiny Wonder puppeteer Valerie Meiss, Shubert took his mischievous marionette on the road, amassing an increasing fanbase since.
Smart bets: Jug-Baby
Jug-Baby: An Autobiography follows the plight of a youth whose parents inadvertently strip their baby of gender and identity after attempting to mold the child into a circus attraction that physically fits inside a jug. Philadelphia Transmissions Theatre, known for its “transcendentally bizarre stories,” presents the one-woman puppet show, calling the production “a whimsical journey […]
Get in the Italian Christmas spirit
Italy has a Santa Claus, too. Her name is La Befana and her story will be brought to life by Red Herring Puppets this weekend.
Xpress-rated: Video sneak peek
Here’s your preview of the Sept. 17 edition of Mountain Xpress, puppets and all.