Local offerings range from classic ballets, poignant soul searches and snarky send-ups of this month of family drama and heightened emotions.
The original, local comedy runs Nov. 1-24 at The Magnetic Theatre.
With Halloween proper falling mid-week, the opportunities to celebrate span several days leading up to and following the quintessential autumnal observance.
While it’s near impossible to see all the productions our wonderfully artistic town has to offer, this one is essential.
Asheville-based improvisers are a key part of the festival. “You’ll get to see a lot of the talent that’s already here in Asheville,” says Clifton Hall, the dean of AIC. “I would put some of our shows up against any other great show that you might see. There’s great improv here.”
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.
The comedy stage show runs July 12-14 at The Magnetic Theatre.
The staged reading of Barbie Angell’s play opens The Magnetic Theatre’s New Play Development Program on June 27.
All things are possible when a public figure can articulate the dissatisfaction of a group and rally them to a cause.
Remember those “Keep Asheville Weird” bumper stickers? Local playwright Peter Lundblad reminds us of them fondly, if ruefully, in his brainy new satire Buncombe Tower onstage through Sunday, June 2, at The Magnetic Theatre. His clever conceit is to gather a small tribe of Asheville types in an alternate universe called Wolfe City. It’s the near […]
It may not have the subtlety and wit of “Saturday Night Live” sketches, which it resembles, but Action Move: The Play, written by Chicago-based playwrights Joe Faust and Richard Ragsdale, is very much in the spirit of The Magnetic Theatre’s original satires.
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 show has garnered something of a cult following and the late night showings are legendary for being even more raucous than their early-evening counterparts.
Special Needs traces Pierce’s journey from victim to vanquisher as he discovers how our stories shape us.
Madelyn Sergel’s play makes its North Carolina debut Sept. 21 at The Magnetic Theatre.
The co-creators of the Asheville-based audio drama perform two episodes live on Aug. 12 at The Magnetic Theatre.
Director Marci Bernstein takes the audience on 11 unrelated journeys in monologues by a who’s who of local talent. Each scene is its own story, and each actress holds the stage alone for those scenes.
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.
The play was written by Larry Larson and Levi Lee nearly 40 years ago. Of course, the Cold War era of the early 1980s informs the anxiety of the world being left a smoldering heap with few surviving. And it still works well today.
Liquid Sirens and fellow Christine Garvin Dance + Transform performers share their latest show June 15 and 16 at The Magnetic Theatre.
The “comedic love letter to all levels of pop-culture fandom” debuts May 24 at The Magnetic Theatre.