Art is an integral part of Asheville, and you don’t need to look far to see that. The River Arts District, Folk Art Center, and a rich music scene are just a few examples of the city’s creative culture. Of course, you can’t talk about Asheville art and not mention the performing arts, and that’s where the Asheville Community Theatre comes in. The Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) has been providing quality theatre entertainment to the city for over 70 years, and you don’t want to miss the lineup for their 2016-17 season!
The Asheville Community Theatre
The Mainstage 2016-17 feature four exciting productions, starting in October 2016 and ending in September 2017. Here’s a quick look at the upcoming shows!
Sweeney Todd (Oct. 7-30, 2016)
The classic tale of the evil, revenge-driven barber comes to life at the ACT this fall, just in time for Halloween!
Snowbound (Dec. 2-18, 2016)
This Christmastime show is a tale of friendship, holiday cheer, accompanied by live bluegrass music!
Peter and the Starcatcher (March 30 – April 15, 2017)
“Peter and the Starcatcher” is a co-production with the University of North Carolina Drama Department, is a fascinating take on the story of Peter Pan.
The Producers (Aug. 18 – Sept. 10, 2017)
You’ll leave in stitches after seeing “The Producers,” a show based on Mel Brooks’ movie sharing the same name. The show follows a broadway show and its scheming producers.
According to the ACT website, 35Below showcases small, intimate shows produced by local theatre groups. The 35Below schedule is packed for this upcoming season, starting with “How I Learned to Drive” (Nov. 4-20, 2016) and ending with “Olde Virden’s Super Happy Trivia Challenge” (Aug 17, 2017). Highlights include shows like “The Santaland Diaries” (Dec. 14-18, 2016) and “The Realistic Joneses” (May 5-21, 2017).
Events and Education:
In addition to their great performances, the Asheville Community Theatre also offers theatre classes for both youth and adults, the Tanglewood Summer Camp, and events like the “Business Sings Broadway” fundraiser. Learn more about the ACT’s community involvement online.
Tickets, Visiting, and Location:
Tickets for this season’s show are available at the Box Office, by calling (828) 254-1320, or online. Can’t get enough of their shows? Buy a Season Pass!
For more information, contact the Theatre online or by calling either the Box Office at (828) 254-1320 or the Business Office at (828) 254-2939.
The Asheville Community Theatre is located downtown at 35 E Walnut St, Asheville, NC, 28801.
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