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"You can hear America singing in this daring new musical" - NY Times

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You may never have heard of this show, but fear not: You’ll come to love it.” - Asheville Stages review

Hands on a Hardbody

Through June 30, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm;
Additional Thursday performances 6/20 and 6/27 at 7:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage

Hands on a Hardbody is getting absolutely wonderful reviews, including this one from Bruce Steele at Asheville Stages, and we wanted to make sure you saw it!

And here's what people are sharing on social media:

"Wonderful musical.....you won’t regret going!" - L. McKibbon

"Saw this last week. It's a must see, don't miss it" - D. Lloyd

"Go see it!! I saw it last night and caught myself laughing out loud, rocking with the music, rooting for the different contestants to win, being impressed by the dance numbers that for the most part all had to involve everyone keeping a hand on the truck! and getting chills from some of the drama in characters’ stories. Our local talent can sing! Great job everybody!" - L. Harris

"We LOVED this show!" - B. Doll

"Such an excellent show!" - M. Roche

"Don't miss this show! Broadway quality in Asheville!" - H. Austin

You will love this "under-appreciated gem" with "professional-level performances" that will leave you with an "extreme swell of warm feelings" ... don't miss it!

PS - The "hardbody" is a truck!

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Hands on a Hardbody is sponsored by:

What's a Harold?

Sunday, June 23, 2019 * 7:00 pm
Performed in 35below


This Sunday, our Improv III Performance Lab students are performing a Harold - a long-form improvisation. Instead of a short sketch, this is an entire story created on the spot (inspired, actually, from your suggestions!) with plot lines and character development. Created on the spot! It's pretty unbelievable to watch, and we hope you'll come out for it!
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Storytelling on Stage!

Thursday, June 27, 2019 * 7:30 pm
Performed in 35below


There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an audience! Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens. 
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A Benefit for UNCA!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 * 10:00 am
Performed on the Mainstage


Master puppeteer Hobey Ford brings this very special event to our Mainstage for one performance only! 

Sea Song
is the story of a city boy who spends the summer with his grandmother at a remote beach cottage away from tv and computers. Finding his grandmother’s childhood photo album, the boy discovers her interest in sea turtles. Over his summer visit he gets to experiences them himself as he witnesses their life cycle first hand. Sea Song is a non verbal piece accompanied by a subtle melodic instrument called a hang drum. The story is told through both shadow puppetry and table top rod puppetry. The story is set on a beach but the whole theater becomes the sea as the puppets frequently enter the audience.

This event is a fundraiser for the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) Drama Department. This fundraiser will allow the students to share their work in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Costume Drama Returns!

July 6, 2019 * 7:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage


Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is an eclectic evening of inventive fashion that has quickly become one of the highlights of the Asheville event calendar. Local designers compete for cash prizes in this Project Runway-esque show, with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the theatre.

This year’s categories are Light, Paper, Artistic License, and for the first time, Oceania (items found both in the sea or on the shore). We can't wait to see what these 20 inventive designers create for the runway!

The dress pictured above was in last year's show and was created from plastic spoons, zip ties, and bubble wrap! Photo by Grace Puffer; designer is Miss Mannikan; model is Lauren Rivas.
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Saturdays at ACT

July 13, 2019 * 10:00 am
Performed on the Mainstage

Jack, a young student, puts his imagination to work to take him on an out-of-this-world adventure through the solar system! Learn about all the planets that circle the sun in this fun, interactive show presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Best for Grades Pre-K – 6th.

Part of our Saturdays at ACT series - so after the show, we'll have free milk, cookies, and juice in the lobby! Stick around! 

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Generous support for ACT's renovation and expansion was provided by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) from the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF)
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