Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world!

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Fall in Love with The Fantasticks!

February 7 – March 1, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Additional Thursday performances 2/20 and 2/27 at 7:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The lovers fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow." The story is punctuated by a series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become classics.

The Fantasticks is directed by Mark Jones with music direction by Rob Blackwell and choreography by Jessica Garland Lowe. Coincidentally, Mark appeared onstage in ACT’s 1998 production of The Fantasticks

“It's been about 20 years since I played Matt on the ACT stage. I was a young, inexperienced actor, and person, at that time,” Mark said. “But now I am able to revisit the show with much more experience and maturity. I know much more about love, loss and heartbreak than I did at the age of 24.”

Get your tickets for this one in advance!
  • Opening Weekend and Thursday night tickets are cheaper than other performances ($26 for adults vs $30)
  • Opening Weekend events include Pre-Show Champagne on February 7, Pre-Show Sweets on February 8 and a Post-Show Talkback on February 9 - all included with your ticket purchase!
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The Fantasticks is generously sponsored by:

Final Weekend!

January 24-26, 2020
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm
Performed in 35below

"a 100-minute acting tour de force, and well worth checking out ... a powerful theater experience" - Asheville Stages

When a car breaks down in the middle of an Alaskan snowstorm, two strangers are forced to engage with one another in a one-room cabin. At its core, this play explores the life-sustaining force that is connection. Without true human connection, we can survive, yes. But, can we truly live?

Audiences are loving this powerful, darkly humorous, emotional-knockout-of-a-play by Cindy Lou Johnson. Brilliant Traces is directed by Robert Dale Walker and stars Shari Azar and Thomas Trauger.
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We're Looking For You!

February 10-11, 2020 * 6:00-9:00 pm
On the Mainstage

Are you ready to be on stage? We're looking for 10-14 people to be in our next Mainstage play!

This script is adapted from Louisa May Alcott's novel by Scott Davidson and is directed by Julie Wharton. Copies of the script are available to check out at the ACT Box Office (a $10 deposit is required which will be returned when you bring back the script). The pages you'll read at the auditions are posted on our website so that you can download and read in advance!

If you've never auditioned at ACT before and aren't sure what to expect, take a look at What to Expect at ACT Auditions!
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In Case You Missed It

  • Mark Your Calendars: Registration for Summer Camp 2020 opens Thursday, January 30 at 1:00 pm!
  • Sad News to Share: Our friend Susan Dillard passed away earlier this month. Read about her legacy in Texas and Asheville's theatre community.
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