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Lose Your Blues at Footloose!

Through March 3, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Additional Thursday performances 2/21 and 2/28 at 7:30 pm
Performed on the Mainstage


If you haven't seen this musical yet, we urge you to act fast! We sold out all three performances last weekend and are heading that way for several future performances!

Audiences are absolutely loving this show! Here's what they've been sharing:
  • "Fabulous. The performance was top notch ..." - TripAdvisor review
  • "Saw Footloose last night.  It was a great rendition of the movie and the singing was phenomenal." - Google Business review
  • "The actors were splendid, not a weak link in the entire cast; with several outstanding performances. The music, choreography, sets, lighting...everything was done extremely well. I was really impressed." - TripAdvisor review

Pro tip: Our Thursday night shows are $4 cheaper than the weekend shows! Come see it tomorrow night and save a few bucks!

Don't sit this one out! Snap up your tickets before they're all gone (and they will be gone!)
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London Calling!

Tickets on sale through March 3, 2019!


First, we sent Diana to London.
Then we sent Sharon to Hawaii.
Elizabeth is packing her bags for London this spring... 

But WHO will get to go next? It could be YOU!

This create-your-own theatre trip could be a dream come true! Plus, you're supporting local theatre with every ticket you buy! Tickets will only be sold through 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

Prize includes:
• 2 round trip Business Class tickets to London from Charlotte
• Transfers to and from the airport to hotel
• Accommodations for 6 nights in 4-star or higher hotel in central London
• 2 pre-purchased tickets to the theatre (you pick from an exclusive list of West End shows)
• 2 passes to ride the London Eye
• Up to $500 to spend on guided tours or additional theatre tickets
• Personal consultation with travel agent to customize your trip

We’ve given away 3 trips so far and we want to send YOU next! Tickets are $50 and only 500 will be sold.
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Listen to This

Thursday, February 28 * 7:30 pm
Performed in 35below


 All things must come to an end, but before they do, they must have a last day. And when that day is over, it is all over except for the story that lives on.

Hear those stories at this month's Listen to This, an evening of storytelling hosted by Tom Chalmers with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens

This month's theme is “Today Is the Last Day of the Past of Your Life” – Last Day Stories. Featuring stories from Carolyn Crowder, Alison Fields, Betsy Puckett, Allen Roda, and songs by Silas Durocher! Act fast - only 10 tickets are left! 
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Up Next in 35below

March 8-24, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:30 pm
Performed in 35below

When a murder investigation brings together a pair of security guards, a cop, and his rookie to the lobby of a Manhattan apartment complex, loyalties and convictions will be pushed to the limit. Sometimes between truth, justice, and doing the right thing, you can only pick two.

Ellipsis Theatre Company will produce Kenneth Lonergan’s provocative drama Lobby Hero, a look at today’s justice system, as well as tested loyalties, at 35below for three weekends in March. Lobby Hero stars Daniel Henry, Eugene Jones, Devyn Villarreal and Badi Mirheli. Devyn Villarreal also directs. This is the latest production from Ellipsis Theatre Company, producers of last year’s rave reviewed The Mercy Seat, as well as the year before: The Realistic Joneses, and the 2016 sold out run of David Mamet’s Oleanna. 

Great script, great producing company, great cast! 

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Saturdays at ACT

Saturday, March 9, 2019 * 10:00 am
Performed on the Mainstage

Perfect for younger audiences, these classic tales entertain but also share a strong message about treating others fairly and knowing right from wrong. Stories include “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” “The Tortoise and The Hare,” and “The Lion and The Mouse.” Plus, this show is super interactive and even includes a chance for kids to be onstage! Presented by Asheville's own Bright Star Touring Theatre as a part of our Saturdays at ACT series!

Tickets are $7.00 for everyone and include free milk, cookies, and juice in the lobby after the show! Bring the neighborhood!

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Audition for Awake and Sing

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 * 10:30-2:30 pm


Actors are needed for The Autumn Players Readers Theater Showcase production of the great classic Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets directed by Arnold Sgan. Awake and Sing will be performed as reader’s theatre.

There are roles for 7 men and 2 women. Yes, that's a lot of men! Don't sit on the bench for this one, fellas!

Auditions are open to all in the community; no previous experience required. All audition material is provided at the auditions. If you'd like to read the script in advance, you can check one out (with refundable deposit) at the ACT Box Office. Rehearsals are all daytime from 10:30 am-2:30 pm on March 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28. Performances are at 2:30 pm in 35below on Friday and Saturday March 29 and 30, and Sunday March 31at UNCA’s Reuter Center.
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Kids Take the Stage!

March 15-17, 2019
Friday at 7:30 pm * Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm.
Performed on the Mainstage


This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Performed by students ages 6-11 in our Youth Production Class!

Tickets are $7.00 for everyone! Bring your kids to see these kids take the stage!
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Classes for All!

Classes for Kids

March 9 – May 4, 2019: Saturdays from 10:00 am-11:00 am
For ages 10-15


This class is open to all levels of improv from beginning to advanced! Taught by Chris Martin, who has taught youth improv and creative drama for more than 18 years and currently directs Chuckleberry Finn, his own Asheville youth improv troupe that performs at The Hop North once a month!
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March 9 – May 4, 2019: Saturdays from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
For ages 8-12


Students will work on scenes and monologues and will also write their own original, creative scenes to perform in a final showcase during the last class! Taught by Christine Eide, who has over 20 years of experience as an actress, director and teacher and has worked with several local theatres such as Bright Star Touring Theatre, Asheville Lyric Opera, The Magnetic Theatre, Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective and Ellipsis Theatre Company. 
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Classes for Adults

Classes begin March 10!


THREE levels of improv classes are offered this spring, all taught by Tom Chalmers. Find the one that's right for you and jump in!
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In Case You Missed It

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)
Drive recognition for the arts with the Arts NC license plate! When you purchase an Arts NC license plate, you join Arts NC in funding arts initiatives and expanding access to the arts in North Carolina.

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