- Cabaret runs on the Mainstage February 7-March 2, 2014
- Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune runs in 35below February 6-23, 2014
- Saturdays at ACT presents Feet Water and The Sultan’s Wife February 15, 2014
- Storytelling series Listen to This on February 27, 2014
- Auditions for Dearly Departed are February 11-12, 2014
- Auditions for Women and Wallace are February 10 and 12, 2014
- Volunteer Orientation Session February 24, 2014
Sexy, Seedy, Dark Cabaret Runs February 7-March 2, 2014: The scene is the Kit Kat Club, a night club in Berlin, as the 1920′s are drawing to a close and the Nazis are beginning their rise to power in Germany. Cliff, a young American writer, visits the sleazy Kit Kat Club and meets an English singer, Sally Bowles. Cliff and Sally fall in love, but when the political climate changes, they are forced to make choices that will forever impact their lives. Cabaret is recommended for mature audiences. Cabaret is directed by Jerry Crouch, with musical direction by Lenora Thom and choreography by Kathleen Meyers Leiner. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $15.00-$25.00.
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Opens in 35below: Jeff Catanese and Cary Nichols star in Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, a romantic comedy for grown-ups.
In a walk-up apartment on Manhattan’s West Side, Frankie (a waitress) and Johnny (a short-order cook who works in the same restaurant) are in bed. Johnny is convinced that he loves Frankie, a notion that she, at first, considers to be ridiculous. She has had more disappointments than delights in life, and he is the veteran of one broken marriage already. And neither of them is in the bloom of youth. Despite this, the promise of a relationship beyond a “one-night stand” does begin to emerge. Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will be performed February 6-23, 2014 with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. All tickets are $15.00 and are available online, by phone or in person at the ACT Box Office.
Saturdays at ACT presents Feet Water and The Sultan’s Wife: On February 17, 2014, Attic Salt Theatre headlines Asheville Community Theatre’s Saturday family series. Feet Water is a funny Irish folktale that will transport your whole family to Ireland, where you will come face-to-face with a mischievous bucket of dirty foot-washing water! Puppets, masks and a whole lot of audience participation will keep even your youngest kids laughing. In The Sultan’s Wife, music and comedy are in great abundance in this adaptation of a Swahili folktale. This engaging fable is sure to keep both children and adults laughing as they find themselves empathizing with a hapless sultan, his too-smart servant and a poor man who knows the secret to keeping those around him happy. The performance of Feet Water begins at 9:30 am; The Sultan’s Wife begins at 11:00 am. Tickets to either show are $5.00.
Storytelling series Listen to This:In the vein of “The Moth” or “This American Life,” Listen to This features stories and original songs from locals. February’s theme: Febru-80s – Decadent Stories from the Storied Decade. Performance is February 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre. Hosted by Tom Chalmers. Tickets are $10.00.
Auditions for Dearly Departed: Auditions for the Southern comedy Dearly Departed will be held February 11-12, 2014 at Asheville Community Theatre. This show features a cast of 10 and is directed by Lauren Fortuna. Auditions are open to all in the community, no previous experience required. Dearly Departed will be performed on the Mainstage April 11-27, 2014.
Auditions for Women and Wallace: Auditions for Attic Salt’s production of Jonathan Marc Sherman’s comedy Women and Wallace will be held February 10 and 12, 2014 at Asheville Community Theatre. This show features a cast of 5 and is directed by Jeff Catanese. Auditions are open to all in the community, no previous experience required. Dearly Departed will be performed in 35below April 3-19, 2014.
Volunteer Orientation Session: Asheville Community Theatre will hold a Volunteer Orientation Session on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the downtown theatre. All who are interested in volunteering at ACT are invited to attend. No previous experience in theatre is required to volunteer. The Orientation Session should last no longer than an hour and will include a tour of the theatre.