Boeing-Boeing closes March 20th – last chance to get tickets!

Boeing-Boeing has been extended through Sunday March 20th, and then it must close!  It’s your last chance to get tickets – only 237 seats left for this weekend. We some seats left for  every performance, so call today.

Tickets range up to $28 based on day of the week, with $10 student rush tickets available at 2:00pm the day of the show. Now including Saturday matinees!

Call (828) 239-0263 or get tickets online.

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Own a piece of Boeing-Boeing and help support your local theatre!

This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind souvenir from the set of Boeing-Boeing, while helping support the mission of North Carolina Stage Company.

Items range from the modest (like Bernard’s vintage coffee set) to the fabulous (like the Pierre Paulin-inspired “Inchworm Chair”).  Visit our website to view the items, then call(828) 239-0045 during box office hours to place a bid.

All proceeds benefit the artistic and educational programming of North Carolina Stage Company. Visit our website for details and tax information.

Call (828) 239-0045 to place a bid.

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Get an inside look at One Flea Spare with a FREE reading Sunday

Curious about the next play in our Mainstage Series? Join us for the very first reading of One Flea Spare, and meet the cast.  You’ll have a chance to ask questions, including “What the heck does that title mean?” (Hint: students of 17th Century poetry might already know the answer…)

The reading is FREE, and takes place at The Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville, Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 PM. For directions, click here.
One Flea Spare runs April 13 – May 1, 2011, and tickets go on sale to the general public Monday March 21st.




Asheville NC Stage Company Day & Night!

*VOLUNTEERS LOSE SLEEP OVER SHAKESPEARE AT NORTH CAROLINA STAGE COMPANY'S BARD-A-THON FUNDRAISER in Asheville, NC.

North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville's local professional theatre, hosts the 2nd annual Bard-a-thon, a 48-hour Shakespeare marathon, September 11- 13, 2009. North Carolina Stage Company is a non-profit organization and depends on donations for 40% of its operating expenses.

The Bard-a-thon is a fundraiser in which volunteer readers ask their family and friends to sponsor them as they read Shakespeare non-stop from Friday night to Sunday night.

The Bard-a-thon is a grassroots, volunteer-based fundraiser: last year volunteers raised over $5,000 through the Bard-a-thon with the average pledge of under $50. The Bard-a-thon is modeled after a walk-a-thon or crop walk.  Participants are professional actors, community members and board members who agree to read Shakespeare for a certain number of hours, and collect donations from family and friends.

North Carolina Stage Company is a professional, non-profit theatre, now in its seventh season.  About 40% of the theatre's budget is supported by individual contributions.  The theatre hopes to raise $7,000 through the Bard-a-thon to support its professional theatre and arts education programs. All donations through the Bard-a-thon are fully tax-deductible. 

Participants can choose to read individually or as a team.  Prizes will be awarded to volunteers who raise the most money, recruit the most donors, read the most plays, and read the most consecutive hours.  Local businesses have donated prizes for the readers. Sponsors include LaZoom Tours, The Market Place Restaurant, Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge, and The Secret Garden Inn & Spa.There is no charge to attend the Bard-a-thon readings, which are scheduled every four hours, on the hour.  The readings will also be broadcast live on the web, via NC Stage's website www.ncstage.org.  The fundraiser will begin Friday September 11th at 8:00pm with the classic Romeo and Juliet.  All readings are at the NC Stage theatre at 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville.

Full Bard-a-thon schedule – September 11- 13, 2009

Friday September 11

7 pm – The Annual Alley Awards
8 pm – Romeo and Juliet

Saturday September 12

12 am - All's Well That Ends Well
4 am - Two Gentlemen of Verona
8 am - The Taming of the Shrew
12 pm - Henry IV, Pt. II
4 pm – Henry V
8 pm – The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sunday September 13

12 am - Twelfth Night  
4 am - Titus Andronicus
8 am - Hamlet
12 pm - Merchant of Venice
4 pm – As You Like It

North Carolina Stage Company 15 Stage Lane, Asheville NC 28801 (828) 239-0263 web: www.ncstage.org




Asheville Alice in Wonderland Jr 7/17/09

Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – presented by the Asheville Arts Center

The Asheville Arts Center on Friday Jul 17 from 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Isaac Dickson Elementary on 125 Hill Street

Contact Info: 8282534000 Email: aac@ashevilleartscenter.com

Friday, July 17 at 3 PM & 7 PM at Isaac Dickson.

Join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with the Tweedles, raps with bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! This fast-paced stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland features updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah!" The Asheville Arts Center's summer show, Alice in Wonderland, Jr. promises to be an absolute delight.

Cast for Alice in Wonderland, Jr.: Mathilda – Sawyer Britton, Alice – Brianna Birchett, Chesire Cat 1 – Emma Kussrow, Chesire Cat 2 – Molly Knick, Chesire Cat 3 – Jasmine Holt, White Rabbit – Mary Claire Fagan, Doorknob – Leila Zefri, Small Alice – Sarah Plaut, Tall Alice – Willow Lanier, Dodo Bird – Gracie Turner, Tweedle Dee – Sam Mycroft, Tweedle Dum – Jacob Smith, Rose – Kelsey Woody, Lily – Hannah Grady, Daisy – Aislin Thompson, Violet – Catherine Shulby, Petunia – Katherine Calhoun, Caterpillar – Wolfe Lanier, March Hare – Tim Bates, Mad Hatter – Lochlan Belford, Dormouse – Eve Whitman, Ace of Hearts – Lincoln Belford, Two of Hearts – Justin Nemon, Three of Hearts – Sawyer Taylor-Arnold, King of Hearts – Christian Breese, Queen of Hearts – Meredith Matsakis

Rock Lobsters: Lincoln Belford, Natalie Benson-Greer, Hailey Glover, Clay Harwood, Justin Nemon, Charlene Powers, Sawyer Taylor-Arnold, Leila Zefri

Creatures: Liza Constable, Teagan Hill, Tessa Hill, Lily Merrill, Bella Mohrman, Hannah Plaut, Colin Scott, Eve Whitman

Flowers: Lily Bates, Chrissie Champ, Xena Jaffe, Ana Lechman, Isabella Paredes, Camille Powers, Grace Squires

Caterpillar Body: Lincoln Belford, Natalie Benson-Greer, Clay Harwood, Sawyer Taylor-Arnold

Royal Cards: Lily Bates, Natalie Benson-Greer, Sawyer Britton, Chrissie Champ, Liza Constable, Hailey Glover, Clay Harwood, Teagan Hill, Tessa Hill, Xena Jaffe, Ana Lechman, Lily Merrill, Bella Mohrman, Isabella Paredes, Hannah Plaut, Camille Powers, Charlene Powers, Colin Scott, Grace Squires, Eve Whitman, Leila Zefri

Production Team for Alice in Wonderland, Jr: Producer/Director – Danelle Cauley, Music Director – Kurt Campbell, Choreographer – Heidi Kulas, Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Annie Benson-Greer, Teaching Assistant – Daniel Moore, Assistant to the Choreographer – Mary Katherine O'Donnell, Set and Costume Concept – Danelle Cauley, Set Construction – Chip Davis,

Special Thanks To: Marty Cauley, Carly Crawford, Eliza Harris, Leigh Benson-Greer, Karen O'Donnell-Brown, Rob Berls, and all of the parents/volunteers!

Director's Note: I can't think of a better way to finish my time at the Asheville Arts Center than putting this production together! In a way it has been like my own trip to Wonderland as I have had the opportunity to work with a great artistic team with Kurt and Heidi and a great set of teenage assistants (Annie, Daniel, and Mary Katherine) to help complete this incredible undertaking. Now add 44 of the most talented and enjoyable students that I have ever had the pleasure to gather in one cast and you've got the perfect recipe for a fabulous experience. These students gave up two full weeks of summer vacation coming in M-F 9-3 in order to create this spectacular show. Sit back and let us take you to Wonderland…




Greenworks Benefit at ACT 7/16

GreenWorks Benefit at Asheville Community Theatre – One night only private performance!

Asheville GreenWorks on Thursday Jul 16 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Asheville Community Theatre35 East Market Street

Contact Info: 828-254-1776 Email: info@ashevillegreenworks.org

Charlotte Street Computers is sponsoring a benefit for Asheville GreenWorks Thursday, July 16 at the Asheville Community Theatre. The event will feature a private performance of "'Til Beth Do Us Part" at 7:30pm. Come early and enjoy a picnic dinner with us beforehand on Thomas Wolfe Memorial Plaza, one of Asheville GreenWorks' first projects many years ago! Tickets are only $20 per person and include a catered picnic dinner.

Contact 828-254-1776 or info@ashevillegreenworks.org for more information and to purchase tickets.




Asheville Peter Pan Auditions 6/17

Peter Pan Audition WORKSHOP. Get ready for Peter Pan auditions!
Asheville Arts Center & Jerry Crouch
Tomorrow Wednesday 6/17/09 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Asheville Arts Center at 308 Merrimon Avenue 8282534000 Email: aac@ashevilleartscenter.com

The Asheville Arts Center and Jerry Crouch, the director of ACT’s upcoming production of “Peter Pan,” will be offering an audition workshop! This workshop is being held to better prepare actors who are interested in auditioning for “Peter Pan.” The buzz for the show is already huge and the anticipated turnout at the auditions is sure to be large. Come and let us help you do the best you can do!

Wednesday, June 17 from 5:30 PM – 8 PM. Asheville Arts Center’s main campus. How much: Only $10! (Free for our Academy students.) Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Give us a call at 828.253.4000 or come by the main campus.

Along with the director, Jerry Crouch, we will have Danelle Cauley and Kurt Campbell of the Asheville Arts Center to help you prepare.What to bring: 16 bars of music, both ballads & upbeat songs. The more choices, the better. If you do not have anything prepared, we have lots of music to choose from here. Also bring a good attitude and be ready to do some cold reading from the script!