It promises to be a rainy weekend. Rather than sit at home, why not get out and enjoy one or more of these WNC theatrical productions?
Don’t Freak Out But There’s a Bug on Your Back: A Swarm of Insect Stories at Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) 8/30
Part of the Listen to This – Stories in Performance series, local actor and comedian Tom Chalmers hosts an evening of stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens.
Asheville Vaudeville at The Magnetic Theatre 8/30-9/1
Asheville’s largest vaudeville show returns with comedy, juggling, magic, burlesque, short plays and sideshow. Asheville Vaudeville offers sensational acts ranging from feats of skill and illusion to acts of hilarity and titillation.
Lindsey Who? at The Highlands Playhouse 8/30-9/1
Arising from her own experiences in the entertainment, Lindsey Alley’s one-woman show is what happens when show tunes and stand-up collide.
All the King’s Women at Ensemble Stage 8/31 – 9/3
A fast paced series of scenes showing the life of Elvis Presley through the eyes of 17 Women. This touching, family-friendly comedy captures the effects that fame, generosity and being a nice guy can bring to others.
The Marvelous Wonderettes at Flat Rock Playhouse 8/30-9/2 & 9/5
Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy have hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, and they have voices to match. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls perform classic songs from the 1950s and 60s, including “Heatwave,” “Lollipop,” “It’s My Party” and “Respect.”
Noises Off at Flat Rock Playhouse 8/30-9/2 & 9/5
Noises Off has been called “the funniest farce ever written.” This show within a show is proves the best way to witness a farce is from behind the scenes. An unique perspective on theatre, complete with slamming doors and backstage intrigue.
Fox on the Fairway at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center 8/30-9/2
Two rival country clubs, Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel, are preparing for their annual golf tournament against each other. There’s mischief afoot as each club manager attempts to add a top player to the line-up while passionate relationships develop among young and older club members.
Richard II at The Montford Park Players 8/31-9/1
The tragic history of Richard II presented as a steam punk epic. This production combines the political upheaval of King Richard’s reign and the social upheaval of the industrial revolution to create a world of grotesque beauty that gives resonance to Shakespeare’s words.
Romeo and Juliet at Parkway Playhouse 8/30-9/1
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set in modern Appalachia. From their first shy glances to their last heartbreaking kiss, the star-crossed youths choose each other in spite of their feuding families ancient grudge.
Don’t forget to make reservations
Most theatres allow patrons to make reservations online or by phone. Links with reservation information have been included for your convenience.
If you are a WNC performance organization, please send your upcoming audition and production information to Victoria Lamberth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reviews for individual shows are by company request only.