Monday, April 26, 2010

The Autumn Players return with.....

The Trip to Bountiful

A Readers’ Theatre Production by The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre

Written by Horton Foote; directed by Anita Chapman

May 7-8 at Asheville Community Theatre – 35below; May 9 at the Reuter Center. All shows, 2:30pm

Story: The Trip To Bountiful is the tale of the spiritual and physical journey of Carrie Watts as set in the South in the early 1950’s. Carrie, an aging widow, lives with her son and his wife in a small apartment in Houston. But she longs to return to the source and inspiration of her life: her birthplace, the land she farmed as a young woman, the place where she raised her child. With her health failing and her anxious son and self-centered daughter-in-law opposing her, and the exigencies of an arduous bus trip, the path before her is uncertain. Imbued with a sense of urgency which comes from knowing that the boundaries of life are closing around her, Carrie courageously confronts her obstacles. With dignity, determination and a resilient spirit, she sets out to do the one thing in the world she most needs to do for herself. Go home.

Starring: Janell McLeod as Carrie Watts

Tickets: $5 at the door or by calling the ACT Box Office at 828-254-1320

(Photo courtesy of Roger Bargainnier)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lovable Hero, Sweet Girl, Murderous Plant

Yes, you guessed it. It's Little Shop of Horrors, playing at ACT April 30 - May 16.

Seymour, a down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant, becomes and overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B singing carnivore who offers Seymour fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!

At a glance

Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken

Directed by Mark Jones
Musical Direction by Gary Mitchell

Featuring Michael Sheldon and Kelly Christianson

Asheville Community Theatre, Mainstage

April 30 - May 16, 2010. Performances Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30pm; Sundays: 2:30pm

Tickets: $22 adults; 19 seniors and students; $12 children.

Box office: 828-254-1320; 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Friday

Monday, April 12, 2010

Help LaNita become Diva!

If you've been around ACT for awhile you probably know LaNita Cloninger. She's starred in many performances (most recently The Hallelujah Girls) and is a volunteer extraordinaire. This May she'll be vying for the title of ACT Diva at our annual fundraising Gala, Diva*licious.

To help her Diva cause LaNita has put together a series of fabulous pre-Diva fundraising events. First up: Dinner at Fiore's Ristorante Toscano (across the street from ACT) this Tuesday evening, April 13. From 5:00pm to closing 20% of all food purchased will be donated to ACT in support of LaNita's bid to become ACT's Diva 2010.

See you at Fiore's for a night of great food and fun.


The musical theatre gala and annual fundraiser of Asheville Community Theatre

Diva*licious Concert – Friday, May 21, 8:08pm at ACT

Diva*licious Concert + Gala – Saturday, May 22. Reception starts at 6:45pm; concert at 8:08pm

Tickets: 828-254-1320