Friday, January 20, 2012

Be On Our Stage - Upcoming Auditions

Jamie Meador studies information about the show
 before auditioning for Chicago
You've still got a bit of time to think about it, but we'd just love to have you in one of our shows.  Our auditions are open to anyone in the community - and for most shows, we provide all the audition material (so you can just show up and knock our socks off!)

Did you know that every show at ACT has new (to us, anyway) actors? It's true.  In Chicago, for instance, more than half of the cast are making their ACT debuts!  They're joined onstage by powerhouse ACT veterans - and I don't use the term "powerhouse" lightly when talking about Rachelle Roberts, Janet Oliver, Andre Ellerby, Ruth Butler, Jamie Meador, Matt Harper, and Jacob Walas.

Think about coming out for one of the shows this season!  Here's a partial list of dates - and you can find more info here.

February 21-22, 2012: To Kill a Mockingbird
A Mainstage Production directed by Ralph Redpath
Performs: April 20 - May 6, 2012
Seeking: 9 men, 5 women, 2 boys, 1 girl
(Note: Children should appear to be between 9 and 13 years of age.)

March 13, 2012: Over the River and Through the Woods
A Readers Theatre Showcase Production directed by Thelma Cousins
Performs: March 30 - April 1, 2012
Seeking: 3 men, 3 women

April 10-11, 2012: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
A Mainstage Production directed by Jeff Catanese
Performs: June 1-17, 2012
Seeking: 5 men, 4 women

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Announcing our 2012-13 Season!

We know it's only January, but we are so excited about our next season that we couldn't wait to share it!  Here's what we'll be doing on our Mainstage for our 67th season!

Sep. 21 - Oct. 14, 2012

Inspecting Carol
Nov. 16 - Dec. 2, 2012

The Santaland Diaries
Dec. 13-16, 2012

Feb. 15 - Mar. 10, 2013

The Grapes of Wrath
Apr. 12-28, 2013

Kiss Me, Kate
June 7-30, 2013

Steel Magnolias
Aug. 2-18, 2013

PLUS, we'll have a Readers Theatre Showcase series, several Youth Production Classes, shows in 35below, and a big ol' giant gala.  We'll post more information on auditions, subscriptions and anything else you might want to know about in the next few months.

But until then, why don't you join us for Chicago?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Let loose your inner royalty!

We're looking for princesses, princes, footmen, stepsisters, and fairy godmothers between the ages of 6-11 to wear awesome costumes, learn songs like "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," and then wear that costume while singing that song on stage for an audience!

Our Youth Production Classes at Asheville Community Theatre take students through a production from start to finish, complete with a public performance at the end (just like a recital).  Students work with a director, musical director and choreographer as well as with design professionals to create an entire production, from the first rehearsal to the final curtain.  It really is enchanting to be a part of the magic of theatre!

Fun fun fun!