Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cast List for "The Grapes of Wrath"

We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout for auditions and we're excited to welcome this cast of both ACT newcomers and veterans into the building! Here's the cast list for The Grapes of Wrath:

Casy - McRae Hilliard
Tom - Jason Williams
Pa - Jim Weyhenmeyer
Ma - Teresa Darakjy
Granma - Shirley Cohen
Granpa - Mike Vaniman
Noah - Ehsan Akhavi
Ruthie - Audrey Arthur
Uncle John - Steven Turner
Winfield - Aidan Short
Rose of Sharon - Rachel Adams
Connie - Kai Hamilton
Al - Miles Rice

Ensemble: Gary Gaines, Cam Smail, Bruce Gruber, Jerry Williford, Michael Boulos, Elijah Short, Jenni Short, J.D. Short, Katy Heimlich, Ashleigh Millett, Melissa Glaze, Cade Wooten

Friday, February 22, 2013

Backstage at BARK!

Totally goofy - but we had a lot of fun making this!

Backstage at BARK! from Asheville Community Theatre on Vimeo.

Catch the show this weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

BARK! Preview

Last week, the cast of BARK! gave a short preview performance of four songs from the show for an appreciative audience at the home of the composer, David Troy Francis. In those four songs, they covered some of the greatest moments in a dog's day: when the owner returns home, when the whole yard is available for the marking of the territory, and when the sirens wail (and the opportunity to harmonize presents itself).

When your dog howls along to a siren, this is what it really sounds like:

Sigh. Dogs are awesome. (So are musicals about dogs...)