Browse through upcoming arts and theater events in Hendersonville, NC, including musicals, plays, operas, and more.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Flat Rock Playhouse: Rock Solid Campaign and $118,000 Match Gift
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse has launched its capital campaign, Rock Solid, in response to the effects of COVID-19. The campaign aims to preserve the legacy of the Playhouse, ignite the passion for theatre in the community, and revitalize the arts in Henderson County and beyond. The campaign kicks off with a generous match from David Leiman, meaning donors’ contributions will be matched dollar for dollar up to $118,000.

 

With the pandemic and government mandates still impacting live event venues, the Playhouse remains dark for the safety of patrons and artists. With performances on hold, the Playhouse has announced a capital campaign, Rock Solid, to preserve the viability of the State Theatre of North Carolina. Donations to this campaign will help to sustain the Playhouse through the following:

  • Maintain and build back the staff as the Playhouse carefully returns to producing;

  • Upgrades to technology;

  • Management of the historic facilities and grounds;

  • Ongoing operational needs; and

  • A “rock solid” infrastructure for long-term sustainability.

  • The Rock Solid campaign will be led not only by Playhouse leadership but also by a committee of community members committed to preserving professional performing arts, theatre arts education, and the history of the Playhouse. Dr. Pete and Jan Richards are co-chairing the Campaign Committee. These community members will be sharing their stories about the importance of the arts and their connection to the Playhouse throughout the duration of the campaign.
Listen to This episodes from 2020!
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

ACT Rewind: 3 Fave Episodes!

Available as Video on Demand thru March 31, 2021!

Hit rewind and watch (or re-watch!) three of the best Listen to This episodes from 2020! Each episode clocks in between 60-80 minutes.

Here’s how it works: you purchase a ticket for the show of your choice and you’ll be sent a unique link to watch. Once you click the “start watching” button, you’ll have 48 hours to complete your view – so feel free to stop and start – or watch the whole thing in one sitting!

We’re featuring:

  • Theme Park Theme: True Amusement Park Tales Meant to Amuse
    • Featuring stories by Bryan Morrisey, Alison Fields, Delina Hensley, and Karen Stobbe, plus songs by Kim Richardson – Originally aired July 30, 2020
  • Surprise and Shine: True Tales of Unexpected Events
    • Featuring stories by Tessa Fontaine, Corr de Joch, Shelagh Ratner, and Rod Murphy, plus songs by Silas Durocher – Originally aired October 1, 2020
  • When a Story Calls: True Tales of In-house Horrors
    • Featuring stories by David Novak, Andy Corren, Waylon Wood, and Rebecca Morris, plus songs by Rebecca O’Quinn – Originally aired October 29, 2020
The Book Club Play: Opening Week Specials
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ NC Stage Company

 

Wednesday, March 3 – Pay What You Wish: Select your price from $5, $10, $15, $20, or $25.

Thursday, March 4 – Dinner and a Show: Order takeout or delivery from Mountain Madre at a 15% discount. For delivery: Order through Takeout Central.com (app available) and use the code NCSTAGE at checkout.  For takeout: Call 828-251-8879 to order and let them know you’re with NC Stage. You can pay over the phone or when you arrive. Curbside and in-restaurant pickup available. Wait times vary.

Friday, March 5 – Post-Show Talkback: Stick around for a bit after the show for a Q&A with the director and actors live on Zoom.

Saturday, March 6 – Post-Show Champagne ToastPick up your favorite bubbly curbside at Metro Wines (at a 15% discount when you say you’re with NC Stage) then after the show, stay on Zoom for a toast. Call 828-575-9525 and Metro Wines can provide recommendations and details regarding curbside pickup. You can pay over the phone or when you arrive.

Voices of the River: Art + Poetry Contest
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ RiverLink

Show Us What the River Means to You!

Art & Poetry contest winner

Every spring we host our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. We ask kids to use the river as a source of inspiration to showcase their creativity. Each year we are so amazed by the talent of these young artists, poets, and performers. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works in various mediums, poems and creative writings, and video compositions of songs, dances, or skits. Winners are selected by a council of judges made up of local artists, writers, and community leaders. Many generous businesses also donate prizes for winners from each age group and category.

This year we want you to show us “How has the river helped you during this time of isolation?”

All entries are due by Thursday April 22nd

2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards

February 6–March 8, 2021

The Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents and support from the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects, is proud to sponsor the WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Students in grades 7–12 from all across our region are invited to submit work for this special juried competition. The Museum works with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to facilitate regional judging of student artwork and recognition of our community’s burgeoning artistic talent.

In early spring each year, award winners are featured in an exhibition, and are honored at a ceremony. Regional Gold Key recipients’ work is sent to the National Scholastic Art competition hosted by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Across the Atlantic Exhibition
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Across the Atlantic

Across the Atlantic

American Impressionism Through the French Lens

January 22–April 19, 2021
LOCATION:
Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the sometimes complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the “new style” of painting which developed at the end of the 19th century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life, including both urban and rural settings when artists preferred to paint outdoors and capture changing effects of light during different times of day and seasons of the year.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges and The Maurer Family Foundation.

Asheville Art Museum: New Exhibition— Meeting the Moon
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum announces Meeting the Moon, an exhibition featuring prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, and more from the Museum’s Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s McClinton Gallery February 3 through July 26, 2021.

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Apollo space program at NASA, but its inception was hardly the beginning of humankind’s fascination with Earth’s only moon. Before space travel existed, the moon—its shape, its mystery, and the face we see in it—inspired countless artists. Once astronauts landed on the moon and we saw our world from a new perspective, a surge of creativity flooded the American art scene, in paintings, prints, sculpture, music, crafts, film, and poetry.

This exhibition, whose title is taken from a 1913 Robert Frost poem, examines artwork in the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection of artists who were inspired by the unknown, then increasingly familiar moon. Meeting the Moon includes works by nationally renowned artists Newcomb Pottery, James Rosenquist, Maltby Sykes, Paul Soldner, John Lewis, Richard Ritter (Bakersville, NC), and Mark Peiser (Penland, NC). Western North Carolina artists include Jane Peiser (Penland, NC), Jak Brewer (Zionville, NC), Dirck Cruser (Asheville, NC), George Peterson (Lake Toxaway, NC), John B. Neff (NC), and Maud Gatewood (Yanceyville, NC).

Meeting the Moon offers the opportunity to combine science and popular culture with works of art in the Museum’s Collection,” says Whitney Richardson, associate curator. “I think all visitors will find something that draws them into this exhibition, whether it’s the artwork, poetry, music, or science of space travel. It’s such an affirmation of humanity to find these mysteries, like the moon, which enchant us all.”

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator. Visit ashevilleart.org for more information about this and other exhibitions.

Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

This exhibition features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by lydia see, fall 2020 curatorial fellow, with support from a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant through the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Desire Paths Art Exhibition
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Center for Crafts

digital collage with face pieces

Desire Paths looks at makers within the discourse of craft and those existing on the periphery of the craftscape who focus on the movement of the body towards something desirable. These desires of the body are in relationship to nature, technology, self, and society. Using architectural theory and queer curatorial strategies, Desire Paths examines the possibilities and futures of bodies, revealing connections between the corporeal and craft.

“Desire paths,” a term taken from urban planning, are lines trodden in the landscape when constructed walkways do not provide a direct or desired route. Through action, repetition, and intentionality, desire paths are crafted modifications to the landscape that allow for a body to move towards a horizon. The format of the works include traditional craft media, performance, video, and interactive web-based work. Through this variety of media and performative tactics the makers in Desire Paths consider how we view, value, and ascribe meaning to a body/the body/the others body. They show us the power and agency held in body and present us with crafted visions of the body that confront and expand expectations

The works in this exhibition reclaim the concept of craft from its historical associations with the decorative, frivolous, feminine, indigenous, and the other. The makers use the medium of craft, and the action of crafting, to produce powerful representations and counter narratives to dominant culture.

Two Ways to View

Virtual Tour

Online visitors can register to attend a virtual tour of this exhibition. This is a free event. A $5-10 donation at time of registration is recommended.

In-Person

The Center is offering free, unguided visits and affordable tours of its exhibitions to the public. Guests can reserve a 30-minute visit to explore the current exhibitions, learn more about the Center’s national impact in their Craft Research Fund Study Collection, and enjoy interactive activities. The Center is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 11 am -5 pm. Hours of operation may be subject to change.

Center for Craft is monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on the community and following the instruction of federal, state, and local health departments. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our staff, coworkers, and visitors. At this time, the Center can only allow a maximum of five guests in its public space at once and will require the use of masks or face coverings by all visitors, including children. The Center reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor that will not comply.

Fantastical Forms: Ceramics as Sculpture Asheville Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum
Left: Virginia Scotchie, Object Maker Series, 2020, glazed stoneware. Asheville Art Museum. © Virginia Scotchie. Right: Jane Palmer, Untitled, circa 1990, glazed stoneware, 41 × 14 ¼ × 21 ½ inches. Asheville Art Museum. © Estate of Jane Palmer.

The Asheville Art Museum presents Fantastical Forms: Ceramics as Sculpture on view at the Museum November 4, 2020 through April 5, 2021. The 25 works in this exhibition—curated by associate curator Whitney Richardson—highlight the Museum’s Collection of sculptural ceramics from the last two decades of the 20th century to the present. Each work illustrates the artist’s ability to push beyond the utilitarian and transition ceramics into the world of sculpture.

North and South Carolina artists featured include Elma McBride Johnson, Neil Noland, Norm Schulman, Virginia Scotchie, Cynthia Bringle, Jane Palmer, Michael Sherrill, and Akira Satake. Works by American artists Don Reitz, Robert Chapman Turner, Karen Karnes, Toshiko Takaezu, Bill Griffith, and Xavier Toubes are also featured in the exhibition.

Wandering with Magnetic: something i cared about
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm
The Magnetic Theatre at Reed Creek Greenway

WANDERING WITH MAGNETIC: something i cared about
By Jamie Knox, Travis Lowe, and Jason Phillips
Directed by Jason Phillips

Come see the story of Alyx and Dru, as it unfolds throughout their lives, performed along the Reed Creek Greenway. Audiences will walk the trail and see scenes of the same couple, played by a different pair of actors in each scene. Love changes us, in so many ways, and we can’t wait to have you with us on the journey.

Starring: Andy Thompson, Bailey Loundsberry, Brooks Wallace, Carin Metzger, Christine Eide, Daniel Henry, Daphne Phillips-Sprague, Devin Stevens, Dillon Giles, Hanni Muerdter, Heather Bronson, Katie Jones, Kay Wise-Denty, Kirby Gibson, Lauren Otis, Locksley Blanchard, Marcello de Barba, Paula O’Brien, Reed Horsley, Scott Fisher and Zak Hamrick

With Trail Guides: Dakota Mann, George Heard, Jered Shults, and Ryan Dever

February 27 – March 14, 2021
Staggered showings from 11am-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled showtime. This will allow time to complete COVID waivers and do temperature checks, as well as allow time to walk to the starting point of the show.

This is an outdoor show. Audiences will be standing and walking on the Reed Creek Greenway for the entire length of the show.

Masks are required to be worn by all audience members at all times during this show. Audiences are limited to 10 people and will be socially distancing.

There are no restrooms available for this show.
PRICING
General Admission – $23 per person
Member – $20 per person *automatically applies after you log in to check out
All prices include tax and service fee

Adventures in Stage Design Virtual Adult Class w/ Studio 52
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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Adventures in Stage Design

Unlock your imagination in this virtual Scenic Design Class for adults led by Dennis C. Maulden, the Resident Scenic Designer at Flat Rock Playhouse. Whether you’re an artist, writer, dreamer, or theatre-lover, this engaging, hands-on course invites you to envision the scenic design elements that speak to an audience. With a series of creative prompts, in-class discussions, and accessible design activities, life-long-learners will discover how design elements and principles become the poetic ‘voices’ of space, scenery, fabric, and light. No previous design or drawing experience is necessary, only an openness to explore new possibilities and perspectives. Tap into your artistic spirit, dabble in design, and learn the power of inviting audiences into a world of your own creation! 

Age: Adult (18+)
Virtual Platform: Zoom
Instructor: Dennis C. Maulden

 Supplies Needed: An internet connection. This class will use household art supplies such as paper, pencil, pens, magazines, scissors, etc. 

Hamilton Postponed
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Peace Center

 

show

Postponed

Important Information
The performances of Hamilton at the Peace Center have been postponed until late summer 2022.

The Peace Center is working to reschedule the events, and new dates will be announced as soon as possible. Ticket holders will be contacted when details become available.

This “theatrical landmark has transformed theater and the way we think about history” (The New York Times)

Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater — a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography. It has won Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.

Voiceover Lessons with Jessica Lynn Verdi
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
The Magnetic Theatre

Become booking ready after learning from commercial voice over actor and coach, Jessica Lynn Verdi. In this three-week course, you’ll pinpoint types of brands you’ll easily book, characteristics your unique voice offers, and how to put a demo together so that you can submit to agents for representation! Taking this class is the first step to a successful commercial voice over career from home!

Bio for Instructor Jessica Lynn Verdi:
Jessica Lynn Verdi is an improviser, actress, social media influencer, and producer born and raised in Los Angeles. She has performed in improvised plays in the style of Tennessee Williams, Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, Inspector Morse, Star Trek: TNG, and more. Jessica is the producer, director, and a performer in “Actor’s Nightmare”, “X-Files UnClassified”, and Ripley’s “GLAM” at Impro Studio in Los Angeles. She is also the co-creator and host of “Flip the Script” podcast, a gender-flipped vintage radio show, and can be seen regularly on the Twitch channel Hyper RPG as Hannah from “Rat Queens” and Chrissy from “Bloodcurdling Tales from the Loop”. Jessica also spoke on the “How to be a Superstar Host” panel at San Diego Comic Convention and starred in a Buzzfeed video that recieved over 1 million views. Jessica can be heard as the voice of Best Buy for their most recent radio advertising campaign.

Broadway Dance 6th – 12th Grades w/ Studio 52
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online

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Get moving in this fun, high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style choreography through the decades. Each live zoom class features a full-body warm up, a step-by-step breakdown of theatre dance vocabulary, and Broadway-style choreography to learn and perfect throughout the semester. Join Studio 52 to get a weekly workout, learn how to fill your movement with character, and step into your next dance audition or production feeling confident!

The Book Club Play
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm
Online w/ NC Stage Company

All performances Eastern Standard Time
*Ticket sales will end 2 hours prior to each performance and the Zoom link will be sent out at that time*

Don’t miss our Opening Week Specials!
Wednesday, March 3 – Pay What You Wish
Thursday, March 4 – Dinner and a Show
Friday, March 5 – Post-Show Talkback
Saturday, March 6 – Post-Show Champagne Toast
Click here to learn more.

 

Life and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their previously predictable discussions turn into pandemonium in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising book titles, and this buoyant comedy will have everyone laughing… and reflecting. Discretionary warning: Mild Adult Content and Language.

“[An] uproarious social comedy.”chicagocritic.com

 “By the end, you honestly felt like part of the book club.” —broadwayworld.com

Virtual Broadway Dance 6th – 12th Grades w/ Studio 52
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Online
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Get moving in this fun, high-energy dance class focusing on Broadway-style choreography through the decades. Each live zoom class features a full-body warm up, a step-by-step breakdown of theatre dance vocabulary, and Broadway-style choreography to learn and perfect throughout the semester. Join Studio 52 to get a weekly workout, learn how to fill your movement with character, and step into your next dance audition or production feeling confident!

January 27 – March 24

Instructor: Lauren Hopkins
 Supplies Needed: Internet connection, enough space to move around safely, comfortable clothes, light sneakers, jazz, or ballet shoes. 

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Flat Rock Playhouse: Rock Solid Campaign and $118,000 Match Gift
Mar 4 all-day
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse has launched its capital campaign, Rock Solid, in response to the effects of COVID-19. The campaign aims to preserve the legacy of the Playhouse, ignite the passion for theatre in the community, and revitalize the arts in Henderson County and beyond. The campaign kicks off with a generous match from David Leiman, meaning donors’ contributions will be matched dollar for dollar up to $118,000.

 

With the pandemic and government mandates still impacting live event venues, the Playhouse remains dark for the safety of patrons and artists. With performances on hold, the Playhouse has announced a capital campaign, Rock Solid, to preserve the viability of the State Theatre of North Carolina. Donations to this campaign will help to sustain the Playhouse through the following:

  • Maintain and build back the staff as the Playhouse carefully returns to producing;

  • Upgrades to technology;

  • Management of the historic facilities and grounds;

  • Ongoing operational needs; and

  • A “rock solid” infrastructure for long-term sustainability.

  • The Rock Solid campaign will be led not only by Playhouse leadership but also by a committee of community members committed to preserving professional performing arts, theatre arts education, and the history of the Playhouse. Dr. Pete and Jan Richards are co-chairing the Campaign Committee. These community members will be sharing their stories about the importance of the arts and their connection to the Playhouse throughout the duration of the campaign.
Listen to This episodes from 2020!
Mar 4 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

ACT Rewind: 3 Fave Episodes!

Available as Video on Demand thru March 31, 2021!

Hit rewind and watch (or re-watch!) three of the best Listen to This episodes from 2020! Each episode clocks in between 60-80 minutes.

Here’s how it works: you purchase a ticket for the show of your choice and you’ll be sent a unique link to watch. Once you click the “start watching” button, you’ll have 48 hours to complete your view – so feel free to stop and start – or watch the whole thing in one sitting!

We’re featuring:

  • Theme Park Theme: True Amusement Park Tales Meant to Amuse
    • Featuring stories by Bryan Morrisey, Alison Fields, Delina Hensley, and Karen Stobbe, plus songs by Kim Richardson – Originally aired July 30, 2020
  • Surprise and Shine: True Tales of Unexpected Events
    • Featuring stories by Tessa Fontaine, Corr de Joch, Shelagh Ratner, and Rod Murphy, plus songs by Silas Durocher – Originally aired October 1, 2020
  • When a Story Calls: True Tales of In-house Horrors
    • Featuring stories by David Novak, Andy Corren, Waylon Wood, and Rebecca Morris, plus songs by Rebecca O’Quinn – Originally aired October 29, 2020
The Book Club Play: Opening Week Specials
Mar 4 all-day
Online w/ NC Stage Company

 

Wednesday, March 3 – Pay What You Wish: Select your price from $5, $10, $15, $20, or $25.

Thursday, March 4 – Dinner and a Show: Order takeout or delivery from Mountain Madre at a 15% discount. For delivery: Order through Takeout Central.com (app available) and use the code NCSTAGE at checkout.  For takeout: Call 828-251-8879 to order and let them know you’re with NC Stage. You can pay over the phone or when you arrive. Curbside and in-restaurant pickup available. Wait times vary.

Friday, March 5 – Post-Show Talkback: Stick around for a bit after the show for a Q&A with the director and actors live on Zoom.

Saturday, March 6 – Post-Show Champagne ToastPick up your favorite bubbly curbside at Metro Wines (at a 15% discount when you say you’re with NC Stage) then after the show, stay on Zoom for a toast. Call 828-575-9525 and Metro Wines can provide recommendations and details regarding curbside pickup. You can pay over the phone or when you arrive.