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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
MOANA WORKSHOP
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

Moana 2022 Summer

Come and see how far YOU’LL GO!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Camp features: acting and improv classes, music and choreography, prop building, theatre games and more!

Musical Theatre Camp Rising 1st- 2nd Grades
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm
Studio 52 Education Building

In this exciting week-long, half-day summer theatre program, young artists will combine acting, singing, and dance as they dive into the world of musical theatre. With a fun combination of training, rehearsal, and performance, students will apply their new skills in a short, informal performance presented at the end of the week for a small audience. This week is perfectly suited for imaginative students who love music and movement, are excited to collaborate with peers and professionals, and interested in diving into the world of theatre. No previous experience required. Every program covers new material. Space is limited.

JOIN US ONSTAGE IN “THE TEMPEST”!
Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space

Shipwrecks! Betrayals! Romance! Mistaken identities and switcheroos! Magic! A tipsy sea monster! This Shakespearean comedy has everything!

 

Rehearsals for “The Tempest” will be from 11am-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 13, and performances will be July 1-3 and July 8 & 9.

Asheville Area Arts Council funding helps support Moppets after-school program

We are delighted to announce that Moppets has been awarded a $1,500 Arts Build Community Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council in support of our new after-school programming at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center!

Taught by Artistic Director Ashleigh Goff and veteran Moppet Eli Hamilton, the class is our first-ever partnership with the City of Asheville. Students in the after-school program are learning basic theater skills and building their self-confidence in a fun and welcoming environment. The program will culminate in a showcase performance for the students’ peers and families.

“One of our overarching goals is to introduce more kids to classical theater, wherever they are,” Moppets Executive Director Rachel Cort said. “This funding helps us to take a big step toward that goal. We are incredibly grateful to the Asheville Area Arts Council for supporting the Moppets and aspiring young actors in our community.”

Flat Rock Playhouse Volunteer Opportunity: Feed Me!
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Get Involved with FEED ME!

FEED ME! is a fun opportunity to meet the apprentices and interns who come to study under the staff of Flat Rock Playhouse. On days that there are both afternoon and evening performances they are very busy between the shows and have little time to eat dinner.

This is where you come in!

FEED ME! volunteers select date(s) they would be willing to provide dinner in the Dan Dee Gift Shop and Dining Hall on the Playhouse property. A second-year Apprentice will be there to help you set up.

Thursday, June 30, 2022
MOANA WORKSHOP
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

Moana 2022 Summer

Come and see how far YOU’LL GO!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Camp features: acting and improv classes, music and choreography, prop building, theatre games and more!

Flat Rock Playhouse Volunteer Opportunity: Feed Me!
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Get Involved with FEED ME!

FEED ME! is a fun opportunity to meet the apprentices and interns who come to study under the staff of Flat Rock Playhouse. On days that there are both afternoon and evening performances they are very busy between the shows and have little time to eat dinner.

This is where you come in!

FEED ME! volunteers select date(s) they would be willing to provide dinner in the Dan Dee Gift Shop and Dining Hall on the Playhouse property. A second-year Apprentice will be there to help you set up.

Proud Mary Theatre Company presents: Hello, Daddy
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Fresh off of her leading role in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” at Warehouse Theatre, Delighted Tobehere is bringing her show “Hello, Daddy!” to the Proud Mary stage. Part musical theatre tribute and part heartfelt memoir, “Hello, Daddy!” celebrates 20 years of delighting drag audiences (including competing on America’s Got Talent!).!

Friday, July 1, 2022
MOANA WORKSHOP
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

Moana 2022 Summer

Come and see how far YOU’LL GO!

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Camp features: acting and improv classes, music and choreography, prop building, theatre games and more!

JOIN US ONSTAGE IN “THE TEMPEST”!
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space

Shipwrecks! Betrayals! Romance! Mistaken identities and switcheroos! Magic! A tipsy sea monster! This Shakespearean comedy has everything!

 

Rehearsals for “The Tempest” will be from 11am-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 13, and performances will be July 1-3 and July 8 & 9.

Asheville Area Arts Council funding helps support Moppets after-school program

We are delighted to announce that Moppets has been awarded a $1,500 Arts Build Community Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council in support of our new after-school programming at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center!

Taught by Artistic Director Ashleigh Goff and veteran Moppet Eli Hamilton, the class is our first-ever partnership with the City of Asheville. Students in the after-school program are learning basic theater skills and building their self-confidence in a fun and welcoming environment. The program will culminate in a showcase performance for the students’ peers and families.

“One of our overarching goals is to introduce more kids to classical theater, wherever they are,” Moppets Executive Director Rachel Cort said. “This funding helps us to take a big step toward that goal. We are incredibly grateful to the Asheville Area Arts Council for supporting the Moppets and aspiring young actors in our community.”

Flat Rock Playhouse Volunteer Opportunity: Feed Me!
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Get Involved with FEED ME!

FEED ME! is a fun opportunity to meet the apprentices and interns who come to study under the staff of Flat Rock Playhouse. On days that there are both afternoon and evening performances they are very busy between the shows and have little time to eat dinner.

This is where you come in!

FEED ME! volunteers select date(s) they would be willing to provide dinner in the Dan Dee Gift Shop and Dining Hall on the Playhouse property. A second-year Apprentice will be there to help you set up.

HART Theatre presents Steel Magnolias
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Fangmeyer Theatre at HART

The Fangmeyer Theatre at HART
Directed by Julie Kinter

See the play that inspired the movie we all know and love, Steel Magnolias. Step into Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to get their hair done. The story follows six uniquely southern women over the course of three years as they form friendships as strong as steel. When tragedy strikes, this group of women draw on their underlying strength—and love—leaving the audience with a truly touching story by turns hilarious and poignant. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”

Suitable for all audiences.

Hendersonville Theatre Serves Up Laughs with Red, White and Tuna
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hendersonville Theatre

Red, White and Tuna is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

Directed by Hendersonville Theater’s Beth Bristol, performers Jonathan Forrester and Victoria Lamberth play 20 quirky characters of both genders and various ages. These memorable characters include matronly ladies, cowboy disc jockeys, hippies, and a dozen other memorable, unique characters all wrapped up in politics, relationships, and gossip.

“It’s just one of the funniest plays I’ve ever worked on,” said director Beth Bristol. “And between the absolute hilarity of the script and Jonathan’s and Victoria’s antics, I can barely keep a straight face during rehearsals. They’re the perfect pair to pull off this type of zany comedy.”

Bristol returns to HT to direct her third comedy on the Hendersonville stage. She previously directed The Foreigner and Moonlight and Magnolias. She was last seen on the HT stage in 2018 in Rumors. Bristol has been a teacher for 16 years for Henderson County Public Schools.

Victoria Lamberth is an actor, director and writer who lives in Hendersonville. Victoria started acting in middle school, and she has acted professionally in Nashville, Los Angeles and Memphis. Her last appearance on the HT stage was as Barbara in August: Osage County. When she is not onstage, Lamberth is employed as Artistic Director of HT.

Jonathan Forrester has been acting, directing and stage managing for over 20 years. Forrester directed Always a Bridesmaid in 2021. Forrester is the Life Enrichment Coordinator for Trinity View Senior Living Community in Arden and serves on HT’s board of directors.

Parental guidance is suggested due to references to alcohol and smoking, adult situations and language, some of which may be considered blasphemous. Showtimes are 7:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 PM on Sundays. Hendersonville Theater has made masks optional for patrons, but volunteers, staff and performers are fully vaccinated. No proof of vaccination is required to attend a performance.

RED, WHITE AND TUNA
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hendersonville Theatre

By Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams

DIRECTED BY BETH BRISTOL

Welcome to Tuna, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. It’s the Fourth of July and time for the Tuna High School Reunion! Two comedic actors ignite the stage with over 20 polyester-clad characters from Texas’ third smallest town. Full of fireworks, fun, and gossip, this loving send-up of rural America is full of memorable characters and hilarious spoofs.

Red, White and Tuna
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hendersonville Theatre

Welcome to Tuna, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. It’s the Fourth of July and time for the Tuna High School Reunion! Two comedic actors ignite the stage with over 20 polyester-clad characters from Texas’ third smallest town. Full of fireworks, fun, and gossip, this loving send-up of rural America is full of memorable characters and hilarious spoofs.

The Little Prince
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre

Jason Williams

by Rick Cummins & John Scoullar book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Directed by Jason Williams Opening 6/10/2022 – 7/9/2022

Proud Mary Theatre Company presents: Head Over Hills
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm
ARTISTS COLLECTIVE SPARTANBURG

Proud Mary Theatre Company presents the Upstate premiere of the bold new musical comedy Head Over Heels by The Go-Go’s, the Musical Comedy of the Summer for seven performances only June 24-July 2, 2022.

This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s (2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee), including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Head Over Heels,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”

West Side Story
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
West Side Story. July 1 - 30.

The number one requested musical from our 2019 show survey: you asked for it, you got it! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of fear, violence, and prejudice remains one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. With a score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is widely regarded as among the best musicals ever written.

Saturday, July 2, 2022
West Side Story
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse
West Side Story. July 1 - 30.

The number one requested musical from our 2019 show survey: you asked for it, you got it! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of fear, violence, and prejudice remains one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. With a score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is widely regarded as among the best musicals ever written.

Proud Mary Theatre Company presents: Head Over Hills
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm
Artists Collective | Spartanburg

Proud Mary Theatre Company presents the Upstate premiere of the bold new musical comedy Head Over Heels by The Go-Go’s, the Musical Comedy of the Summer for seven performances only June 24-July 2, 2022.

This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980’s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s (2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee), including the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” “Head Over Heels,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.”

Flat Rock Playhouse Volunteer Opportunity: Feed Me!
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse

Get Involved with FEED ME!

FEED ME! is a fun opportunity to meet the apprentices and interns who come to study under the staff of Flat Rock Playhouse. On days that there are both afternoon and evening performances they are very busy between the shows and have little time to eat dinner.

This is where you come in!

FEED ME! volunteers select date(s) they would be willing to provide dinner in the Dan Dee Gift Shop and Dining Hall on the Playhouse property. A second-year Apprentice will be there to help you set up.