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Apr
25
Thu
2019
Half Off Thursdays @ Asheville's Fun Depot
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Includes All Non Redemption Arcade Games, Activities, and Attractions!

Such as…
Indoor Climbing wall | Indoor/Outdoor Go-karts | Arcade Games | Laser Tag | Bumper Cars | Mini Golf | Mini Bowling | X-Rider Theatre | AeroBall | & More!

https://www.facebook.com/events/323685011602260/?event_time_id=323685044935590

PAUL THORN BAND at Diana Wortham Theatre @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

PAUL THORN BAND at Diana Wortham Theatre

https://www.facebook.com/events/2309288149346800/

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Auditions Urang Durang? @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

More details to follow. Check our website for updates. Sides and Character Breakdowns Click on link. http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/urand-durang-auditions-april-27-28/
Second Stage
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 5-14
Director: Beth Bristol
Two of Durang’s most popular one acts, “”For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”” and “”‘dentity Crisis,”” combined together into one night of bizarre hilarity. These crackpot comedies both turn family upside down in a way that only Christopher Durang can.

https://www.facebook.com/events/321406922044015/

Auditions Urang Durang? @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

More details to follow. Check our website for updates. Sides and Character Breakdowns Click on link. http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/urand-durang-auditions-april-27-28/
Second Stage
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 5-14
Director: Beth Bristol
Two of Durang’s most popular one acts, “”For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”” and “”‘dentity Crisis,”” combined together into one night of bizarre hilarity. These crackpot comedies both turn family upside down in a way that only Christopher Durang can.

https://www.facebook.com/events/321406922044015/?event_time_id=321406932044014

Auditions Urang Durang? @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

More details to follow. Check our website for updates. Sides and Character Breakdowns Click on link. http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/urand-durang-auditions-april-27-28/
Second Stage
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 5-14
Director: Beth Bristol
Two of Durang’s most popular one acts, “”For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”” and “”‘dentity Crisis,”” combined together into one night of bizarre hilarity. These crackpot comedies both turn family upside down in a way that only Christopher Durang can.

https://www.facebook.com/events/321406922044015/?event_time_id=321406928710681

Awards & Trashion Show @ Doubletree by Hilton Asheville
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our guests will be treated to an Oscar-like evening of awards and fashion inspired by a love for our local environment.

Join Asheville GreenWorks on Saturday, April 27 @ 6-9PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore for an evening of fashion, performing arts, and community celebration with a focus on environmental sustainability. Helen Chickering (BPR) and Blake Butler (adapt PR) will MC this very special fundraising event.

Guests will be treated to performances by Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, a special “Eco Readers” Kid’s Runway Strut, and a recycled fashion show by local and regional designers set amidst a fantastical “Truffula Tree” forest inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

Keynote speaker Crystal Dreisbach of Don’t Waste Durham will share her experience implementing “Green To Go,” an innovative reusable solution to styrofoam take-out containers in Durham, NC.

We will also highlight the inspiring & diverse stories of our 2019 Environmental Excellence Award winners including:
Dr. Paul Sisco (Lifetime Achievement)
Susan Sachs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Education)
Jay Kranyik, Asheville Botanical Gardens (Individual)
Mosaic Realty, JAG Construction, and East/West Capital Group (Business)
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (Organization)
MSD (“Golden Shovel”)
Tamia Dame (Youth)
Scott Richards (Memorial)

VIP Tickets ($75) include front row seating and open bar (beer & wine) throughout the event.
GA Tickets ($50) include first-come, first-served seating and 2 beer & wine tickets. $40 for members.

All tickets include a pre-show reception and designer meet & greet, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee.

https://asheville-greenworks.networkforgood.com/events/10347-environmental-excellence-awards-trashion-show

Proceeds benefit Asheville GreenWorks’ critical work in the area of plastic reduction, including our citizen-led Plastics Reduction Task Force, a Go Easy Guide – an online resource to help business owners find affordable solutions to waste problems, a broad community awareness & education campaign, and furthering innovative partnerships with businesses and communities throughout the area.

About GreenWorks

Established in 1973, Asheville GreenWorks inspires, equips and mobilizes individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live. With thousands of volunteers, GreenWorks engages the community in grassroots projects including tree plantings, urban agriculture, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees. The Youth Environmental Leadership Program works to usher in a new generation of environmental warriors for our community. Asheville GreenWorks remains the most active volunteer environmental organization in Western North Carolina.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2209118432485919/

A Turnpike Sunset- An Historical Play by Buncombe Turnpike @ Blue Ridge Community College - Thomas Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The whimsical play features a group of 19th century drovers traveling the Buncombe Turnpike who gather around a campfire to tell stories, play instruments, sing and, of course, drink moonshine. A Turnpike Sunset is historical fiction, with stories from the era of the Turnpike, as well as stories from Tom Godleski’s family (the playwright and founder of the Buncombe Turnpike band.). This show is filled with funny anecdotes, history, and live music performed by members of the Asheville bluegrass group Buncombe Turnpike. Authentically Appalachian!

LaZoom Comedy Night: Drew Lausch @ LaZoom Tours
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 12:00 am

Growing up gay in Fargo, North Dakota was never easy, but it did provide Drew with an abundance of material to sling off about his family, sex education, the big move to NYC, and what it means to be “Midwest nice.” He hosts two monthly shows at West Side Comedy Club in NYC, “Bottomless” and “Homo You Didn’t,” and just premiered a third, “Haus Party,” at Chelsea Music Hall. He’s performed at West Side Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and Greenwich Village Comedy Club in NYC, and recently made his international debut at “The Comedy Mix” in Vancouver. When Drew’s not fighting the police with tap shoes, his “easy confidence and stage presence” has been likened to “being on a dinner date that’s going really well.” (Theatre Jones,TX). Credits: Memphis Comedy Festival, Dallas Comedy Festival, Laughing Devil Comedy Festival (NYC), Sacramento Comedy Festival, and The World Series of Comedy at Laugh Boston. (top 6)

Featuring Zac Townsend and Emily Walsh
Hosted by Ryan Cox

ages 18+
Tickets $8 advance, $12 day of
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lazoom-comedy-night-drew-lausch-tickets-59543576440

https://www.facebook.com/events/2087259044905131/

Apr
28
Sun
2019
Auditions Urang Durang? @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

More details to follow. Check our website for updates. Sides and Character Breakdowns Click on link. http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/urand-durang-auditions-april-27-28/
Second Stage
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 5-14
Director: Beth Bristol
Two of Durang’s most popular one acts, “”For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”” and “”‘dentity Crisis,”” combined together into one night of bizarre hilarity. These crackpot comedies both turn family upside down in a way that only Christopher Durang can.

https://www.facebook.com/events/321406922044015/?event_time_id=321406925377348

GRAHAM PARKER at Diana Wortham Theatre @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

GRAHAM PARKER at Diana Wortham Theatre

https://www.facebook.com/events/2649545861729678/

May
2
Thu
2019
Half Off Thursdays @ Asheville's Fun Depot
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Includes All Non Redemption Arcade Games, Activities, and Attractions!

Such as…
Indoor Climbing wall | Indoor/Outdoor Go-karts | Arcade Games | Laser Tag | Bumper Cars | Mini Golf | Mini Bowling | X-Rider Theatre | AeroBall | & More!

https://www.facebook.com/events/323685011602260/?event_time_id=323685048268923

May
3
Fri
2019
Jim James presents Uniform Distortion – Sold out @ The Orange Peel
May 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Jim James presents Uniform Distortion – Sold out
plus Amo Amo
Show: 9pm
Doors : 8pm
$35 – $40
Ages 18+

Tickets & Info: www.theorangepeel.net/event/jim-james-presents-uniform-distortion/

Jim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket. Through seven studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. The New York Times heralded the band as, “…the new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock…” Their last three albums, 2008’s Evil Urges, 2011’s Circuital and 2015’s The Waterfall, each received Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Album — the latter debuting at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. Alongside the band’s recording and touring, James has maintained a steady, bordering on voracious, flow of work.

In 2013, James released his debut solo record, Regions of Light and Sound of God. James wrote, produced and played all instruments himself (except for strings and some percussion) for the record, which was inspired by life and the 1929 novel (written in woodcuts), ‘God’s Man’ by Lynd Ward. It was named one of the best albums of the year by PASTE, MTV and FUSE and was “the year’s first great record” (GQ). A performance of track “A New Life” on the then-hosted Late Night earned high praise from the now-Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon just this year: “”…to this day my favorite musical performance was ‘A New Life’ on Late Night that we did…He [Jim James] is fantastic. I love him”.

In 2016 James released the politically charged solo record, Eternally Even. Rolling Stone described as, “nine flamboyantly spiritual songs wrapped in creamy electronics and set to funk and hip hop beats…an eccentric, gently compelling pleasure. [Jim James] renders his change gospel with conversational grace, Bill Withers warmth, Sly Stone optimism and Neil Young conviction”. The album’s release saw him embark on a national tour with appearances on the Tonight Show, the Late Late Show with James Corden and a debut at #1 on Billboard Alternative chart. The album topped many year-end ‘best’ lists, with NPR praising the record’s “arresting, soulful … transcendent tunes”.

James’ released his third solo album, Uniform Distortion, in June 2019, which was received with immediate acclaim. “A giddily powerful response to these troubled times,” hailed the Guardian in its 4-star review. “His mix of musical joie de vivre and lyrical home truths prove fiendishly effective.” The Washington Post said, “With driving guitar riffs and catchy hooks combined with his signature soaring vocals, James delivers an utterly engaging, hard-charging, straight-ahead record that almost feels like a throwback to a different era while also being very much current,” while American Songwriter claimed, “”There are enough artistic twists and turns to please even the most dedicated Jacket fan, showing that James remains as musically edgy as ever on an album that pulses with energy, enthusiasm and the restless spirit James has always personified.” Four months after Uniform Distortion was released, James followed with the companion record of Uniform Clarity comprising acoustic renditions of the songs in a more stripped down and honest response to what went before.

Although splitting his time between LA and Kentucky, James has little plan to remain in one place. James has continued expanding on his zealous lists of credits, lending his voice to albums by the likes of the Roots, David Lynch, Brandi Carlile and John Fogerty and partnering with other artists on numerous side projects such as New Multitudes, Monsters of Folk, and T-Bone Burnett’s The New Basement Tapes. Known for his live performances, James has found himself in the touring company of those like Neil Young, Pearl Jam, and Bob Dylan – even appearing in the Dylan-inspired film, I’m Not There – and My Morning Jacket supported Roger Waters as his surprise backing band during famed Newport Folk Festival in 2015. He has embedded himself in the world of film and television, be it through the use of his music in various projects or his long-running relationships with those in the field. James has also established himself as a producer in his own right, producing records by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dean Wareham, Basia Bulat, Amo Amo, and Ray Lamontagne’s Ouroboros (2016), the same year in which he collaborated with NASA for the launch of their Juno Mission and Sundance Film Festival and their “Freedom of Expression” event. In the fall of 2018, James embarked on successful, intimate, career-spanning solo acoustic tour, which saw him play sold out dates through historic theatres and performing arts centers across the United States. In Spring 2019, James will set out on the Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion Tour, playing the complete record with a full band for the first time nationally.

www.jimjames.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/322579425042359/

May
4
Sat
2019
Auditions Bye Bye Birdie @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

More details to come. Find more details on our website http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/auditions/
Audition Location: Main Stage Auditorium

CALLING ALL ACTORS:

Put on a happy face and come audition for the beloved musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie May 4 & 5. Director, Colby Coren, Music Director, Lenora Thom, and Choreographers, Linda Runion and Mary Susan Goff are thrilled to be teaming up for this production.

Looking for strong singers, dancers and actors of all ethnicities to portray a variety of roles.
Tap Dancing is a plus.

Performances run August 2-18.
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Auditions will be on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday May 5. Saturday’s schedule will be broken up into auditions for adults and students (Ages 14+). 10:00-11:30 will be adult vocal auditions with an adult dance audition from 11:30-12:00. 12:30-2:30 will be student vocal auditions with a student dance audition from 2:30-3:00. Sunday’s audition schedule will be open for all ages who were unable to attend Saturday, vocal auditions 1:00-3:00 and open dance auditions 2:30-3:00. If these times do not work for you, please contact Casting Coordinator, Jennifer Memolo ([email protected]) to make alternate arrangements. (Call backs for reading will be scheduled Sunday, May 5 3:00-5:00 as needed. Be sure you are available for these if needed!)

One role is available for a student 8-10 years of age. Please attend auditions on Sunday, May 5th

Please prepare a one minute audition song of your choosing (the selection does not need to be a musical theatre selection). Bring sheet music marked and in the appropriate key (musicnotes.com is a great resource for almost ANY song you can think of). Acapella auditions will not be heard. Also be prepared to learn a basic dance combo and perform with small groups.

STUDENTS – AGES 15-18
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 – 3 pm

18 AND OVER
Sunday May 5. 2019 1 – 3 pm
Callbacks 3 – 5 pm

Albert Petersen: Male, 35 – 40. Energetic young man. The President of the Almaelou Music Corp. Nervous type, charming, kind, loving, scared of life. Must be a strong comedic with a great voice. Must move well. Tap dance a plus. Vocal: Tenor, C flat to F flat.

Rosie Alvarez: Female, 25 – 40. Albert’s secretary. Vivacious and fiery. The leading lady. Strong belt and comedic timing, strong dancer. Vocal: Mezzo/Alto, Belter, A flat to C.

Conrad Birdie: Male, 16 – 25, to play 18+. Sexy, strong, and flamboyant. Comedic timing a must. Strong singer/mover. An Elvis type, over the top Rock Star. Vocal: Baritone/Tenor, D flat to E flat.

Kim MacAfee: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Pretty, sweet, simple, self-absorbed teenager, excitable. Vocal: Soprano, A to A flat.

Mr. Harry MacAfee: Male, 30 – 50. Kim’s dad. Character actor, great comedic timing, very nervous type, silly, headstrong, protective, loving. Must move. Vocal: Baritone, C to E.

Mrs. Doris MacAfee: Female, 30 – 50. Typical “50’s mom.” Silly, character, sexy but doesn’t know it, trim, pretty. Gets excited for her daughter. Must move well. Vocal: Alto, C flat to F.

Randolph MacAfee: Male, 8 – 10. Kim’s younger brother. A typical All-American kid. A smart, funny, rapscallion. Must sing and move well tap dance a plus. Must be able to sing 4-part harmony. Vocal: Boy Soprano E to D.

Hugo Peabody: Male, 14 – 24, to play 17. Kim’s “steady.” Fun loving, charming, cute, All-American, jealous type. Must sing and dance.

Mae Petersen: Female, 50 – 70. Albert’s adoring, overbearing, Jewish mother. A martyr to the max. Strong comedic timing a must. Must move well. Vocal: Alto, Belter.

Ursula Merkle: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Kim’s best friend. Hyper-enthusiastic, LOUD, incredibly endearing, but very pushy. Strong comedic and physical timing. Must sing and dance. Vocal: Mezzo, E to F.

Harvey Johnson: Male, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Stereotypical “nerd” type. Strong comedic timing. Must sing and move well. Gymnastics a plus. Vocal: Tenor, E to F sharp.

Alice: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. The Mayor’s daughter. Sweet, simple, kind. Must sing and move well.

Nancy: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Silly, flirty, boy crazy. Must sing and move well.

Penelope: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Bookworm, smart, ahead of her time. Must sing and move well

Suzi: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Athletic, bright, charming. Must sing and move well.

Carl: Male, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. A young Rotarian. Smart, goal oriented. Must sing and move well.

Freddie: Male, 14 – 24. Popular, charming, handsome. Must sing and move well.

Deborah Sue: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Bubbly and fun loving, open to new situations. Must sing and dance.

Margie: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Shy but has a hidden agenda. She secretly wants to be more than what her town has to offer. Must sing and dance.

Mayor: Male, 30 – 60. Typical Mayor type. Outspoken, attention getter, pompous, thinks he wears the pants. Will sing in ensemble.

Mayor’s Wife: Female, 40 – 69. Always ready to host a cocktail party, funny, extremely physical, really runs the household and the city. A cross between Joan Crawford and Imogene Coca. Must sing and dance.

Gloria Rasputin: Female, 17 – 35. A big, broad “tap dancing” secretary. Mae’s choice to replace Rosie. Sexy, vivacious and curvy. Strong comedic timing and physical comedy. Will also be part of the ensemble. Must sing and dance.

Mrs. Merkle: Female, 30 – 50. Ursula’s’ mother. A grown up version of Ursula. LOUD and charming. Strong comedic timing. Must sing and dance.

Mr. Johnson: Male, 30 – 50. Harvey’s Dad. Nerd type. A grown up version of Harvey. Funny and charming. Must sing and move well.

Charles Maude: Male, 25 – 60. Owner of “Maude’s Roadside Retreat.” Part of the male quartet. Must sing and move well.

Ensemble: Males & Females, 18 – 60. All ethnicities, ages and types encouraged to audition. Looking for a group of character types, with strong comedic timing to play various characters; teenagers and parents. Must sing and move well. Tapping a plus. All other roles will come from the ensemble.

https://www.facebook.com/events/310258882940100/

Auditions Bye Bye Birdie @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

More details to come. Find more details on our website http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/auditions/
Audition Location: Main Stage Auditorium

CALLING ALL ACTORS:

Put on a happy face and come audition for the beloved musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie May 4 & 5. Director, Colby Coren, Music Director, Lenora Thom, and Choreographers, Linda Runion and Mary Susan Goff are thrilled to be teaming up for this production.

Looking for strong singers, dancers and actors of all ethnicities to portray a variety of roles.
Tap Dancing is a plus.

Performances run August 2-18.
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Auditions will be on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday May 5. Saturday’s schedule will be broken up into auditions for adults and students (Ages 14+). 10:00-11:30 will be adult vocal auditions with an adult dance audition from 11:30-12:00. 12:30-2:30 will be student vocal auditions with a student dance audition from 2:30-3:00. Sunday’s audition schedule will be open for all ages who were unable to attend Saturday, vocal auditions 1:00-3:00 and open dance auditions 2:30-3:00. If these times do not work for you, please contact Casting Coordinator, Jennifer Memolo ([email protected]) to make alternate arrangements. (Call backs for reading will be scheduled Sunday, May 5 3:00-5:00 as needed. Be sure you are available for these if needed!)

One role is available for a student 8-10 years of age. Please attend auditions on Sunday, May 5th

Please prepare a one minute audition song of your choosing (the selection does not need to be a musical theatre selection). Bring sheet music marked and in the appropriate key (musicnotes.com is a great resource for almost ANY song you can think of). Acapella auditions will not be heard. Also be prepared to learn a basic dance combo and perform with small groups.

STUDENTS – AGES 15-18
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 – 3 pm

18 AND OVER
Sunday May 5. 2019 1 – 3 pm
Callbacks 3 – 5 pm

Albert Petersen: Male, 35 – 40. Energetic young man. The President of the Almaelou Music Corp. Nervous type, charming, kind, loving, scared of life. Must be a strong comedic with a great voice. Must move well. Tap dance a plus. Vocal: Tenor, C flat to F flat.

Rosie Alvarez: Female, 25 – 40. Albert’s secretary. Vivacious and fiery. The leading lady. Strong belt and comedic timing, strong dancer. Vocal: Mezzo/Alto, Belter, A flat to C.

Conrad Birdie: Male, 16 – 25, to play 18+. Sexy, strong, and flamboyant. Comedic timing a must. Strong singer/mover. An Elvis type, over the top Rock Star. Vocal: Baritone/Tenor, D flat to E flat.

Kim MacAfee: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Pretty, sweet, simple, self-absorbed teenager, excitable. Vocal: Soprano, A to A flat.

Mr. Harry MacAfee: Male, 30 – 50. Kim’s dad. Character actor, great comedic timing, very nervous type, silly, headstrong, protective, loving. Must move. Vocal: Baritone, C to E.

Mrs. Doris MacAfee: Female, 30 – 50. Typical “50’s mom.” Silly, character, sexy but doesn’t know it, trim, pretty. Gets excited for her daughter. Must move well. Vocal: Alto, C flat to F.

Randolph MacAfee: Male, 8 – 10. Kim’s younger brother. A typical All-American kid. A smart, funny, rapscallion. Must sing and move well tap dance a plus. Must be able to sing 4-part harmony. Vocal: Boy Soprano E to D.

Hugo Peabody: Male, 14 – 24, to play 17. Kim’s “steady.” Fun loving, charming, cute, All-American, jealous type. Must sing and dance.

Mae Petersen: Female, 50 – 70. Albert’s adoring, overbearing, Jewish mother. A martyr to the max. Strong comedic timing a must. Must move well. Vocal: Alto, Belter.

Ursula Merkle: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Kim’s best friend. Hyper-enthusiastic, LOUD, incredibly endearing, but very pushy. Strong comedic and physical timing. Must sing and dance. Vocal: Mezzo, E to F.

Harvey Johnson: Male, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Stereotypical “nerd” type. Strong comedic timing. Must sing and move well. Gymnastics a plus. Vocal: Tenor, E to F sharp.

Alice: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. The Mayor’s daughter. Sweet, simple, kind. Must sing and move well.

Nancy: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Silly, flirty, boy crazy. Must sing and move well.

Penelope: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Bookworm, smart, ahead of her time. Must sing and move well

Suzi: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Athletic, bright, charming. Must sing and move well.

Carl: Male, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. A young Rotarian. Smart, goal oriented. Must sing and move well.

Freddie: Male, 14 – 24. Popular, charming, handsome. Must sing and move well.

Deborah Sue: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Bubbly and fun loving, open to new situations. Must sing and dance.

Margie: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Shy but has a hidden agenda. She secretly wants to be more than what her town has to offer. Must sing and dance.

Mayor: Male, 30 – 60. Typical Mayor type. Outspoken, attention getter, pompous, thinks he wears the pants. Will sing in ensemble.

Mayor’s Wife: Female, 40 – 69. Always ready to host a cocktail party, funny, extremely physical, really runs the household and the city. A cross between Joan Crawford and Imogene Coca. Must sing and dance.

Gloria Rasputin: Female, 17 – 35. A big, broad “tap dancing” secretary. Mae’s choice to replace Rosie. Sexy, vivacious and curvy. Strong comedic timing and physical comedy. Will also be part of the ensemble. Must sing and dance.

Mrs. Merkle: Female, 30 – 50. Ursula’s’ mother. A grown up version of Ursula. LOUD and charming. Strong comedic timing. Must sing and dance.

Mr. Johnson: Male, 30 – 50. Harvey’s Dad. Nerd type. A grown up version of Harvey. Funny and charming. Must sing and move well.

Charles Maude: Male, 25 – 60. Owner of “Maude’s Roadside Retreat.” Part of the male quartet. Must sing and move well.

Ensemble: Males & Females, 18 – 60. All ethnicities, ages and types encouraged to audition. Looking for a group of character types, with strong comedic timing to play various characters; teenagers and parents. Must sing and move well. Tapping a plus. All other roles will come from the ensemble.

https://www.facebook.com/events/310258882940100/?event_time_id=310258892940099

Auditions Bye Bye Birdie @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

More details to come. Find more details on our website http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/auditions/
Audition Location: Main Stage Auditorium

STUDENTS – AGES 15-18
Saturday, May 4, 2019 1 – 3pm

18 AND OVER
Saturday, May 4, 2019 5 – 7pm
Sunday May 5. 2019 2 – 5pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/310258882940100/?event_time_id=310258886273433

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra @ Diana Wortham Theatre
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra — Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
Jonathan Scales and The Fourchestra, who’s been recognized by Driftwood Magazine and When Steel Talks Magazine, blends global sounds, horns, strings, drums and Asheville spirit on stage in a benefit for Diana Wortham Theatre’s Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund benefitting children. Saturday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Tickets: Regular $35; Student $30; Child $20; Student Rush Day-of-Show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box Office: 828-257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

https://www.facebook.com/events/991245197723114/

May
5
Sun
2019
Auditions Bye Bye Birdie @ Hendersonville Community Theatre
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

More details to come. Find more details on our website http://hendersonvilletheatre.org/auditions/
Audition Location: Main Stage Auditorium

CALLING ALL ACTORS:

Put on a happy face and come audition for the beloved musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie May 4 & 5. Director, Colby Coren, Music Director, Lenora Thom, and Choreographers, Linda Runion and Mary Susan Goff are thrilled to be teaming up for this production.

Looking for strong singers, dancers and actors of all ethnicities to portray a variety of roles.
Tap Dancing is a plus.

Performances run August 2-18.
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Auditions will be on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday May 5. Saturday’s schedule will be broken up into auditions for adults and students (Ages 14+). 10:00-11:30 will be adult vocal auditions with an adult dance audition from 11:30-12:00. 12:30-2:30 will be student vocal auditions with a student dance audition from 2:30-3:00. Sunday’s audition schedule will be open for all ages who were unable to attend Saturday, vocal auditions 1:00-3:00 and open dance auditions 2:30-3:00. If these times do not work for you, please contact Casting Coordinator, Jennifer Memolo ([email protected]) to make alternate arrangements. (Call backs for reading will be scheduled Sunday, May 5 3:00-5:00 as needed. Be sure you are available for these if needed!)

One role is available for a student 8-10 years of age. Please attend auditions on Sunday, May 5th

Please prepare a one minute audition song of your choosing (the selection does not need to be a musical theatre selection). Bring sheet music marked and in the appropriate key (musicnotes.com is a great resource for almost ANY song you can think of). Acapella auditions will not be heard. Also be prepared to learn a basic dance combo and perform with small groups.

STUDENTS – AGES 15-18
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10 – 3 pm

18 AND OVER
Sunday May 5. 2019 1 – 3 pm
Callbacks 3 – 5 pm

Albert Petersen: Male, 35 – 40. Energetic young man. The President of the Almaelou Music Corp. Nervous type, charming, kind, loving, scared of life. Must be a strong comedic with a great voice. Must move well. Tap dance a plus. Vocal: Tenor, C flat to F flat.

Rosie Alvarez: Female, 25 – 40. Albert’s secretary. Vivacious and fiery. The leading lady. Strong belt and comedic timing, strong dancer. Vocal: Mezzo/Alto, Belter, A flat to C.

Conrad Birdie: Male, 16 – 25, to play 18+. Sexy, strong, and flamboyant. Comedic timing a must. Strong singer/mover. An Elvis type, over the top Rock Star. Vocal: Baritone/Tenor, D flat to E flat.

Kim MacAfee: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Pretty, sweet, simple, self-absorbed teenager, excitable. Vocal: Soprano, A to A flat.

Mr. Harry MacAfee: Male, 30 – 50. Kim’s dad. Character actor, great comedic timing, very nervous type, silly, headstrong, protective, loving. Must move. Vocal: Baritone, C to E.

Mrs. Doris MacAfee: Female, 30 – 50. Typical “50’s mom.” Silly, character, sexy but doesn’t know it, trim, pretty. Gets excited for her daughter. Must move well. Vocal: Alto, C flat to F.

Randolph MacAfee: Male, 8 – 10. Kim’s younger brother. A typical All-American kid. A smart, funny, rapscallion. Must sing and move well tap dance a plus. Must be able to sing 4-part harmony. Vocal: Boy Soprano E to D.

Hugo Peabody: Male, 14 – 24, to play 17. Kim’s “steady.” Fun loving, charming, cute, All-American, jealous type. Must sing and dance.

Mae Petersen: Female, 50 – 70. Albert’s adoring, overbearing, Jewish mother. A martyr to the max. Strong comedic timing a must. Must move well. Vocal: Alto, Belter.

Ursula Merkle: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Kim’s best friend. Hyper-enthusiastic, LOUD, incredibly endearing, but very pushy. Strong comedic and physical timing. Must sing and dance. Vocal: Mezzo, E to F.

Harvey Johnson: Male, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Stereotypical “nerd” type. Strong comedic timing. Must sing and move well. Gymnastics a plus. Vocal: Tenor, E to F sharp.

Alice: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. The Mayor’s daughter. Sweet, simple, kind. Must sing and move well.

Nancy: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Silly, flirty, boy crazy. Must sing and move well.

Penelope: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Bookworm, smart, ahead of her time. Must sing and move well

Suzi: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Athletic, bright, charming. Must sing and move well.

Carl: Male, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. A young Rotarian. Smart, goal oriented. Must sing and move well.

Freddie: Male, 14 – 24. Popular, charming, handsome. Must sing and move well.

Deborah Sue: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Bubbly and fun loving, open to new situations. Must sing and dance.

Margie: Female, 14 – 24, to play a teenager. Shy but has a hidden agenda. She secretly wants to be more than what her town has to offer. Must sing and dance.

Mayor: Male, 30 – 60. Typical Mayor type. Outspoken, attention getter, pompous, thinks he wears the pants. Will sing in ensemble.

Mayor’s Wife: Female, 40 – 69. Always ready to host a cocktail party, funny, extremely physical, really runs the household and the city. A cross between Joan Crawford and Imogene Coca. Must sing and dance.

Gloria Rasputin: Female, 17 – 35. A big, broad “tap dancing” secretary. Mae’s choice to replace Rosie. Sexy, vivacious and curvy. Strong comedic timing and physical comedy. Will also be part of the ensemble. Must sing and dance.

Mrs. Merkle: Female, 30 – 50. Ursula’s’ mother. A grown up version of Ursula. LOUD and charming. Strong comedic timing. Must sing and dance.

Mr. Johnson: Male, 30 – 50. Harvey’s Dad. Nerd type. A grown up version of Harvey. Funny and charming. Must sing and move well.

Charles Maude: Male, 25 – 60. Owner of “Maude’s Roadside Retreat.” Part of the male quartet. Must sing and move well.

Ensemble: Males & Females, 18 – 60. All ethnicities, ages and types encouraged to audition. Looking for a group of character types, with strong comedic timing to play various characters; teenagers and parents. Must sing and move well. Tapping a plus. All other roles will come from the ensemble.

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Screening: Macbeth @ WCU Bardo Arts Center
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this is Macbeth like never seen before, akin to a horror movie.

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Part of the Bardo Arts Center Sunday Cinema Series, this screening is shown in HD on the big screen in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall. The Sunday Cinema Series features pre-recorded productions from the National Theatre in London and Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

Make it an afternoon with the arts! The WCU Fine Art Museum will be open from 2-3pm, immediately before the screening. Concessions are also available to purchase and enjoy inside the hall during the screening, wine and beer available to those of age.

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May
9
Thu
2019
Half Off Thursdays @ Asheville's Fun Depot
May 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Includes All Non Redemption Arcade Games, Activities, and Attractions!

Such as…
Indoor Climbing wall | Indoor/Outdoor Go-karts | Arcade Games | Laser Tag | Bumper Cars | Mini Golf | Mini Bowling | X-Rider Theatre | AeroBall | & More!

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May
10
Fri
2019
Dancing in the Streets with Dance Theatre of Harlem @ Peace Center
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All shoes are dancing shoes, and everyone is a dancer when Dance Theatre of Harlem brings dancing to the streets to kick-off Artisphere weekend! Join us on Graham Plaza as two dancers from this ground-breaking, empowering ballet company demo and lead you through easy to learn steps that prove anyone can dance. Come as you are – no experience necessary.

Friday, May 10 | 6:30PM
Graham Plaza in front of the Peace Center

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After dancing with them on Friday, see Dance Theatre of Harlem live on stage Saturday, May 11 at 8PM.

A singular presence in the ballet world, Dance Theatre of Harlem tours internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics and neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/2u5cVGH.

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