Looking for things to do in Hendersonville, NC? Whether you’re a local or just passing through we’ve got loads of great tips and events to help you find your perfect adventure.

Monday, September 27, 2021
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival Applications Now Open!
Sep 27 all-day
Online

Some things you should know

  1. WE ARE A HYBRID FESTIVAL THIS YEAR

    We will be presenting a combination of in-person and online shows. Email us if you’ve got any questions.

  2. WE HAVE 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHOWS

We accept performances from 5 to 60 minutes in length, plus installations and films. Depending on its length, your piece may be grouped with others, or scheduled as a Random Act of Fringe.

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1. FRINGE SHOT

A piece that is
5-20 minutes long

May be featured in a showcase, as part of our popular LaZoom Bus Tour, or as free Random Act of Fringe

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2. SHORT FORM

A piece that is
25-40 minutes long

May be combined with one or more shows.

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3. FULL-LENGTH

A piece that is
45-60 minutes long

Ticketed theater-style show.

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4. INSTALLATION

A piece that is
Site-specific (any length)

May be in an unusual location, or repeated many times. May be seen by as few as one person at a time.

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Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Sep 27 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Matching Gift Challenge! Asheville Community Theatre
Sep 27 all-day
online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor all donations given through Sunday, November 21 will be matched up to $8,500 – turning each donation into a SUPER DONATION! When you donate to ACT, you are assisting with scholarships, helping to keep ticket prices affordable, and so much more!

Help us reach this goal with a gift of any size!

Matching Gift Challenge! for Asheville Community Theatre
Sep 27 all-day
online

Amazing!

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor all donations given through Sunday, November 21 will be matched up to $8,500 – turning each donation into a SUPER DONATION! When you donate to ACT, you are assisting with scholarships, helping to keep ticket prices affordable, and so much more!

Help us reach this goal with a gift of any size!

Support ACT and SAVE on products you need!
Sep 27 all-day
Online

Want to save money and support your community organizations at the same time? Join the Target Circle Rewards Program! Members have the chance to vote for a local non-profit whenever they shop at Target between now and September 30.

Join today at target.com/circle and vote for ACT! It’s the easiest way to support ACT and save on products you need!

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison + Rosa Parks performance and discussion videos
Sep 27 all-day
online

For the first time in Greenville Chautauqua’s history you can view three of 2021 Reinventing America Festival performances and discussions.

You can catch them virtually through Oct 3. You have access to videos of the live shows and also the Virtual Conversations with the performers about their characters.

Please note, these virtual programs are only viewable through mid-night Sunday October 3 (to honor the intellectual property of the performers.) 

So go ahead and schedule some “downtime” in the comfort of your home and step back into history with Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Rosa Parks.

Studio 52 ACTING Class(In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Sep 27 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

ACTING (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then this class exploring the fundamentals of theatre is just for them! During this 8-week class, students will explore favorite storybook characters and bring them to life through acting, creative movement, and music! This high-energy class will celebrate your young artist’s creativity, develop skills in improvisation, public speaking, and expression, and release creative energy in a meaningful way. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here.

Instructor: Tania Battista
*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.
Youth Production Class for High Schoolers
Sep 27 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Our first Youth Production Class is right around the corner! We will be offering TWO sessions of Clue (High School Edition) – 1 session for middle school students, and one session for high school students. Classes will meet afterschool, and each session will end with two performances on the Mainstage! Registration for both sessions will begin on Wednesday, July 14. Tuition will be $350.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

High School Cast:
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons August 30 – October 27, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, November 1 – Thursday, November 4, 2021; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Youth Production Class for Middle Schoolers
Sep 27 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Our first Youth Production Class is right around the corner! We will be offering TWO sessions of Clue (High School Edition) – 1 session for middle school students, and one session for high school students. Classes will meet afterschool, and each session will end with two performances on the Mainstage! Registration for both sessions will begin on Wednesday, July 14. Tuition will be $350.00 – payment plans and scholarships will both be available.

Middle School Cast:
Classes/rehearsals: Meet Monday and Wednesday afternoons September 6 – November 3, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Tech Week: Monday, November 8 – Thursday, November 11, 2021; 4:30-6:30 pm each night
Performances: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:30 pm and Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Studio 52: ACTING (In-Person), 6th-8th Grades
Sep 27 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

In this eight-week semester, young artists will learn to create dynamic relationships through theatre games, improvisation, and scene work. With an emphasis on ensemble storytelling, character creation, physicality, and voice and speech, students will leave feeling more collaborative, creative, and confident making bold choices on stage and in life. Apply your skills in an informal showcase for friends and family. No prior experience is necessary, only an open mind! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times.

Instructor: Tania Battista

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

 

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.

Studio 52: SKETCH COMEDY Adult (In – Person)
Sep 27 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

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Learn the ins and outs of sketch comedy in this eight-week course for adults led by Flat Rock Playhouse’s favorite comedic actor, Scott Treadway! Dive into the history of two-person comedy, learn about the straight man vs character actor and how to break down comedic beats and jokes in a script. Hone your skills in delivery, timing, and physicality as you pair up and perform a comedic scene, coached and directed by Scott. Laugh, learn and level up your comedy skills in this low-pressure, highly-humorous class. 

*** All participating students must be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination presented on the first day of class. 
Masks are optional at this time.
Space is limited.
No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor: Scott Treadway

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Asheville Fringe Arts Festival Applications Now Open!
Sep 28 all-day
Online

Some things you should know

  1. WE ARE A HYBRID FESTIVAL THIS YEAR

    We will be presenting a combination of in-person and online shows. Email us if you’ve got any questions.

  2. WE HAVE 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHOWS

We accept performances from 5 to 60 minutes in length, plus installations and films. Depending on its length, your piece may be grouped with others, or scheduled as a Random Act of Fringe.

IMG_2368.jpg

1. FRINGE SHOT

A piece that is
5-20 minutes long

May be featured in a showcase, as part of our popular LaZoom Bus Tour, or as free Random Act of Fringe

IMG_5047.jpg

2. SHORT FORM

A piece that is
25-40 minutes long

May be combined with one or more shows.

IMG_1814.jpg

3. FULL-LENGTH

A piece that is
45-60 minutes long

Ticketed theater-style show.

IMG_0229.jpg

4. INSTALLATION

A piece that is
Site-specific (any length)

May be in an unusual location, or repeated many times. May be seen by as few as one person at a time.

yuhas.jpg
Become a Sponsor! of Flat Rock Playhouse
Sep 28 all-day
online w/Flat Rock Playhouse

Celebrate the holiday season and the joy of live theater by becoming a sponsor for A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! Your support sustains the impact of the performing arts on our hearts and minds as well as our local economy.
Act now!

Matching Gift Challenge! Asheville Community Theatre
Sep 28 all-day
online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor all donations given through Sunday, November 21 will be matched up to $8,500 – turning each donation into a SUPER DONATION! When you donate to ACT, you are assisting with scholarships, helping to keep ticket prices affordable, and so much more!

Help us reach this goal with a gift of any size!

Matching Gift Challenge! for Asheville Community Theatre
Sep 28 all-day
online

Amazing!

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor all donations given through Sunday, November 21 will be matched up to $8,500 – turning each donation into a SUPER DONATION! When you donate to ACT, you are assisting with scholarships, helping to keep ticket prices affordable, and so much more!

Help us reach this goal with a gift of any size!

Support ACT and SAVE on products you need!
Sep 28 all-day
Online

Want to save money and support your community organizations at the same time? Join the Target Circle Rewards Program! Members have the chance to vote for a local non-profit whenever they shop at Target between now and September 30.

Join today at target.com/circle and vote for ACT! It’s the easiest way to support ACT and save on products you need!

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison + Rosa Parks performance and discussion videos
Sep 28 all-day
online

For the first time in Greenville Chautauqua’s history you can view three of 2021 Reinventing America Festival performances and discussions.

You can catch them virtually through Oct 3. You have access to videos of the live shows and also the Virtual Conversations with the performers about their characters.

Please note, these virtual programs are only viewable through mid-night Sunday October 3 (to honor the intellectual property of the performers.) 

So go ahead and schedule some “downtime” in the comfort of your home and step back into history with Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Rosa Parks.

Theatre Kidz! Program
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Asheville Performing Arts Academy

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This  is where your love for the stage can begin!

In our pre-school to early elementary class, we will be exploring every part of the stage including prop-building, dancing, singing, and acting.  Whether you have a young performer destined for Broadway or just a little theatre enthusiast, we will help grow their love of theatre with new friends and explore the joys of storytelling!

All teachers are vaccinated. Open Warehouse space and new HVAC system.

 

Tanglewood Youth Fall Class: Journey to Imaginationland Ages 5-7
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Asheville Community Theatre

Taught by Janice Schreiber
Ages 5-7
Aug 31-Oct 19, 2021 | Tuesdays at 4:00-5:00 PM

Join us on our way to imaginationland! Students will learn the basics of performance technique, explore exciting characterizations, and use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to bring stories and characters to life. Some of our favorite cartoon and real life characters just might make an appearance!

Studio 52 MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades
Sep 28 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Studio 52/ Flat Rock Playhouse

MUSIC THEATRE (In-Person), K-2nd Grades

Notes: To ensure increased ventilation, this class will be held outside whenever possible. If rain forces the program indoors, all students and staff will be required to wear masks. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our community safe. Read more about our Covid Safety Guidelines here

Instructor: Anna Kimmell

This fun and high-energy class combines the three fundamentals of musical theatre, acting, singing, and dance, in an accessible and exciting way! With a focus on singing technique, musicality, movement, and storytelling, students will learn new skills and make friends as they develop songs from Broadway musicals. No prior experience is necessary. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times!

*Need-based scholarships are available upon application.
Learn more below about payment plans and multi-student discounts.