Monday, May 20, 2013

June events at Asheville Community Theatre

Kiss Me, Kate Opens on the Mainstage: The classic, quintessential Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate depicts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.  Cole Porter’s memorable music and irresistible lyrics are just two of the reasons this enchanting musical was described by The New York Times as “an elegant, nimble dream of a show, one of the rare perfect achievements of the American musical theater.”  Directed by Chanda Calentine with musical direction by Brad Curtioff.  Kiss Me, Kate opens Friday, June 7, 2013 and will run through Sunday, June 30, 2013 with performances on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $15.00-$25.00 and are available in person or over the phone (828-254-1320) at the ACT Box Office or online at

Incongruence Presented in 35below: Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective presents an original work by Asheville resident Carla Pridgen. Incongruence features monologues and vignettes derived from interviews with transgender men and women of all generations and backgrounds. This fascinating work embraces the fact that we are all on the same journey despite gender, orientation, race or ethnicity. Directed by CJ Breland.  Incongruence will be performed June 13-29, 2013 with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm. Ticket information will be posted at

Readers Theatre Showcase Series Presents Spoon River Anthology: A medley of characters from a small Illinois town in the Nineteenth Century tell their life stories after their lives are over.  Their tales run the gamut – some bold and colorful, some full of everyday frustrations and more than a few revealing long-kept secrets from the grave.  This classic piece of Americana includes folk singing and music.  Directed by RoseLynn Katz.  Performances are Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2013 in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre and Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNCA.  All performances begin at 2:30. Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the door. For more information, visit

Auditions for Steel Magnolias : Are you a Shelby or an Annelle? A Truvy or a M’Lynn? We’re seeking 6 women to fill these iconic roles.  Auditions for Steel Magnolias are Monday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Asheville Community Theatre.  Auditions are open to all in the community.  All audition material is provided at the auditions. Directed by Michael Lilly.  For more information, visit

Auditions for Annie Get Your Gun:  Be a part of a classic Broadway musical! We’re looking for children and adults to audition for this Wild West show-within-a-show! Auditions will be held Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 at Asheville Community Theatre. Please prepare 16 bars of music and bring your sheet music to the audition in the key in which you will be singing. We will provide an accompanist. All roles are available to anyone in the community. Directed by Jerry Crouch with musical direction by Lenora Thom and choreography by Tina Pisano-Foor.  For more information, visit

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