Asheville's Thriving Theatre Scene: Now Playing
Posted On Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The arts are alive in Asheville, North Carolina no matter the day or season. Whether it's indoor theatre in downtown Asheville during the winter months or outdoor theatre like Shakespeare in the Park in the summer months, there's a little something for everyone. You may be in town this weekend on a romantic Valentine's Day holiday getaway or you may just be enjoying the winter fun found in Asheville. Regardless of why you're here (we're just glad you're here!), you may want to consider adding a theatre show to your weekend itinerary.
Here's the lineup of what's now playing in Asheville's theatre scene this weekend. Read on to find out more.
Cabaret at the Asheville Community Theatre
The award-winning drama Cabaret takes the stage through Sunday, March 2 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30p.m. and Sunday matinee showings at 2:30p.m.
The scene is the Kit Kat Club, a night club in Berlin, as the 1920s are drawing to a close and the Nazis are beginning their rise to power in Germany. Cliff, a young American writer, visits the sleazy Kit Kat Club and meets an English singer, Sally Bowles. Cliff and Sally fall in love, but when the political climate changes, they are forced to make choices that will forever impact their lives.
This sexy, seedy and somewhat dark story is best suited for mature audiences. You can read more about the audience guidelines for this performance here. Tickets are $25 for adults; $22 for seniors or students; $15 for children 17 and under. You can purchase Cabaret tickets here.
Rounding Third at the NC Stage Company in Asheville
The NC Stage Company presents Rounding Third on its main stage through February 23 with performances at 7:30-9:30p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and a 2p.m. matinee showing on Sundays. Rounding Third is written by Richard Dresser and stars Scott Treadway and Charlie Flynn-McIver in this funny, acerbic, and touching play about the intersection of fatherhood, coaching, and baseball.
Ticket prices run from $16-$28. You can purchase Rounding Third online tickets here.
Imago Theatre's FROGZ at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place
Be prepared to be mind-blown with this explosive, internationally-touring performance that pushes the boundaries of your senses. Imago Theatre's FROGZ features comedic amphibians, acrobatic larvae, circus boulders, and metamorphosing humans that take the stage in works which tantalize your senses and intellect.
FROGZ happens at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place this Thursday and Friday, February 13 and 14 at 8p.m. Ticket pricing is as follows: Regular $35, Student $30, Children 12 and under $15; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10.
And More Performances in Asheville This Weekend...
In addition to the entertaining theatre productions occurring this weekend in Asheville, you may also want to check out the Funny Business at The Millroom Valentine’s Day Comedy Show with Andy Woodhull and special guest Gilbert Lawand on Friday, February 14 at 7p.m. and 9:30p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
There's also the Jazz in The Forum Concert Series at the Diana Wortham Theatre. The Jazz concert series offers "Dual View: An Evening of Jazz Piano Originals and Favorites” featuring Pavel Wlosok on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30p.m. Ticket pricing is as follows: Adults $20 in advance or $25 day-of-show; Students & Children 12 and under $15; Package for entire three-concert series $51.
Stay Locally in Asheville
You'll want to be close and convenient to Asheville's theatre performances, as well as its restaurants, night clubs, shops and more. Make plans to stay locally in downtown Asheville or nearby in a local vacation rental within driving distance of all of the places you want to be. There are plenty of options to choose from with the amenities you desire, so don't delay.
On a final note, given the impending wintry weather that is in the forecast, be sure to confirm your plans with the venues that are on your itinerary this weekend. We're hoping there aren't any cancellations, but it's best to be prudent.
Will we see you at our theatre productions or out and about in Asheville this weekend? If so, let us know. Cheers to amazing theatre and inspiring performances!