BLAINESWORLD #804, Section 12B (NC)

(1) “A Dream of Camelot,” is now in rehearsals! Performances are March 29,30,31 and April 1 at the Masonic Temple in downtown Asheville, directed by Rock Eblen. Tickets are available here:

(2) The Mars Hill College Theatre Arts Department is announcing its 3rd production of the academic year, SCAPINO! By Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale. February 23-26, 2012.

SCAPINO! Is a comedy of the Commedia dell’arte. Love has struck in Naples, Italy, just at the most amusing moment! Two young men, Ottavio and Leandro, are left, by their miserly fathers, Argante and Geronte in the care of two not-so-attentive servants, Sylvestro and Scapino. Of course both young fellows fall in love with young women totally incompatible with their fathers’ plans for an arranged marriage! Upon the fathers’ return, all hopes, eyes, and gratuitous culinary items are directed toward Scapino, a master of trickery and cunning, to solve the mess and put everything back to rights again. The show is set on the dock where an Italian restaurant opens. Singing and dancing waiters and waitresses set the scene.

Toni LaPonte plays the title role. And Chandler Smith, Peyton Lawerence and Sarah Richardson are the young female lovers.

Performances take place in Owen Theatre on the campus of Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC this coming Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 23-25) at 7:30 p.m. and on a matinee on Sunday the 26th at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults and are available at the Box Office at 828-689-1239. For more information, please go to:

(3) At the Hop in Asheville:

We have 2 separate events going on next Tuesday, one at The Hop West and one at The Hop on Merrimon!!! 

First at The Hop West:

We are excited to be a contributing business to Animal Compassion Network’s 9th Annual Dine To Be Kind. 10% of the day’s sales will be donated to help ACN save animal lives!  

Then at The Hop on Merrimon:

From 6:30-7:30, Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth return to The Hop for some of the best darn juggling on the planet!!! In addition, we have a special spectacle planned for this one.

(4) The Story of My Life: A New Musical
Friday, March 9, 2012 at 7:30pm until Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 2:30pm

Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill

Directed by Kelly Christianson
With Mark Jones and Bradshaw Call

“The Story of My Life” tells the story of two childhood friends and how their friendship profoundly defined their lives. Thomas Weaver is a best-selling, award-winning author. Alvin Kelby was his best friend for thirty years. But time can test the bonds of friendship, and when it does, Thomas calls on the only resource he has – his stories of Alvin – to learn where things went wrong. A richly melodic musical, “The Story of My Life” is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever.

Show Dates:
Friday, March 9 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 10 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 11 – 2:30pm
Friday, March 16 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 17 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 18 – 2:30pm

Adults $12, Students $8
(828) 456-6322

(5) OPEN MIC at the Pulp (new club that’s part of the Orange Peel on Monday, Feb. 27, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5.

NOTE: Doug Blevins will be making a special appearance at around 9:15. He’s the guy you have been reading about in the pages of BLAINESWORLD . . . he’s never walked or played football, yet he’s coached in the NFL . . . and he’s one funny guy, too!

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