(1) Unit 50 at Wild Wing Cafe in Asheville
Saturday, June 9, at 9 p.m.
(2) Stories on Asheville’s
Conceived, written, and performed by Magnetic Theatre veterans Brian Claflin, Kathryn Langwell, and Glenn Reed, and Valerie Meiss, the Hellblinki stalwart making her Magnetic stage debut, the show features songs by Brian Claflin performed by the company, choreography by Kathleen Hahn, and direction by The Magnetic Theatre’s artistic director, Steven Samuels, Sex and How To Have It is the latest entry in our Magnetic Late Night series, which led off with Claflin’s Mezzo, The Happy Medium. “Magnetic Late Night,” says Samuels, “is a way for The Magnetic Theatre to stretch its collective talents in new and unexpected directions. Sex and How To Have It represents our desire to reconceive what sketch comedy can be by giving it a theme and continuity. These four writer-performers are among the finest I’ve ever seen, and their rapport is astonishing and inspiring. I’m very impressed with how funny this show has turned out to be.” Sex and How To Have It won’t be here long. Fans of comedy and The Magnetic Theatre’s original works won’t want to miss it.
(4) Fort Fingers & A Missing Tooth presents . . . The Temps
June 14 at 7:30pm until June 23 at 10:00pm
The Magnetic Field, 372 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
Times are tough, even for Asheville, North Carolina’s premiere juggling troupe Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth. Despite being forced into modern day indentured servitude (a.k.a. “temping”), they still find a way to bring the mundane hum of 9 to 5 employment to an improbable crescendo.From the morning wake-up routine to the after work karaoke jam, the temps skillfully navigate the labyrinth of cubicles, irrational bosses, and mandatory team building exercises by transforming everyday office situations into moments of pure delight.Join Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth as they present The Temps, their first full-length stage production. This show brings their years of circus experience together into a fantastic display of juggling, acrobatics, physical theatre and more – performed with a comedic twist that’s fun for all ages!Because when the going gets tough, the tough get temp jobs!Two weekends only! June 14-16 & 21-23, Thursdays – Saturdays.
At The Magnetic Field in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.Tickets are $15 for 7:30pm shows, and $12 for 10pm* shows.Get tickets online at www.themagneticfield.comor in person at their box office.*10pm shows on Friday and Saturday nights only.Also, check out: http://fortyfingersjuggling.com/thetemps.htm
June 22 at 7:30pm until July 1 at 2:30pm
Bioflyer Productions is bringing to Asheville the award winning Broadway hit for the first time in Western North Carolina! The dates are two weekends, June 22–July 1, at Asheville Masonic Temple. Winner of 8 TONY Awards, including BEST MUSICAL this is the groundbreaking show that celebrates an unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with power, poignancy, and passion.The exciting score of this famous rock musical will feature Chuck Taft as returning Music Director. This year’s production will also benefit Planned Parenthood, one of the area’s most powerful community outreach organizations for young people and family education.SPRING AWAKENING takes its inspiration from one of literature’s most controversial masterpieces–a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form in English for nearly 100 years. This was not because of its bold depiction of rebellious youth, but rather the perceived evils of a sexually repressive and socially rigid society. On Broadway, the show became famous because it did not look like a regular musical, and it did not sound like a regular musical. It was truly fresh, innovative, and a magnet for younger theater goers.Performances are June 22-23 at 7:30pm, June 24 matinee at 2:30, June 29-30 at 7:30, July 1 matinee at 2:30. Tickets are $15 in advance thru Etix or at Planned Parenthood, 603 Biltmore Ave in Asheville. Suggested for mature audiences.CAST:
Ty Shelton……….. Moritz
Taylor Loven…….. Wendla
Chelsea Gandy…… Ilse
Nick Parker………. Hanschen
(Frank) Wagoner… Georg
Holly Harmon…….. Martha
Justin Slack……… Ernst
Kyle Smith……….. Otto
Alice Night……….. Thea
Stefanie Crane…… Anna
Jacque Glenn…….. Adults
Russell Ledbetter.. Adults
Tony Fogleman……AdultsADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=7431(6) Concerned citizens are planning a demonstration this Saturday, June 9 to protest the sale of public land to the McKibbon Hotel Group. We’re sorry for the very late notice but spontaneous happenings are hard to keep up with. Here’s the announcement as we received it:
Let’s get it together! Let’s stage a picketing at St. Lawrence Basilica to protest the possible sale of the land near it to a hotel group! Let’s show that CONCERNED CITIZENS will not sit back and let over-ambitious, money-making American business heads swallow up one of the most beautiful areas of downtown Asheville.TIME: Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.We know the PLACE: the bell-tolling, roses-wrapped, beautiful, historical, 100 year old church across from the Civic Center.Be pro-active folks: Let’s not watch another big enterprise obscure another piece of history and beauty!
This is grass roots–bring your own signs!
For more information contact:
Maria Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
(7) Don’t miss this one!
Ana has sung with Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur and many others. She says music has taught her how to treat and not treat people. She’s a composer, performer, arranger who uses the holistic, transformative aspects of music/chant. For over a decade she’s been creating community by having people explore the effects of rhythm & chant on their bodies…and spirits. It’s hard to leave one of Ana’s events without being uplifted.
Just $5, Sat. 6:30 (tomorrow!) at White Horse!
Tomorrow at 6:30pm at White Horse Black Mountain