BLAINESWORLD #820, Section 12A (NC)

(1) Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth presents . . . The Temps

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
or in person at their box office.

*10pm shows on Friday and Saturday nights only.

Also, check out:

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.

Daniel Hensley……Melchior
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……Adults


(3) Just Announced!  A NIGHT OF DOLLY at the Parkway Playhouse with Minnie Powell, Roberta Whiteside, and Debbie Phillips.  A sassy and fun revue of great music made/made famous by Dolly Parton on June 22 at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are cheap!  $10 kids $12/adults.

(4) Coming to White Horse THIS SUNDAY….Walter Parks !! 105c Montreat Rd Black Mountain, NC 28711

Phone 1 (828) 669-0816

(5) June 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Special Benefit Performance of HARVEY
at Owen Theatre, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC

Proceeds to benefit Three Baskets, a nonprofit organization created in response to the needs and experiences of those affected by cancer.

For tickets and to make tax deductible contributions, contact us at:

or call Sue Hayden at 828.628.6206.

(6) Life Casting Workshop: Casting the Human Face

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

6:00pm until 9:00pm

This will be a three class workshop, (2.5 hours per class) that will teach the basic techniques of casting a person’s face using professional “Hollywood” makeup artists techniques and materials.  Working in teams of three, each student will have the opportunity to have their **faces cast, and learn through assisting the casting of two other students.  The student will walk away with the basic understanding of the process (including detailed process notes that will be given out as a handout), experience casting,  and of course, an ultra-cal 30 replica of their face.  This cast of their face can be used for future mask making classes and due to ultra-cal 30’s high heat resistance, it can also be used for cooking ***GM Foam facial prosthetics.

Class capacity: 8 Students (min & max)

Cost including Instruction, materials, and shop space (Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Community Arts Space) use, $125

** Claustrophobic people can have trouble with this.  Those who don’t have a problem, describe the process like getting a facial.
*** GM Foam is the material used to create flexible, lightweight foam latex prosthetics for special effects makeup for film and theatre.

About the Instructor
Walter Beals has been a professional mask maker and mask-making instructor for over a dozen years.  With both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Theatre Production from Humboldt State University, he gained most of his mask making skills and knowledge under the training of mask-making and film-and-theatre-makeup master, Janet Warren.   Having also spent a year at Circomedia, the International School of Circus arts and Physical Theatre in Bristol, England, he learned about European style masks and mask making from his instructor Bim Mason,  former student of Jacques Lecoq.

For more information: Walter Beals: or call  828. 280.4982.

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