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(3) If you missed our June 11th and 25th potluck house concerts here on Brassie Court, please come hear Deep River in Asheville’s finest listening room at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall this Sunday, July 3rd at 7:30pm! Call 828-575-2737 and make your dinner/concert reservation now!-

(4)  Co-Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce


Asheville Creative Arts’ summer production of


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book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
based upon the book “How I Became a Pirate” written  by Melinda Long and illustrations by David Shannon
directed /choreographed by Robbie Jaeger

Running August 4-14, 2016 at Magnetic 375

Magnetic 375, 375 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Asheville, NC- Co-Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce the continuation of Asheville Creative Arts’ (ACA) 4th season with the swash-buckling musical, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, with book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, based upon the book by Melinda Long and illustrations by David Shannon, directed and choreographed by Robbie Jaeger.  HOW I BECAME A PIRATE will run from August 4-14, 2016, at Magnetic 375 in the River Arts District.  Tickets, available at ACA’s website, are $23 for adults, $12 for students, with special weekday performances for camp and homeschool groups where tickets are only $7 and include a study guide created by longtime educator, Stephanie Wilder.  Special events include a chance to meet the cast hosted by Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe (55 Haywood Street) on Sunday July 24 at 3pm.

With HOW I BECAME A PIRATE audiences will sail off on a fantastic musical excursion. When a band of comical pirates lands on the “beach” looking for an extra digger to join their crew, Braid Beard, played by local favorite, Rock Eblen, and his pirate mates played by Tiffany Renee Bear, Tristan Cameron, and Kelsey Sewell, enlist young Jeremy Jacob, played by Reed Atherton, to help them find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure. Yo-ho and Arrgh!

“We are delighted this musical presents our first opportunity to work with a young actor, 11 year-old Reed Atherton, who will portray Jeremy Jacob, and rounds out our cast of professional adult actors” says Robbie Jaeger. “Including Reed goes to the heart of the theme of play, and ACA’s mission, in which a young person’s imagination presents a portal to a world where anything is possible,” says Abby Felder.

ACA’s work has been called “Dazzling!” by the Mountain Xpress and “Excellent!” by the Asheville Citizen Times, and HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, which according to The Washington Post is “a funny, sweet-tempered musical” will continue the company’s signature style of creating theatre that is as enjoyable to parents as it is to their children, which was established with previous hits, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS UNTIL THEY CRY WOLF.

PIRATE’s creative team includes assistant director and stage manager Katie Jones, costumes by Caroline Bower, props by Chifferobe Home and Garden, sound by Jonesalee, sets by Ryan Maloney and lights by Eric Winkenwerder and Barbara Berry.  


ABOUT THE COMPANY: Asheville’s critically acclaimed, award winning theatre devoted to creating works for children of all ages, Asheville Creative Arts was founded in 2013.  Led by Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger, with Resident Artists Jonesalee, the company has the following mission: -To produce, present and create professional and innovative theatre for the very young to the young at heart, and embrace diverse cultures with a main stage season of productions of musical, literary adaptations, and puppet based work that push the boundaries of children’s theatre; -To train the next generation of artists; – And to ensure that all families in Western NC and beyond have access to theatre arts through outreach such as touring, and “in-reach” such as specially discounted performances for school and community groups. In honor of contributions to the cultural landscape, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer declared July 18, 2014 “Asheville Creative Arts Day;” and ACA’s production of MISS NELSON IS MISSING! was the 2015 recipient of a Grassroots Partnership Award- a grant from the NC Arts Council, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, distributed by the Asheville Area Arts Council.

LISTINGS INFORMATION: Asheville Creative Arts’ HOW I BECAME A PIRATE runs Aug 4 – 14, 2016 at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District).  Public Performances are Aug 5-7: Friday at 7:00, Saturday at 1:00 and 4:00, and Sunday at 1:00 and 4:00; and Aug 11-14: Thur-Fri at 7:00, Sat at 1:00 and 4:00 and Sun at 1:00. Tickets are $23 (adults aged 13 and older), $12 (children aged 12 and younger and groups of 10 or more). Contact Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or  ACA will offer weekday performances starting Aug 4 for camp and school groups with discounted $7 tickets and pre-show study guide created in accordance with common core standards by Stephanie Wilder. For more information or to reserve tickets for these discounted matinee performances contact or call 914/830-3000, more information available at For more information about The Magnetic Theatre visit



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