October at Diana Wortham Theatre
October is a busy month at Diana Wortham Theatre! Read more here about upcoming performances not included in the print magazine.
Posted on 9.29.12
Intersections is a brand new series held in The Forum at Diana Wortham Theatre, which features performance-oriented courses for students, special interest clubs, master classes, and pre-performance discussions. The series is designed to offer a variety of ways for the community to connect with the arts and with each other. For more information, visit online at dwtheatre.com/intersections.
The Sing Together Series is designed for family and friends to celebrate the joy of music and singing. This series is for anyone of any age or skill level who loves to sing. No experience is required. Led by local educator and recording musician, Beth Magill, Sing Together offers themed gatherings throughout the season such as Campfire Songs, Lullabies, Winter Songs, and Kiss Me I’m Irish. The Sing Together Series runs from October 2012 through March 2013. $8 adults/$5 children 12 and under; children 2 and under are free. For more information contact Rae Geoffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.210.9837.
Intersections Clubs are designed to engage adults in relaxed and fun social activities that intersect with the arts. The Book Club is an opportunity for book lovers to gather for casual discussions. The first meeting of the Intersections Book Club is October 9, 2012 at 6:30pm to discuss The Giver. The “Diner’s Club” is an occasion for patrons to get to know one another before a Mainstage Series performance with a group dinner at a local restaurant. On October 18, the dinner will take place at Posana Cafe. Dinner tickets are $40 per person for a prix-fixe menu. For more information, visit online. The “On Broadway Club” is an opportunity for patrons to travel as a group on a bus tour to the Peace Center for performances in the Center’s Broadway productions series. And the Craft Club, presented in partnership with Handmade in America, meets monthly to create a work of art under the direction of a local artist. Check Diana Wortham Theatre’s website regularly for updated information regarding these social opportunities.
Pre-performance discussions are once again offered in association with the Mainstage Dance and Theatre performances. Ticket holders of these performances are invited to enhance their theatre experience by attending this free pre-performance discussion, lead by a professional from the community or an associate with the creative staff of the performing artist. Pre-show discussions are held at 7:00 p.m. prior to the performance and include: The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life® stage presentation of The Giver by Lois Lowry on October 23, 2012; Aquila Theatre in Cyrano de Bergerac on February 1, 2013, and in The Taming of the Shrew on February 2, 2013; Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana on February 21 & 22, 2013; and River North Dance Chicago on March 8 & 9, 2013.
Capitol Steps: October 17 & 18
Just in time for the election, award-winning political comedy troupe The Capitol Steps will perform its fresh send-ups and irreverent parodies. “They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league,” says Larry King of CNN. No matter your political stance, laugher is the best medicine in an election year, and The Capitol Steps administer a healthy dose. Each performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults and $45 for students. Student Rush tickets (with valid ID) on the day of the show are $10. Photo by Richard Termine.
“Sleeping Beauty:” October 13
The Asheville Puppetry Alliance presents “Sleeping Beauty” by the National Marionette Theatre from Vermont. Diana Wortham Theatre Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. When Prince Steffon resolves to find the sleeping princess Aurora, he must first rescue her from the evil fairy Belladonna. Beautifully crafted marionettes with music from Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Recommended for ages 4 and up. There will be a special performance on October 12 at 10:00 a.m. for school groups. General admission is $8. For more information about show visit ashevillepuppetry.org. Photo provided by the National Marionette Theatre in Vermont.
Janis Ian and Tom Paxton “Together at Last:” October 20
Two pillars of American songwriting and folk music Janis Ian and Tom Paxton will come “Together at Last” on stage at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. Grammy award winner Janis Ian has been performing since the age of 12 and has earned great prestige. Two of her songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Tom Paxton, recipient of a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy during the 51st annual Grammy Awards, is also a Grammy nominee and has performed thousands of concerts around the world. Regular tickets are $30; student tickets are $25; children tickets are $15. Student Rush tickets on the day of the show (with valid ID) are $10. Photo by Peter Cunningham and Linda Davidson.
Diana Wortham Theatre is located at 2 South Pack Square in downtown Asheville. For more information on the Mainstage Series or to purchase tickets, call the theatre’s box office at 828.257.4530 or visit online at dwtheatre.com.