Diana Wortham Theatre 2016-17 Season

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2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
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(828) 257-4530

 

Asheville Lyric Opera presents Man of La Mancha

 

Buy Tickets to Man of La Mancha

Asheville Lyric Opera’s Man of La Mancha features a distinguished cast of performers bringing their talent to Asheville from all across the United States.

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The Fox & Beggar Theater presents Tarocco: A Soldier's Tale

Buy Tickets to Tarocco: A Soldier's Tale

The Italian tradition of Comedia dell’arte grows strange wings inTarocco: A Soldier’s Tale, a mesmerizing fusion of circus arts, dance, mask-and-puppet theater, original music, elaborate costumes, and mind-bending animation.

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Folkmoot USA, July 29
Buy Tickets to Folkmoot USA
Celebrating the world’s cultural heritage through music and dance, Folkmoot USA brings a variety of its ensemble to perform multiple traditional group dances.
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Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, Aug. 4-6

Buy Tickets to the 89th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

Founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1928, the nation’s longest running folk festival showcases mountain performers who share songs and dances that echo centuries of Scottish, English, Irish, Cherokee and African heritage.

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LAUGH YOUR ASHEVILLE OFF: Aug. 11-13

Tickets on sale June 1!

The 10th Annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival is back Aug. 11-13, featuring some of the brightest comedians from all around the country.  The festival showcases a revolving performer format and delivers some of the best comedy of the Southeast in one night.

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Dougie MacLean, Aug. 17

 

Buy Tickets to Dougie MacLean

One of Scotland’s preeminent singer-songwriters and a local favorite, Dougie MacLean is making Asheville one of only three stops on a short U.S. tour prior to his appearance at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Colorado.

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Danheiser/Wagner Entertainment presents: George Noory & Friends "Livin' It Up In Asheville," Aug. 27

 

Buy Tickets to George Noory & Friends "Livin' It Up In Asheville"

Join three time Emmy Award winner and host of Coast to Coast AM, George Noory for an out-of-this-world evening as he welcomes Ufologist Micah Hanks, The Paul Revere of our century, William R. Forstchen, and Paranormal Investigator extraordinaire, Joshua P. Warren.

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Camille Saint-Saens, Carnival of the Animals, Sept. 3

 

Buy Tickets to Carnival of the Animals

This story follows the dream of a boy, asleep in the American Museum of Natural History. Wild and strange creatures emerge, and hilarious antics ensue as Masterwork Chamber Players carry the plot along with a soundtrack engineered by an assortment of string, woodwind and percussion instruments.

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Bob Nocek presents Jake Shimabukuro, Sept. 19

 

Buy Tickets to Jake Shimabukuro

Born and raised in Honolulu and known for his energetic style Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele performance incorporates original compositions as well as creative covers such as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” and Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

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2016/2017 Matinee Series at Diana Wortham Theatre.

 

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Parsons Dance

October 19, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Recommended for Grades 3 & up

 

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Warehouse Theatre

October 20, 2016

9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Recommended for Grades 6-12

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The Wright Brothers

Face to Face Productions

November 10, 2016

10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Recommended for Grades 2-6

 

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Skippyjon Jones: Snow What

Theatreworks USA

November 15 & 16, 2016

10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Recommended for Grades PreK-3

 

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Alice in Wonderland

Lexington Children’s Theatre

January 18, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Recommended for Grades PreK & up

 

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The Miraculous Journey of

Edward Tulane

Lexington Children’s Theatre

January 18, 2017

12:00 p.m.
Recommended for Grades 3 & up

 

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Pilobolus: Shadowland

January 26, 2017

10:00 a.m.

 

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William Shakespeare’sMuch Ado About Nothing

Aquila Theatre

February 6, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Recommended for Grades 6-12

Please note that this performance will be the full length piece presented to adult audiences.

 

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Camille A. Brown and Dancers

February 17, 2017

10:00 a.m.

 

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The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and other storybooks

Theatreworks USA

February 21 & 22, 2017

10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Recommended for Grades K-4

 

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Charlotte’s Web

Theatreworks USA

April 20 & 21, 2017

10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.

Recommended for Grades K-5

 

For more information, contact the Diana Wortham Theatre Box Office at boxoffice@dwtheatre.com or call (828) 257-4530.