SATURDAYS AT ACT

Saturdays at Asheville Community Theatre

 

ACT is proud to partner with Bright Star Touring Theatre and Red Herring Puppets to provide the highest quality theatre education for families and children.

Families can attend for rock bottom ticket prices –
bring the whole neighborhood!

All tickets are $5.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE

 

September 3, 2016

11:00 am – Aesop’s Fables
(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5)

Presented by Red Herring Puppets

Red Herring Puppets was awarded an UNIMA citation of excellence (the highest honor in American puppetry) for its production of Aesop’s Fables. It is an original, rhymed version of the classic tales, told with original music by Cathy Riley and large table top puppets. These timeless stories – including The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Owl and the Grasshopper, The Fox and the Crow, The Crow and the Pitcher, and The Stork and the Fox – are simple to understand and address topics relevant to school age children such as bullying, selfishness, competition, ingenuity, and the affirmation that little beings can achieve great things.
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September 17, 2016

10:00 am – Once Upon a Time
(Best for Grades Pre-K-5)

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

Literature comes to life in this hysterical production, bringing to the stage the stories of Cinderella and Jack the Beanstalk! Mabel and Lenny are a comic duo who are determined to reenact these two classic fairy tales, undertaking more than a few dozen roles each. From the character formerly known as Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother to a growing beanstalk and a giant lumbering high above our set, this production is always a favorite!

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October 15, 2016

10:00 am – Alice in Wonderland
(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5)

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

The Lewis Carroll literary classic is magically brought to life in this 45-minute adventure. Join Alice on her journey into the rabbit hole, packed with some eccentric and fantastical characters who take you on an imaginative ride. Since 1865 this literary classic has been a favorite among young readers and we can’t wait to bring it to life. Join the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and Alice on this adventure in Wonderland.

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October 22, 2016

11:00 am – Little One-Inch
(Best for Grades 2-8)

Presented by Red Herring Puppets

Little One-Inch is the story of an old couple whose prayers are answered when they find a small baby by the side of the road. As the child grows in years, he remains very tiny. When he comes of age, Little One-Inch sets off on an adventure using a rice bowl as a boat and a chopstick as his oar. He is welcomed into the palace of a wealthy Lord and becomes the companion of his daughter, the princess. The two friends set off to visit a temple and are startled by a huge ogre who threatens the princess. Little One-Inch valiantly protects her using a needle as a sword to overpower the dumbstruck ogre. The princess uses the ogre’s magical hammer to cause Little One-Inch to grow. They marry and live happily ever after.

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October 29, 2016

10:00 am – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
(Best for Grades 2 – 8)

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a 45-minute production returning from a successful national tour in 2011. In this fun-filled retelling of Washington Irving’s classic tale, the bumbling schoolmaster Ichabod Crane is in love with Katrina Van Tassel, the loveliest girl in town. Katrina, however, happens to be with the town prankster, Brom Bones. Crane refuses to give up, but his pursuit of Katrina finds him face to face with the legendary headless horseman on a stormy night—or is this just another prank by Brom Bones?

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December 10, 2016

10:00 am – Christmas with Santa
(Best for Grades Pre-K – 5 )

Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre

Christmas with Santa is a 45-minute, fast-paced production packed with carols, Santa and Christmas galore! The spirit of the holidays are celebrated in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped comedy–two hilarious elves have misplaced most of Santa’s presents. When Santa arrives he teaches the well-meaning elves that the real gift of the season are the people and friends we celebrate it with.

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