In between our Mainstage season shows, we are proud to host concerts, staged readings, films and more!


Costume Drama: A Fashion Show

July 8, 2016
At the Renaissance Hotel
Champagne & cocktails at 6:30 pm;
Show at 7:30 pm

Our signature fundraiser is back and better than ever – in fact, we’re moving it next door to the Renaissance! This eclectic evening of inventive fashion has quickly become one of the highlights of the Asheville event calendar and sells out every year!

* Choose the winners with ballot style voting
* Bid on and win unique items (including actual garments from the show) at the silent auction
* Enjoy champagne, canapes, and dessert

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Jim David: Stand Up for Equality (And Show Tunes!)

A Benefit for Equality NC and Asheville Community Theatre

June 23, 2016 * 7:30 pm

Asheville native Jim David is the first openly gay man to have his own special on Comedy Central, Comedy Central Presents Jim David. He has appeared on ABC’s The View, HLN’s The Joy Behar Show, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, the variety special Out on the Edge, as a guest ‘comedy consultant” on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC, A&E, Bravo, MTV, VH1, and Showtime. Jim has appeared on and off Broadway, in films and commercials, and many comedy festivals including HBO US Comedy Arts, TBS Las Vegas and Montreal Just for Laughs. His one-man comedy South Pathetic was produced to raves at the New York International Fringe Festival and many regional theaters – and here at ACT! Jim also produced Comedy Cares, the stand-up comedy benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Like so many, he was outraged by the passage of the discriminatory law HB2 in his beloved home state, and is happy to be doing his part raising money for Equality NC as well as his beloved ACT.

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