Asheville Community Theatre is one of the oldest community theatres in town and in the nation. ACT has been around since 1946 making it the oldest continuously operating theatre in AVL. What makes their youth program special is the opportunity for kids to perform for an audience of children and be a part of a community outside of school. I love that kids gain confidence by seeing other kids get on stage. In the youth theatre program team building happens pretty naturally. In one of ACT’s productions the youngest performer is a six year old actor and the oldest performers in his 70’s, and the beauty is that they all work together. Check out these two performances for kids and families coming up soon:
The Jungle Book Kids
October 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm and October 26-27, 2013 at 2:30 pm.
The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages. The performers are local children ages 7-14. All tickets are $5.00
Christmas with Santa
Saturday, November 16 @ 10:00am
Best for Grades Pre-K-5 Presented by Bright Star Theatre this show has it all.. Carols, Santa & Christmas Galore! The spirit of the holidays is 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. Christmas with Santa joins this tour November 4th. Presented by Bright Star Touring Theater.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, 6 delinquent siblings who smoke, kick, punch, and steal (they’ve started coming to church for the free gourmet snacks they’ve heard, wrongly, are offered). The other children at the church are afraid to audition for fear of getting beat up, so the Herdmans get all the biggest parts – despite having never heard the Nativity story. A terrific piece for family audiences!