The Songs: An Asheville Arts Center Cabaret

September 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm Leave a comment

n124620974600_3703This fall, the Community Theatre at Asheville Arts Center is creating something just a little different.  The Songs is a collaboration of musical numbers spanning many decades of musical theatre, with a stellar cast of performers from all over Asheville and WNC.

This show is exceptional because it’s purpose is to create a show from scratch.  The production team, prior to auditions, began brainstorming a hugely diverse list of musical numbers to choose from.  The next step is auditions, in which we cast 30 people who could each play a major role in any other musical.  From here, the production team will begin the process of selecting roughly 24 songs for 3 acts of entertainment and plugging the ensemble into those songs.  By the beginning of rehearsals on September 22, we will have the show pretty well mapped out and begin blocking and choreographing the show.

This show is a fundraiser for Asheville Arts Center, to help us grow our community theatre program – which is vital to the performing arts community in Asheville.  We will be seeking support from businesses, organizations and individuals who support the performing arts in Asheville, in the support of advertising/support in our program.  We are also brainstorming ideas for doing “performed commercials” for higher level advertisers & supporters.  Stay tuned!

The Songs will run November 5-15, 2009 at Asheville Arts Center, with our PG-13 Third Act being performed on Friday & Saturday nights.   Thursday evening performances are “Donation Nights” with a minimum ticket price of $5, but our patrons are welcome to pay as much as they’d like to support us.

Come to the show!

Click here to become a fan of The Songs on Facebook.

Ensemble Cast list for The Songs:

Lisa Abeling
Andrea Bailey
Monica Baumberger
Annie Benson-Greer
Calinthia Briggs
Kelli Brown Mullinix
John Coggin
Tim Geib
Mark Jones
Wolfe Lanier
Taylor Loven
James Meador
Daniel Moore
Summer Nordmeyer
Mary Katherine O’Donnell
Kristen Palotta
Trevor Perry
Mandy Phillips
Jennie Ramsey
Christina Redd
Rachelle Roberts
Jennifer Russ
Mary Katherine Smith
Emma Stoneberg
Heather Taft
Chuck Taft
Katie Trani
Jacob Walas
Michael Wilson

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