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Check Out Our New Academy Commercial!

Check out our Academy Acting Conservatory commercial on Youtube!

THE ACADEMY AT THE ASHEVILLE ARTS CENTER is a year-round, progressive conservatory for students with the commitment and desire to deepen their performing arts education in acting, singing and dance.  August 2009 marks the beginning of the Academy’s fourth year.  Current Academy students have earned lead roles in many community and school productions, paid voice-overs, and film projects.  Two concentrations of study are offered: the Musical Theatre Concentration and the Drama/ Acting Concentration.

Students in grades 4 – 12 (ages 10-18) are eligible and may be admitted by audition after submitting an application.  Younger students may qualify for our Junior Acting Company, a pre-Academy program for those 10 years old and younger.

The Academy’s “acting company” conservatory approach allows students and instructors to build a supportive, exciting, boundless learning group.  Together they’ll explore the tools and styles of performing on stage, film and TV.  Academy students are the core of our Children’s Theatre Workshop and annual Academy productions.


November 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm 1 comment

AAC Drama Teacher, Ann Mahoney, Talks About November 14th “After the Storm” Documentary

once-on-this-island-junior-colorAAC Academy Acting Conservatory teacher, Ann Mahoney, discusses the November 14 screening of “After the Storm,” a documentary about a post-Katrina production of “Once on this Island,” directed by Gerry McIntyre.  Mr. McIntyre is an original cast member of the Broadway production of “Once on this Island.”

“”Once on this Island” centers around a group of Haitian peasants, who are eternally at the mercy of the wind and sea. In the course of the show they see many storms and floods, in which many huts are washed away. ” says Ann Mahoney. “Needless to say, these Katrina survivors truly understood what being at the mercy of the wind and sea meant, as well as being too familiar with many huts washing away.”

More information on the screenings is available on our blog, here.

More information on the documentary is available, here.

Reservations for the November 14th event can be made by calling 828.253.4000.  Reservations are highly recommended.

October 29, 2009 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

Check out AICFF’s Youtube page for a taste of the upcoming festival!

LogobannerMy friend, Tim Arem, sent me a link to his Youtube page for the Asheville International Children’s Film Festival, slated for November 2-8, 2009.  Asheville Arts Center, in our love of children’s performing arts, are helping to sponsor this event!

Check out AICFF’s Youtube page by clicking here!

Here is their new animation clip, also!

October 20, 2009 at 4:15 pm 4 comments

The Children’s Theatre Workshop presents: Cinderella, Kids! & Grease School Version

Wizard of Oz 2009 014Over the next two weekends, come experience the talented casts of two dymanic shows!  The Children’s Theatre Workshop at the Asheville Arts Center has been working  hard over the last few months to bring quality children’s theatre to the Asheville community.


This Saturday, October 10, the timeless fairy tale meets the magic of Disney in this adaptation of the treasured animated film.

cinderellaPoor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the Royal Ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! With a beautiful score including “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and the classic “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo,” this musical will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true.

The perfomers are all between the ages of 4 & 7 years old.
Performances are October 10, 2009.
11am, 12pm (South cast), 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:15pm (North cast)

The next show for this age group will be Jungle Book, Kids! which starts November 2, performing February 6, 2010!


0910_GreaseLogo_WebNext weekend, Friday through Sunday, October 16-18, 2009, come to Rydell High and hand-jive with the Greasers and the Pink Ladies!

It’s 1959 and Rydell high is filled with rebellious, thrill-loving students. In the midst of this scene, Sandy Dumbrowski enters as the new girl in school. It turns out that she and the leader of the Burger Palace Boys gang, Danny Zuko, have had a brief love affair the summer before. While Sandy stresses to her new classmates the emotional attachment she and Danny had, Danny stresses the different aspects of their relationship. In the end, Sandy and Danny resolve their differences and end up happily together. Dancing in the show involves 1950s jazz styles.
Note: This show is toned down for younger performers. From the Samuel French website: “Groups who perform for young audiences or produce musicals with young actors now have an ideal version of GREASE for their needs. Shorter and more suitable in content for teens and subteens, this abridged version retains the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make GREASE a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages.”

Performers in this show are between the ages of 8 & 18 years old.
Performances are October 16-18, 2009. (2 performances per cast.)

Performing at William W. Estes Elementary at 275 Overlook Rd in South Asheville. Friday, 7pm & Saturday, 3pm (South cast), Saturday, 7pm & Sunday, 3pm (North cast.)

Our next show for this age group is Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. Starting November 2, this show will perform January 29-31, 2010!

October 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm 1 comment

Asheville International Children’s Film Festival to visit the Asheville Arts Center

LogobannerOn Monday August 10 at 7pm -8:30pm the Asheville International Children’s Film Festival on tour program will be bringing some of their very special films to the Asheville Arts Center back to school movie night.

“What better way to celebrate going back to school than with an awesome movie experience,” said Tim Arem, Artistic Director of the film festival. The screenings will include some of our favorite Rabbit Ears, some short films from Little pearls along with a surprise or two. This fun filled evening will bring a treasure trove of films full of adventures, surprises, belly laughs and stories that are sure to make kids think and see the world in a brand new way.

For additional information on Rabbit Ears, visit, for Little Pearls visit and for the Asheville International Children’s Film Festival visit

July 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm Leave a comment

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