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Sandburg Summer Stage Presents Rootabaga Express and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes

Carl Sandburg Home NHS 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC, United States

Sandburg Summer Stage Presents Rootabaga Express and Spink, Skabootch & Swipes, Free, 10:00-11:00 am, Carl Sandburg Home Amphitheatre, 30-minute programs feature the cast and directors from The Vagabond School of the Drama, an apprentice program of the Flat Rock Playhouse; Flat Rock, NC

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters

Transylvania County Library 212 S Gaston Street, Brevard, NC, United States

Award-winning film director David Weintraub’s latest documentary Guardians of Our Troubled Waters, tells the story of our early communities and their deep connections to their rivers and streams as a source of spiritual sustenance, as their lifeblood and as a critical component of their livelihood, how that changed during the industrial era when paper mills, tanneries […]

Moonshine Tasting Party

Flat Rock Cinema 2700-D Greenville Hwy,, Flat Rock, NC, United States

The Center has begun work on a new film that re-looks at moonshiners and the blockading industry in a totally new light – from the diversity of the players, the creative ways mountaineers found to survive, and some of the heroic characters involved.  Help us make this new film by joining us for a moonshine […]

Unto These Hills

Cherokee Mountainside Theatre 688 Drama Road, Cherokee, NC, United States

The season premiere of “Unto These Hills” signals an exciting, new day in Cherokee—one with extra considerations and safety precautions for you and your family. More than six million people have loved the heart-wrenching action and soaring triumph of this telling of the Cherokee story. Since its debut on July 1, 1950, “Unto These Hills” […]

The Spirits Still Move Them – Moonshining in the Mountains World Premiere

The Orange Peel 101 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC, United States

The Center’s newest documentary film focuses on the iconic moonshiners.  Rather than the stereotypes of lazy, drunken mountaineers, moonshiners were some of the most entrepreneurial and creative farmers in a community who not only provided a public service but helped to put food on the table for themselves and their communities.  The stories are both […]


It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Black Mountain Center for the Arts 225 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC, United States

Most of us are familiar with the story of George Bailey and the angel sent to help him discover what life would be like if he’d never been born. Some of us have seen It’s a Wonderful Life frequently enough that we can quote from the familiar movie. “Every time a bell rings an angel […]


Cindy Williams Starring in “Me, Myself & Shirley”

Diana Wortham Theatre Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, TX, United States

Best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit television series Laverne & Shirley, Cindy Williams is a versatile actress and comedienne who overcame a challenging childhood to pursue her love of acting and found stardom. Cindy shares her memories and hilarious backstage tales in Me, Myself & Shirley covering a lifetime […]

An Appalachian Summer Festival: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets The Tony Awards. Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It is all improvised and it’s all funny. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Have you heard of the TONY awards? Well, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is…The PHONY Awards! […]

Dinner Theater – To Kill a Mockingbird

The HUB Station Arts Center Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC, United States

Director Keith Smith presents To Kill a Mockingbird. Multi-Day Event: Oct 13-15 & Oct 20-22 Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone […]

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