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9/28/2012 - Asheville-area theater productions
by Asheville Citizen Times

A new musical at The Magnetic Field (its title is so edgy we can only mention it online) runs through Oct. 13, Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St., Asheville. Tracey Johnston Crum stars as a woman being romanced by a young neighbor. Well-written and played. Grade A-minus. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thusday-Saturday. $13 on Thursdays, $16 on Friday/Saturdays. 257-4003. See ashevillescene.com for details, or www.themagneticfield.com.

"No She Didn't ... Good Girls Gone Bad and the Dances That Happen," 10 p.m. today-Saturday, Magnetic Field, 372 Depot St. Comedy/burlesque show. $17 in advance, $20 at the door.

"Hairspray" to Oct. 14, Asheville Community Theatre, 35 E. Walnut St. Jerry Crouch directs this big musical comedy about a teen girl who dreams of dancing on an "American Bandstand"-like TV show. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 254-1320 or www.ashevilletheatre.org.

"R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) Of the Universe," to Oct. 7, N.C. Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane, Asheville. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and Sept. 30, 2 p.m. Sundays. $16-$28 depending on day of the week. Grade A-minus. 239-0263. www.ncstage.org

"Between the Tackles," to Oct. 5, Parkway Playhouse, 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville. Three lifelong fans get together for an important football game in this comedy by Britt Kaufmann and Stephanie Stark Poling. 682-4285. www.parkwayplayhouse.com

"A Tribute to the Jersey Boys: Franki Valli and the Four Seasons," 8 p.m. today-Sunday, as part of the Music on the Rock Series, Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville. $24. 693-0731. www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

"Pump Boys and Dinettes," 7:30 p.m. today, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hoey Auditorium at Western Carolina University, N.C. 107, Cullowhee. $20, $15 seniors and WCU faculty/staff, $10 students. 227-2479 or bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.

"The Giver," 7:30 p.m. today-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theatre. $10, $5 students. http://drama.unca.edu/theatre-unca or 232-6610.

"Light Up the Sky," 2:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 35below, Walnut Street, downtown Asheville, and Sunday at UNC Asheville's Reuter Center. 1948 comedy by The Autumn Players of Asheville Community Theatre. Dramatic readings by experienced performers. $5 cash at the door. 254-1320 or www.ashevilletheatre.org.

"The Music of Eric Clapton: Unplugged," 8 p.m. Oct. 2-5, as part of the Music on the Rock Series, Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville. $24. 693-0731. www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

Synergy Story Slam, Asheville's only open-mic, community-based storytelling event. Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m. Stories start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2. $5-10 sliding scale donation at the door. www.facebook.com/pages/Synergy-Story-Slam/110545309018699.

"Zelda -- An American Love Story," Oct. 3-28, Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock. Jazz-age musical loosely based on the lives of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. $40, $30 students. 693-0731.

"The Light in the Piazza," weekends Oct. 5-21, Performing Arts Center, 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville. Set in the 1950s, there is love in the air in this story of a woman and a daughter from Winston-Salem on vacation in Florence, Italy. $24, seniors $22, students $10. 456-6322. http://harttheater.com/.

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