Asheville Community Theatre opens its 73rd season with Avenue Q, a puppet-filled musical that’s definitely not for kids!

Avenue Q and More at Asheville Community Theater

Asheville Community Theatre opens its 73rd season with Avenue Q, a puppet-filled musical that’s definitely not for kids!

Avenue Q is a puppet-filled witty and raunchy musical comedy.

Avenue Q follows a group of twenty-somethings seeking their purpose in big-city life. Recent college grad Princeton moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q—a street where puppets and humans alike live together. Princeton and his new-found friends struggle with issues of love, sex and sexuality, unemployment, and identity.

The play won the 2003 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. Leave the kids and the easily offended at home for this one!

Avenue Q runs October 5-28, 2018. Performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Additional Thursday performances held October 18 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Avenue Q are $15-$30.

Adventures in Folklore

Enjoy multicultural tales hosted by Rowby, a friendly green alien who loves sharing stories he collects from planet Earth. Each show includes four stories: Jack and the Beanstalk: a Celtic rendition; Dogs and Masters: a romp through the parks of Paris with animated cut-outs and music; Kamala’s Drum: a Himalayan folk tale about generosity; and The Three Little Pigs, a fast-paced, rap version of the popular tale. Presented by Saturdays at ACT, tickets are $7.

Pre-Halloween Costume Sale

ACT has raided our giant closets to bring out an eclectic selection of clothing you won’t find anywhere else. Sale will take place Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in 35below.

Improv Show Suggestion Box

The Asheville School of Improv presents Suggestion Box, a monthly series featuring former and current students performing in this crowd-sourced improv comedy show. Some of the former students have gone on to be part the popular improv troupes Reasonably Priced Babies and The Deep End. And the current students are on the fast track to popular troupedom.

Hosted by Tom Chalmers, tickets for Suggestion Box are $7.

The Autumn Players Reader’s Theatre Showcase

Love, Loss and What I Wore is a unique medley of stories, some bittersweet, others poignant and laugh out loud funny. This play presents a psychological look at women—their often fraught relationships with their mothers, the men who did them wrong, and the clothes that mattered to them in key moments of their lives.

Performances are October 26-27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in 35below at Asheville Community Theatre and October 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus. Tickets for Love, Loss and What I Wore are $7.

Asheville Community Theatre is located at 35 E. Walnut Street in Asheville. For more details, or to purchase tickets, visit or call (828) 254-1320.