Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Seasonal Arts Performances Abound in Western North Carolina

Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina region is known for its eclectic and trending arts scene whether it's performance arts, arts and crafts, visual arts, music, or dance—you can find it all here. The holiday season is no different. Here are some of the seasonal performances you can find now playing and continuing through the holidays.

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol at the North Carolina Stage Company
Now playing through December 30, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol is showing Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30p.m, and Sundays at 2p.m. at the North Carolina Stage Company in downtown Asheville. The production is presented by the Ensemble Theatre Company.

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol shifts its focus from Scrooge (since we all know how his story plays out) to his old business partner, Jacob Marley. With a twist on the classic, this production is a darkly funny and deeply touching play by Tom Mula where the audience sees Jacob Marley's heroic efforts to save Scrooge's soul, while in the meantime also saving his own.

Admission prices are $20 for adults, and $10 for students and children. Tickets for Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol can be purchased online here.

Rediscovering Christmas at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA)
Rediscovering Christmas is a BMCA tradition that has captivated audiences with its funny, moving tale. Enjoy an evening of professional theater combined with delightful Christmas music all taking place in an intimate setting in downtown Black Mountain

This production is brought to you by Jim and Carol Shores of Acts Renewal Theatre Company. The show is a series of vignettes with the purpose of welcoming young and old to rediscover the wonder of Christmas. The audience is presented with a comedic tale of two blue collar shepherds in the right place and the right time on Christmas Eve to the true touching story of an Appalachian single mom seeking a Christmas miracle. The evening finale includes an irrepressible Jamaican wiseman who gives his rendition of the Christmas story in a way we promise you've never heard before.

For those returning for this year's production, there's always a new play filled with surprises. Live music and sing-along carols are presented by the Holly Hoppers. Show performances are on Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22 at 7:30p.m. Tickets for Rediscovering Christmas are $15 and reservations are highly recommended.

And More
These are only a couple of the seasonal performances occurring this week, but you can find a full listing of events at

Don't forget that there are vacation rentals throughout Western North Carolina available to make your stay ideal. Choose a cabin nestled on a mountaintop with breathtaking views or choose something closer to downtown Asheville that's set right in the midst of all the action. The choice is yours!

We hope you are planning to visit Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina area in the very near future. Happy Holidays!

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