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Diana Wortham Theatre

2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
828-257-4530 http://www.dwtheatre.com

October 2018

Rodney Crowell at the Diana Wortham Theatre

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$34.50 – $42.50

American music legend Rodney Crowell performs his wide variety of music, showcasing his new album, Close Ties

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The Tempest at the Diana Wortham Theatre

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$10

This all-female version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest blends tragedy, comedy and romance in a tale full of magic and revenge.

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BoDeans at the Diana Wortham Theatre

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
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$29.50 – $35.50

Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable 30-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained an unpretentious rock & roll loyal following like no other. Best known for their catchy single, “Closer To Free,” they have released 12 studio albums, and have a permanent installation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.

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The Very Best of Dave Mason at the Diana Wortham Theatre

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$55 – $75

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason is best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, and at this show, he will perform some of his best hits, including "All Along The Watchtower”, "Only You Know and I Know," "Every Woman", and "We Just Disagree," as well as share photos and first-hand accounts of rock stories

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The Asheville Moth GrandSLAM

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$25

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth's Asheville GrandSLAM Story Champion.

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Dweezil Zappa at the Diana Wortham Theatre

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$35 – $77

Dweezil Zappa, the son of Frank and Gail Zappa, was destined to live a music-filled life, and received his first guitar at age 6. This performance will showcase some of his old favorities, as well as songs from his most recent album, “Live in the Moment II.”

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November 2018

BLINDSIDE: The Story of Stéphanie Morin-Robert

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$10 – $60

When times are tough, comedy is a great tool for coping — and there’s nothing like laughter to take you to another level. In BLINDSIDE, one-eyed storytelling champion Stéphanie Morin-Robert recounts her life as a feisty 7-year- old cancer survivor, wielding her glass eye as a superpower and leaving the audience teetering between total awe and side-splitting laughter. Recently awarded Most Outstanding Production at the London Fringe Festival, BLINDSIDE is a rollercoaster of emotions told through spoken word, contemporary dance…

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The New Chinese Acrobats

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$20 – $60

Traditional Eastern acrobatics have evolved, and the result is this stunning, often gravity-defying performance. Steeped in Chinese culture, the highly athletic display blends the best of ancient folk art with the style and virtuosity of the modern generation. With performers carefully selected from across China — curated for their skills and innovative staging — The New Chinese Acrobats represent the finest in the genre, winning multiple awards from prestigious circus festivals around the globe. With vibrant costumes of smooth silk,…

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REEL ROCK 13 at the Diana Wortham Theatre

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$22

REEL ROCK 13 delivers jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys, and rollicking humor in a brand new collection of the year's best climbing films. This year's edition takes viewers on a wild ride from the frigid Antarctic to the bedouin canyonlands of the Middle East. Featuring Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker and many more.

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard: The Revival Tour

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$29.50 – $35.50

Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard performs at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville

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Dorrance Dance at the Diana Wortham Theatre

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$10 – $60

Award-winning choreographer, dancer and director Michelle Dorrance is one of the most sought-after tap dancers of this generation. Praised by The New York Times as “a brilliant conductor,” Dorrance Dance’s riveting performances “push the boundaries of tap,” exposing its true form as music through motion. Learning the art of ballet from her mother, then excelling in percussive dance, Dorrance soon elevated the traditional jazzy form to new levels rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually — founding her critically acclaimed company Dorrance Dance…

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An Evening with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$20 – $60

Folk icon Peter Yarrow genuinely loves his fans, treating each concert as an intimate gathering between old friends, full of thoughtful story-telling and invitations to join him in song. The famous tenor’s contemporary concerts could easily divulge into a rehash of greatest hits. But Peter connects to his listeners, transporting them from the past to the present all while engaging them in the journey. (Or, as one Oregonian theater director put it, “Peter turned our theater into his living room.”)…

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December 2018

A Swannanoa Solstice at the Diana Wortham Theatre

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$20 – $48

For 16 years and counting, A Swannanoa Solstice has welcomed the winter season, delighting local audiences with its world-class display of folk music and becoming a beloved holiday tradition, drawing more devoted fans each year. Bringing back renowned recording artists Al Petteway, Amy White, Robin Bullock and Grammy-winner David Holt, this seasonal selection promises an evening of creative Celtic, American roots and world-influenced melodies to dazzle locals and visitors alike. The Asheville tradition, reflecting the heritage of its hills, spreads…

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January 2019

A Simple Space by Gravity & Other Myths

January 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$20 – $60

Seven skilled acrobats make up Gravity & Other Myths, a multiple award-winning performance group described by UK Express as “Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit.” Instead of creating a world of fantasy, A Simple Space makes do with raw physical strength and nonstop movements — wild, at times, yet unmistakably graceful. Starting out in youth circus, its members consistently push the limits of performance art. Backed by playful percussion, performers seemingly turn to rubber — weightless, nimble and,…

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We Shall Overcome A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring Damien Sneed

January 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
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$20 – $60

Damien Sneed is a pianist, singer, composer and bandleader. Well-versed in classical music, jazz, gospel, opera and musical theater, he’s worked with legends like Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder. In this particular performance, Sneed and his curated group of performers celebrate generations of civil rights activists. Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome is a showcase of African American music traditions intertwined with spoken word from Dr. King’s…

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Molly Tuttle at the Diana Wortham Theatre

January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$20 – $60

Molly Tuttle first sang on stage at the tender age of 11 — confident in her talents and ready to take on the world. A decade later, this award-winning multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter continues to turn heads of industry professionals with her unique voice, impeccable and fiery guitar and sensitive songwriting. A rising star in folk and bluegrass, Molly was named 2017’s International Bluegrass Music Awards’ Guitar Player of the Year, and was awarded 2018’s International Folk Music Awards’ Song of the…

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February 2019

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

February 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$42.79 – $61.49

With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, with material mined from their many albums, featuring hits like “I Don’t Want To Go Home”, “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town”, “The Fever”, “This Time It’s For Real”, “Talk To Me” and their definitive fun-time cover of “We’re Having A Party”. The Jukes’ legendary high-energy live performances always satisfy with their classic blend of Stax-influenced R&B…

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MOMIX Opus Cactus

February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$10 – $60

Dance, deserts and optical illusion collide in MOMIX’s Opus Cactus, transporting you across the dunes of fantasy, using mesmerizing movement, vibrant lighting and dreamlike imagery to perfectly emulate the flora and fauna of the American Southwest. Thrilling fans with visual eye-candy both on stage and on screen, MOMIX and its artistic director Moses Pendleton combine athletic dance, riveting music, extravagant costumes and inventive props to create an entertaining, multimedia experience that’s not of this world. “I’d love to be able…

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Eileen Ivers – Universal Roots

February 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$20 – $60

Shredding her electric fiddle through looping, fuzz and wah effects — sawing her bow across the strings like an orchestral psychedelic rock star — Eileen Ivers is, essentially, “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” writes The New York Times. Having played with more than 50 symphony orchestras, this nine-time All Ireland Fiddle Champion is now touring with her dynamic new band, Universal Roots. A Grammy Award-winner and Emmy-nominated performer, Ivers pushes the boundaries of the fiddling tradition, taking a fiercely…

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March 2019

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

March 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Diana Wortham Theatre, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 United States
$35 – $50

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! This delightfully naughty confection plucks the best moments from…

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