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Diana Wortham Theatre

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

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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