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Flat Rock News

County native comes home to direct 'Music Man'

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The Music Man, starring Brian Robinson as Harold Hill and Erin Rubico as Marian Paroo, opens Thursday on the Main Stage of the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | YouTheatre | Chase Brock

Henderson County News

Local kids are cast in 'Chasing Rainbows'

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Flat Rock Playhouse, the developmental house for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, announced the casting for the world premiere that chronicles the life of a young Judy Garland. The cast includes 20 local kids.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | YouTheatre | Studio 52

Flat Rock Life

Playhouse seeks young actors for world premiere musical

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Flat Rock Business

Young actors eager for Mainstage debut

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When they were cast for the Mainstage production of "A Christmas Carol," 23 young actors had no idea that the acting gig required study about 19th century England, standing around a bonfire and drinking tea like high-tone ladies.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | YouTheatre | Dave Hart

Henderson County News

Hendersonville native brings modern dance to Asheville

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Chase Brock, the Hendersonville native who made it big on Broadway as a dancer and choreographer, will bring his dance company to Asheville's Diana Wortham Theatre this month for three shows.     Read Story »

Tags: YouTheatre | Chase Brock

Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: YouTheatre's 'Charlotte's Web' opens Friday

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Flat Rock Playhouse's YouTheatre will premiere its production of "Charlotte's Web" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Playhouse Downtown, 125 S. Main St.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Life

Students, YouTheatre collaborate as playwrights

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Henderson County high school theater classes and YouTheatre crews of the Flat Rock Playhouse are teaming up for the second annual 24-hour playwriting challenge this weekend.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Q&A: 'Christmas Story' star has gift for stage

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When his older brother, Morgan, played in the YouTheatre production of Schoolhouse Rock, Clarke MacDonald learned the play, too.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

'You'll shoot your eye out': Playhouse seeks 'Ralphie'

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Flat Rock Playhouse is holding auditions for children's roles for two upcoming productions, "Disney's Mulan Jr." and "A Christmas Story," including the classic role of Ralphie, the 10-year-old who dreams of owning an "Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle."   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

YouTheatre kids taste the bigtime in 'Evita'

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YouTheatre kids from 8 to 18 are getting a taste of Broadway and contributing to the music and drama of Evita, the hit musical on stage through June 30 at the Flat Rock Playhouse.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | theater | YouTheatre | Margaret Butler | performing arts | Louise Cummins | Luke Umphlett

Flat Rock Business

Playhouse hires financial manager, fills other posts

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The Flat Rock Playhouse has hired a theater manager from Dallas as managing director of the Playhouse, giving her responsibility for budget development and administration, personnel, contract negotiations, marketing and strategic development.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | arts | YouTheatre | Vincent Marini | Bill McKibbin | theatre | Hillary Hart | Stephen Terry | Jason Ferguson

Flat Rock Life

Rock musical cast feasts on Playhouse hospitality

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FLAT ROCK — The Rock survived the cast of "American Idiot." The sweet tea did not.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | arts | YouTheatre | Turner Rouse Jr. | theatre

Flat Rock Life

Playhouse offers discounts for teachers, first responders

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The Flat Rock Playhouse is offering discounts to Henderson County law enforcement officers and emergency personnel and this weekend teachers get $5 off tickets to the YouTheatre production of "The Little Prince."   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

YouTheatre's 'Little Prince' opens next week

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The Flat Rock Playhouse YouTheatre brings to life the beloved children's book The Little Prince at Playhouse Downtown March 8-17.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

YouTheatre hosts event for young playwrights

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Flat Rock Playhouse's YouTheatre will host a playwriting workshop for middle and high school age students at the at the Playhouse Downtown from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | YouTheatre | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Playhouse Downtown

Henderson County News

Students bridge divisions in cross-county collaboration

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Eleanor Palmer knew nothing about the three other students who sat in the room with her. She had met one of them briefly at the North Carolina Theatre Conference, but aside from that brief encounter, they were all strangers to one another.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Playhouse | Henderson County Public Schools | YouTheatre

Flat Rock News

Family 'can't imagine' YouTheatre going under

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FLAT ROCK — Evelyn Umphlett and her husband, Carl, may have more reason than the average couple to cherish their children. They worked so hard to have them.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

LIGHTNING REVIEW: Young actors shine in demanding 'Butterfly'

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EAST FLAT ROCK — Hundreds of paper butterflies provide the only color on the heavy and dark wooden stage for YouTheatre's performance of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly."   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

YouTheatre presents 'Butterfly' at Armory

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Agudas Israel Synagogue is partnering with YouTheatre of Flat Rock Playhouse to commemorate the Holocaust with the presentation of, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," which opened Thursday night and continues Friday night and Saturday afternoon at the National Guard Armory.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock Life

Hendersonville Pediatrics sends kids to drama camp

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Fourteen middle school children at the Hendersonville will get a scholarship to a weeklong YouTheatre summer camp thanks to a $5,500 donation from Hendersonville Pediatrics.   Read Story »

Tags: YouTheatre | Boys and Girls Club | Hendersonville Pediatrics