Events at BMCA
Shelly Frome Book Launch with a reading, discussion, and signing
Friday, March 20
Local author, Shelly Frome, is excited to debut his latest novel, Miranda and the D-Day Caper, a trendy modern-day mystery set in the Black Mountain/Asheville area, with WWII tactics, old-time heroes and values, and the efforts of two intrepid cousins to thwart a dire national right-wing conspiracy.
Shelly Frome is a member of Mystery Writers of America, a professor of dramatic arts emeritus at the University of Connecticut, a former professional actor and, all told, has written over twenty-five plays in addition to his articles and novels. His fiction includes Twilight of the Drifter, Lilac Moon, the Hollywood crime caper Tinseltown Riff, Murder Run, and the recently released The Secluded Village Murders and Moon Games.
Reasonably Priced Babies
Friday, March 27
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is proud to host the Asheville based improv comedy troupe, Reasonably Priced Babies. RPB is a formidable improv comedy group consisting of Tom Chalmers, Mondy Carter, Karen Stobbe, Kim Richardson and Josh Batenhorst.
This is how it works: RPBs will ask the audience for suggestions and then they make that come to technicolor life. Get ready to be a part of the experience because this show will push the envelope of ridiculous fun.
This is the Babies' fourth time performing at the BMCA, and the last two shows have sold out with a line out the door! Tickets are $12 each in advance, and $15 if there are any left at the door. Seating is general admission and first come first served. Doors open at 7:00pm.
CD Release Party
Saturday, March 28
Up Jumped Three is proud to present their newest collection of original material, showcasing a fresh new energy for the new decade. Comprised of compositions that are direct, honest, and streamlined, the feel is reminiscent of a classic 'blowing session' record from the 60s and 70s... but with a decidedly modern composition and harmonic exploration aesthetic, and a fresh production style & quality of sound. Shades of artists like Jim Hall, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Dave Holland, and Charlie Haden are all present… but the sound is uniquely Up Jumped Three.
An Evening of Stories
with Connie Regan-Blake
Saturday, April 4
$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Join nationally celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake as she hosts her storytelling students for another stellar performance of unique voices in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The Black Mountain Center for the Arts theater is just a short drive from Asheville, nestled in the picturesque mountains surrounding the area. Enjoy a great lineup of storytellers including Christine Westfeldt, Steve Tate, Lee Lyons and more! Connie will emcee the evening and also share a story. Doors open at 7:00.
Connie’s three-day workshop, “Taking Your Story to the Stage", emphasizes storytelling performance and taking the step up onto the stage. As part of this workshop, her participants have the opportunity to exercise these new skills in a formal performance setting. The last four “Slice of Life” shows have been sell-outs - so get your tickets early!