Black Mountain Center for the Arts Theat

Black Mountain Center for the Arts Theatre


Theatre for and with the People of Western North Carolina

2021-2022 Theatre Season

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Birds of North America

May 13-22

Fridays/Saturdays @ 7pm

Sundays @ 2pm

Tickets • $20


John and his daughter Caitlyn are birders. As they scan the skies over their backyard in suburban Maryland looking for elusive birds, years go by. Relationships begin and end. Children grow up and parents age. The climate and the world change in small and vast ways. Birds of North America is a heartfelt examination of a father and daughter's relationship over the course of a decade as they struggle to understand the parts of one another that defy understanding.

Birds of North America is starring local legends John Hall and Trinity Keel Smith. 

Director: Julia Wharton

Stage Manager: Lucy O'Brien

Sound Design: Casey Clennon

Lighting Design: Rachel Cort

Producer: John Hall

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Shirley Valentine

September 23-October2

Fridays/Saturdays @ 7pm

Sundays @ 2pm

Tickets • $20


Shirley Valentine is Ovation Theatre Arts Collective's Premier Production. The heroine in this actor's tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure.

Past Performances

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Denton the Dragon the Musical!

January 7-15

Fridays/Saturdays @ 7pm

Jan 9 & 14 @ 2pm

Tickets • $15 Adults / $8 Children

“Denton the Dragon the Musical!” was born in Black Mountain! This world premiere is based on children’s stories by BMT resident Jeff Hutchins. Denton is a three-year-old dragon (that’s six in dragon years) who has just come to live in the city after growing up in a cave in the mountains. As a naive dragon, he must learn the culture of the people he encounters, mostly in the form of seven-year-old children, and one talking amphibian. The show will feature 14 super-catchy original songs. Although the themes and music are kid-friendly, the show is aimed at people aged 4 to 104. You don’t need to bring a child with you to love this show… but don’t be afraid to bring one.

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It's a Wonderful Life:

A Live Radio Play

December 10-19

Fridays/Saturdays @ 7pm

Sundays @ 2pm

Tickets $20

It's the holiday classic like you've never seen before: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast! Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.