Welcome to THE MAGNETIC THEATRE
Asheville’s home to original works since 2009
November 29 – December 15
THE 25th Annual
BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
The Magnetic Theatre invites you on a trip back in time, as we present the wonderfully wicked 25th ANNUAL BERNSTEIN FAMILY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. Now in its 9th year, this R-rated holiday spectacle is a hilarious, envelope-pushing ode to the TV specials of yesteryear, with the dysfunctional Bernstein clan doing a variety of skits, as they pay a twisted kind of homage to beloved Christmas traditions. This show is absolutely for adults only, and only for those who are willing to go along for a ride with some delightfully depraved individuals!
PERFORMANCES: November 29 – December 15, 2018
January 11 – 13
CRIMES AND MISSED DEMEANINGS:
A Comedy Fundraiser for Arms Around ASD
Cast of Crimes and Missed Demeanings: Top row (L-R) Darren Marshall, Mis Tippin, Murphy Funkhouser-Capps – Bottom Row (L-R) Chris Kingsley, Alison Young, Barbie Angell, Steve Jencks, Daniel Moore
What happens when you bring together some of Asheville’s most acclaimed comedy writers and esteemed stage talent to create a comedy/variety show? You get, well… a great deal of potty humor. HOWEVER!!! If you let that potty steep for a bit, stir regularly, add a dozen distorted world-views, a gallon of unpasteurized love for The Carol Burnett Show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Saturday Night Live (Seasons: 75-80,82-84), then add a pinch of spellcheck and a dash of Nietzche, and… viola! Crimes and Missed Demeanings.
For one weekend only, (January 11 – 13, 2019)
Crimes and Missed Demeanings brings a modern flavor to the sketch comedy formats of the “Golden Age of Television”. Each performance will have unique guest performers ranging from stand-up comics, to music, to burlesque. Featuring some of Asheville’s most accomplished and diverse stage actors, this totally ready for prime-time (but not quite suitable for children) show will leave you asking: Is this theatre, or is it theater?
It’s a FUNDRAISING EVENT
Following last years wildly successful and critically acclaimed (and virtually sold-out) SuperHappy Telethon, The Magnetic once again sets out to prove; not only is laughter the best medicine, but in this case can help those on the autism spectrum and their families. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorship will be donated to Arms Around ASD (http://www.armsaroundasd.org/), a local NFP who provide services and therapies for people on the autism spectrum and their families regardless of age, ability or income.
Through January 1, we are also looking for sponsors for this show. As opposed to the standard, paper programs, we are going digital. Our digital program will go out to the public through the websites of The Magnetic Theatre and Arms Around ASD, as well as all social media accounts for each. In addition, it will be direct e-mailed to roughly 1000 individuals and businesses. That mailing will go out the first week of January, and the program will be available for download through the run of the show and for at least a month beyond that. In short, we believe we can have more people see your ad than any other theatre show could possibly offer, and possibly more than an ad buy in a print periodical. Sponsors will also be listed (and linked) through our websites and social media postings.
If you are interested (or know someone who might be), please contact: Rodney Smith (email@example.com) for more details.
The Magnetic Theatre presents: Crimes and Missed Demeanings. Sketch Comedy/Variety. Written by Rodney Smith, Barbie Angell, Chris Kingsley, Stewart Goldstein, Jeff Catanese, Lance Worth, A.E. Sullivan and Murphy Funkhouser-Capps. Featuring: Barbie Angell, Murphy Funkhouser-Capps, Steve Jencks, Chris Kingsley, Darren Marshall, Daniel Moore, Mis Tippin, and Alison Young. Directed by Rodney Smith.