Get Tickets for The Great American Strip-Off!

The Magnetic Theatre proudly announces the fun with which it plans to launch the new year: the first-ever Great American Strip-Off! And what is it? It's burlesque! It's improv! It's fierce competition! It's sexy ridiculousness like you've never seen it before!

The Great American Strip-Off! Is a burlesque improv spectacular conceived, directed, and hosted by Boo Velvet. Boo Velvet (aka Kathleen Hahn, owner of Danceclub Asheville) is a seasoned dancer and comedic burlesque performer in love with improv and exciting an audience. She will tease and tantalize as she shows off her beautiful cast of talent.

The performers of The Great American Strip-Off! will battle it out with striptease to win the hearts and votes of audience members, along with cold hard cash prize money. The five contestants will each select, from a hat, a mystery song and prop, on the spot, with no prior knowledge of what is in or will come out of that hat. The music could range from classic burlesque jazz to hip hop. The only thing the contestants have control over is their costumes.

After music and prop have been selected, it's striptease improv go-time. The audience will decide who is the sexiest, most creative, entertaining, funniest stripteaser who gets the opportunity to move on to the next round. Three rounds, three costume changes, many stripteases, one winner.

Each weekend will highlight a brand new cast, with a range of experienced burlesque performers, actors, and comedic improvisers. This show presents the opportunity to witness the sexiest and funniest entertainers Asheville has to offer. Every show will provide a completely different experience. Boo Velvet will have a few surprises to keep everyone in the mood and will encourage audience participation that doesn't make you want to roll your eyes but, instead, to jump out of your seat to be picked first! Don't miss sexy/funny competition at its finest!

The Magnetic Theatre presents The Great American Strip-Off!, Conceived, Directed, and Hosted by Boo Velvet (aka Kathleen Hahn). At Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Thursdays-Saturdays at 9 PM, January 5-21. All performances $21 online/$24 at the door. Adults only, please.

Photo Credit: Rodney Smith/Tempus Fugit Design


January 18 – Tickets available now!

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The SuperHappy Trivia Challenge was created by Adam Arthur with help from Troy Burnette. The duo host the show on the (mostly) second wednesday of the month at Magnetic 375. The Trivia Challenge is a freeform game/variety show featuring Asheville’s top comic actors and personalities answering ridiculous questions devised by its creator and host, Adam Arthur. If that weren’t enough, The Trivia Challenge is proud to showcase live music from The Amazing SuperHappy One-Man Band, Anthony Willingham!

Since its premier one year ago, the show has steadily built a devoted audience resulting in performances at or near capacity. Folks return month after month to see what madness may occur.



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What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Chances are, the comic team responsible for The Magnetic Theatre’s How-To series has had much, much worse—and wants to share with you the little knowledge and wisdom gleaned through all they’ve done to make a little dough in their latest creation, Money and How To Make It!, playing 12 performances only (including 2 low-priced previews) at Magnetic 375 Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 PM, February 2-25.

The fourth in the series—after smash hits Sex and How To Have It!, Food and How To Eat It!, and Beer and How To Drink It!Money and How To Make It! will explore service jobs, scam artists, corporate mumbo jumbo, and more. You’ll also get a peek at how the show is created and at the sometimes-strained working relationships among the How-To Crew—and this behind-the-scenes look will show that, while money has the power to pull people apart, comedy and song-and-dance about money can bring them back together.

Bank on the million-dollar ensemble of Scott Fisher, Katie Langwell, Valerie Meiss, and Glenn Reed. Direction by Magnetic Theatre Artistic Director Steven Samuels. As always, all contribute material, along with head writer Lisa Yoffee.
Money and How To Make It!, starring Scott Fisher, Katie Langwell, Valerie Meiss, and Glenn Reed, directed by Steven Samuels, written by the company with Lisa Yoffee. Lighting design by Jason Williams. Choreography by Kristi DeVille. At Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Low-priced previews February 2 & 3. Opening night (with free bubbly) February 4. Continues Thursdays-Saturdays through February 25. All performances at 7:30 PM. Previews $16 online/$19 at the door. All other performances $21 online/$24 at the door. $10 student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain with valid I.D.

Magnetic 375

375 Depot Street
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