June 8, 2012. The Ashe County Little Theater invites you to “Consider Yourself One of Us” by joining the cast and crew for its upcoming summer musical extravaganza of OLIVER! Tickets ($15 adults, $5 students) are now on sale for the following dates – 7:30 p.m. on June 21, 22, 23 and 25, and a matinee on Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m. All performances are presented at the Ashe Civic Center stage on Mount Jefferson Rd, Jefferson.
OLIVER! Is based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist. It is a story of a poor orphan boy who runs away to make his fortune in 1850’s London. Follow his ups and downs as he makes his way through a den of thieves to discover his true destiny.
Call the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-2787 to reserve your tickets today.
Ashe County Little Theater
The Ashe County Little Theater was first organized in September of 1959 by local radio manager, Walter Luce and high school English teacher, Elizabeth Barlow. The first production was Blythe Spirit presented at the West Jefferson School. The loosely organized group became a formal organization in January of 1960 with election of officers with Elizabeth Barlow as president. In the next year there were three productions, The Christmas Carol, The Last Leaf and three one act plays. The next year Arsenic and Old Lace was presented. Through much of the 1960’s there were one or two productions presented on a very small scale. In January 1972 Elizabeth Barlow was again instrumental in the re-organization of the Ashe County Little Theater with newly elected president Jackie Blackburn. The first production was Plaza Suite presented on April 8, 1972 at Beaver Creek High School.
Since that time the little theater has produced three or four productions a year. Some of our recent past productions have included Sound of Music, The Music Man, 1776, Funny Thing Happen On the Way to the Forum, Camelot, Walking Across Egypt, I’ll Never Be Hungry Again, The Sugar Bean Sisters, Twelve Angry Men, The Fantasticks, A Steetcar Named Desire, On Golden Pond and Mame.
The Ashe County Little Theatre is a volunteer group of folks from all walks of life in Ashe County. Presently the Little Theatre makes their home at the Ashe Civic Center.