Jugglers from all around will come together and attempt to defy gravity at the 7th annual Asheville Juggling Festival! The festival is free and open to the public, with a large indoor juggling space, variety shows, workshops, and a “Construction Zone” where the non-juggler can receive instruction from a seasoned practitioner on the basics of 3 ball juggling.
On Friday evening, Toy Boat will host a free “Renegade” show at 10:30pm, which is an “open stage” for performers to try new material and expand the boundaries of their craft. (This show is recommended for audiences 18+.)
One of the highlights of the festival is the Saturday Evening Variety Extravaganza! This all ages, family friendly show will feature numerous juggling and variety acts,from both local and national talents including Bekah Smith from Boulder, CO. She is the winner of the 2014 International Juggler’s Association Busker’s Competition. Stick around after the show for an 80's Dance Party and more juggling!
The festival will conclude on Sunday September 24 with more open juggling starting at 10am.
The Asheville Juggling Festival is a not-for- profit event put on by the Asheville based juggling troupe, Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth. Their mission with this festival is to share their passion of juggling and object manipulation, providing a fun environment thatpeople can share and learn new skills. To learn more about the festival and the workshops and classes scheduled visit www.ashevillejugglingfestival.com.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND | 10 PM RENEGADE SHOW | FREE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD | 730 PM VARIETY EXTRAVAGANZA | $10
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH | 10 AM OPEN JUGGLING | FREE
Join us for a fun immersive art experience! Come see what a group of artist can create with cardboard and a few days!
We will be designing and building our own miniature city that can be explored and enjoyed by all. Bring the kids, your friends, your family, or just yourself to meander our streets.
Dress like Godzilla or some other being for great photo opts in our little town!
MONTHLY DANCE PARTY WITH ROTATING DJS FEATURING THE BEST OF BEATS FROM FAR AND WIDE SPUN BY ASHEVILLE'S FINEST. A TECHNICOLOR DREAMBOAT PARADISE. A SQUEAKY DELUXE EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR SOUL. WE'LL START WITH A BANG AND END WITH A RAINBOW BATH. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU WHEN THE WORLD FALLS APART.
Directed by Robert Malbrough Music Direction by Cody Lovell Starring Jonathan Lewis as Hedwig and Anna Lyles as Yitzhak
Internationally ignored song-stylist Hedwig Robinson takes over the Toy Boat Community Art Space for six performances only! Hedwig and her band The Angry Inch will transport you from Communist East Berlin to Junction City Kansas with a wild and provocative tale of sex, love, and rock and roll. Step into Hedwig's world of glitter, puppetry, and face-melting harmonies to discover the truth about her past (with a certain rock icon) and maybe even the truth about yourself.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH premiered Off-Broadway in 1998, running for nearly 900 performances and winning both the Obie Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. Rolling Stone proclaimed it "the best rock musical ever!" In 2014, HEDWIG landed on Broadway, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, winning four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of the Musical.
THE SYNTHESIS EXPERIMENT is a new theatre company in Asheville, co-founded by Jonathan Lewis and Anna Lyles. Dedicated to the creation of innovative and provocative works of theatre, SYNTHESIS believes that vital and engaging theatre cannot be created without an inherent sense of risk or failure. SYNTHESIS is determined to deliver dynamic, engrossing, and unceasingly daring new productions to the Asheville community, each in their own unusual and unexpected location. Each project, whether a production of an exciting and well-known musical or a new piece of performance art from fascinating new artists, will overflow with thrilling imagery, dynamic staging, and the undeniable pulse of life that is so often missing in the commercial theatre.