Magnetic 375 at 375 Depot Street 914.830.3000

Mainstage Productions

Failure: A Love Story a whimsical modern fairy tale


April 2018

a modern fairy tale following 3 sisters from acclaimed playwright Philip Dawkins

a new musical for audiences of all ages created by Jonesalee

BUGS! a new immersive musical

July 2018

from ACA's resident artists, Gina Stewart and Brenda Gambill of Jonesalee

professional children's theater in Asheville


by Philip Dawkins

directed by Abby Felder and Eva von Schweinitz

with musical soundscape from Jonesalee


at Magnetic 375
375 Depot Street in the River Arts District

April 5-15, 2018

*meant to be enjoyed by everyone 5 and older

A whimsical story of 3 sisters Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty living out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River, before their time unexpectedly runs out.

This modern fairy tale follows the journey of 3 girls growing to adulthood, navigating friendship and loss, and shows that in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures. 

ACA returns in our 6th milestone season with a signature style of lyrical language and sophisticated visual storytelling devices including live video and found object puppets to present a crowd pleasing performance for audiences of all ages.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of
Natural and Cultural Resources.

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children enjoy watching a performance of live theater in Asheville

BUGS! An Immersive, Original Musical

by Gina Stewart and Brenda Lee Gambill of Jonesalee


at Magnetic 375
375 Depot Street in the River Arts District

July 2018

*meant to be enjoyed by everyone 5 and older

Comprised of a series of vignettes, this play with music observes and explores the tiny, teeming with life and “life lessons” of the insect world.  Rich with scientific fun facts, folklore and legend, the story of BUGS is told by musician/actors.

The cast of characters embody ancient wisdom in this imaginative romp through the science, socialization and the spiritual significance of insects. It explores the interconnectedness and interdependence of all life forms, cause and effects of actions, all the while shedding light on early socialization skills.


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