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Theater review: ‘The Little Red Riding Hood Show’ by Asheville Creative Arts

Julia Cunningham, Daniele Martin and Tippin star in THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW by Asheville's professional theater for families

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Jeff Messer

Julia Cunnigham, Tippin and Daniele Martin star in a trippy take on Red Riding Hood

Asheville Creative Arts’ newest production, The Little Red Riding Hood Show by Russell Davis, is a trippy take on a timeless tale that is known the world over. It runs through Sunday, April 9, at The Magnetic Theatre. This fact is pointed out early on by the ultraself-aware Red, who is a modern teenager trapped in an old-world story. Meanwhile, her smart phone is a permanent extension of her hand, it would seem. The need to capture and share her life on Facebook live is as much her central preoccupation as is preparing for her trip through the woods to Grandma’s house with a basket of goodies.

The stage is an inventive tapestry of realism-meets-abstraction, thanks to the clever direction by Abby Felder and Katie Jones. Red’s mother’s kitchen is vertical, arranged on an upstage wall. The sink, the cabinets and utensils are all realistic, but the arrangement is far from it.

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Theater brings lessons to life for local kids By Hayley Benton Jan. 27, 2017

If you’re a kid (or a parent) in Asheville and the surrounding area, you’ve pretty much got it made as far as age-targeted arts programs are concerned.

For young visual artists, inspiration can take hold at the Asheville Art Museum — under renovation for a bigger and brighter future — or in the River Arts District, where certain studios offer demonstrations or classes for adults and kids alike.

Over on the performing arts side of the spectrum, though, the kids’ programming is especially rich, and local theater troupes like Asheville Creative Arts and Bright Star Touring Theatre offer fun, inspiring and often educational work that younger (and older) audiences have enjoyed for more than a decade.

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ACA Announces their 5th Milestone Season

Nov 6, 2016
Press contact: Abby Felder at 914/830-3000 or


Asheville Creative Arts Announces its
5th Milestone Season 2016-17
5 Years of Excellence
and Future Vision

presented at Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street)
Public performances April 6-9, 2017

Public Performances July 21-30, 2017

A work-in-progress presented as part of the INCUBATOR SERIES – May 6, 2017 at 3pm


AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES – for Grades 1-3 & 4-6
6 Thursdays February 3-March 12


Asheville, NC- Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville’s professional children’s theatre has unveiled its new brand and brand new initiatives for its 5th Milestone Season, which will include innovative mainstage productions, THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW and CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE, plus the continuation of its Incubator Series with BUGS, a new musical by Jonesalee, and expanded educational outreach with after-school classes in acting and creating theatrical stories.  Tickets and registration information will be available on ACA’s website, visit for more family entertainment.  

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