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					PRESS RELEASE
July 28, 2011

Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place
2 South Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rae Geoffrey, Associate Director
Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place
Office Ph#: (828) 210-9837
E-Mail: rae@dwtheatre.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What/When:           Diana Wortham Theatre 2011/2012 Mainstage Young Audiences Series

Where:               Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place

Reservations:        Contact Rae Geoffrey, rae@dwtheatre.com or (828) 210-9837

More info:           See School Shows link at www.dwtheatre.com

THE DIANA WORTHAM THEATRE AT PACK PLACE PRESENTS THE 2011/2012
MAINSTAGE YOUNG AUDIENCES SERIES

The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place announces the schedule of performances for the
2011/2012 Mainstage Young Audiences Series, a full season of shows to complement the
classroom curriculum of area students and teachers. Performances in the Young Audiences
Sereis are open to school groups, homeschoolers, community groups, and families. Serving more
than 7,000 students and educators every year, the series features first-rate performances and
detailed study guides designed by educators.

This year’s Mainstage Young Audiences Series includes: Yellow Brick Road (October 13 &14,
2011), Seussical the Musical (October 18, 2011), Shakespeare On Trial (October 26 & 27,
2011), The Rivalry – The Lincoln Douglas Debates (November 16 & 17, 2011), Madeline and
the Bad Hat (November 21 & 22, 2011), Billy Jonas (December 19, 2011), Macbeth (February


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6, 2012), Rennie Harris Puremovement (February 24, 2012), Diavolo (March 13, 2012), and
Charlotte’s Web (March 19 & 20, 2012).

For Calendar Listings:

Yellow Brick Road October 13 &14, 2011
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: In this new musical loosely based on “The Wizard of Oz,”
Dora is caught between her Latino family’s traditions and her life as a contemporary American
teenager. Click your heels together tres veces, delight in all-new songs written in contemporary
Latin musical styles, and discover the power of embracing multiple cultures and the true
meaning of “home.” Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Thursday & Friday, October 13 &
14, 2011, 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m both days. Tickets $6-$7. Tickets or information, (828) 210-
9837, www.dwtheatre.com.

Seussical the Musical October 18, 2011
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-
loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted especially for young
audiences from the Broadway version, Dr. Seuss’s beloved classic characters find themselves
intertwined in an adventure of the imagination. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Tuesday,
October 18, 2011, 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. Tickets $8-$9. Tickets or information, (828) 210-
9837, www.dwtheatre.com.

Shakespeare on Trial October 26 & 27, 2011
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: In Shakespeare on Trial, an unwitting Bill Shakespeare
must defend his writing to a court of some of his most memorable characters: Macbeth, Hamlet,
Iago and Juliet, who challenge him to write in a more modern way. Diana Wortham Theatre at
Pack Place. Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27,
2011, 10:00 a.m. Tickets $6-$7. Tickets or information, (828) 210-9837, www.dwtheatre.com.

The Rivalry – The Lincoln Douglas Debates             November 16 & 17, 2011
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: Norman Corwin’s riveting depiction of the Lincoln
Douglas debates draws dialogue from original transcripts, bringing to life a fierce competition
while illuminating the most controversial issues of the day. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack
Place. Wednesday & Thursday, November 16 & 17, 2011, 10:00 a.m. both days. Tickets $6-$7.
Tickets or information, (828) 210-9837, www.dwtheatre.com.

Madeline and the Bad Hat                November 21 & 22, 2011
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: When the Spanish Ambassador moves into the house next
door, Madeline quickly discovers that his son Pepito is a true horror! But when he unexpectedly
finds himself in real danger, it’s up to the resourceful Madeline to get him out of it. This original
musical captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’s beloved Madeline series.
Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22, 2011, 10:00
a.m. & 12:00 p.m. both days. Tickets $6-$7. Tickets or information, (828) 210-9837,
www.dwtheatre.com.




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Billy Jonas December 19, 2011
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can
engage and delight both young and adult audiences. Making innovative use of “found objects”
(buckets, broom handles, bottles, keys, and more) as well as traditional instruments, Billy helps
audiences discover the music within common items and within themselves. Diana Wortham
Theatre at Pack Place. Monday, December 19, 2011, 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. Tickets $6-$7.
Tickets or information, (828) 210-9837, www.dwtheatre.com.

Aquila Theatre Company in Shakespeare’s Macbeth                    February 6, 2012
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: “Fair is foul and foul is fair” in Aquila’s fresh rendering
of the chaotic world of Shakespeare’s “cursed play” Macbeth where nothing is as it seems and
men combat their own folly and fates. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Monday, February
6, 2012 10:00 a.m. Tickets $10-$11. Tickets or information, (828) 210-9837,
www.dwtheatre.com.

Rennie Harris Puremovement          February 24, 2012
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: World-renowned hip-hop dance company Rennie Harris
Puremovement is described by The Village Voice as: “Hip hop dance to a higher power, in both
the mathematical and the metaphysical senses.” Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Friday,
February 24, 2012 10:00 a.m. Tickets $6-$7. Tickets or information, (828) 210-9837,
www.dwtheatre.com.

Diavolo        March 13, 2012
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: Diavolo Dance Theater is simply spectacular. With its
gymnasts, dancers, actors and surrealistic props, Diavolo creates a sense of daring and risk taking
in this mind-blowing cinematic experience. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Tuesday,
March 13, 2012 10:00 a.m. Tickets $6-$7. Tickets or information, (828) 210-9837,
www.dwtheatre.com.

Charlotte’s Web       March 19 & 20, 2012
Mainstage Young Audiences Series: Based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship
between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, this treasured tale,
featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true
meaning of friendship. Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Monday & Tuesday, March 19 &
20, 2012 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. both days. Tickets $6-$7. Tickets or information, (828) 210-
9837, www.dwtheatre.com.

Limited need-based scholarships are available through the Diana Wortham Theatre Y.E.S. Fund
for the 2011/2012 Young Audiences Series. The Y.E.S. Fund was created to make it possible for
students in underserved schools to attend Diana Wortham Theatre School Programming.
Scholarships to cover the cost of admission are available to students on a free or reduced lunch
program in public schools. Donations to the Y.E.S. Scholarship Fund are fully tax-deductible. To
apply for a scholarship or to make a donation, please contact Rae Geoffrey, Associate Director,
at (828) 210-9837, or e-mail rae@dwtheatre.com.




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The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place is located in the Pack Square cultural district within
walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The intimate theatre seats just over 500 and
boasts exceptional acoustics and sightlines, making it the premier performance space in all of
Western North Carolina. To obtain more information on the School Show Series or to make
reservations, contact Rae Geoffrey, Associate Director, at (828) 210-9837, or e-mail at
rae@dwtheatre.com. For more information visit the School Shows link at www.dwtheatre.com.

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