Asheville’s Wortham Center for the Performing Arts – located in the heart of downtown’s Pack Square Cultural District – will soon kick off its “Wortham Center Presents” 2021-22 season. The ever-popular annual season of national and international touring artists offers live and virtual performances, bringing the best in music, dance, theatre and special attractions. Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty, a longstanding Supporting Corporate Sponsor of the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts (alongside JAG Construction), is proud to lend its support to a number of “Wortham Center Presents” shows in this season’s lineup.
Slated for this season’s “Wortham Center Presents” are a range of entertaining artists performing everything from physical comedy to spirituals to world-influenced music:
· A Swannanoa Solstice – A beloved local holiday tradition, A Swannanoa Solstice celebrates 19 years of delighting Western North Carolina audiences with a world-class display of folk to usher in the winter season.
· American Spiritual Ensemble – With a mission to keep the American Negro spiritual alive, the group’s live performances —combining the singers’ talents with an accompanist and an African drummer —range from spirituals to jazz, dance and Broadway numbers.
· The Opera Locos – Five eccentric opera singers take the stage for a fun evening of physical comedy, combining some of the most well-known operatic hits with a bit of clownery.
· Ian Sherwood – Dancing the line between folk and pop, the born storyteller and musical innovator captivates his audiences with a display of impressive guitar work, witty banter and sensational songwriting.
· God Is a Scottish Drag Queen – The work of acclaimed Canadian comedian Mike Delamont, “God” descends to Earth to let off some steam —and, in the process, skewers everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope.
Three venues in one
The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is a three-venue complex comprising Diana Wortham Theatre, Tina McGuire Theatre and Henry LaBrun Studio. There is convenient off-street parking and numerous downtown restaurants within a block of the center. The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.
Masks are required for all patrons and visitors at all events regardless of vaccination status. In addition, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative lab-conducted COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the performance is also required.
For more information on the Mosaic-sponsored shows at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts, visit https://www.worthamarts.org.
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