Flat Rock Playhouse is officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina. They present a stellar line-up of shows since they are a Professional Equity Theatre. It's just 30 minutes from Asheville in the village of Flat Rock near Hendersonville. What began as a few weeks of summer performances in 1940 is now the year-long season of productions including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and concerts.
The barn-like appearance of the main stage facility is reminiscent of their summer stock beginnings, but today it houses state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. It's located next door to the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and one of several key attractions in the Flat Rock/Hendersonville area.
The dress is casual, but bring a sweater or jacket since they keep the theatre cool for the actors. Group discounts are available for 10 or more people.
Also, check out NC Stage Theatre in downtown Asheville.