We believe the arts are vital to every society and every civilization. Building into future artists is one of our deep passions. We offer 30 years of collective experience working with students from grade school all the way through college. Our arts programs are designed to expose and to cultivate theater and film skills to artists who are painting our tomorrows.
The Asher Student Arts Program
- Intensive introduction to the basic techniques of clean stand-up comedy, music, and acting.
- Classes are taught by 25-year internationally-acclaimed actor and master impressionist James Stephens III and his celebrity friends. Guest artists include Grammy award-winners who have appeared on television and movies and have performed at Carnegie Hall, the LA Comedy Store, in Broadway shows, in Las Vegas reviews, and on Saturday Night Live.
- Students are guaranteed onstage performance time to ensure more on-site practice.
- Lifetime public speaking, leadership, and teamwork tools and techniques are provided.
- We emphasize personal and professional growth in a safe and fun environment.
Future Stars Workshop
The Asher will be offering workshops throughout the week for children as well as adults for all ages in the areas of stand-up comedy, vocal, dance, and acting. We help children break down barriers and enable them to be better communicators. We’ll also train those who show the most promise in techniques and tips to be ready for film and TV exposure.
Young Talent Big Competition
If Karaoke just doesn’t cut if for you, move up into the big time and come and enter this Apollo-style competition! With talent from around the country competing every eight weeks, we’ll award cash prizes of $500 for the artists that leave us breathless! Styles of music will vary and will be accompanied by our live House Band and judged by professional celebrity judges. Think you’ve got what it takes? Come change your life at The Asher!
Join us for The Man of a Thousand Voices College Night! Enjoy a pre-show reception featuring a pizza party where you'll have the chance to meet fellow theater-loving college students and participate in a conversation with Asher Theatre artists and then watch the performance. Enjoy the comedy of The Man of a Thousand Voices as he caters his show to college kids. Be dazzled by impressions of Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Usher, One Direction, Snoop Dog, and many others! High Schoolers are welcomed, too. Discounted tickets are available for college students.