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With his knowledge of theatre and its business, along with his list of exceptional credentials, he does not have to prove to anyone himself after 45 years of specializing in musical theatre .  Now he stands as the "King of Asheville's Community Theatre!"

Jerry Crouch hails as "Mr. Musical" and is known to the Theatre World as extremely professional, demanding, direct, a perfectionist and a creator of Broadway quality entertainment through his accomplished position as a Director of Musical Theatre in the Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding areas!

And now that the Asheville Community Theatre is under renovation, he is ready to tackle the next season with bigger and better productions, including "The Producers," "9 to 5," and "The Full Monty."


Not only is his directing resume exciting, Jerry's theatrical acting career is like a "Who's Who!" of famous shows, which include "South of Music," "Company." "Grease," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Hello Dolly," "Kiss Me Kate," "Oklahoma" and dozens upon dozens more. 

Born in Columbia, South Carolina he became involved in High School Theatre at the age of 17, then moved on to the Town Theatre and Workshop Theatre. By the age of 19 he was imvolved in non musical and musical productions and a few years later moved to Atlanta. 

​He came to the Asheville area in 1986. In 1987 while working for the Asheville Citizens Times as the Regional Sales Manager he auditioned for "Cabaret" at ACT and  got the role as the Emcee.  Because of that, Ralph Redpath, Director at that time of ACT, recognizing Jerry's talent, collaborated with Jerry on and off during his tenure, until Jerry became a guest Director himself and the rest is history.  He joined the staff of ACT in March 2013 and is the Special Events Consultant and directs two or more productions per season!

​Congratulations Jerry!

​Jerry is extremely personable, but "no pushover" when it comes to theatre.  He demands of his actors creative performances and knows how to cast those talents into proper roles for the stage. 

Directing is his first love and his credits there read like the Hal Prince of Asheville; i.e.,  "Music Man," "Cabaret," "Chicago," "Guys and Dolls," La Cage Aux Folles," Young Frankenstein," "Sweeney Todd" and that is only the beginning of the list.