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A Journey Together: Meet ANASTASIA Ensemble member Lisa Aquino

A sweeping musical adventure of one woman's quest to discover her identity and her destiny, ANASTASIA plays in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT through December 16th.

Making her Hickory Community Theatre debut in ANASTASIA is ensemble member Lisa Aquino. Originally hailing from the Dominican Republic, Aquino is an actress currently living in Lenoir and working as a freelance social media manager. In addition to her acting, she enjoys music, reading, and exploring. Her previous theatre credits include ANNIE, PIRATATÁ and LUCINDA PALMARES. She has also appeared in short films, web series and TV commercials.

As with the story of ANASTASIA, Aquino's journey to this production was a surprising twist of fate. "I was having coffee with a friend and she told me about the audition, so I had to give it a try." From this happy accident has come an experience Aquino will cherish. "It is a really professional, really good production."

Performances of ANASTASIA are Friday and Saturday, December 15th & 16th at 7:30PM; and, Thursday, December 14th at 7:30 PM. 

Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.

Tickets are available online at, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.

ANASTASIA is rated G. All audiences admitted.

ANASTASIA is produced in association with Catawba Valley Health System. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 75th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Green Park Dentistry. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

(Photo by John Koval)

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