Upcoming Shows & Events

2016/2017 Theatre Season

 J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit

Directed by: Brooke Edwards

Auditions: May 9 & 10th from 6:30-8:30 Pm

Performances: July 21, 22, @ 7:30 PM and July 23 @ 2:00 PM at the Theatre at the Imperial Centre

It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.

Coming Fall 2017

Eastern Youth Orchestra

Starting in 1970 as a community orchestra by Dr. Charles Moore, the Eastern Youth Orchestras (EYO) grew to include advanced high school musicians. The orchestras were conducted over many years by faculty members from the School of Music at East Carolina University. The senior orchestra is currently conducted by Dr. John O’Brien. A junior orchestra was formed in 2003 with the help of its current director Dr. Gregory Hurley, then a preparatory level under the nurturing direction of Wendy Bissinger. The EYO has been a springboard for many young musicians, and has several hundred alumni now teaching and performing music. EYO has selected the Imperial Centre for their fall outreach performance. Tickets will be made available on Etix no later than October 15th.

November 12th @ 2:30 PM

Free! Ticket required.

To get involved please visit www.easternyouthorchestras.org. Auditions will be held in August. Sign up through their website.

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