Community Theatre

The Arts Center’s community theatre has been a part of the Rocky Mount community for more than 50 years. The Theatre offers a wide variety of productions, including comedies, dramas, musicals, and children’s theatre, and relies on volunteers to continue its tradition of success.

Volunteers are needed for all aspects of production including acting, set construction and painting, sewing and altering of costumes, props acquisition, stage management, and technical operations. Ushers, house managers, and concessionaires are needed for every performance throughout the year.

For information on how you can be part of the community theatre please call 252-972-1156.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Show Dates: July 20-22, 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018,One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

We are so excited to announce the cast of our Summer Youth Production:
Adrian Chaves-Solórzano, BROTHER
Adrienne Mosley, ENSEMBLE
Allison Baker, POTIPHAR’S WIFE
Andrew “Drew” Futrell, ISHMAELITE
Andrew Grissom, PHARAOH
Anna Penwell, BROTHER
Annemarie Dzinbal, WIFE
Atticus Stoughton, BUTLER
Bella Davis, WIFE
Brandon Ellis, BROTHER
Bridgette Guttery, ENSEMBLE
Caleb Schenall, ENSEMBLE
Cannon Puckett, BROTHER
Daniel Daughtridge, ENSEMBLE
Dinari Reynolds, ENSEMBLE
Ezra Moore, BROTHER
Gabriel “Gabe” Cooper, ISHMAELITE
Graci Campbell, ENSEMBLE
Greyson Smith, ISHMAELITE
Jada Smith, ENSEMBLE
J’ailin Greene, BROTHER
Joel Pickett, ENSEMBLE
Joe Cockrell, BROTHER
Johnhenry Wirman, PHARAOH
Juhee Desai, ENSEMBLE
Kadin Poland, BROTHER
Keylea Summerlin, BAKER
Khloei Sumner, ENSEMBLE
Leah Henkel, NARRATOR
Lia Gilbert, NARRATOR
Macie Barnes, BROTHER
Marlee Proctor, WIFE
Michael Everett, POTIPHAR
Michael Allen, ISHMAELITE
Monica Mann, BROTHER
Ollie Mann, BROTHER
Patrick Baker, JOSEPH
Pranav Mettu, ENSEMBLE
Prisha Patel, ENSEMBLE
Rebekah Futrell, ENSEMBLE
Seth Schenall, ISHMAELITE
Shane McDonald, ENSEMBLE
Sophie Barton, WIFE
Tamia Bozeman, ENSEMBLE
Travis Reed, JACOB
Virginia Feagans, WIFE
William Solomon, ENSEMBLE


Auditions for Community Theatre productions take place throughout the year, approximately 6 to 8 weeks before performance dates. Audition information may be obtained by calling the theatre office at 252-972-1156. Perusal scripts for all shows are available at the Theatre Box Office. Scripts may be checked out for 48 hours. There is a $5 deposit for non-musicals, and a $10 deposit for musicals.

To see what our upcoming auditions are, please visit Get Involved!


Call or come by between 10 am and 5 pm, Tuesday – Friday. The box office is located in the main lobby at the Imperial Centre. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.

  • Tickets are $11.00 for Adults, $9.00 for Seniors and Students (with ID), and $7.00 for children 12 and under
  • Christmas Concert Tickets are $10
  • Season Tickets for the Theater are $45.00 for adults, and $35 for Seniors & Students

Phone: 252-972-1266
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The Rocky Mount Arts Center developed from the initial efforts of area individuals, who, in 1957, felt that the community needed a place to learn, practice, and exhibit art forms. This group attracted sufficient support to appoint a board of advisers to assist in the operation of a fledgling arts center. The project grew and attracted enough public attention that the City of Rocky Mount Director of Recreation offered her department’s assistance in the form of modest financial aid and later, a permanent home for the Arts Center.

The City purchased an abandoned Atlantic Coast Line Railroad water tank and pump house and an ingenious renovation program was begun. The water tank was converted to three floors housing a gallery, offices, theatre, and classroom space. The pump house was used as a studio for classes. Planned as a three-stage construction, the first floor was completed in 1963 and on May 25 of that year, the “tank” opened as a permanent home of the Rocky Mount Arts Center.

On a single day in September of 1999, the Arts Center’s four buildings were destroyed when the flood following Hurricane Floyd inundated 25% of Rocky Mount. After a temporary stay in other locations, these facilities are now located in the new Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences.

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