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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. For information on how you can be part of the community theatre please call 252-972-1266.

Upcoming Auditions

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 252-972-1266.

Summer Youth Production: Annie

The Theatre at the Imperial Centre is holding auditions for the Summer Youth Production of Annie. They will take place on May 14th, 15th, and 16th from 6:00-9:00 PM each night in the Art Education Building. We are looking for a diverse cast of youth from ages 10 to 18.

Rehearsals begin on June 3rd and will continue Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Performances will be July 19th and 20th at 7:30 PM and July 21st at 2:00 PM

About the Show: Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she’s chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family.

Please call 252-972-1266 for more information or visit Upcoming Shows & Events.

The Imperial Centre Theatre announces the cast of The Last Five Years

Cathy Hiatt…Mary Beth Cameron
Jamie Wellerstein…Zachery Rayburn

Please call 252-972-1266 for more information or visit Upcoming Shows & Events.

No Shame

This program will be returning with the First Friday event series, starting February 2019! A movement in theatre that has been happening around the world since the 1980s. Think of it as an open mic night for the theatre with only three basic rules–that the work be original, less than 5 minutes long, and not break any laws. It’s so simple a child could do it…and has. At No Shame anything can happen and usually does. The full range of performance is open to you. On any given night you might see a poem, a dance piece, a puppet show, a monologue, a mime routine, stand-up comedy, a song, improvisation, jugglers, and a magic act–all followed by a delightful ditty on a hand saw.

It’s a place where you can take risks. Where you can dare to fail. Not because failure is your goal, but because you learn the most by attempting greatness, even if you don’t quite achieve it. No Shame is a place where fear of failure will not keep you from trying to succeed. It’s a place where the new becomes the now. Where something fresh out of your mind can be shared with an audience.

No Shame’s audience, performers, and writers are constantly changing roles in a single evening, fostering a spirit of cooperation, not competition. No Shame is different from other theatres because anyone can walk in the door the first night and participate in any way they choose. No Shame isn’t something you join; it’s something that by just being there you are already helping to lead.

Sign-up will be located in the Theatre lobby @ 7:00 PM prior to the performance, which will take place @ 7:30 – 9:00 PM each First Friday onstage. Please call 252-972-1266 for more information.

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