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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 252-972-1156.

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 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.

50th Annual Christmas Chorus

Performances will follow A Charlie Brown Christmas December 6th, 7th & 8th @ 7:30 PM and December 9th @ 2:00 PM

Coming this holiday season to the Theatre at the Imperial Centre is the 50th Annual Christmas Chorus, arranged and directed by Jim Wiggs. This year will be Christmas oldies to celebrate 50 years. If you would like to be involved please join during the first two weeks of rehearsal starting Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 PM. The chorus will meet every Tuesday evening at Lakeside Baptist Church, located at 1501 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

For more information please contact the Imperial Centre at 252-972-1266

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Performances will take place December 6th, 7th & 8th @ 7:30 PM and December 9th @ 2:00 PM

Auditions will be held on October 16th and 17th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, in the Arts Education Building at the Imperial Centre.  The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life once again in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. We are seeking children from ages 10-18 to come and audition to be a part of this holiday favorite.

Please call 252-972-1266 for more information.

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Our Town

The Theatre at the Imperial Centre is excited to announce the cast for our October production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. It is the 80th anniversary of this Pulitzer Prize winning play and we are thrilled to have it as our season opener. First produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the small village of Grover’s Corners has become an American classic and is Thornton Wilder’s most renowned and most frequently performed play.

Atticus Stoughton…WALLY WEBB/ENSEMBLE
Charity Ruiter…LADY IN BOX/ENSEMBLE/DW
Dominique Cooper…SAM CRAIG
Doug Geeting…MR WEBB
Greyson Smith…GEORGE WEBB
Ivan Price…STAGE MANAGER
J’ailin Greene…MAN IN AUDITORIUM/ENSEMBLE/DM
Jared Wood…JOE STODDARD
Jonathan Harrington…SIMON STIMSON
Kadin Poland…JOE CROWELL/ENSEMBLE
Kate Bortner…MRS WEBB
Macie Barnes…SI CROWELL/ENSEMBLE
Naomi Hayes…REBECCA GIBBS
Nicole Bellamy…MRS GIBBS
Patrick Baker…HOWIE NEWSOME/ENSEMBLE
Raynelle Shelley…WOMAN IN BALCONY/ENSEMBLE/DW
Robert Bloomer…PROFESSOR/ENSEMBLE/DM
Robert Mayfield II…CONSTABLE WARREN/ENSEMBLE
Samantha Larkin…EMILY WEBB
Sandy Suggs…MRS SOAMES
Tim Sauls…DR GIBBS
Valorie Sauls…ENSEMBLE/DW

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