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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

Announcing Open Auditions for the Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein

Auditions will be 6:00-8:00 PM December 10th, 11th, & 12th in the Education Building.

Performances will be March 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th at 7:30 PM and March 8th & 15th at 2:00 PM

Directed by James Guy

Auditions for the blockbuster Mel Brooks’s Musical: Young Frankenstein will be held on December 10th, 11th, & 12th from 6:00-8:00 PM at The Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, in the Education Building. A diversity of roles are available for teens and adults. No preparation necessary, just come prepared to sing, read, and dance!

If you have any questions about auditions please email the Director, James Guy, at or the Producer, Brooke Edwards, at

About the Show:
From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Please call 252-972-1266 for tickets and general information, or visit Upcoming Shows & Events.


No Shame

First Fridays November 2019 – May 2020
Location: The Imperial Centre Theatre
Time: 7:00 PM
Free to the public

Participants sign up at 6:30 PM in the Theatre lobby
Performances will start at 7:00 PM in the Theatre

No Shame is 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.

This event is free to the public.

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

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