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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.

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 @ 6:00 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.

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.

The Theatre at the Imperial Centre announces the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar:

Akilah Hunte…..Apostle
Ally Loveless…..Merchant/Leper/Soloist
Amber Barnes…..Ensemble
Andrew Grissom…..Apostle
Atticus Stoughton…..Ensemble
Benjamin Griffith…..Priest
Bennett Gundacker…..Jesus
Brandon Stephens…..Simon
Brooke Edwards…..Herod
Chelsie Ferry…..Soul Girl
Chloe Marlow…..Apostle
Dan Fogarty…..Priest
Dominique Cooper…..Apostle
Hannah Bass…..Merchant/Leper/Soloist
Hannah McLaughlin…..Ensemble
Jacob Ferry…..Apostle
J’ailin Greene…..Annas
Jillian Schrimper…..Ensemble
Jim Lowdermilk…..Priest
Judy Mesko…..Merchant/Leper/Soloist
Kimberly Gowland…..Ensemble
Laurinda Ellis…..Ensemble
Lia Pilotta…..Peter
Luke Eason…..Merchant/Leper/Soloist
Marlee Proctor…..Ensemble
Mary Beth Cameron…..Mary Magdeline
Matty Reda…..Judas
Michael Everett…..Merchant/Leper/Soloist
Morgan Bass…..Apostle
Naomi Hayes…..Soul Girl
Patrick Baker…..Apostle
Rex Sauls…..Apostle
Rowan Bennett…..Ensemble
Scott Loveless…..Caiaphas
Travis Reed…..Merchant/Leper/Soloist
Trey Russell…..Apostle
Valerie Jones…..Soul Girl
Zachery Rayburn…..Pilate

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Performance Dates: March 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th at 7:30 PM and March 10th & 17th at 2:00 PM

Directed by Brooke Edwards

Music Direction by Shawn Leonard and Marybeth Cameron

Costume Design by Bennett Gundacker

Choreography by Matt Reda

Please call 252-972-1266 or visit Upcoming Shows & Events to see everything else we have to offer!

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