Upcoming Shows & Events

2017/2018 Theatre Season

Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice

October 26—29 2017
Pride and Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife. The Bennets 5 daughters; the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia.

The 49th Annual Christmas Chorus & A Charlie Brown Christmas

November 30th & December 1-3, 2017

The Imperial Centre is excited to offer a collaborative production of Charlie Brown Christmas and our annual Christmas Chorus.

This is the 49th year of this community and family favorite. Come and enjoy the sounds of the holiday season sung by the Theatre at the Imperial Centre Christmas Choir.

The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

March 2, 3, 4 & 9, 10, 11 2018
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

May 3-6 2018

GODOT cannot be compared to any other theater work, because its purpose is so different. Two dilapidated bums fill their days as painlessly as they can. They wait for Godot, a personage who will explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it. They are resourceful, with quarrels and their dependence on each other, as children are. They pass the time ‘which would have passed anyway.’ A brutal man of means comes by, leading a weakling slave who does his bidding like a mechanical doll. Later on he comes back, blind, and his slave is mute, but the relationship is unchanged. Every day a child comes from the unknown Godot, and evasively puts the big arrival off until tomorrow…It is a tragic view. Yet, in performance, most of it is brilliant, bitter comedy…It is a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man’s spirit in the face of little hope.

Summer Youth Production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

July 20-22 2018
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis.

Coming Fall 2017

Eastern Youth Orchestra

Starting in 1970 as a community orchestra by Dr. Charles Moore, the Eastern Youth Orchestras (EYO) grew to include advanced high school musicians. The orchestras were conducted over many years by faculty members from the School of Music at East Carolina University. The senior orchestra is currently conducted by Dr. John O’Brien. A junior orchestra was formed in 2003 with the help of its current director Dr. Gregory Hurley, then a preparatory level under the nurturing direction of Wendy Bissinger. The EYO has been a springboard for many young musicians, and has several hundred alumni now teaching and performing music. EYO has selected the Imperial Centre for their fall outreach performance. Tickets will be made available on Etix no later than October 15th.

November 12th @ 2:30 PM

Free! Ticket required.

To get involved please visit www.easternyouthorchestras.org. Auditions will be held in August. Sign up through their website.

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