Upcoming Shows & Events

2018/2019 Theatre Season

Local Playwrights Staged Reading Series

The Theatre at the Imperial Centre is happy to announce that three titles have been chosen for the “Local Playwrights Staged Reading Series” this fall. Playwrights in the Eastern North Carolina region were asked to submit their original works, i.e. Full Length or One-Act Plays, to be selected by committee and presented on the Theatre at the Imperial Centre stage during the October and November First Friday events. Two selected works will be read at 7:00 PM on October 5th, “Keeping Score” by Jim Lee and “Gardenia Daze” by Lela Chesson. The third and final reading will be “Found Objects” by Marilynn Barner Anselmi at 7:00 PM, November 2nd.

Friday, October 5th & Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM (Free Event during First Friday at the Imperial Centre, Limited seating will be available for both dates)

Our Town

Written by Thornton Wilder, Directed by Brooke Edwards

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.

Performances will be October 25th & 26th and November 1st & 3rd @ 7:30 PM and October 28th and November 4th @ 2:00 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas and the 50th Annual Christmas Chorus:

ACT I: 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. Directed by Brooke Edwards.

ACT II: Coming to the Imperial Centre Theatre once again is the 50th Annual Christmas Chorus. Arranged and directed by Jim Wiggs.

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

Jesus Christ Superstar

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Directed by Brooke Edwards

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.

Performances will be March 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th 2019 at 7:30 PM and March 10th & 17th 2019 at 2:00 PM

The Last Five Years

Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, Directed by Brooke Edwards

This modern musical ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting.

Performances will be at the Booker T Theatre May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th 2019 at 7:30 PM and May 5th 2019 at 2:00 PM

Summer Youth Production Title TBA (Pending Rights)

Performances will be July 19th & 20th 2019 at 7:30 PM and July 21st 2019 at 2 PM

For information about auditions for any of the above productions please visit Get Involved!

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