Performing Arts
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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. Ushers, house managers, and concessionaires are needed for every performance throughout the year. For information on how you can be part of the community theatre please call 972-1156.


Rocky Mount Community Theatre
All performances take place in the Theatre at the Imperial Centre. Call (252) 972-1266 to order your season tickets today!

Anything Goes
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter.
March 7, 8, 14, 15 @ 7:30 p.m. and March 9 and 16 @ 2:00 p.m.
This classic American musical has some of the greatest songs ever written: "It's De-Lovely," "I Get a Kick Out of You," and, of course, "Anything Goes." You'll leave dancing and singing those wonderful songs.

Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson
April 25, 26, May 2, 3 @ 7:30 p.m., May 4 @ 2:00 p.m.
Auditions March 18 and 19 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
How did the script for Gone With the Wind get written? Legendary producer David O. Selznick, award winning screenwriter Ben Hecht, and the temperamentally talented Victor Fleming (pulled from the set of the Wizard of Oz) lock themselves in a room, and eating nothing but bananas and peanuts, pound out the script. And it's based on a true story.

Young Actors Theater
Performances June 27 & 28.
Tales from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling. Chinese ghost stories. What could be better!

Performances July 25 & 26.
What happens when fairy tale princesses decide they don't want to be rescued? Sometimes characters just want to write their own stories.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange
September 19, 20, 26, 27 @ 7:30 p.m., September 28 @ 2:00 p.m.
Auditions August 6 and 7 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Through words and movement, this play presents the stories of 7 different women. But truthfully, these are the stories of all women, and all people.

Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig
November 7, 8, 14, 15 @ 7:30 p.m., November 16 @ 2:00 p.m.
Auditions Sept 30 and Oct 1 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
What happens when you mix love and golf? Perhaps this American take on classic British farces. Penned by a master of farce (Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo), this comedy promises a night of joy and laughter.

The 46th Annual Christmas Chorus
December 5, 6 @ 7:30 p.m., December 7 @ 2:00 p.m.

Join the Theatre staff and each show's cast following their opening night performance for a reception celebrating the production. Ticket holders for opening nights are invited to participate. Each event features complimentary drinks and snacks.
The Arts Center maintains a small archive of photos from past productions, and is pleased to offer a few samples of those pictures here. The archive creates a visual showcase for the Community Theatre's production work, volunteer actors and creative team. Please click to see photos from past seasons.

Young Actors Theatre
Ages: 13-17

Ages: 8 - 12

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.

Call or come by between 10 AM and 5 PM, Tuesday - Friday. The box office is located at the Imperial Centre, inside the Arts Center's Galleries, 270 Gay Street. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.

Box Office: 252-972-1266

Season tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for Seniors & Students, and may be purchased through March 16, 2014.

Tickets for individual shows are $11 for adults, $9 for Seniors and students (with ID), and $7 for children 12 and under. All seats for Christmas Chorus are $10.

For more information, email