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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.
School of Rock
The Theater at the Imperial Centre Presents School of Rock: The Musical Youth Production.
- Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White.
- Book by JULIAN FELLOWES, Lyrics by GLENN SLATER, New Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Plus the original songs from the film.
- Directed by James Guy, Musical Direction by Shawn Leonard, and Choreography by Maitland Johnson
- Performances are July 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM and July 24 at 2:00 PM
- Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, and $7 for kids 12 and under
What is NO SHAME?
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.
Join us at the Imperial Centre on the first Friday of every month, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, starting Friday, November 6th! Sign up for acts starts at 7:00 PM.
No Shame continues this summer with two special dates Friday, July 15 and Friday August 12. Sign up begins at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM. Both events will be held in the Theater at the Imperial Centre. If you have ever wanted to be on stage and were too scared, this is your chance or just come and be part of the audience. member, there is NO SHAME!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org