Seniors Acting Out – JOURNEYS
Our Seniors Acting Out class will be performing original works based on their own personal journeys. Come witness creative aging through an enriching theatre experience.

Local actors will portray their own personal journeys through this unique theatrical adventure!

Thursday, September 07, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Friday, September 08, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:30pm

$20 per person INCLUDES LUNCH catered by CPW’s in Greenville.

The performances will be held at the Magnolia Arts Center at 1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC.



We’ve added some seats!

All of our shows last week were sold out! We have added some chairs so there are a limited number of seats for the upcoming shows on August 10, 11, 12 & 13!

Thursday August 10 at 7:30pm

Friday August 11 at 7:30 pm

Saturday August 12 at 7:30 pm

Sunday August 13 at 2:00 pm

Please call 1-888-622-3868 for details.


(click the name of each play for more info, Audition times subject to change)

Wait Until Dark – October 13 – 21, 2017

Auditions: August 27 @ 2pm  & August 28@ 6pm

A Christmas Story – December 01 – 09, 2017

Auditions: September 24 @ 2pm  & September 25 @ 7pm

Almost Maine – February 08 – 11, 2018

Auditions: December 10 @ 2pm & December 11 @ 6pm

A Lesson Before Dying – March 09 – 17, 2018

Auditions: January 14 @ 2pm & January 15 @ 6pm

Sister Act – June 08 – 16 , 2018

Auditions: March 25 @ 2pm & March 26 @ 6pm

10-Minute Play Festival – July 06 – 07, 2018

Youth Theatre Production – August 01 – 5, 2018

LUSH BRUSH – July 21 and 22!

The Lush Brush is Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 at 7:30pm both nights! We are getting ready for the opening of Hairspray on August 02


See the beautiful painting we are painting below:

Hairspray the Musical!

The musical Hairspray opens August 2, 2017! 

Wednesday August 02 at 7:30 pm

Thursday August 03 at 7:30 pm

Friday August 04 at 7:30 pm

Saturday August 05 at 2:00 pm

Saturday August 05 at 7:30 pm

Sunday August 06 at 2:00 pm

Friday August 11 at 7:30 pm

Saturday August 12 at 7:30 pm

Sunday August 13 at 2:00 pm

“It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate The Corny Collins Show. Tony Award-winning Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one’s skin and fight for every human being’s equal rights.”

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Upcoming Events!

We have several exciting opportunities coming up!

Lush Brush:

The Lush Brush: April 21 & 22 – SPRING THEME!
The Lush Brush: May 26 & 27 – OUR TOWN!


Theatre Education: 
Magnolia Arts Creativity Connection starts soon! We have classes for all ages!


FALL Class Offerings


The Creativity Connection continues with our theatre education offerings for the fall season. Join us for a nurturing and fun learning environment for theatre education plus cultivate your creativity. Classes cross the age spectrum for our community.

There will be two in house registrations for all classes. You can register and pay at the Magnolia Arts Center on September 10 and September 17 between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.



Pre-Registration ends on September 20, 2017. Scholarships are available for the Youth Ensemble Studio. Please contact Janice V. Schreiber at

Please note: The minimum size of all our classes is four. If a class does not meet the minimum, your money will be refunded.


Our Town

Our Town by Thornton Wilder  (TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES HERE!)



March 19th at 6:30pm

March 20 at 6:30pm


1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC

Also, inform us of all your possible schedule conflicts at the audition. We will have a few rehearsals with the Stage Manager and the Gibbs family and Webb family during the first two weeks following auditions. After April 17th , we will begin rehearsals in earnest for an opening on June 2nd.

The Stage Manager has the bulk of the lines in the show and should expect to memorize the part verbatim.

There are 24-27 roles in this ensemble. Some of the roles may be doubled. That is, if necessary, some players will be asked to play more than one role. There also may be some understudies who will have both their role to learn and another role as a back-up in case of illness.

The play will be performed in its entirety. This is a requirement of the publishers. Everyone will learn their parts as written by Thornton Wilder. He is the Pulitzer Prize winner, not our actors. Please be prepared to read from the script.

Our Town will run from June 2nd to June 10th. There may be an additional performance for a special audience during one of our dress or pick-up rehearsals.

Show Information:

The play is set in Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire in 1901. It is a play about the human condition as all good plays are. Thornton Wilder won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938 for this work. The first act is about daily life in this small town. The second act is titled Love and Marriage and is centered around the wedding of Emily Webb to George Gibbs. The third act is set in a cemetery and is titled Death and Dying. The act’s central theme focuses on how life is not truly appreciated by the living while they live.

The main character is the Stage Manager who sets the scene and facilitates the advancement of the plot. He/she acts as both a chorus to the action and during the play takes on several roles and enters the action. The stage manager has been variously played by Thornton Wilder himself, Hal Halbrook, Spaulding Gray, Paul Newman, Helen Hunt and recently by David Cromer who also directed the play at the Barrow Street Theater in New York.