Shooting Stars Donors

Shooting Starts Capital Campaign


  • SUPER NOVA LEVEL – $10,000

Dr. William B. & Ilene Entin Cox – $10,000



  • SUPER STAR LEVEL – $3,000

Meg & Harry Cooke – $3,000

Eleanor W. Joyner – $3,000




Valerie and Billy Dunn – $1,000

Kevin Lee  – $1,000

Laurie & Matt Maloney – $1,000

Shirley Morrison – Re/Max Preferred Realty – $1,000

Magnolia Arts Center Board of Directors – 2015/2016 – $1,000

Cam Scales – $1,000

Jim & Katie Ward – $1,000

  • And a Special Thanks to:

Karen Albert

Mike & Page Aman

Mort Stine & Teresa Donahue

Brenda Fairfax

Gary & Jean Fenton

Louis Gaylord

Mary S. Hargett

Dr. Wiley & Daphne Nifong

H.J. & Lorraine Obremski

Awards & Grants

Awards and Grants Received by the

Magnolia Arts Center

  • North Carolina Theatre Conference – Community Theatre Award for – 2015
  • Emerge – Pitt County – Grant – $1,500 – (Production: MVP) –  2015
  • James J. & Mamie R. Perkins Memorial Fund – Pitt County – $25,000 –  2016
  • Emerge – Pitt County – Grant – $1,000 – (Seniors Acting Out) – 2016
  • Women for Women – Pitt County – Grant – $600 – (Seniors Acting Out) – 2016


5th Street Players

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The Magnolia Arts Center has formed a partnership with the East Carolina University’s School of Theatre!

The 5th Street Players will be producing student-led works in the spring of 2016 at the Magnolia Arts Center.

Please check back for more information!




  • Spring Awakening

(This show deals with very adult situations and includes strong language and sexual suggestion that may be inappropriate for children)

April 15th at 7:30pm

April 16th at 7:30pm

April 17th at 2:00pm

11th Annual 10-Minute Play Contest

12th Annual 10-minute Play Contest

Submissions are currently underway and the deadline is April 30, 2017!


The dates for this year’s FINALE are July 07 and 08!





Magnolia Arts Center History


We believe in the power of the arts to create community

Magnolia Arts Center (MAC) was founded in the fall of 2005, with the dream of creating a comprehensive arts organization for the Greenville area.  Within a year and a half of its creation, Magnolia provided the community with a variety of new and unique artistic offerings and continues to do so.  Less than 10 years after its creation, Magnolia Arts Center moved into its home in the Perkins Complex in 2014.  We are located at 1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC 27858.

Several members of the Greenville community who had been connected through various involvement in theatre organically came together with the idea to start a community theatre in the Greenville area. It started out small with one production in the CM Eppes cafeteria and has blossomed over the past 11 years to include a full season of 6 shows, special events, arts classes, playwrighting contests and community gatherings.

For our first 8 years, we were a nomadic arts organization and in 2014 we finally moved in to our first home. The Magnolia Arts Center has performed in various venues because of many gracious hosts.  For example, we have performed in the Startlight Cafe, The Scullery, the former Music Academy, the Greenville Country Club, among others.

For the first 8 years of our existence we had one president, Robin Ashley, who guided us along the way. Her leadership helped us maintain and focus our vision for future growth. Her dedication to our organization is greatly appreciated and will always be remembered. 

Over our span of more than 10 years, we have remained a 100% volunteer organization. This is something we are very proud of and something we hope to maintain into the future. Having volunteers who are passionate about theatre, who are willing to work tirelessly for nothing, is very special to us. We have volunteers to run the day-to-day operations, plan the season, direct shows, act in shows, stage manage shows, help back stage, sew, clean, paint, build, write grants, usher, sell tickets, plant trees, sell concessions, etc. We are truly grateful for all our volunteers and their thousands of hours of service to the Magnolia Arts Center. 

MAC continues to believe in the power of the arts to create community.



Adam & Eve

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Something for your sweetheart: A wine tasting featuring wines from the Jones vonDrehle Winery from the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina and a great play The Diaries of Adam and Eve by MARK TWAIN! Ticket prices range from $20 to $50 as follows:

Ticket Prices:

$20 – General Admission – Complimentary Wine Tasting 

(Wine Tasting begins at 6:30pm)

$25 – Premium Seating – Reserved Front Row and a Complimentary Glass of Wine

$50 – Date Night Option – Includes 2 Front Row Tickets and a Bottle of Wine


Showtimes an tickets below:

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We are celebrating 10 years of 10 minute plays on January 9, 2016 at 7:30pm. We are having staged readings of several of the winners of our annual 10 Minute Play Contest from the past 10 years!!! THIS IS A FREE EVENT. However, please register by clicking below:


Ain’t Misbehavin’


Click below for Tickets!!!


Friday JUNE 03 at 7:30 pm

Saturday JUNE 04 at 2:00 pm

Saturday JUNE 04 at 7:30 pm

Sunday JUNE 05 at 2:00 pm

Thursday JUNE 09 at 7:30 pm

Friday JUNE 10 at 7:30 pm

Saturday JUNE 11 at 2:00 pm

Saturday JUNE 11 at 7:30 pm



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Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), “Ain’t Misbehavin’“.

The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and ’30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song “Ain’t Misbehavin'”. It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing.

Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.