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

 

11th Annual 10-Minute Play Contest

12th Annual 10-minute Play Contest

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

CLICK HERE FOR PLAY SUBMISSION INFO

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

 

 

 

 

Magnolia Arts Center History

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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.

 

 

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10 X 10

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:

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

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Click below for Tickets!!!

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 THIS SHOW DATES ARE BELOW:

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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  • CHECK OUT THIS FATS WALLER VIDEO:

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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.

SABRINA

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Sabrina opens Friday, March 4 and runs through Saturday March 12!!!!
Get your tickets now:
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 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF SABRINA…
WHO ARE ALREADY IN THE MIDDLE OF REHEARSALS!!!
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CHECK OUT THIS SCENE FROM THE AUDRY HEPBURN MOVIE FROM 1954: http://ow.ly/UW54T
Chauffeur’s daughter Sabrina returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David, the playboy son of her father’s rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however; their romance is threatened by David’s serious older brother, Linus, who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place.
SHOW DETAILS: http://ow.ly/UW4YQ

Creativity Connection

The Creativity Connection at the Magnolia Arts Center

Classes and Workshops for

Youth and Adults

Discover and build a world of dramatic imagination! Join the Creativity Connection!

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR SOME GREAT INFORMATION: CREATIVE EARTS

Our classes are organized (and some are taught by) Janice Schreiber. See her bio below:

Janice Schreiber is one of the Magnolia Arts Center’s founding board members and has been involved in theatre for over forty years as an actress, director, and educator.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Her further studies in acting and directing have been at Yale University, Central Washington University, The Julliard School, California State University-Dominguez Hills and the University of Southern Maine. She is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique and has a first level certification in Alba Emoting Technique.  Janice was an adjunct instructor of theatre at East Carolina University for over ten years and the Director of Theatre at Arendell Parrott Academy for thirteen years. She received the 2007 NCTC John W. Parker Award for directing and is the proud recipient of the 2010 NCTC  K-12 Theatre Educator Award. Janice became a member of the North Carolina Theatre Conference board in 2015. As a founder of the Magnolia Arts Center in Greenville, North Carolina, Janice is active in the artistic vision for our community theatre whether directing, building theatre arts education programs, or acting.

TO REGISTER, SEND AND EMAIL TO: 

INFO@MAGNOLIAARTSCENTER.COM 

AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Student’s Name
  2. Student’s Age
  3. Name of the Class you want to take
  4. Your Name
  5. Your EMAIL and PHONE NUMBER
  6. Please fill out the forms located below:

CLICK EACH FORM BELOW:

      1. Liability Form

      2. Medical Form

      3.Policies and Procedures

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OR YOU CAN MAIL A CHECK TO:

Magnolia Arts Center(Attn: Classes)

1703 E. 14th Street,

Greenville, NC 27858

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES

 

 

 

 

Holiday Parties

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Magnolia Arts Center invites you to host your HOLIDAY PARTY with them this year! This promises to be a FUN, unique and unforgettable evening! Invite employees, friends, clients, or your favorite organization to enjoy the hilarious comedy, “A Tuna Christmas”, along with delicious food catered by The Scullery. A minimum number of 30 people will be required to reserve your private party in advance. Private parties are available on December 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th and 12th.

Or if you’d like to join us for our show on December 5th, we will host a holiday party for the general public,

but reservations are required in advance!

Please contact us by November 16th with your reservation.

Tickets are only $40 per person, which includes your show ticket, heavy hors d’oeuvres & two drinks. For more information, you may contact us by email at christmasparty@magnoliaartscenter.com. You may also call us at 353-ARTS (2787) or contact Theresa, a local volunteer, at 954-651-0517. Deadline for reservations is November 16th. For more information about Magnolia Arts Center, visit our website at www.magnoliaartscenter.com.

Masquerade Ball 2015

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Join the Magnolia Arts Center for our 2nd Annual MASQUERADE BALL on October 30, 2015!

$50 / Person or $85 / Couple

COME IN YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN COSTUME…DEAD OR ALIVE!!!

Tickets are available at Re-Max Preferred Realty at 3208 Charles Blvd, Greenville, NC:

Click here for directions: Re-max Location: HERE

Tickets can also be purchased at Greenville area Halloween Express Stores. This would be a great place to get your costume. Click here for directions: Halloween Express Location: HERE

Proceeds benefit the Magnolia Arts Center, Non-Profit