Our Town

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

AUDITIONS:

When

March 19th at 6:30pm

March 20 at 6:30pm

Where

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.

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BELOW IS OUR LIST OF SHOWS AND DATES!

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Thursday           October 13 at 7:30 pm

Friday               October 14 at 7:30 pm

Saturday           October 15 at 7:30 pm

Thursday           October 20 at 7:30 pm

Friday               October 21 at 7:30 pm

Saturday           October 22 at 7:30 pm

Thursday           October 27 at 7:30 pm

Friday               October 28 at 7:30 pm

Saturday           October 29 at 7:30 pm

 

It’s a Wonderful Life(Radio Show)

Friday December 02 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 03 at 2:00 pm

Saturday December 03 at 7:30 pm

Sunday December 04 at 2:00 pm

Thursday December 08 at 7:30 pm

Friday December 09 at 7:30 pm

Saturday December 10 at 2:00 pm

Saturday December 10 at 7:30 pm

 

Two Lives

Friday February 10, 2017 7:30pm

Saturday February 11, 2017 7:30pm

Sunday February 12, 2017 2:00pm

 

Company

Friday March 03 at 7:30 pm

Saturday March 04 at 2:00 pm

Saturday March 04 at 7:30 pm

Sunday March 05 at 2:00 pm

Thursday March 09 at 7:30 pm

Friday March 10 at 7:30 pm

Saturday March 11 at 2:00 pm

Saturday March 11 at 7:30 pm

 

Our Town

Friday May 12 at 7:30 pm

Saturday May 13 at 2:00 pm

Saturday May 13 at 7:30 pm

Sunday May 14 at 2:00 pm

Thursday May 18 at 7:30 pm

Friday May 19 at 7:30 pm

Saturday May 20 at 2:00 pm

Saturday May 20 at 7:30 pm

 

Harispray, Jr.

Friday July 28 at 7:30 pm

Saturday July 29 at 2:00 pm

Saturday July 29 at 7:30 pm

Sunday July 30 at 2:00 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

Please email us at info@magnoliaartscenter.com or call 1-888-622-3868 and LEAVE A MESSAGE for more info!

Shooting Stars Donors

Shooting Starts Capital Campaign

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!!!

  • SUPER NOVA LEVEL – $10,000

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

  • SUPER STAR PLUS LEVEL – $5,000 

 

  • SUPER STAR LEVEL – $3,000

Meg & Harry Cooke – $3,000

Eleanor W. Joyner – $3,000

  • SHINING STAR LEVEL -$2,000

 

  • TWINKLING STAR LEVEL – $1,000

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

 

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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 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.