10 Minute Play Finalists!

Ten Minute Play Competition FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!!!(click above for more info)


Finalists Announced:


Survivalist Strategy

How’s Your Car

The Hand That Guides

Four Phone Calls

These plays will be performed on July 10 and 11 at 730p at the Magnolia Arts Center. YOU the audience gets to vote for the winner!!! Don’t miss out!

Fractured Fairy Tales





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Fractured Fairy Tales Theatre FUNshop!

Where: Magnolia Arts Center

                 1703 East Fourteenth Street

                 Greenville, North Carolina 27858

When:  July 13 July 16      

Time     9:00a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Ages:     8 12 years old

Cost: 130.00 includes lunch each day, snacks, and drinks

Limited enrollment: 16 Students  Register by June 22, 2015

FUNshop Objectives: Working and bonding as an ensemble, develop focusing and listening skills, basic acting skills such as sensory awareness, stage movement, and vocalization, relate movement to music and stories, imagine characters and develop movement and voice to create characters, basics of storytelling by writing their own short plays, relate the meaning of fairy tales and stories to their own lives.

The students will immerse themselves in the creative process  and then celebrate in their creativity on the final day with their own original fairy tale for parents and friends.

Who’s Who In Instructors:

  • Janice V. Schreiber

Janice is one of the founders of the Magnolia Arts Center.She is a graduate of the Department Of Theatre and Dance at East Carolina University. Her theatre studies include graduate work in acting at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, California State University-Dominguez Hills, and most recently Central Washington University. She has studied directing at the Yale University Summer Directing Workshop, the Julliard School Summer Directing Workshop, is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique from the University of Southern Maine and has Level One certification in the Alba-Emoting Technique through the University of North Carolina- Asheville. Her professional acting career has spanned over twenty years in various parts of the country prior to her focus on teaching and directing here in North Carolina. In 2007, she was awarded the North Carolina Theatre Conference John W. Parker Award for Excellence in Directing and in 2010 she was awarded the North Carolina Theatre Conference K 12 Theatre Educators Award. She has been the Director of Theatre at Arendell Parrott Academy for the last twelve years

  • Amanda Koons

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Amanda graduated from Millikin University with her degree in Directing. Amanda has worked with numerous theatre companies including Syracuse Stage, Jenny Wiley Theatre, and Criswell Global Productions. She also helped to create the Gwangju Performance Project in South Korea. She is a professional stage manager. Most recently, Amanda served as the stage manager for the Dance Arts Theatre production of “THE NUTCRACKER” and as stage manager for the NC Academy of Dance Arts’ spring production. Amanda is presently assistant theatre director to Janice Schreiber at Arendell Parrott Academy, but will take over as Director of Theatre in the fall of 2015.


Tuna Christmas


The cast for A Tuna Christmas is: Anthony Holsten, John Kabakjian and Elbert Espanol!!!



  • Thusday December 10 at 7:30 pm(Wine Tasting starts at 6:45pm)
  • SOLD OUT!!! Friday December 11 at 7:30 pm(Wine Tasting starts at 6:45pm)
  • Saturday December 12 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday December 12 at 7:30 pm(Wine Tasting starts at 6:45pm)


A Tuna Christmas is the second in a series of comedic plays (preceded by Greater Tuna and followed by Red, White and Tuna andTuna Does Vegas), each set the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. The trilogy was written byJaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of same. The plays are notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages.

Showtime at PCA


Showtime at Port City Nights

This is an Apollo style talent show, that is designed as a platform for local talents in the south. It will be orchestrated as a t.v. show. The audience will judge each performance to determine the winner.
All talents accepted ages 17 and up
Singers, dancers, musicians, artist, poets, etc. This is a fun and positive event. A cash prize will be given to the winner.

Ayden Community Theater

Don’t miss the 11 Million Dollar Murder dinner theatre!!!

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Dwight and Mamie VanDerHogan are convinced that they have won $11 million in the Pigeon Publishing Sweepstakes because the envelope states “you are guaranteed to be a winner!”  They sold everything in Wisconsin and have come to Pitt County to buy a yacht on credit (the check hasn’t arrived yet.)  Now they are inviting YOU to the going-away party for their “Round the World Cheese Tour.”

Of course, nothing goes according to plans …. and there’s a murder to solve.

So jump on board for the hilarity and high jinks!

Doors opens at 7 pm.  We have reserved the West Wing (private) Ballroom for this event, so please park in BACK of the Hilton for easy access.  Seats are limited for both nights, so grab yours now!

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What’s for dinner you say?  Please note that those menu options appear as you are confirming your $38 ticket purchase online. (By the way, we pay tax and tip for you to help keep the price low).

Beef tenderloin with a port wine demi-glaze
Chicken Pomodoro (pan seared with tomato type sauce)
Salmon with lobster cream sauce
Stuffed portabella mushrooms (vegan)

All meals served with salad and dessert and choice of beverage

Full cash bar available in ballroom for those who are interested in “adult beverages”

We’ll see you at the Greenville Hilton Hotel on April 17th or 18th!

Well Water

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Don’t miss Well Water, an original work by Amanda Higgins(graduating ECU Student). Amanda Higgins is a senior at ECU studying musical theater and professional acting. She is also in the ECU Honors College. She has been performing in theater for ten years and recent credits include ECU’s Kiss Me Kate (Kate/Lilli), The Great God Brown (Cybel), and Return to the Forbidden Planet (Gloria). She has also spent summers in The Lost Colony and Cedar Point’s Luminosity. Outside the theater, she enjoys mentoring and networking with other artists exploring how to connect art, life, and faith.

This musical parable takes place in a 1930s farm town. We follow a bitter, broken Joan as she is kicked out of town for her promiscuous lifestyle and meets a mysterious man named Samuel in the middle of nowhere. He refreshes her with water from his well and introduces her to an unlikely dream.





Godspell opens on July 31! Click below for tickets! 



Also we are having a wine tasting at each evening performance starting at 6:45pm. The show will start at 7:30!

Check out this promo event:

1.)    Every bottle purchased = 1 free ticket to On Golden Pond

2.)    Every half case purchased = 1 free 2015-2016 season pass

3.)    Every full case purchased = 2 free 2015-2016 season pass

Wine Tasting @ MAC


Graham Toler
Allyson Gilliam
Amy Staton
Kurtis Kozel
Megan Daniel
Nicholas Kozel
Stephanie Kruchesky
Lauren Lewis
Hallie Ehly
Stephen Harding

GODSPELL Production Team
Director: Janice V. Schreiber
Assistant Director: Cindy Quinn
Musical Direction: Mary Morrison Dixon
Choreographer Amanda Hort
Stage Managers: Amanda Koons and Robin Ashley
Producer: Collice Moore Jr.
Technical Director: Chip Galusha
Orchestra: Angela Davis, Barney Barker, Frank Jones, Tim Messina