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Performing Arts Center
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The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of College of the Albemarle in beautiful Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The center is a proscenium house that seats approximately 1,000 

guests. We host a full season of exciting events and performances and hope you will join us in one of our upcoming shows.

Box Office
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(252) 335-9050  (800) 335-9050
1208 N. Road Street (US Hwy. 17 N) Elizabeth City, NC 27909


Season Schedule

West Side Story


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West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

February 26, 10:00 am CANCELED*
February 27, 7:00 pm
February 28, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
March 1, 2:00 pm
March 5, 10:00 am
March 6, 7:00 pm
March 7, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
March 8, 2:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adults $16.50, Senior/Military $13.00, Students $9.50

The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

* Show canceled due to inclement weather. Please note that your tickets are still valid for entry to any other West Side Story performance.
 Lifted!


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Lifted! Voices in Spiritual Harmony

March 27, 7:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adults $21.50, Senior/Military $19.50, Groups $18.50, Students $16.50

A night of music and praise with some of the area’s most talented vocalists and musicians. Included in the concert are Step of Faith, the Sutton Family, and the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church Choir. It's not just a gospel concert - it's a celebration of life and faith! 








Steel Magnolias

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Steel Magnolias
by Robert Harling

April 9, 10:00 am
April 10, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
April 11, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
April 12, 2:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adults $21.50, Senior/Military $19.50, Groups $18.50, Students $16.50

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious banter and not a few prickly but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.






Godspell

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Godspell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

June 26, 7:00 pm
June 27, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
June 28, 2:00 pm

Advanced Tickets: Adult $21.50, Senior/Military $19.50, Groups $18.50, Students $16.50

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, a small group of people help tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of the gospel dances across the stage. As it dissolves hauntingly into the last supper and the crucifixion, the messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life.






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