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Performing Arts CenterCOA – Elizabeth City

Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) is located at College of The Albemarle (COA) – Elizabeth City. The PAC is a proscenium house that seats approximately 1,000 guests. We host a full season of exciting events and performances and hope you’ll join us in one of our upcoming shows.

College of The Albemarle (COA) is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 season for COA Student Theatre (COAST) Players.

A Charlie Brown Christmas


Thurs. Dec 7th 2023, 10:00 am
Fri. Dec 8th 2023, 10:00 am
Fri. Dec 8th 2023, 12:00 pm


A Charlie Brown Christmas/Dino’s Winter Wonderland (A Holiday Musical Tribute to Dean Martin)


Saturday Dec 9th 2023, 7:00 pm


What a Wonderful World – A Tribute To Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

One of music’s greatest partnerships was between Louis Armstrong – singer and trumpet player and one of the founding fathers of jazz – and the “Queen of Jazz,” Ella Fitzgerald. Their legendary music, both together as duet partners and apart as two of the world’s biggest stars, won hearts everywhere.

In this tribute, world-renowned trumpet virtuoso and vocalist Longineu Parsons joins forces with Tina Fabrique, known for her award-winning portrayal of Ella Fitzgerald in “Ella” as well as for being the beloved voice of the original theme for “Reading Rainbow”. Backed by a world-class band, they perform romantic favorites from Louis and Ella as well as their biggest hits!


Wednesday Feb 14th 2024, 10:00 am
Wednesday Feb 14th 2024, 7:00 pm

Cashback: Johnny Cash Tribute Band

CashBack, based in Birmingham, AL, is arguably one the best Johnny Cash tribute bands around. Led by Leif Bondarenko, CashBack has been performing their outstanding rendition of Cash classics at venues around the country, since early 2018. The band’s five core members, all veteran players, are: Leif Bondarenko (lead vocals, drums), Gary Edmonds (electric and acoustic guitars, vocals), Eric Onimus (bass guitar), Joshua Green (acoustic and electric guitars, vocals), and Tommy Bowen (trumpet, keyboard, vocals).  And in the tradition of all those great June-and-Johnny duets, the lovely and talented Lannette Brasher joins the group as special guest vocalist, adding another authentic and exciting dimension to the CashBack experience.


Fri. Mar 15th 2024, 7:00 pm

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COAST Spring 2024


Wed. Mar 20th 2024, 10:00 am
Thu. Mar 21st 2024, 10:00 am
Fri. Mar 22nd 2024, 10:00 am
Fri. Mar 22nd 2024, 7:00 pm
Sat. Mar 23rd 2024, 2:00 pm
Sat. Mar 23rd 2024, 7:00 pm
Sun. Mar 24th 2024, 2:00 pm


Disney’s The Little Mermaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


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December 12th & 13th, 2023
COA Performing Arts Center

Mick McKenna Comedy

Raleigh based Scottish comedian, Mick McKenna, found a niche in clean comedy. He’s always clean, never prudish, and entertaining for all ages!


Fri. Apr 12th 2023, 7:00 pm

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EINSTEIN! Celebrating 100 Years of General Relativity

EINSTEIN! is a one-person theatrical play telling the true story of a younger, pre-crazy haired Albert Einstein trying to prove general relativity against all odds. Written, researched and starring Jack Fry as Einstein.

It’s 1914 in Berlin, and Einstein’s world is crumbling around him. Despite WWI raging, a backlash from the international scientific community, and his own family struggles, Einstein still manages to come up with one of the most important pillars of physics and accomplish one of the greatest achievements of the human mind: general relativity.

Students will learn of and appreciate Albert Einstein as one of the most important scientific icons of all time, whose ideas helped usher in the modern technological age that they so
much enjoy.


Sat. Apr 20th 2024, 7:00 pm
Mon. Apr 22nd 2024, 10:00 am

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We are selling quarter size and full size ads!

To view and download our COA PAC Ad Sheet for the 2023 and 2024 season, please click the link below!

PAC Ad Sheet


  • Schierer, Mariah

  • Performing Arts Center Manager

  • COA – Elizabeth City: D 151

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2267

  • Santa, Mary Elysse

  • Instructor/Director, Drama

  • COA – Elizabeth City: D 144

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2297