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Jazz JAZZ DANCE CAMP

June 19-23, Messick Theatre Arts Center

Offering classes in all styles of jazz dance with an emphasis on technique for ages 14 and older.

8:30am - 12:30pm

$150 or $35 per day
Drama Camp DRAMA CAMP

July 17-22, Messick Theatre Arts Center

Classes in Creative theatre arts, playwriting, performance, improvisation, movement, creative dramatics, puppetry, and storybook theatre.

$280 full day, 9am-4pm; $140 half-day, either 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm
Jazz JAZZ INTENSIVE DANCE CAMP

August 7-11, Messick Theatre Arts Center

For ECU Dance majors and other college level dancers by permission of instructor.

$300 week, $65 day

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Adapted By Kate Hamill

September 28 - October 3, McGinnis Auditorium

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality.

Public - $15; Current ECU students/Youth (18 & under) - $10
Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, Monday-Tuesday at 8pm.
Sr Choreo FALL SENIOR CHOREOGRAPHY DANCE CONCERTS

September 30 - October 1,
Burnette Studio Theatre, Messick Theatre Arts Center

Join us for some of our most exciting dance performances. Our senior students with BFA concentrations in dance performance have created their unique works for your enjoyment. You're likely to see anything from the risque to the whimsical and everything in between.

All seats $5
Performances are Saturday at noon and 4pm, Sunday at 5pm and 8pm.
dance DANCE @ WRIGHT

October 27-29
, Wright Auditorium

Our season continues with a fun and unique dance performance. We've put together an exciting and eclectic lineup of ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary dance. It's a lighter show with plenty for both the newcomer to dance and the dance lover. From light-hearted, comedic styles to moods of pure passion and intensity, all can appreciate the variety of raw emotion highlighted throughout these performances.

Public - $15; Current ECU students/Youth (18 & under) - $10
Performances are Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
dance class FALL DAY OF DANCE

October 28
, Messick Theatre Arts Center

Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap for dancers ages 10-16+ divided into age/ability groups.

8:30am-4pm; $50
paramount DANCE @ THE PARAMOUNT

November 4
, Paramount Theatre, Goldsboro, NC

An extension of our Dance @ Wright show with a few surprises. Contact the Paramount Theatre at: www.goldsboroparamount.com or call them at (919) 583-8432

Young Frankenstein YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Book by Mel Brooks,Thomas Meehan, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks

November 16-21, McGinnis Auditorium

It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation . PG13

Public - $17.50; Current ECU students/Youth (18 & under) - $10
Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, Monday-Tuesday at 8pm.
dance CONTEMPORARY DANCE CONCERTS

November 18-19, Burnette Studio Theatre, Messick Theatre Arts Center

An exciting mix of cutting-edge choreography from our faculty presented alongside the works of exceptional student choreographers.

All Seats $5
Performances are Saturday at noon and 8pm, Sunday at 5pm and 8pm.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
By Alan Bennett Adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame

December 1
, Wright Auditorium

Much more than a show about animals with human characteristics,The Wind in the Willows is about the delicate balance among all living things, and the surpassing value of friendship.

Presented by Family Fare and Storybook Theatre
Performance is at 7pm
lights U[ Lights Up!

December 11, Burnette Studio Theatre, Messick Theatre Arts Center

This informal, student-driven performance is an opportunity for our dance and musical theatre students to make and perform their own works of art.

Free but ticketed, contact our box office for more information. Performance is at 8pm.
Hands on a Hard Body HANDS ON A HARDBODY

Book by Doug Wright, Lyrics by Amanda Green, Music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green

February 15-20, McGinnis Auditorium

For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.

Public - $17.50; Current ECU students/Youth (18 & under) - $10

Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, Monday-Tuesday at 8pm.
dance SPRING SENIOR CHOREOGRAPHY DANCE CONCERTS

February 17-18, Burnette Studio Theatre, Messick Theatre Arts Center

Join us for some of our most exciting dance performances. Our senior students with BFA concentrations in dance performance have created their unique works for your enjoyment. You're likely to see anything from the risque to the whimsical and everything in between

All seats $5
Performances are Saturday at noon and 4pm, Sunday at 5pm and 8pm.
dance class SPRING DAY OF DANCE

February 24
, Messick Theatre Arts Center

Classes in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap for dancers ages 10-16+ divided into age/ability groups.

8:30am-4pm; $50
Dance 2018 DANCE 2018

March 22-27, McGinnis Auditorium

An evening of dance that's as diverse as it is entertaining. Featuring choreography from renowned guest artists and original works by our creative faculty, our talented dance students always provide a show that's second to none. The diverse range from classical ballet, to bold contemporary, to hot jazz and explosive tap provide a production that is wide ranging and engaging.

Public - $15; Current ECU students/Youth (18 & under) - $10

Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, Monday-Tuesday at 8pm.
random acts RANDOM ACTS

April 7-8
, Burnette Studio Theatre, Messick Theatre Arts Center

As the name implies, it's a smorgasbord of dance, musical theatre, poetry, and other styles of performance art by our talented students.

All Seats $5
Performances are Saturday at 4pm and 8pm, Sunday at 1pm.

midsummer
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
By William Shakespeare

April 19-24 , McGinnis Auditorium

"Lord what fools these mortal be!" declares he merry trickster, Puck, in one of Shakespeare's most beloved takes of magic and romance. Hermia and Lysander are in love but, according to her father and Athenian law, she must marry another. Meanwhile a group of fairies, in anticipation of a royal wedding, meet to rehearse their play. What will happen when lovers, fairies, and "rude mechanicals" meet in the forest on a midsummer's ever?

Public - $15; Current ECU students/Youth (18 & under) - $10 Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, Monday-Tuesday at 8pm.
REALLY ROSIE
Book and Lyrics by Maurice Sendak, Music by Carole King

April 20, 7pm, Wright Auditorium, presented by Family Fare
April 21, The Turnage Theatre, Washington, NC, Presented by Arts of the Pamlico

Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn's Avenue P, entertains herself and her friends by acting out show biz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar winning movie.
lights U[ LIGHTS UP!

April 30, Burnette Studio Theatre, Messick Theatre Arts Center

This informal, student-driven performance is an opportunity for our dance and musical theatre students to make and perform their own works of art.

Free but ticketed, contact our box office for more information. Performance is at 8pm



Performances in McGinnis Theatre on the ECU campus and are as follows:
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday
8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Performances of Dance @ Wright take place in Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus and are as follows:

Friday
Oct 27
Saturday
Oct 28
Saturday
Oct 28
Sunday
Oct 29
8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices for ECU School of Theatre events include processing fees and sales tax according to NC General Statue 105-164.4(a)(10).

The ECU/Loessin Playhouse is produced by the East Carolina University, School of Theatre and Dance, an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and recipient of the College/University Award from the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).

Dates and titles subject to change.