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Drama Camp 2018 Dance Camp 2018

Peter and the Starcatcher

Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

September 25-30, 2018

A “play with music”, this Tony-winning play based on the best-selling series, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, it combines grown-up theatricality with youthful wonder and endless imagination.

Single tickets $15/$10

Fall Dance 2018

October 16-21, 2018

Fall Dance 2018

We’ve put together an exciting and eclectic lineup of ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance 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.

Single tickets $15/$10

The Mystery of Edwin Drood  

November   13-18, 2018

Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit musical is presented as a show-within-a-show by the “Music Hall Royale” (a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company). It’s the only show that ends differently every night as the audience finishes the story by choosing the identity of the murderer. 

Single tickets $17.50/$10


Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

February 12-17, 2019

With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story this is a fascinating and ambitious new musical. It simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths. Both romantic and touching, it paints a portrait of the lives we lead as well as the lives that we might have led. Parental advisory.

 Single tickets $17.50/$10

Spring Dance 2019

March 19-24, 2019


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.

Single tickets $15/$10

The Three Musketeers

Adapted by Catherine Bush
 from the novel by Alexandre Dumas

April 9-14, 2019

This witty and action-packed swashbuckler follows the friendship of young D’Artagnan and his band of Musketeers as they fight the evil Cardinal Richelieu. A story of double crossings and kidnappings, complete with lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, set in a time when love and honor ruled the world.

Single tickets $15/$10

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