Jesus Christ Superstar Coming to Imperial Centre

Jesus Christ Superstar poster. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Jesus Christ Superstar poster. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Local actors will bring a well-known play to the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences this spring. Jesus Christ Superstar, a timeless rock/opera classic, will run consecutive weeks in March at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences.

The cast is made up of more than 40 local actors, ranging in age from pre-teen to their 60s.

Artistic and Managing Director Brooke Edwards said the time is right to perform the show in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, as Jesus Christ Superstar continues a wave of popularity following a live production of the show in 2018 on NBC.

Jesus Christ Superstar typically is based on the final week of Jesus’ life and deals with themes regarding betrayal, truth and love.

Edwards, who will direct the shows, said the upcoming shows will deal with similar themes but in modern terms. Edwards also said:

“I love the great mix of people we get who work together. It’s truly a community effort, and we have a lot of talent in this area.”

Performances will be held:

  • March 8, 2019 @ 7:30pm
  • March 9, 2019 @ 7:30pm
  • March 10, 2019 @ 2pm
  • March 15, 2019 @ 7:30pm
  • March 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
  • March 17, 2019 @ 2pm

Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and students with ID, and $7 for youth age 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online via etix. Or, purchase tickets in person at the Box office, located inside the Arts Center galleries at Imperial Centre. Box office hours are 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday.

Imperial Centre is located at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, NC.

Call 252.972.1266 for more information or visit


Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman and Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount

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