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Announcing the 2021-2022 season. Let’s restart the arts!

Questions? Call 252-737-5444. Email artscomm@ecu.edu.

Five awesome shows for $100.

Five performances sold as a single $100 subscription through 12/15. Reserved seating. Free parking. Amazing artistry. What’s not to love? Help us restart the arts. Subscribe today. Individual tickets on sale 12/1 at $35.


For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus –that feisty arts organism– puts the “Oh!” in BIG FIVE OH!, and continues to morph its way thrillingly into audiences’ hearts and minds. Includes signature works from vintage classics to setting innovative work in shadow. February 18, 2022

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The Corner of Broadway and Main Street! A cappella sensation Voctave has more than 150 million online views of their videos. Their latest album, The Corner of Broadway & Main Street Vol. 2, debuted at #3 on the iTunes charts. They’ll bring vocal magic to Wright Auditorium with their luscious arrangements of Broadway, popular and Disney showstoppers. March 6, 2022

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The Opera Locos

An eclectic ensemble reveals their hidden passions, personalities and desires—which brings about unpredictable and hilarious consequences. Expect the virtuosic performance of operatic hits from The Magic Flute,The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, Turandot and more, combined originally with well-known rock and pop classics, baked inside a layer cake of comedy. April 1, 2022

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The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannies—Scottish music trailblazers­—deploy tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements that have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Hall of Fame. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, their variety and range is matched only by their enthusiasm and Celtic spirit. April 7, 2022.

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The Great DuBois

The world’s most unique two-person circus show! A fast-paced, high energy circus show for all ages, they’ve been featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie, The Greatest Showman, the Tony Award-winning Pippin on Broadway, Britney Spears World Circus Tour and the movie Burlesque, to highlight just a few. Join the award-winning combination of Michael DuBois and Viktoria Grimmy for a spectacular evening of big-time big-top family fun. May 14, 2022

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Added attractions


"The President's Own"

The United States Marine Band “The President’s Own" Established by an act of Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Don’t miss this once-every-five years opportunity to hear them on tour in the southeast. Tickets available 9/5. Performance on October 3, 2021.

Free tickets available starting 9/5


BLACKbox Dance Theater

What does it mean to be a PATRIOT? BLACKbox Dance Theatre explores the question with an evening-length work of multimedia dance, theater and storytelling that examines the service and sacrifice of U.S. veterans, active duty military and their families. Student Center Studio Theatre. Tickets $20. General admission. November 11, 2021.

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Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders. Master illusionist Vitaly has mystified fans across the globe, including superstars Penn & Teller, whom he successfully fooled in their hit TV show Fool Us. From bringing pictures and drawings to life to erasing people from their own driver’s licenses, Vitaly’s signature illusions leave even the most jaded audience awestruck. Tickets $20 with subscription. Available individually after 12/1 at $35. March 17, 2022.

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Wright Auditorium is located at 212 Wright Circle, Greenville, NC 27858. The building is near Trustees Fountain in the heart of ECU’s campus. It is often not recognized by GPS devices. From Fifth Street, enter campus at the stop light marking Founder’s Drive. Turn left at the stop sign onto Wright Circle.


Parking enforcement is relaxed on campus for performances. FRIENDS at the $250 level and above enjoy staffed and reserved parking at the Visitor’s Lot (Fifth and Harding Streets). All ticket holders are welcome to park in the lots located north and east of Messick Theatre Arts Center (show the parking attendant your tickets to access the lot) on a first-come, first-parked basis. Additional parking is available in other A1 lots near Wright Auditorium, as well as in the Student Center Parking Garage, located at Charles and Library Streets. The garage costs $1/hour and is a 10-minute walk from Wright Auditorium.

About the series

The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series effectively began when Rudy Alexander arrived at East Carolina in 1962 and bundled four student-selected classical offerings into a subscription package. Since that time, the series (with Arts Smart and Family Fare) has presented more than 600 world-class artists and served nearly one million patrons, university and K-12 students. Today, the series continues a tradition of presenting the best performing arts touring attractions available for the enjoyment of regional audiences and the edification of ECU students. Behind the scenes, our guest artists are actively engaged in master classes and workshops. Performances are presented in the 1,483-seat Wright Auditorium located at the core of East Carolina University’s main campus.

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Join the FRIENDS
Our FRIENDS make the series possible! Patrons are recognized in the programs and receive invitations to special events. FRIENDS at $100 and up receive a pair of complimentary drink coupons to redeem at our drink stand and an invitation to a private celebratory event. FRIENDS at the $250 level and above also enjoy complimentary parking in the staffed FRIENDS lot on performance evenings. At $500, you’ll additionally receive a pair of drink tickets for each participating performance. At $1,000, you’ll also be a member of the Chancellor’s Society. Membership is by household. Call 252-737-5444 or join online today.

All dates, times, artists and details are subject to change. Ticket prices include NC sales tax. No refunds unless we can’t deliver the advertised performance. Refunds exclude handling fees. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1018 or ada-coordinator@ecu.edu.