The Rocky Hock Playhouse is a live Christian musical theatre. It was founded in August of 2000 by Jeff and Gloria Emmerich. Over the past decade it has become one of America’s most unique full time Christian theatres. The Emmerichs write and produce four to five original musicals each year. In her career, Gloria Emmerich has written over 70 full length musicals including: King David (Sweet Psalmist of Israel), Simon Peter (Fisher of Men), Paul (Fearless Lion of God), Noah’s Incredible Cruise, Heaven Came Down, Joy Unspeakable, Born this Day (in the City of David), Out of the Darkness, and Jacob, Prince of God among many others. The Playhouse has a family theatre atmosphere and premieres musicals based on biblical characters, themes, and stories. Over 300,000 people have now enjoyed performances at the Rocky Hock Playhouse in its various locations in eastern North Carolina.