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Thalian Association Children's Theater Presents
THE SUCCESSFUL AUDITION WORKSHOP
with Tracy McMullan

A fun and informative workshop experience to enhance student confidence and provide the essential tools for successful auditioning. THREE Workshop opportunities for all ages! Get ready to audition for upcoming Children's Theater Show Schoolhouse Rock Live! on January 3, 2015 and the Thalian Association production of Ring of Fire on Monday & Tuesday December 15 & 16, 2014. All auditions are at the HBHUSO/CAC. For more information visit thalian.org or call David Loudermilk at 910.251.1788. Read more...


 

THE THALIAN ASSOCIATION SHARES THE MAGIC OF PETER PAN WITH THE CHILDREN OF DREAMS

WILMINGTON, NC – “All the world is made of faith, trust, and pixie dust” – Sir J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan.
The Thalian Association, North Carolina’s oldest community theater, will follow the magical tradition of Sir J. M. Barrie and his beloved Peter Pan by filling the first two rows of historic Thalian Hall with forty children and staff members from Dreams of Wilmington for the opening night performance of this iconic show. Peter Pan will be performed on the Thalian Hall Main Stage September 25 – October 5, 2014.

Sir J.M. Barrie wanted to share the magic of Peter Pan with children and in 1929 gave the Peter Pan copyright to the Great Ormand Street Hospital for Children. Today the Thalian Association is grateful for the opportunity to share the magic with today's Dreamers.

“The Thalian Association was founded in 1788 to produce Community Theater as financial support for the first free school in North Carolina, a school made possible by a legacy from James Innes, a wealthy planter from the Cape Fear region,” said Susan Habas, the Thalian Association Executive Director. “We honor that tradition today by making live theater accessible to all members of our community and providing free theater arts education for our youngest citizens. Our community outreach programs are made possible by the support of donors, foundation grants, our members & sponsors and everyone who buys a ticket for our productions. When you enjoy a wonderful evening at the theater you are helping others to enjoy the same.”

Dreams of Wilmington is a nationally award winning non-profit organization dedicated to providing at risk youth with high quality free-of-charge programs in the literary, visual, multi-media and performance arts. Each year Dreams provides arts education classes for more than 800 young people and in 2007 was recognized by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities with the Coming Up Taller Award, the nation’s highest honor for after school programs.

The Peter Pan production schedule is September 25 – October 5, Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 pm with Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm. Ticket information is available at 910-632-2285.

Established in 1788, the Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theater and arts education. Thalian Community Theater produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall. The Thalian Association Children’s Theater (TACT) is a youth production company that offers training and performance opportunities for children age 7 through high school seniors. In 2007, the North Carolina legislature designated the Thalian Association North Carolina’s Official Community Theater. 


  Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center Parking Lot Closure Alert

AS OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2014, THE HANNAH BLOCK HISTORIC USO/COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER PARKING LOT WILL BE CLOSED FOR AN ESTIMATED 15 WEEKS FOR PAVING AND REFURBISHING. IN THE MEANTIME, WE SUGGEST PARKING IN THE LOT OR THE PARKING DECK AT 2ND & MARKET STREETS WHILE VISITING US. ON-STREET PARKING IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT A COST OF $1.00 PER HOUR AND ENFORCED MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FROM 9 AM TO 6:30 PM. WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THESE PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS AND APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

 


  

 It Takes Two

 

IT TAKES TWO TAKE TWO: SONGS FROM THE SIVER SCREEN 

A unique musical collaboration from some of our young stars and adult actors celebrating songs from the Silver Screen. In addition to some or Wilmington's favorite performers look for surprise celebrity cameo appearances. 

November 14-15, 2014 at 8 pm
Desert Reception at 7 pm
2nd Street Stage at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center
Tickets $18 (plus $.75 preservation fee, tax & handling charges)
910-341-7860 thalian.org 

To Benefit The Thalian Association Children's Theater Leadership Program.

 

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Catch the world premiere of the Thalian Association Children's Theater Chorus at Independence Mall Saturday November 15th at 9 am. What's the special occasion? Santa Claus will arrive via helicopter just in time for a special marching band escort to Santa Village.

The casts of Macy's Yes Virginia the Musical and A Christmas Carol will appear at the Mayfaire Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday November 28th at 6:30 pm in Cinema Square (look for the big tree). Join us for a preview of these exciting holiday productions! Adding to the fun, the Wilmington Ballet Company will present the magical story of the Nutcracker and Elsa from Frozen will sign "Let it Go". Then watch as children's eyes sparkle when Santa magically arrives and we count down the lighting of Mayfaire's 16-ft Christmas tree.

No need to visit New York City for whimsical holiday windows! This season many of the stores in Mayfaire will partner with area non-profit organizations to design visual tributes to the season. The Thalian Association is delighted to partner with Banana Republic to create an iconic window display that will delight the entire family! Our window will be unveiled in late November.

Mayfaire shoppers will enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with carolers from the cast of A Christmas Carol. Plan to do your shopping Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7 from 12 - 4 pm to join in the nostalgic fun. Also on December 6th 12 - 4 pm, the TACT Parent Organization will host a bake sale with home made delicious holiday goodies on the Mayfaire Community Cart. Look for them on Main Street in front of the Buckle store.

 

Yes Virginia 2014

 

 

A Christmas Carol 2014

 

                                  

 

Contact Us


Susan Habas
Executive Director

David Loudermilk
Artistic Director

Samantha Herrick
Community Arts Center Director


Thalian Association
Box 1111
Wilmington, NC 28402
910. 251.1788

Red Barn Studio Theater
1122 S. 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28402
910-254-1788

Thalian Hall Box Office
310 Chestnut St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910.632.2285

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Our heartfelt thanks to the generous organizations who supported the Thalian Association and our Children's Theater with grant awards for our 2014-2015 season.  These funds provide much-needed support for our productions, programs and operating expenses.

Landfall Foundation

Wilm East Rotary Club

Cape Fear Rotary Inter

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Dan Cameron Family Found

Junior League Wilm