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Colorful Characters

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Have you ever been told your young one is “quite the character”? If so, this storybook drama class might be just the right fit for you. This class will let your child explore, examine, and create characters both silly and serious. Through creative drama techniques and play we will...

Triple Threat

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This class will allow students to take the next step in building acting, singing, and dance technique. We will focus on how to better approach material, sharpen audition & performance skills, understand direction and adjustments, make strong choices, relax, and have confidence. This class is designed to help unlock...

NEW! Broadway Song & Tap Ages 12+

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Do you have a young performer who loves to sing but wants to learn tap? This is a class for beginner to intermediate “Singers Who Tap” interested in combining Broadway-style tap combinations & choreography with their voices. Each class will include a warm-up, floor progressions & combinations focusing on...


  Thalian Association Community Theatre is proud to partner with AARP North Carolina to present Dogfight Tickets $25.00 Seniors, Military, & Group $20 (plus taxes & preservation fee) Advisory Warning: Mature language and subject matter: not suited for very young audiences. Please be advised that gunfire/war effects are used in...

Charlotte’s Web Auditions

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the play, Charlotte’s Web, Tuesday September 28 from 5- 8 pm.  Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. Charlotte’s Web will be directed by Samantha Chappell. The production will run for live...

Creative Drama

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Creative Drama classes provide acting training for our young artists with focus on storytelling, character development, movement, and confidence in a low-stress, high-fun environment! Students learn the basics of acting while creating characters and bringing them to life. These classes promote self-confidence, active listening, and teamwork.


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Where imagination & creativity take center stage! This program is a great introductory music & expression experience that allows children to explore and develop music skills. New activities in each class allow children to gain confidence whole having loads of fun!

Star Power!

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You know the ones – always singing, dancing, and making people laugh! This is a fabulous performance, dancing, and singing experience that allows children to expand their creative ambitions, be confident, and learn new skills. Always an Academy favorite!

Adventures in Acting

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Learn the exciting world of acting by participating in theatre games & activities designed to develop their confidence and creativity. They will learn to express themselves by using their mind, voice, and body. They will engage in activities such as stage movement, improvisation, & character development. The class will...

Disney Mash-Up

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A fun introduction to performing onstage; singing, dancing, acting, and stage presence. Students will work with their favorite Disney songs and characters to learn the fundamentals of performance technique with a final showcase for friends and family.

Musical Comedy & Characters!

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Learn musically & physically the fundamentals of musical comedy, comedic timing, emotional responses of people & character behaviors.  Perfect for those who like to make people laugh & pretend to be different characters with over-the-top style.  Most movies & musicals have very few leading roles, however comedic character actors...

Gotta’ Sing Gotta’ Dance

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Do you have a budding Broadway star wo just loves to sing and dance around the house?  This is an amazing skills building class that focuses on song and dance for musical theatre. Learn the foundation of musical theatre with Broadway songs and Broadway dance routines. Register early –...

Spotlight on Theatrics!

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This class will allow students to take the next step in building acting and dance techniques. We will focus on how to better approach material, sharpen audition & performance skills, understand direction and adjustments, make strong choices, relax, and have confidence. This class is designed to help unlock imagination...

Improv Mania

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This class will focus on the FUNdamentals of improvisation. You will learn to think quickly, be more creative and improve teamwork as you develop the skills and spontaneity needed to be “bust-a-gut” funny. Even if you are already a skilled performer, you will benefit from taking a fresh look...

Lilly Goddard

Lilly Goddard fell in love with dancing and theater when when she was 8 years old and has been active in the theatre community since then.  She is a veteran director, choreographer, and stage manager  with many local production credits plus teaching experience as a counselor at Creative Arts...

Reilly Callaghan

Reilly Callaghan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a BA in theatre performance. He has spent the last few years in Atlanta and New York pursuing an acting career and teaching improv classes year round. He looks forward to being a part of the Thalian...

Susie Lukens

Susie Lukens is a first time instructor but a long-time fan of the TACT Academy and the Thalian Association. She is a Pre-K teacher in New Hanover County and was active in the theatre in high school and college, including being a member of an acapella group. Susie believes...

Sarah Cruickshank

Sarah Cruickshank is thrilled to be teaching at TACT Academy this fall! Sarah fell in love with the performing arts at a young age when she began acting at her local community theatre. She has choreographed and assistant-directed several children’s shows throughout her career (favorite credits include: WINNIE THE...

Courtney Harding

Courtney Harding grew up participating in Thalian Association Youth Theatre. She graduated with honors from UNC Charlotte in Theatre Education and a minor in dance. She now teaches theatre at New Hanover High School by day and performs in local theatre by night! Courtney also directs Boss Camp productions...

Kathy Enlow

Kathy Enlow is thrilled to be working with TACT Academy. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Baldwin Wallace College and is a Certified Governess, having received training at the English Nanny and Governess School. She has been performing for over 30 years, 11 of those, as the...

Charlotte’s Web

The play tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

Cry Wolf

After 50 years, the wolves have returned to the forest. The inhabitants of the nearby village are in an uproar—their survival depends on their flock of sheep, the wolves' favorite food!

Jan Wutkowski

Board Member Jan Wutkowski grew up in a military family with many moves over her school years. She received her BAE from the University of Mississippi and a ME from the University of Southern Mississippi.She spent a few years as a school librarian before moving into scientific/medical/engineering research librarianship. ...

Linda Stinson

Linda is an owner/partner in RLS Focused Solutions, a business coaching firm established in 2003. She has successfully completed programs in individual and organizational development and is part of continuing educational programs in those areas. Linda has worked with for-profit and non-profit organizations throughout the Carolinas in planning and...

Star Sosa

Star Sosa, is an award-winning fine jewelry designer and entrepreneur and was best known in the Cape Fear Region as owner of  Spectrum Gallery and Spectrum Fine Jewelry. She retired in 2019 to care for family members.  She joined the Board of Thalian Association in 2019. During her 25...

Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. He is a graduate of Oak Ridge Military Institute and UNC -Chapel Hill. After graduation in 1965, Wayne settled in Greensboro N.C. with his wife, Diane. In 1971, he started Roberts Insurances Services Inc which over the next 37 years,...

Thomas Plummer

Thomas Plummer was born and raised in Danbury, CT. He credits his love for the theatre to his grandmother, Diane Thorpe, who would bring Thomas and his cousins to see a play every Fourth of July weekend when they visited their grandparents in Westerly, RI. Thomas graduated with his...

Yndiana Montes

Yndiana is a dedicated tourism development journalist and owner of the SoloCaribe Inc. which provides a broad spectrum of public relations and communication services to clients in Latin America and the Caribbean. Reflecting her deep passion for communications and marketing of Caribbean tourism, Yndiana describes herself as having “a corporate...

Joan Loch

Joan Loch is originally from Southern New Jersey where her career started in marketing with corporate companies such as Union Carbide, VPP Inc, and Acme Manufacturing. She ventured out on her in the mid 90’s to begin a consulting career in process development and project management with clients such...

Tori Jones

Tori worked in marketing and operations for PepsiCo, Cumulus Broadcasting and Atlantic Coast Advertising before founding Clove Marketing in 1999, a full service marketing agency. She has since assisted hundreds of retail, service, manufacturing and institutional organizations with a variety of successful profit-building efforts. She holds an MBA from...
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Thalian Association
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Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-632-2285