Triple Threat for Ages 15 & Up

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 imagination and overcome inhibitions.

Broadway Song & Tap ages

Broadway Song & Tap Ages 12 and Up

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 technique & musicality, giving students an opportunity to strengthen the quality of their tap sounds & performance level. Students should wear comfortable active attire & tap shoes. Tap shoes can be any color and style.  Broadway Song & Tap will begin Wednesday Sept. 20, 2023. An extra class will be scheduled during the semester.

Disney’s Freaky Friday the Musical

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold youth auditions for Disney’s Freaky Friday the Musical, on March 2nd at 10 am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Stacie Smith and Logan Hayes, runs April 26th to May 5th at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. Audition participants should arrive ready to sing 16 bars of an appropriate musical theatre song.  Please bring the sheet music of the song you choose.  If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2 pm. TACT encourages youth ages 7 through high school senior with all levels of experience to audition. All roles are available, and performers of all races and ethnicities are welcome to audition for every show! Break a leg! PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. Synopsis:  When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. In the end, both learn the true power of love and the strength of the bond between a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Character Breakdown: Ellie Blake – Our Hero Katherine Blake – Ellie’s Mom Fletcher – Ellie’s Little Brother Mike – Katherine’s Fiancé Karl – Ellie’s Best friend Monica – Ellie’s Best Friend Adam – The List master Savannah – The Villain Kitty – The Accomplice Torrey – Katherine’s Sous Chef Danielle – A News Journalist Louis – A News Photographer Dr. Ehrin – The School Principal Mr. Bluemen – The Biology Teacher Mrs. Luckenbill – The English Teacher Senor O’Brien – The Spanish Teacher Ms. Meyers – The Gym Teacher Officer Kowalski – The Police Officer Minister – The Minister Ensemble – Various Students and Wedding Guests

Elf the Musical!

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the second show of their Main Stage season Elf the Musical Monday October 23, and Tuesday October 24 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Jeff Hidek and choreographed by Aliyah Grayman, runs December 7 to the 17 at Historic Thalian Hall. Music direction will be by Aimee Henderson. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. Callbacks will be Wednesday October 25 at 7pm, at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from the provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. Please arrive in clothing and footwear suited for dancing. Actors of all ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. TACT is also a community theatre. We encourage all performers of different skill levels and talents to audition! People new to Thalian Association are always welcome! Synopsis: Based on the 2003 movie… Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.  He then takes an epic journey to NYC to find his father and share Christmas joy! Character Breakdown: Santa Claus Mrs. Claus Buddy Walter Emily Michael Deb Manager Jovie Mr. Greenway Chadwick Matthews Various Ensemble Roles Various Elf Roles

NEW! Broadway Song & Tap Ages 12+

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 technique & musicality, giving students an opportunity to strengthen the quality of their tap sounds & performance level. Students should wear comfortable active attire & tap shoes. Tap shoes can be any color and style.

Bradford Brown, Artistic Director

The arts have always been central to Bradford Brown’s life. Born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio, as a teen he performed in high school musicals, local television, and was recruited to sing in the Ohio Boys Choir, touring much of the United States and overseas. He attended Syracuse University with a concentration on musical theater direction. After graduation, Bradford moved to New York City where he founded the Off Broadway theatre company Ring of Fire Productions which combined film and computer animation with live actors on stage. He also continued his education by studying with legendary teachers Salem Ludwig (directing) and James Price (Meisner Technique). Bradford moved to Wilmington in the early 2000s and continued his theatre career directing several shows for the Thalian Association Community Theatre including Carousel, Pippin and The Pirates of Penzance. He continued his education with a Master of Computer Science from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he specialized in computer animation, film, and television special effects. His professional career in the film and television industry began as a set dresser on the show One Tree Hill. Set dressing and Prop Master credits include the films Ironman 3, Scream 5, and The Georgetown Project and television shows Swamp Thing, Under the Dome, Revolution, Sleepy Hollow, Reprisal, Our Kind of People, and Welcome to Flatch. During the years that the film and television industry left the Wilmington area, Bradford became an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he taught computer animation, special effects for film and television, website design, video game and computer user interface design. He also formed the company Laughing Soul Media which developed a virtual reality play space projected inside a geodesic dome, hands free without a headset. Bradford continued to work in theater as a stage technician in local venues as well as performing as the Mad Hatter for Pied Piper Children’s Theater and Fred in Rob Zapple’s production of A Christmas Carol. He’s also created several dance/film hybrid performances over the years at Dancelorus, the first event of the Cucalorus film festival.

It Takes Two!

Join us for a night filled with great entertainment from some of your favorite youth theatre members and veteran theatre performers. Make your way down to the HBHUSO Community Arts Center for this fun-filled variety show featuring beloved Broadway hits. This show will leave everyone tapping their feet and singing their favorite showtunes. Directed by Logan Hayes with Choreography by Lilly Goddard   Wine and beer will be available at the concession stand! Many thanks to our beer sponsor Edward Teach Brewing Company!  

It Takes Two: An Evening of Duets & Dance

  Thalian Association Will Hold Auditions For Youth Theatre Fundraiser It Takes Two: An Evening of Duets & Dance   Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for a special fundraiser to benefit the Youth Theatre program, It Takes Two: An Evening of Duets & Dance, April 17 at 7:00pm. The production, directed by Logan Hayes with choreography by Lilly Goddard, runs June 9 and 10 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center on 2nd Street. Audition participants need to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing. Those wishing to audition may call 910-251-1788 to set up an audition time. If needed, callbacks will be on April 18 at the Community Arts Center. Video submissions must be received by midnight on April 16 and may be sent to lhayes@thalian.org. Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome! Twenty youth performers will be cast to perform a duet with an adult member of the theatre community. Synopsis: Join us for a night filled with great entertainment from some of your favorite youth theatre members and veteran theatre performers. Make your way down to the HBHUSO Community Arts Center for this fun-filled variety show packed with many Broadway hits. This show will leave everyone tapping their feet and singing their favorite showtunes.  

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr.

  Book, Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Book Adapted by Lindsay Anderson Music and Orchestrations Adapted and Arranged by Myrna Conn Based on the 2003 Disney / Pixar film Finding Nemo written by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds and directed by Andrew Stanton Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen). Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.   Support Thalian Youth Theatre and Finding Nemo Jr. at Tropical Smoothie Cafe! Visit any location or order online Tuesday Jan. 23rd, 7 am – 8 pm and TACT will receive 20% of the event sales! Enjoy a fresh and delicious smoothie, wrap, salad, or sandwich and support youth theatre!! Be sure to bring the flyer with you or download on your phone. When ordering online add TACT to your last name. THANK YOU!      

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book and has become a holiday staple for audiences across the United States!  

The Sound of Music: Youth Edition

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Adapted by Tom Briggs and Timothy Allen McDonald Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring the cherished songs, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows Maria, an ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, the von Trapp family must make a moral decision

Steel Magnolias

  Steel Magnolias By Robert Harling The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength and love which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and amiable company in good times and bad.

Elf the Musical

Thanks to Special Co-Producer The Community Foundation of NC East!     Additional Performances Thursday Dec. 14th at 7:30 pm and Saturday Dec. 16th at 2:00 pm Elf the Musical Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin Music by Matthew Sklar Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum A title known the world over, Elf The Musical is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (The Wedding Singer) and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), with a book by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. About The Community Foundation of NC East Promoting, celebrating and enabling philanthropy for good. Forever. There is no more significant way to leave your legacy than the power of giving. The Community Foundation of NC East specializes in assisting families, individuals, and companies with putting their charitable gifts to work to create a legacy that will last for generations and change lives for good, forever.  

A Chorus Line

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.   A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another including, “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.”

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Tuck Everlasting

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Chandler Davis, Artistic Director Thalian Association Community Theatre 910-251-1788 Thalian Association Youth Theatre Holds Audition For Season Finale Tuck Everlasting   WILMINGTON, NC – Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the final show of their 2022-2023 Youth season, Tuck Everlasting, Saturday March 11 at 10 am. The production, directed by Mark Deese with music direction by Katie Deese runs April 21 through May 7 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center on 2nd Street. Audition Participants need to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing. Those wishing to audition may call 910-251-1788 to set up an audition time. If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon. Video submissions are also accepted and may be sent to lhayes@thalian.org. Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. Synopsis: What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. Roles: WINNIE FOSTER – a young girl around 11 years old MOTHER – Winnie’s mother NANA – Winnie’s grandmother JESSE TUCK – The youngest of the Tuck family MILES TUCK – Jesse’s older brother MAE TUCK – Jesse’s mother ANGUS TUCK – Jesse’s father MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT – A nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth CONSTABLE JOE – Head of the police force in Treegap HUGO – Constable Joe’s sidekick and son ENSEMBLE Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program was created in 1979 to offer training and performance opportunities for children ages seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

Beehive the 60s Musical!

Beehive the 60s Musical, Presented by Thalian Association Community Theatre and UNCW Kenan Auditorium July 20 – 23 Thurs – Sat 7:30 pm  Sun 2:00 pm Tickets $34, Group/Senior/Military $29, Youth (under 18) $22, UNCW Student with ID $22 Buy Tickets Relive the sounds of girl power with Beehive: The 60s Musical at UNCW Kenan Auditorium! Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) takes the stage for a rare summer production with this salute to the most popular female performers of the 1960s, the decade that changed music forever. Beehive: The ‘60s Musical matches big voices with iconic big hairdos. From Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin, the show is a soulful, joyful musical tribute to the ladies who unmistakably left their unmistakable mark on pop music. Rock out with Natural Woman, My Boyfriend’s Back, Me and Bobby McGee, and more!

The Wedding Singer

CONTACT: Chandler Davis, Artistic Director Thalian Association Community Theatre 910-251-1788 Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the final show of their Main Stage season, The Wedding Singer, Monday February 27 and Tuesday February 28 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Cathy Street runs May 19 through May 28 at Historic Thalian Hall. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. Callbacks will be Wednesday March 1 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. Actors of all ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. Available Roles: Robbie Hart The lead singer of a band. Handsome and charismatic. A truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: B3 Sammy The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends. A total guy’s guy, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: C4 George The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. He is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: C4 Julia Sullivan Waitress. The pretty “girl next door” in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Holly Julia’s cousin. Always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Glen Guglia Julia’s fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is a bit of a womanizer. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 45 Vocal range top: B5 Vocal range bottom: D4 Rosie Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age. Gender: Female Age: 60 to 80 Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: C4 Linda Robbie’s fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie. Gender: Female Age: … » Continue Reading

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

  WILMINGTON NC- Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the stunningly beautiful, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Monday January 30 and Tuesday January 31 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Samantha Chappell with musical direction by Denise Hopper and choreography by Tim Mills, runs April 7 through April 16 at Historic Thalian Hall. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is an event of the 2023 North Carolina Azalea Festival. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. Callbacks will be Wednesday February 1 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. Synopsis: The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. This Enchanted Edition is inspired by the 1997 teleplay. Roles: Cinderella Her Fairy Godmother Her Stepmother Grace – her awkward stepsister Joy – her sullen stepsister Christopher – a charming young prince Lionel – his royal steward Queen Constantina – his mother King Maximillian – his father Charles – a cat who will become a Coachman 4 White Mice – who will become Horses A Dove – who will become a Footman Ensemble – Villagers, Merchants, Maidens and Palace Guests WILMINGTON NC- Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the stunningly beautiful, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Monday January 30 and Tuesday January 31 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Samantha Chappell with musical direction by Denise Hopper and choreography by Tim Mills, runs April 7 through April 16 at Historic Thalian Hall. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is an event of the 2023 North Carolina Azalea Festival! Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. Callbacks will be Wednesday February 1 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. Synopsis: The timeless … » Continue Reading

WILMINGTON, NC- Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold youth auditions for Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr, January 28 at 10 am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Stacie Smith and Logan Mack, runs March 10 through March 19 at the Hanah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. Audition Participants need to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style or pop song to sing. Those wishing to audition may call 910-251-1788 to set up an audition time. If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2 pm. Synopsis: The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. This energetic musical which follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction” bring his lesson plans vividly to life. Perfect for young performers of all ages and experience levels, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. is a surefire hit amongst actors and audiences alike. Tom The idealistic young teacher and hero of our story. He is nervous about his first day of teaching, yet gradually becomes more at ease as the show continues. George A marvelous character role. He takes the lead on “Three Is A Magic Number” and “Just A Bill.” Cast a good singer and a great character actor. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2 Dori Takes the lead on “A Noun Is A Person, Place, Or Thing,” “The Preamble” and “Elbow Room.” She goofiest of the gang, often acting silly and being playful. Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Shulie Sweet and genuine. She is featured in “Unpack Your Adjectives” and takes the lead on “Interplanet Janet.” Gender: Female Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Joe Definitely one cool kid. He’s laid back and fun-loving. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: D3 Dina Mature, thoughtful, and grounded. Dina is featured in “Unpack Your Adjectives” and takes the lead on “Interjections” Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3 Elvis Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: B2 Janet A good featured role for a great singer and actor with lots of personality! Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: C4 Ensemble Congressmen, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis, Clark, the Sun, the Planets, the Comet Team, Reginald, Doctor, Geraldine, Gerald, Franklin, the Team and the Crowd from the ensemble.    

The Philadelphia Story

WILMINGTON, NC- Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the romantic comedy play, The Philadelphia Story, December 12 at 6 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Kendra Goehring, February 10 through February 19 at Historic Thalian Hall. If needed, callbacks will be December 13. **Please be prepared to read from a provided script. All participants should arrive early enough to have their audition form filled out by 6:00 pm. Please call 910-251-1788 to RSVP. Audition sides will be available at the front desk of the Community Arts Center by December 1. ** Synopsis: The Philadelphia Story is a romantic comedy set in high society Philadelphia in the 1930s. Tracy Lord, an overly dramatic socialite, finds her wedding plans thrown into disarray by the arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist. The play premiered on Broadway in 1939 at the Shubert Theatre. A popular film adaptation starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart was released in 1940. The story also serves as the basis for the Tony-nominated 1998 musical High Society. Available roles: ELSIE ELIZABETH IMBRIE THOMAS C. K. DEXTER HAVEN GEORGE KITTREDGE EDWARD MACAULAY CONNOR MIKE TRACY SAMATHA LORD SETH LORD DINAH LORD WILLIAM TRACY MAC MAY ALEXANDER LORD Tracy Lord The eldest daughter of the old money Lord family of Philadelphia. Tracy does not suffer fools, is strong-willed and outspoken, and can be at times unforgiving of some basic human flaws. At the start of the film, she is snobbish, entitled, and brusque. After finding herself in the complicated and vulnerable position of being wanted by three different men, and after the return of her philandering father, Tracy changes her tune. She sees that human vulnerability is part of life, and that even she is not as impenetrable and invulnerable as she once imagined. Macauley “Mike” Connor Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, Mike Connor is a hard-working, cynical, and skeptical short story writer, who writes for the tabloids to pay his bills. He rolls his eyes at his commission to cover Tracy Lord’s wedding, dismissing the topic as superficial and the family as rich snobs. After spending some time with the Lord family, however, Mike becomes charmed by their graciousness and specifically by the intelligent Tracy. As he falls in love with Tracy, his reverse-snobbery dissipates and he comes to appreciate the finer things. He is at once charming and snarky, and fancies himself a real artist in a world full of charlatans and dilettantes. C.K. Dexter Haven Handsome and oh-so-casually witty, C.K. Dexter Haven is also a member of the upper class, but his taste for drink drove a wedge between him and Tracy. Now he is back with one goal in mind: to stop Tracy from ruining her life by marrying a dullard. A yacht builder and society man, Dexter once sailed around with Tracy on his sailboat, the True Love, and he gives her a model of the ship … » Continue Reading

Sydney Smith Martin

Sydney Smith Martin is a first time instructor for TACT academy but a professional in all things theatre and performing arts! She trained at The Institute of American Musical Theatre in NYC and has an Associates Degree in Visual Arts. She has been in numerous local Wilmington productions and has been an avid entertainer since the age of 3. Sydney is a firm believer, and living proof, that a good theatre community can help a person shine and be their whole true self from head to toe, inside and out! She is incredibly grateful and excited to have the opportunity to work with young professionals from all walks of life and help them fall further in love with all things performing!

Broadway Song & Tap

Do you have a young star who loves to sing but wants to learn tap? This is a class for beginner “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 technique & musicality, giving students an opportunity to strengthen the quality of their tap sounds & performance level. Students should wear comfortable active attire & tap shoes. Tap shoes can be any color and style.  

Sing Out!

Practice the basics of vocal production, strengthen your voice, and discover how to express character through song. For singers who want to act and actors who want to sing, this class develops strong actor/singer skills through group work and solos from Broadway, movies, TV, and Top 40 hits.

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A Christmas Story

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the holiday show of their 2022-2023 Main Stage Season, A Christmas Story, on Monday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Mark Deese, will run December 9 through December 18 at Historic Thalian Hall. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. If needed, callbacks will be Wednesday October 12 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. Available Roles: Ralphie, Male, Youth Randy, Ralphie’s little brother Jean Shepherd, Male, age range 50’s-70’s, Narrator The Old Man, Male, Age 40’s-50’s, Baritone Mother, Female, Age late 30’s- 40’s, Mezzo-Soprano Miss Shields, Female, Alto, School Teacher, Tap skills a plus Santa/Ensemble, Male, Tenor Schwartz, Male Ralphie’s classmate Flick, Male, Ralphie’s classmate Scut Farkus, Male, Ralphie’s classmate Grover Dill, Male Ralphie’s classmate Ensemble, Parents, Children (tap experience a plus), Adult Macy’s Elves, Leg Lamp Dancers  

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the holiday show of their 22-23 Youth Season, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr, Saturday October 8 at 10am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Jeff Hidek and Blake Carter (both from Wilmington’s Elf the Musical!) runs November 18 through November 27 at the Community Arts Center on 2nd Street. If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is no fee to participate in this production. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION TIME. Auditions are in thirty- minute time slots. Please be prepared to read and sing from a provided script. Break a leg! All roles are available, and we welcome of levels of experience! Performers of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for our entire season! Synopsis The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior, 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas! Available Roles Sam The story’s narrator – and a snowman! Sam remembers the winter of “the big storm” – so well, in fact, that he decides to tell the whole story. Santa Claus Needs no introduction! Mrs. Claus Another classic Christmas character. Donner Rudolph’s father and a proud member of the team who pulls Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve Mrs. Donner Rudolph’s mother. She loves her son and even sets off to find Rudolph after he runs away. Young Rudolph The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose. Rudolph The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose. Hermey A bit of an odd elf – he doesn’t want to make toys; he wants to be a dentist! Like Rudolph, Hermey is a misfit, and they become close friends over their shared outsider status. Boss Elf A great role for a student who is a natural leader and has good comedic instincts. Boss Elf grumbles about Hermey’s interest in dentistry at first, but it’s only because he cares so much about making perfect toys for Santa – he doesn’t mean any harm. Fireball One of the yearlings. He is not particularly nice to Rudolph … » Continue Reading

All Rookie Wizard Of Oz

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the third show of their 22-23 Youth Season, The Wizard of Oz, Saturday October 29 at 10 am. This is TACT’S first ROOKIE SHOW, meaning these auditions are open only to those performers that are NEW to Thalian Association. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by experienced youth theatre director Emily Graham, runs January 20 through January 29 at the Community Arts Center on 2nd Street. If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is no fee to participate in this production. The age range we are accepting is 7 to 15 years of age. Anyone wishing to sign up for The Wizard of Oz should call 910-251-1788 beginning Monday October 10th at 9:00 am. Please prepare a 30 second song of your choice to sing without music. You may also be asked to read or sing from a provided script. Break a leg! We are rooting for you! All roles are available, and we welcome of levels of experience! Performers of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for our entire season!

Divine Divas On Broadway Sponsorship Form

                        $3000 Sponsor Package Includes: Recognition in Event Night program 8 Tickets To “On Broadway” Logo with link on website, social media recognition Company Logo on Stage Presentation Screen 20 Complimentary Tickets to TACT’s 2022-2023 Season Ads in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella & The Wedding Singer programs   $1500 Sponsor Package Includes: Recognition in Event Night program 4 Tickets To “On Broadway” Logo with link on website, social media recognition Company Logo on Stage Presentation Screen 10 Complimentary Tickets to TACT’s 2022-2023 Season Ads in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella & The Wedding Singer programs   $750 Sponsor Package Includes: Recognition in Event Night program 2 Tickets To “On Broadway” Logo with link on website, social media recognition Company Logo on Stage Presentation Screen 6 Complimentary Tickets to TACT’s 2022-2023 Season   $500 Sponsor Package Includes: Recognition in Event Night program 2 Tickets To “On Broadway” Logo with link on website, social media recognition Company Logo on Stage Presentation Screen 2 Complimentary Tickets to TACT’s 2022-2023 Season     Susan Habas – Thalian Association Executive Director, Joan Loch – Thalian Association Divine Divas Chairperson Thalian Association Community Theatre • 120 S. 2nd Street • Wilmington, NC 28401   Divine Divas Presents are annual fundraisers to support Thalian Youth Theatre and She ROCKS (Research Ovarian Cancer Knowledge Support). Since 2017 Thalian Association through Divine Divas has donated $34,227.65 to She ROCKS. Sponsorship Level:__________________________________________________   Company Name:____________________________________________________   Contact Person:____________________________________________________   Full Address:______________________________________________________   Phone:________________________________________Email:_______________________________________   Website:_________________________________________________________   Check Enclosed   Visa   MasterCard                                                             CC#___________________________________________________   Expiration Date___/___Sec. #______   Name as it Appears on Card____________________________________   Signature__________________________________________________________   Please make checks payable to Thalian Association with memo line Divine Divas event. Your event tickets will be reserved online and complimentary season tickets will be mailed to the address above. Email a high resolution logo shabas@thalian.org no later than 1/15.   Your potential tax deduction is based on the stated value for the sponsorship level chosen and this letter will serve as your receipt. Our tax ID number is 56-0939043 Thank you for your generous support!   She ROCKS, Inc. was formed in May 2014 with the intention to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and to provide knowledge and local support to those affected by all types of cancer. She ROCKS began in Wilmington, and has expanded to include She ROCKS The Triad, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. Since its inception, She ROCKS has raised more than one million dollars. The organization gives seventy-five percent of the funds to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund ovarian cancer research, and twenty-five percent to NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center to purchase support items, such as new chemo chairs for the infusion suite, gas cards, wigs, and numerous other comfort and care items.   Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at … » Continue Reading

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Something Rotten!

WILMINGTON NC- Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the opening show of their MAIN Stage Season, Something Rotten, Monday August 22 and Tuesday August 23 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Chandler Davis with musical direction by Cathy Street and choreography by Logan Hayes, runs October 7 through October 16 at Thalian Hall. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. Callbacks will be Wednesday August 24 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. Actors of all races and ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. Artistic Director Chandler Davis is available for free audition coaching by appointment once your song selections have been made. Synopsis: Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten.  Created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Something Rotten was lauded by audience members and critics alike, receiving several Best Musical nominations and hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Roles: Shakespeare The Bard. Over the top with a huge ego. Gender: Male Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2 Nick Bottom A struggling writer who cannot stand Shakespeare. Nigel’s older brother. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2 Nigel Bottom Nick’s sweet younger brother. A struggling writer who falls in love with Portia, a Puritan. Gender: Male Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3 Bea Nick’s wife. She loves Nick despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: D3 Portia A Puritan woman who loves poetry, theater, and ultimately Nigel. Gender: Female Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Nostradamus A soothsayer Gender: Male Brother Jeremiah Portia’s father. A Puritan who thinks Nick and Nigel’s plays are sinful. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G3 Lord Clapham A posh patron of the theater. Gender: Male Shylock An investor to whom Nick and Nigel are in debt. Gender: Male Minstrel Gender: Male Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: … » Continue Reading

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Disney’s Descendants the Musical

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the first show of their 22-23 Youth Season, Disney’s Descendants, Saturday August 6 at 10am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Lilly Goddard, runs September 16 through September 25 at the Community Arts Center on 2nd Street. If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is no fee to participate in this production. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION TIME. Auditions are in three minute time slots. Please prepare a 30 second song of your choice to sing a capella. Break a leg! All roles are available, and we welcome of levels of experience! Performers of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for our entire season! Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and hit songs from the films! Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost – home of the most infamous villains who ever lived – the teenaged children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? Mal Our hero and Maleficent’s daughter. Under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Evie The Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter. She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Jay Jafar’s son—an outwardly arrogant thief. He conceals a strategic, collaborative nature. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3 Carlos Cruella de Vil’s son. Despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3 Maleficent The infamous evil fairy. She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance. Gender: Female Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3 Grimhilde Snow White’s wicked adversary. An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all. Gender: Female Jafar Aladdin’s nemesis. He is a slimy, washed-up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top. Gender: Male Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: B2 Cruella de Vil A Dalmatian-loving dog-snatcher. She is an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom Gender: Female Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B3 Ben Son of the Beast and Belle. He is a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon. Gender: Male Vocal range top: Bb4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2 King Beast Ben’s father and King of Auradon. Royal and rule-driven, he knows a bit … » Continue Reading

Tuck Everlasting

Tickets are $14 with $1.00 preservation fee, taxes, plus online handling fees HBHUSO/CAC Box Office 910-341-7860 or Thalian Association 910-251-1788 On sale August 15, 2022 Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle Music by Chris Miller Lyrics by Nathan Tysen Based on the Novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt What would you do if you had all eternity? Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.  

School House Rock Live! Jr.

Tickets are $14 with $1.00 preservation fee, taxes, plus online handling fees HBHUSO/CAC Box Office 910-341-7860 or Thalian Association 910-251-1788 On sale August 15, 2022 Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe Music by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe Book by Lynn Ahrens, Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR. Follow Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as “Just a Bill “Conjunction Junction” bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Wizard of Oz

All performances are sold out. If you would like to join the waitlist please call us at 910-251-1788. Free performances of The Wizard of Oz are possible thanks to generous grants from The Landfall Foundation, The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County, and The North Carolina Arts Council. By L. Frank Baum Music & Lyrics Harold Arlen & E, Y. Harburg Background Music by Herbert Stothart Adaptation and Support Materials for the Youth Edition Developed by iTheatrics under the Supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard / Orchestration by Larry Wilcox Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare CompanyBased upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros. The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition is a one-hour adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, specially tailored for elementary and middle school-aged actors. The materials have been prepared to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your young cast and crew an exciting and rewarding experience. The MGM film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, premiered Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 15, 1939. The Royal Shakespeare Company presented a live stage adaptation of the film at the Barbican Centre in London in 1987.  

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.

Tickets are $14 with $1.00 preservation fee, taxes, plus online handling fees HBHUSO/CAC Box Office 910-341-7860 or Thalian Association 910-251-1788 On sale August 15, 2022 Script Adaptation by Robert Penola Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks Arrangements by Timothy Splain Orchestrations by William C. White Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” adapted from the story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks Developed by Character Arts Creations, LLC. The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior, 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Disney’s Descendants the Musical

Tickets are $14 with $1.00 preservation fee, taxes, plus online handling fees HBHUSO/CAC Box Office 910-341-7860 or Thalian Association 910-251-1788 On sale August 15, 2022 Book by Nick Blaemire Additional lyrics by Nick Blaemire Music Adaptation by Madeline Smith Vocal and Incidental Arrangements Madeline Smith Orchestrations by Matthew Tishler Music Produced by Matthew Tishler Music Adaptations, Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by Madeline Smith Orchestrations and Music Produced by Matthew Tischler It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies.

The Wedding Singer

Tickets $34, Youth Tickets $22, Senior Discount for Sunday matinees $29 Thalian Hall preservation fees, taxes, and handling charges will be added to all tickets Thalian Hall Box Office 910-632-2285   Music by Matthew Sklar Book by Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy Lyrics by Chad Beguelin Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

  An Associated Event of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Tickets $34, Youth Tickets $22, Senior Discount for Sunday matinees $29 Thalian Hall preservation fees, taxes, and handling charges will be added to all tickets Thalian Hall Box Office 910-632-2285 Enchanted Edition Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIAdapted for the Stage by Tom Briggs From the Teleplay by Robert L. Freedman The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. This Enchanted Edition is inspired by the 1997 teleplay.  

The Philadelphia Story

Tickets $34, Youth Tickets $22, Senior Discount for Sunday matinees $29 Thalian Hall preservation fees, taxes, and handling charges will be added to all tickets Thalian Hall Box Office 910-632-2285 On sale August 15, 2022 Philip Barry The Philadelphia Story is a romantic comedy set in high society Philadelphia in the 1930s. Tracy Lord, an overly dramatic socialite, finds her wedding plans thrown into disarray by the arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist. The play premiered on Broadway in 1939 at the Shubert Theatre. A popular film adaptation starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart was released in 1940. The story also serves as the basis for the Tony-nominated 1998 musical High Society.

A Christmas Story

Thank You to Special Co-Producer The Community Foundation Of NC East! Spotlight on HBOT for Veterans NC Senate Bill 442 has appropriated funds to provide for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment for North Carolina Veterans Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).         The Community Foundation of NC East, Inc, a nonprofit corporation located in Greenville, NC, is the fiduciary charged with managing and administering the program. Tickets $34, Youth Tickets $22, Senior Discount for Sunday matinees $29 Thalian Hall preservation fees, taxes, and handling charges will be added to all tickets Thalian Hall Box Office 910-632-2285 On sale August 15, 2022 Book by Joseph Robinette Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepard, Leigh Brown, & Bob Clark and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepard Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment. This musical is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; Christmas dinner; and many others.   About The Community Foundation of NC East Promoting, celebrating and enabling philanthropy for good. Forever. There is no more significant way to leave your legacy than the power of giving. The Community Foundation of NC East specializes in assisting families, individuals, and companies with putting their charitable gifts to work to create a legacy that will last for generations and change lives for good, forever.  

Something Rotten

Tickets $34, Youth Tickets $22, Senior Discount for Sunday matinees $29 Thalian Hall preservation fees, taxes, and handling charges will be added to all tickets Thalian Hall Box Office 910-632-2285 On sale August 15, 2022 A Wilmington Premiere Book by Karey Kirkpatrick & John O’Farrell Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten, hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years”. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

Dogfight

  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 this production. Music & Lyrics By Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Book By Peter Duchan Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical Dogfight, winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, is the story of a young soldier learning the power of compassion when he plays a cruel joke on an unsuspecting girl. Before creating the Tony-winning sensation Dear Evan Hansen, writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul delivered the heartbreaking and beautiful musical, Dogfight. This emotional journey depicts the blissful ignorance of youth, compassion in the face of cruelty and the ability to find true inner strength and acceptance despite the brutality of life and war. It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.      

Dogfight

CONTACT: Chandler Davis, Artistic Director Thalian Association Community Theatre 910-251-1788 Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for their Dogfight Monday April 18 and Tuesday April 19 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Cathy Street, runs July 8 through July 17 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. If needed, callbacks will be Wednesday April 20 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script and sing from the show. Actors of all ethnicities are welcome and encouraged to audition for our entire season! All roles are available. Available Roles: Eddie Birdlace A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose. Gender: Male Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2 Rose Fenny A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way. Gender: Female Age: 18 to 21 Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Bernstein A Marine private first class and Birdlace’s good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex. Gender: Male Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B2 Boland A Marine private first class and Birdlace’s closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language. Gender: Male Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B2 Marcy Boland’s date for the dogfight. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning. Gender: Female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: F#3 Mama The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines’ antics and protective of her daughter, Rose. Gender: Female Age: 40 to 50 Ensemble Marines (Sergeant, Gibbs, Fector, Stevens); Bus Passengers; Singers; Hippies   Synopsis: It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Sleuth

WILMINGTON, NC- Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the thriller, Sleuth, March 14 and 15 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Beth Swindell, runs May 13 through May 29 at the Bucky Stein Theatre in Thalian Hall. **Please be prepared to read from a provided script. All participants should arrive early enough to have their audition form filled out by 7:00 pm. Please call 910-251-1788 to reserve a spot. ** Synopsis: The ultimate game of cat and mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares Wyke’s love for games, declares their intention to run off with Wyke’s wife. The two devise an elaborate revenge/power game; through their style and cunning, the stakes continue to rise, leading to the play’s inexorable, heart-stopping finish. Available roles: ANDREW WYKE- (Male, late 50’s- late 60’s) a successful mystery writer. He tries to maintain the appearance of youth, through hair dye, and virility, through references to a mistress, but he is unable to truly fool Milo. Andrew is obsessed with games and toys. MILO TINDLE (Any gender, 30’s) also plays the roles for characters Inspector Doppler, Police Constable Higgs, and Detective Sergeant Tarrant. They come into Andrew Wyke’s life because they are having an affair with Wyke’s wife, Marguerite. At about thirty-five years old, Milo, who is younger than Wyke, is carried away by the romance of the affair. They and Marguerite want to marry and live their life in idyllic happiness in his rooms above their travel agency.

Junie B. Jones: Essential Survival For School

Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for Junie B. Jones: Essential Survival for School, Saturday March 19 at 10 am.  Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. Junie B. Jones. will be directed by Stacie Smith with choreography by Katie Auletti-Smith. The production will run April 29 through May 8 at the Community Arts Center. Audition Participants need to prepare 30 seconds of a musical theatre style song to sing. Those wishing to audition may call 910-251-1788 to set up an audition time. If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2 pm. Please do not arrive more than ten minutes early to audition. Auditions should take five to ten minutes. Synopsis: Junie B. Jones is back! Based on the bestselling books, the saga of the wisecracking first-grader continues in Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, a goofy and heartwarming follow-up to Junie B. Jones, The Musical. A self-appointed expert on all things first grade, Junie B. is determined to write the ultimate guide – Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School. As she deals with writer’s block and constantly getting into trouble, Junie B. quickly realizes that she still has a lot to learn. Available Roles: Junie B. Jones Herb Mr. Scary Principal Daddy Matadors May Mrs. Weller Lucille Mother Gus Vallony Sheldon Potts Mrs. Gutzman Grampa Miller

Little Shop of Horrors

WILMINGTON, NC – Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Little Shop of Horrors Monday February 7 and Tuesday February 8 at 7 pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Patrick Basquill and choreographed by Laura Brogdon-Primavera, runs April 8 through April 17 at Thalian Hall. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along a capella. Audition Notice PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME. If needed, callbacks will be Wednesday February 9 at the Community Arts Center. Please be prepared to read from a provided script, sing from the show, and attend a dance call. ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE. Thalian’s Artistic director encourages performers of all levels of experience to audition. All are welcome. Available Roles: Seymour Krelborn An insecure, put-upon florist’s clerk and eventual hero. He is a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2 Audrey Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of Seymour’s life. She has poor self-worth and education, but incredibly good looks and a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G#3 Mr. Mushnik The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop and Seymour’s nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G Orin Scrivello An egotistical dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Audrey’s abusive boyfriend, who is targeted by Seymour. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G2 Voice Of the Plant An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G2 Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon are the Greek Chorus and equally, the stars of the show. Hip, and smart, these performers are the only ones who have a grip on reality. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3 Ensemble