Dear Thalian Friend,
We hope you will consider joining or donating to Thalian Association Community Theatre for our 234th year of providing exciting theatrical performances and arts education to the Cape Fear Region. Last year live theatre returned after more than a season of dark stages during the pandemic and we are optimistic the 2022-2023 season will proceed without the cancelations and rescheduling experienced in the last two years. Local community theatre and arts education have continued thanks to your unwavering support!
Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) truly enhances the quality of life in the Cape Fear Region. Any support given is guaranteed to work hard for our company and support our mission on and off stage. Here are some of our programs to support the culture of our community:
- Five productions at historic Thalian Hall and five youth theatre productions at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center
- Youth Theatre special school performances for the NHCS Title 1 elementary schools with Sensory Friendly performances for NHCS students in the Specially Designed Academics program
- Orange Street ArtsFest, a downtown Wilmington tradition since 1995
- Management of the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington
- Creative Arts Camp for ages 4 – 17 every summer at the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center
- Host the N. C. Azalea Festival Youth Art Contest and Divine Divas, a fundraiser to benefit TACT & She ROCKS
I don’t know when we have been more excited about a new season – Love is in the Air and on the Stage! We will return to Main Stage Thalian Hall with a Wilmington premiere Something Rotten, followed by the holiday production, family favorite A Christmas Story. Next up is the classic romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story and our Azalea Festival production will be fun for the whole family – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella! The season finale is another Wilmington premiere, The Wedding Singer.
The Youth Theatre season on the 2nd Street Stage at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is equally exciting; Disney’s Descendants the Musical, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Wizard of Oz, School House Rock Live! Jr., and Tuck Everlasting. I hope you will review the 2022-2023 ticket packages and make plans to join us at the theatre!
The demands for your generosity are many, and were it not for individuals such as yourself, Wilmington would be a different place. Thank you for supporting Thalian Association, the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina!