|Thank you to all of the individuals and businesses who have become members and sponsors of our organization through the years. As our 2020-2021 season approaches, we are hoping to generate new opportunities as well as continue to provide quality Community Theatre and continue teaching local children valuable life skills through theatre education. We also will be continuing to provide an outlet for local artists and technicians to develop and exercise their craft.|
|If you have not done so already, please browse this website for our 2020-2021 schedule of productions as well as information about who we are and what we do. We are more than just the Official State Community Theatre Company of North Carolina. Your support and belief in the mission of the Thalian Association Community Theatre is what makes all of our programs possible.
Tracing our roots back to 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre was founded to enhance the rich artistic environment of the Cape Fear region. Today, our Youth Theatre presents five productions annually with auditions open to performers ages six through high school seniors. Our Youth Theatre Academy offers classes in various theatrical areas such as acting, movement, audition techniques and technical threatre. Through our community outreach program Theater 4 Change, we send instructors to the Community Boys & Girls Club. The Brigade Boys & Girls Club, and the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington to teach theatre arts and support the enhancement program offered through New Hanover County Schools. Every Season we provide ten free daytime performances to designated Title One elementary and middle schools. Three of those performances are sensory friendly for students in the Specially Designed Academics program.
As professional managers of the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, Thalian Association Community Theatre provides arts instructors with opportunities to teach classes at the Community Arts Center at reduced rates and visual artists have new opportunities to showcase their work in our new Community Gallery Space. As always, we will continue to provide space for rehearsals and meetings to qualifying non-profits at no charge to encourage and support the arts at all levels.
We are proud to suppor our visual arts community with the beloved downtown Wilmington Memorial Day Weekend festival Orange Stree ArtsFest – a tradition since 1995! Every year we present a Divine Divas fundraiser to raise funds for the She ROCKS ( Research Ovarian Cancer Knowledge Support) and out Youth Theatre programs.
Of course none of these things would be possible without the support of the community and businesses like yours. Please consider becoming an annual Sponsor of the Thalian Association Community Theatre and enjoy the best of local theatre! This season for the first time we are presenting five productions on the Main Stage of Historic Thalian Hall with the season finale at Kenan Auditorium. Four major musical theatre productions and two award-winning plays; Cole Porter’s classic Anything Goes, the modern holiday favorite Elf the Musical, Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy, the jukebox musical All Shook Up featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, the Wilmington Premiere of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible .
The Youth Theatre season on the 2nd Street Stage at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center s equally exciting; Peter Pan Jr., Disney’s Descendants the Musical, Original Beatles Revue, Pinkalicious, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid.