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Thalian Association Community Theatre

Thalian Association Community Theatre Thalian Association has been an enduring part of Wilmington’s cultural landscape for most of the City’s history. Established in 1788 Thalian Association is the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina

Operating as usual

Reminder! SLEUTH Auditions are TODAY ONLY at 7 pm! We can't wait to see you there!
03/14/2022

Reminder! SLEUTH Auditions are TODAY ONLY at 7 pm! We can't wait to see you there!

A VERY HAPPY OPENING to our youth cast of Children of Eden! Tickets available at Thalian.org!
03/11/2022

A VERY HAPPY OPENING to our youth cast of Children of Eden! Tickets available at Thalian.org!

We've got lots of amazing experiences on the horizon for our youth performers as well!
02/24/2022

We've got lots of amazing experiences on the horizon for our youth performers as well!

We've got lots of joy headed your way next season!
02/24/2022

We've got lots of joy headed your way next season!

Thalian’s Divine Divas Present All That JazzOne Performance Only to Benefit She ROCKS & Thalian AssociationWILMINGTON, N...
02/11/2022

Thalian’s Divine Divas Present All That Jazz

One Performance Only to Benefit She ROCKS & Thalian Association

WILMINGTON, NC –Thalian Association Community Theatre is pleased to announce a fifth Divine Divas event, All That Jazz, a special evening to benefit She Rocks, an ovarian cancer research and support non-profit, and Thalian Youth Theatre. All That Jazz will take place in the Windell Daniels Ballroom at Union Station, Cape Fear Community College, March 26, 2022. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased at thalian.org, she-rocks.org, or by calling 910-251-1788.

An elegant, seated dinner will be catered by Milner’s Café, with silent and live auctions throughout the night. The evening will be filled with hot jazz performances featuring some of Wilmington’s favorite theatre performers in a unique night club setting. Popular Wilmington Community Theatre veteran Jeff Hidek will host the show. A former Walt Disney World entertainer, Jeff was last seen locally performing as Buddy the Elf in Thalian Association’s production of Elf the Musical. He also was a co-founder and producer of the annual Wilmington Theater Awards, celebrating local performers. Pait Skipper of Cape Fear Jewelry and Antiques will lead the live auction from the stage.

All That Jazz Divine Divas are local theatre performers Kathy Enlow, Mary Beth Redman, Bianca Shaw, Georgie Simon, Cathy Street, Tori Thomas, and Yeavonne Cox with a little help from friends Alex Gallo and Logan Hayes. All That Jazz is directed by Thalian’s Artistic Director Chandler Davis, with Music Direction by theatre veteran Michael Lauricella, and choreography by TACT Youth Theatre alumni Logan Hayes. Sponsors for All That Jazz are Head to Toe Day Spa, Hair Salon, & Med Spa, McNeil & Co. Interior Design, Hodges, Coxe, Potter LLC, Wilmington Marine Center, and Dr. Kenneth & Mrs. Lena White.


“All That Jazz continues our support of She ROCKS and builds on our 234 year tradition of elevating our community,” said Susan Habas, Executive Director of Thalian Association Community Theatre. “Thanks to the wonderful response by the community to the Divine Divas events over the past several years we have been able to donate $24,533.86 to She ROCKS. We anticipate a great crowd and a fabulous time; we hope you’ll join us!”

About She ROCKS
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.


About Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT)
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 offers 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, visit www.thalian.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE26th ANNUAL ORANGE STREET ARTSFEST CALL FOR ARTISTSMemorial Day Weekend May 28 & 29, 2022 WILMINGTO...
02/01/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

26th ANNUAL ORANGE STREET ARTSFEST CALL FOR ARTISTS
Memorial Day Weekend May 28 & 29, 2022



WILMINGTON, NC –Thalian Association Community Theatre is seeking artists for the 26th Orange Street ArtsFest, Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday May 29th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The celebrated street fair will return to Orange Street next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, and on 2nd to Dock Street, with some artists inside the building. The popular juried festival is the largest springtime arts festival in downtown Wilmington and will feature over 80 artists from North Carolina and surrounding states, with local entertainment and refreshments.

Applicants must submit a color photo of original work in acrylic, oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, graphics, wearable arts, leather jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal work or mixed media. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. An early bird discount fee of $135 will be offered until March 1st, with registration $150 after that date until all spaces are filled. Artists will be eligible for awards and $550 in prize money. For complete details about booth rental, deadlines and application process please visit wilmingtoncommunityarts.org or email Stacie Smith, Community Arts Center Director at [email protected]. Online registration opens February 1, 2022..

The Orange Street ArtsFest is a family friendly event for visitors of all ages featuring entertainment from Thalian Association Community Theatre and local community performers. Another highlight of the festival is the Children’s Museum Interactive Playroom in the Peggy Farrell Studio. Visitors are invited to tour the WWII exhibits in the lobby of the fully renovated Historic USO building, now restored to its 1943 appearance.

Thalian Association Community Theatre launched the Orange Street ArtsFest in 1995 to promote the arts in Wilmington and the Community Arts Center (CAC), located in the Historic USO building. The theatre organization has managed the Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington since 1994. The 80-year-old landmark building, long recognized as the local center of visual and performing arts, was completely renovated in 2008 and is now known as the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. More information about building history and a film documentary can be found at wilmingtoncommunityarts.org.

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 offers 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 thalian.org.

Youth auditions are this weekend!
01/26/2022

Youth auditions are this weekend!

01/24/2022

Thalian Association Community Theatre is regretfully canceling, and rescheduling, the upcoming performances of Company, scheduled for Feb. 4 - 13 at Thalian Hall due to breakthrough COVID cases in those involved with the production.

“Unfortunately we have no choice but to postpone these performances,” said Thalian Association Executive Director Susan Habas. “We were slated to open next Friday and are following CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and testing. We have rescheduled the production for August 5 – 14 at Kenan Hall at UNCW, and hope as many ticket holders as possible can join us then and there for a fabulous performance. We thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Ticket holders will be able to call the Kenan Hall box office to transfer their tickets at a date to be announced soon, and anyone wanting a refund should call the Thalian Hall box office at 910.632.2285. Please call the Thalian Association at 910.251.1788 with any questions.

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 offers training and performance opportunities for children aged 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.

01/22/2022

Update- Tonight’s performance of Around the World in 80 Days has been cancelled due to icy road conditions.

As of now, Sundays matinee show will continue as scheduled.

Stay safe and warm!

01/10/2022

We can't wait for you to see our cast of COMPANY on stage at Thalian Hall February 4-13! Tickets at Thalian.org.

Robert- Jason Aycock
Sarah- Kathy Enlow
Harry- Michael Lauricella
Susan- Amanda Allred
Peter- Chad Hsu
Jenny- Claudia Crook
David- Logan Mack
Amy- Tori Thomas
Paul- Alex Gallo
Joanne- Katherine Vernon
Larry- Daniel Boonbumrung
Marta- Georgie Simon
Kathy- Katie Anderson
April- Gabi Stevens

We'd also like to give a big WELCOME to all of our performers who are new to Thalian Association and Wilmington!

Thalian Association Community Theatre is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2022 Donn Ansell scholarship....
01/05/2022
The Donn Ansell Memorial Scholarship - Thalian Association

Thalian Association Community Theatre is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2022 Donn Ansell scholarship. High school seniors who have been active with Thalian Association Community Theatre and/or Youth Theatre programs are invited to apply by March 1, 2022.

Applicants must plan to major in theater, cinema or journalism at an institution of higher learning. All requirements for the scholarships and downloadable applications can be found at thalian.org. For more information contact Susan Habas at [email protected] or call 910-251-1788.

Donn Ansell was a prominent member of the overall theatrical family of Wilmington. Having attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City as well as graduating college at Princeton University. Mr. Ansell began working for CBS in 1961 as an office page; a job that would see him promot...

01/03/2022

Thalian Association Community Theatre announces that Stacie Smith will become the new Director of the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, effective January 21. Longtime Community Arts Center Director Samantha Chappell has accepted a position as the Regional Program Director for Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines. Thalian Association, the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina, has managed the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington since 1994.

Smith has extensive experience in youth education as a teacher and after school program coordinator at First Baptist Preschool, Saint Andrews Covenant Preschool, and New Horizons Elementary School. She has been Assistant Director of Creative Arts Camp at the Community Arts Center since 2017 and affiliated with Thalian Youth Theatre as a director and stage manager for more than a decade. Her career includes event management with Design Perfection, specializing in wedding coordination and design.

“Stacie comes to the association with vast experience in youth education, camp programming, and event management as well as personal history and love for the historic building,” stated Thalian Association Executive Director Susan Habas. “Stacie has been involved in youth arts programming at the Community Arts Center for many years, first as a participant, later a teacher and Creative Arts Camp Assistant Director, and now Director of the building. We are delighted to welcome Stacie and excited for the future of the building!”

“The Community Arts Center has been an important part of my life for the last fifteen years,” said Smith. “While the people have changed over the years, that same wonderful feeling you get when you walk into the building is always there. I look forward to continuing building traditions and welcoming new faces to this unique facility!"

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120 S 2nd St
Wilmington, NC
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Sometimes somethings are out of your control and you just need to adjust and we DID. NEW DATE: March 26th, 2022, same place, same time, same great fundraiser! #allthatjazz, Thalian Association Community Theatre She ROCKS
We're incredibly fortunate to live and operating in such a robust and lively arts community. We're even more fortunate to be a sponsor of Thalian Association Community Theatre's 2021-2022 season and their video partner for Main Stage commercials. Check out the most recent one for Elf the Musical playing at Thalian Hall! 👇
Exciting news! We are honored to have been selected as the charity partner for Thalian Association Community Theatre’s Holiday Performance of Elf the Musical! This fun-filled holiday tradition takes place at beautiful Thalian Hall in Wilmington Dec. 10-19. We are grateful to Melissa Spain and The Community Foundation of NC East for this special opportunity supporting wishes! ✨ For ticket information visit Historic Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts https://www.thalianhall.org/tact-elf-musical-21 #MondayMotivation
Here are the 2021 Show Me a Show Tune contestants. Be ready, videos go LIVE on October 18th and voting runs through November 8th. Make sure you get a chance to see what these talented folks can do and support your favorite community theater at the same time.
Opening Night! Welcome back to the Main Stage for your regular season Thalian Association Community Theatre! Do you have your tickets yet? Get them while you can https://www.thalianhall.org/tact-driving-miss-daisy-21
Auditions are now open for Thalian Association Community Theatre's youth production of 'Cry Wolf.'
Thalian Association Community Theatre Academy will return September 13, 2021 with a 3 month semester of theatre arts classes for budding young actors. TACT Academy classes will be held at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center weekday afternoons, September 13th - December 3rd. An early bird discount of $25 will be offered to students who register before August 25, 2021. TACT Academy provides an affordable opportunity for all children to develop and express their passion for live theatre with scholarships available on a first-come basis. TACT Academy classes and productions are aligned with the North Carolina Essential Standards and National Standards of Arts Education. Full details about classes are available at www.thalian.org.
Live theatre returns to the Main Stage this weekend! Relive the sounds of girl power with Beehive: The 60s musical. Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) presents 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 Respect, Natural Woman, My Boyfriend's Back, Me and Bobby McGee, Downtown and more! You may purchase tickets online at https://www.thalianhall.org/tact-beehive-21 Purchase a ticket for Beehive for a chance to win a 2021-2022 Season Flex Ticket Pass! The winner will be notified Monday July 19, 2021.
Celebrate July 4th with Thalian Association Community Theatre at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center open house! The public is invited to join between 1:00–6:00 pm when staff will be in 1940’s era costumes, serving free coffee, doughnuts and croissants courtesy of Burney’s Sweets & More! A documentary celebrating the USO building will be showing all afternoon, and the Community Arts Center Choir will perform at 2 and 4 pm.
Check out these beautiful wall sconces that we were given by Thalian Association Community Theatre! These sconces were from the box seating and would make a beautiful addition to your home. They measure about 9” tall and are $75 each!
Crystal Turner Lynch they do awesome camps as well!!
Two high school seniors received the Thalian Association Community Theatre scholarships.