Thalian Association

Anthony David Lawson has directed and performed in a great diversity of plays and musicals-from psychological dramas, like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Mercy Seat, to rollicking comedies, like Something Funny Happened On The Way To the Forum and Santaland Diaries. It's hard to classify Lawson's latest directing endeavor-the musical Rock of Ages for Thalian Association. Even if you've never seen the musical, you probably know all the music already-hits from 1980s from Journey, Styx, Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister...lots of glam bands we love/love to hate/know the lyrics either way. Naturally, the audience is invited to dig in the closet for something 80s-appropriate for the evening to get the full experience.

Wilmington Premiere: "Green Day's American Idiot"

Apr 16, 2016

Thalian Association presents the premiere production of a relatively new rock opera (first staged in 2010), Green Day's American Idiot.  

"Mame" at Thalian Hall: the Power of Personality

Dec 13, 2015

Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade was written 60 years ago by Patrick Dennis, Mame's nephew. The book was on the New York Times best seller list for 112 weeks and spawned the popular movie starring Rosalind Russell.  Now you can see the popular musical created in 1965 on the mainstage of Thalian Hall, produced by Thalian Association.

"The Addams Family" was an invention of cartoonist Charles Addams, running in The New Yorker for 50 years beginning in 1938.  The public attraction to this eccentric and macabre family of anti-socialites has staying power; over the years, the family has been crafted into 2 television shows (live and animated), video games, movies, and now, The Addams Family Musical.

The Real Thing

Aug 7, 2015

Thalian Association (TA) has spent the summer staging plays at the intimate theatre on 3rd Street, the Red Barn Studio Theatre.  The offerings have been different than the popular musicals TA often produces; instead, thoughtful and sometimes intense dramas have been on the ticket.

Director Anthony Lawson and actor Katherine Vernon (Martha) discuss the award-winning play by Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  The Thalian Association presents this play as a part of their summer series at the Red Barn Studio Theatre downtown.   In addition to Katherine Vernon, other actors include Ron Hasson (George), Hal Cosec (Nick) and Maria Katsadouros (Honey).

"Singin'" Goes on, Despite the Sunshine

May 29, 2015

Singin' In the Rain by Thalian Association is performing 3 more times this weekend.  Based on the more-than-usual rain we've seen in our region in recent times, it's a show we can all appreciate.  Wilmington is predicted to boast fair skies this weekend, which is a great time to visit your local theatre.  After you've soaked up all the sunshine you can take, "Singin' in the Rain" might be a most refreshing treat.

Thalian Association Community Theatre hosts a benefit concert called "It Takes Two, Take Two: Songs From the Silver Screen." It features great music from the movies, performed by adult and youth pairs in a wonderful collaboration. It was so successful last year (originally called "It Takes Two: Songs from the Great White Way), that creator/director Mike Thompson was inspired to stage something similar again. Mike was today's guest,  along with dancer and Youth Host Kegan Dubar; a junior at New Hanover County High School.

Today's guests, director Anthony Lawson and actress Claire Bennett, discussed the upcoming performance of "Good People"  at Thalian Association's Red Barn Studio. Performances will run from August 7 through August 30,  Thursdays-Sundays. For more information visit

Thalian Association presents the Leonard Bernstein musical Wonderful Town. Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with two integral members of the show. The lively interview even feature some lovely singing, be sure to listen to this unique Midday Interview!

Wonderful Town runs May 15-25th at Thalian Hall. More information on the show and to purchase tickets visit the Thalian Association's website