Thalian Association

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The Thalian Association and Friends of the Battleship have joined forces to present the classic play, Mr. Roberts. The show, which is set almost entirely on a ship in World War II, is staged by director Chandler Davis on the fantail of the Battleship North Carolina. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays through July 23; showtime is 8:00 for all performances. Tickets are available online and at the Battleship. Listen to Chandler Davis and Thalian Association Executive Director Susan Habas talk about the show above and see the transcript below. 

Thalian Association

Thalian Association Community Theatre is holding a benefit concert and silent auction this weekend: Divine Divas. Eleven songstresses will perform pieces from favorite musicals. Fifty percent of the proceeds benefit Thalian Association; the other half goes to an organization called She ROCKS in support of ovarian research and support (Research-Ovarian Cancer-Knowledge-Support). The show is onstage Friday & Saturday nights, April 21 & 22, at 7:30pm at Hannah Block Community Arts Center. Listen above to hear Executive Director Susan Habas and Artistic Director Chandler Davis talk about the show and items in the auction.

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.org.

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

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Paul Teal plays Huck Finn and Khawon Porter plays Jim in the Tony Award-winning musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, being presented by Thalian Association Community Theatre.  It opens Thursday night and runs for two weekends on the mainstage of Thalian Hall.  Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3.  For tickets, call 910-632-2285.  

Note: The Opening Night Performance for Thursday, Jan 30th, has been cancelled due to dangerous road conditions. 

 

 

Director Tom Briggs and actor Joe Gallison told us about Other Desert Cities, making its Wilmington premiere tonight at the Red Barn Studio Theatre for Thalian Association.  Tickets are available by calling (910) 251-1788.

Thalian Association's newest production, "To Kill a Mockingbird", opens Thursday, February 2nd at Thalian Hall and runs one weekend only.