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Applause! Cary Youth Theatre

Come “Be Somebody” with Applause!

Applause! programs explore and develop theatre skills and encourage participants to share ideas, think creatively, and work collaboratively. Our curriculum includes classes and camps in creative drama, acting, musical theatre, technical theatre/design, dance, and more--plus multiple performance opportunities throughout the year.

For more information, call (919) 465-4792. Join our mailing list.

Winter/Spring 2016 Events and Programs

All Applause! programs take place at Cary Arts Center unless otherwise noted.

Dec 7              

Winter/Spring 2016 class registration opens for Cary residents (Dec. 21 for nonresidents).
Winter/Spring Program Guide (Performing Arts begins on p. 58)

Dec. 30

Audition registration opens for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (age 6-12); perusal script available at CAC. Request an audition.

Jan. 11-12

Auditions for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, 5-8:30 p.m. by appointment only.

Feb. 4     

2016 Summer Camp registration opens for Cary residents (Feb. 18 for nonresidents)
Summer Camp Guide (Performing Arts begins on p. 17)


Feb. 8


Audition registration opens for The Wizard of Oz (age 6-13). Presented in partnership with Cary Players. Audition details. Rehearsal scheduleRequest an audition. 

Feb. 26-28    

Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. & Sun., 3 p.m.
Buy tickets (on sale Jan. 26).
Check out our Production Guide.

Mar. 2

Audition (open to age 8-18) and Design Team Interview (open to age 10-18) registration opens for Lyle the Crocodile; perusal script available at CAC. Request an audition or interview.

Mar. 14-15

Auditions for Lyle the Crocodile, 5-9 p.m. by appointment only.

Mar. 16

Design Team Interviews for Lyle the Crocodile, 5-9 p.m. by appointment only.

May 2

Summer class registration opens for Cary residents (May 16 for nonresidents).
Summer Program Guide.

May 7

Drama Workshop Series performance at Cary Arts Center, 4 p.m. FREE!

May 13-15

Applause! presents LYLE THE CROCODILE

Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. & Sun., 3 p.m.
Buy tickets (on sale Apr. 16).


Rachel Baranski
Performing Arts Education Specialist
(919) 465-4792