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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.


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

Jun. 15
Summer camps begin: Camp Guide & Registration Info 
Applause! camps begin on page 16 of the guide.

Aug. 3

Fall 2015 class registration opens for Cary residents (Aug. 17 for nonresidents).
Drama Classes • Dance Classes • Track-Out

Aug. 17

Audition and Design Team Interview registration opens for The Hound of the Baskervilles (age 13-18); perusal script available at CAC.

Sep. 1

Auditions for The Hound of the Baskervilles, 5-9 p.m. by appointment only. 

Sep. 2

Design Team Interviews for The Hound of the Baskervilles, 5-9 p.m. by appointment only.

Sep. 15

Tickets on sale for The Hound of the Baskervilles

Oct. 10

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

Oct. 16-18

Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. & Sun., 3 p.m.
Production Guide

Dec. 7

Winter/Spring 2016 class registration opens for Cary residents (Dec. 21 for nonresidents).
W/S Program Guide will be online beginning Nov. 13.

Dec. 30

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

Auditions for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing are Jan. 11-12, 2016, 5-8:30 p.m. by appointment only. 

Additional Winter/Spring 2016 dates and info coming in late December.

Past Performances

Applause! Faculty


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