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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.

Dec. 1

Winter/Spring class registration opens for Cary residents (opens Dec. 15 for nonresidents)
Drama Classes • Dance Classes • Track-Out

Jan. 5

Audition registration opens for The Secret Garden (age 6-12); perusal script available at CAC.

Jan. 12-13

Auditions for The Secret Garden, 5-8:30 p.m. by appointment only. 

Jan. 26

Tickets on sale for The Secret Garden.

Feb. 27-March 1

Applause! presents THE SECRET GARDEN
Fri-Sat, 7:30 p.m. & Sun, 2 p.m.
Secret Garden Production Guide

March 4

Audition (age 8-18) and Design Team Interview (age 10-18) registration opens for The Phantom Tollbooth; perusal script available at CAC.

March 7

Drama Workshop Series presents IMPROV NIGHT at The Cary Theatre, 7 p.m. FREE!

March 16-17

Auditions for The Phantom Tollbooth, 5-9 p.m. by appointment only.

March 18:

Design Team Interviews for The Phantom Tollbooth, 5-9 p.m. by appointment only.

April 13

Tickets on sale for The Phantom Tollbooth

May 15-17 Applause! presents THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. & Sun., 3 p.m.
Phantom Tollbooth Production Guide

Past Performances

Applause! Faculty


Rachel Baranski
Youth Theatre Coordinator
(919) 465-4792