ACT! For Youth Series 2014-2015


Bye Bye Birdie

October 17 - 18, 7:30 p.m.
October 19, 3 p.m.
October 24 - 25, 7:30 p.m.
October 26, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $13 / $10

Arts Partner:



Act! for Youth fall classes

Coming up at the end of October and leading into the middle of November, Christopher Ballance, the Performing Arts Director here at the Arts Council of Wilson, will be offering three classes as a part of the Act For Youth program. The classes are:

Acting I
Improvisation I
Stage Management I

All youth in Wilson County who fit the age requirements stated in the class welcome letters are encouraged to sign up and attend. Whether you have participated in AFY before or if you have no theater experience whatsoever, we want to see this classes filled to capacity. Attached are the registration form and the class welcome letters. Cost, class size, schedule, and information about what will be taught in the class is all laid out in the welcome letters. Scholarships will be available for those who are not available to pay the full amount.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what the Act For Youth program is all about. Deadline for registration is October 19. Reserve your spot ASAP!



Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

February 6 - 7, 7:30 p.m.
February 8, 3 p.m.
February 13 - 14, 7:30 p.m.
February 15, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $13 / $10

Audition Dates:
November 17 and 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Arts Partner:



Little Women

April 17 - 18, 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $10 / $8

Audition Dates:
February 16 and 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Arts Partner:



The Arts Council Troupe for Youth or ACT! for Youth (AFY) is an entity of the Arts Council of Wilson whose purpose is to provide live theater opportunities for the youth of Wilson County and surrounding areas. Productions are open to children in kindergarten through high school age who live in Wilson County, or whose parent(s) live or work in Wilson County, or those who are contributors to the Arts Council. The performances are open to the public, and school day performances are also offered during the school year.



For more information about programs

Contact Christopher Ballance: 291-4329 x16,
or email

School groups and
homeschoolers welcome!

Would your school group like to attend an ACT! for Youth performance? Our Thursday school matinees are available at discounted ticket prices on a first come/first serve basis. Teachers should contact Christopher Ballance, Performing Arts Director, at 291-4329 x16. All school groups will be mailed a confirming letter once reservations are made.


Copyright of the Arts Council of Wilson

Wilson Arts Center
124 Nash Street SW | Wilson, NC 27893
252-291-4329 | fax 252-234-0049

ACT! For Youth

Arts Council

Donough McGuire of Purdue Pharmaceuticals presents a $2,500 Arts Partner contribution to Martha Hale, Performing Arts Director, and Barry Page, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Wilson. Perdue is the Arts Partner for our ACT! for Youth presentation, Cheaper by the Dozen, on January 10 ,11, and 12, 2014.

Thanks to the All-American Kiwanis Club of Wilson who contributed $2,500 to the Arts Council of Wilson, Inc for the ACT! for Youth program. The club will be the ARTS PARTNER for the musical Once Upon a Mattress in October. We appreciate ALL of the support we get!

Wes Berry, BB&T Marketing President for Wilson, is pictured contributing $2,500 to the Arts Council of Wilson for the ACT! for Youth production, The Secret Garden that will be performed April 4 -13, 2014. Executive Director Barry Page accepts the check on behalf of The Arts Council of Wilson and the ACT! for Youth program. Auditions will be held on January 27 and 28.