Alamance Children's Theatre (ACT) provides theatre opportunities both on and off stage for ages 8 through 18. Established in 1980, ACT produces three shows/musicals each year with past productions including Mulan, Jr., The Pied Piper and Arsenic and Old Lace. ACT provides open auditions with casts generally consisting of 35 to 40 actors plus youth technical staff (lights, sound, etc.). ACT also offers monthly workshops on auditioning, make-up, etc. The ACT Board of Directors, led by an adult Executive Team, includes adult members and youth members/actors.

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The alamance chorale

The Alamance Chorale is a volunteer organization that was started in 1974 to provide area vocalists an opportunity to perform quality music, both sacred and secular, to the people of Alamance County and the surrounding areas. The Chorale is a member of the Alamance County Arts Council and is open to anyone interested in joining. Rehearsals will begin the second Monday in September.

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The Alamance Jazz Band was organized in December 1987 by area musicians who in their past had considerable experience playing in jazz groups. Its purpose is to provide an organized program for those interested in learning, performing and enjoying music of the big band idiom. The band’s repertoire consists of swing era hits of the 1930s and 40s, jazz standards, contemporary arrangements and compositions for big bands, and even a few selections of beach music and rock. It rehearses most every Thursday evening at the city of Burlington’s Broad Street Center.

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The Burlington Boys Choir, founded in 1959, is anThe Burlington Boys Choir is an auditioned vocal ensemble of boys, ages 8-12, from Alamance County. The mission of the choir is to maintain a living choral tradition in Alamance and to promote self-esteem and discipline among its members. For information on becoming a member, please contact our director, Bill Allred, at


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Formed in 1972, The Gallery Players is a non-profit community theater group dedicated to performing top notch shows for Burlington and the surrounding area. We perform four shows annually at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington including three musicals and one  non-musical. Community members are encouraged to attend our open auditions to join us on stage or see our website for other ways to get involved!

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the kearns dance project

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The Kearns Dance Project is a contemporary performance and creative medium to support and promote the artistic work of Lauren Kearns. Lauren collaborates with a variety of talented video artists, set and sound designers, directors, and dancers on a project by project basis. The company performs traditional proscenium dance as well as site-specific and installation work. Lauren is available for master classes, residencies, and other outreach activities.

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Paperhand Puppet intervention is dedicated to bringing many styles of puppetry and artistic expression to the Triangle area and the world. Paperhand’s mission is to make work that inspires people, promotes social change and is deeply satisfying for everyone involved. The puppet shows we create are a synthesis of many art forms including (but not limited to) sculpting, painting, music, dance, improvisation, costume/set design and theater.

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In 2018, The Paramount Theater celebrates the 20th anniversary of its restoration, renovation, and rebirth in 1998. Opened in 1928 as The Grand Theater, the building we now know as The Paramount will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year, too. From its days as a first-run movie house to the performing arts/multipurpose center of today, The Paramount has been "The Showplace of Alamance County." Local performing arts groups do a year-round series of theatrical performances, along with other events, such as concerts, business meetings, religious services and public gatherings. You're invited to stop by and pick up information on our schedule, or go to our website,

The Paramount Box Office, at 128 E. Front St. in downtown Burlington, is open Monday through Saturday and one hour prior to any ticketed performance.



The North State Chamber Orchestra is a member group of the Alamance Arts Council and aims to provide the public with concerts of the highest quality, recognizing and presenting the work of young artists, educating children in the fine arts and creating a center for interest in classical music in central North Carolina.

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The Snow Camp Historical Drama Society is a year-round, multi-purpose non-profit group. The Society organizes various productions, festivals and activities that provide the public with professional theater and cultural education throughout the year.

The Sword of the Peace is a mainstay of the organization and has been performed for more than 40 years. Pathway to Freedom opened in 1994 and is the only outdoor drama in the U.S. that portrays African-American history and the Underground Railroad.

Cultural education is provided with the annual Youth Drama Camp, the Molasses and Colonial Living Festival, the Snow Camp Farmers’ and Craft Market, and the Historical Site itself. The Society relies on an active group of volunteers and generous donations from individuals to maintain the activities. The support of the community and media has helped the Society’s growth and development over the past four decades.

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Studio 1 is a local community theatre group that focuses on producing unique, positive and professional quality theatre. We offer main stage, youth stage, Shakespeare and special projects.  We have our own 100 seat black box theatre located in Holly Hill Mall in Burlington.

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young musicians of alamance

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Young Musicians of Alamance meets every Saturday and two days a week after school.  Students enrolled in YMA come from Alamance County School Wide Title I schools where more than 90% of their students are eligible for free lunch.  YMA provides free music lessons and instruments for a very small parent fee. In addition to intensive music instruction, Young Musicians of Alamance, as an El Sistema model program, focuses on important social values such as respect for self and others, sharing of assistance and resources, mutual support and caring, self-discipline, and hard work. Our student become learning and performing members of an exciting and caring community. And the students receive nutritious snacks and a nutritious meal.

The organization is involved in important community organizations, and in every way is becoming part of the fabric of the Alamance County-Burlington community. In that way the increasing numbers of Young Musicians of Alamance will share in and enjoy all of the academic and social benefits of intensive music instruction in a caring community, and the life-changing benefits being realized in other, similarly-developed and organized programs. And Alamance County will realize the benefits of having children schooled in this program attending their schools and residing in their community.

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