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 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 two musicals and two non-musicals. 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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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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The Paramount Theater celebrated its 15th Anniversary in February 2013 since its renovation in 1998. In the very beginning in 1929, the theater was a lively entertainment spot for Burlington and continues to prosper now with the help of its loyal patrons and hard working staff and contributing acting companies. The theater hosts a variety of shows and rentals throughout the year. The theater welcomes you to stop by our box office for information on events and upcoming shows. Come out and support the Showplace of Alamance County!

We are located at 128 E Front Street, Burlington, NC 27253. Our box office hours are Monday through Saturday 12 to 3 pm or one hour prior to show times. Contact us at 336-222-8497.

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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 historical outdoor drama The Sword of the Peace is a mainstay of the organization and is now entering its 37th year. 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 35 years.

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Studio 1 is an exciting theatre group that provides quality productions, classes, workshops and events for the Piedmont area. We are working towards finishing our own facility at the Burlington Outlet Village. Please check out our website and join us on Facebook to keep up to date on our events and productions. If you would be willing to support us through a donation of time or money, or have an item to donate, please contact us at

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