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7713-51 Leadmine Rd
North Carolina 27615

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We are the only teaching/community theatre in North Raleigh. NRACT offers a complete curriculum for both children and adults. This community-based, non-profit theater has been together for since 2000. After successfully completing Mainstage productions of Oliver, and Annie, in addition to children's productions of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Pinocchio and Snow White Goes West, together under the name Lake Lynn Players & Children's Theatre, this troupe of thespians decided more class and production time was needed. After the completion of Annie, which had a total of 65 cast members, including two or more representatives of 11 different families, the troupe was bursting at the seams with no additional growth possible.As generous as the Lake Lynn Community Center could be with time and space for this program, more was desired by this group of actors/parents who had been watching this program, and their children, blossom under their eyes in 18 months.There is so much talent in this community. We are finding some wonderful performers whether on stage, technically or musically that are allowing us to build a fundamental community theatre to rival the very best anywhere. We are a family-oriented theatre that is relaxed yet demanding. Yes, we demand quality in all we do, but we achieve quality in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.As a complete teaching theatre, NRACT requires no previous experience or training for participation in class or performance programs. In fact, of the 65 cast members in Annie, over 30 were enjoying their first stage experience. NRACT hopes to reach its goal of providing a performing arts outlet or first-time experience to a wide-range of community participants. Audition calls for Children's and Mainstage shows are open to everyone.Special programs include a performing adult Improv comedy troupe "The Raleigh Village Idiots," the "Children Performing for Children" series, Mainstage productions, and Summer camps

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My two children began taking improvisation and acting classes in their early teens at NRACT in 2002, and became more involved as time went on. They have both appeared in plays at the theatre, and have continued their interest in drama at their colleges. When the theatre was facing a financial ... more »
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My family's first experience at NRACT was attending a show by the improv group, Raleigh Village Idiots. When auditions for the next children’s production were posted, my oldest daughter decided to attend. She ended up performing in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We found the ... more »
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