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.



The King and I

Due to the enormous success of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last summer, the Arts Council of Wilson is happy to announce, Jeremy Tucker and Trish Bradshaw will reunite to bring Wilson the fourth annual Summer Community Musical! Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Studio of the Arts Council. Get ready to be swept off your feet by this musical! Pending approval, we propose The King and I, the musical. If you have any questions about auditions or volunteers please contact Jeremy Tucker at Show dates are Thursday-Sunday, July 17 - 20.

Tickets available at:

Thursday, 17 July, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 18 July, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 19 July, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 20 July, 3 p.m.



For more information

Contact Martha Hale: 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 Martha Hale, Performing Arts Director, at 291-4329 x16. All school groups will be mailed a confirming letter once reservations are made.


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

ACT! For Youth

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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.