Built in 1858 and now listed on the National Register for Historic Places, Thalian Hall has served as the Wilmington area’s political as well as cultural center for more than 150 years. It was in almost constant use as a place of amusement during the Civil War, and has hosted artists including Lillian Russell, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Phillip Sousa, Joseph Jefferson, Maurice Barrymore and Sir Henry Lauder. Local events including amateur theater presentations and concerts, recitals, meetings, graduations, exhibitions and even roller-skating have taken place at the Hall, and preservation efforts and renovations have restored it to its original appearance. Today Thalian Hall is home to both professional artists and community groups as well as a Cinematique Film Series
Thalian Hall’s fall season includes An Evening with Frank Vignola, Thursday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. For details on this and other productions, visit www.thalianhall.com.
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