Apex Regional Theatre

What is ART?

Apex Regional Theatre

ART began as the dream of two friends who love theatre and want to bring a community theatre to Apex, NC.   With that, the journey began!

We are a registered 501(c)3 charity and were incorporated in 2017.

Apex Regional Theatre's mission is to provide a safe space for people to be able to discover and express themselves.  It is an avenue to practice public speaking, teamwork, and creativity.  Not only that, it's FUN!

We can't wait to show you all we can provide for all the performers in the Southern Triangle.  Every semester we will be adding new programs and shows as we continue to expand and grow.  Please follow us on social media and here on this site to see what we offer. 

We are actively seeking volunteers to help us grow our theatre!  We welcome all who share our enthusiasm and want to be a part of this crazy journey with us.  We love to hear suggestions about programming and shows and would love as much community involvement as possible....click on "contact us" to send us a message and to find out how you can be involved.

We look forward to meeting you and creating theatre with you!

Photograph of a performer in Seussical, the Musical, Jr

Photograph of a performer in Seussical, the Musical, Jr

Who's Who?

Sandra Edens

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Executive Director

 Sandra has a BS in Public Administration from the University of Arizona and an MA in Human Resource Development from Webster University. She served in the US Air Force for 20 years before retiring and settling in Apex. 

She has been involved in almost every aspect of theatre production and was trained by the school of hard knocks.

Carolyn Briggs-Gaul

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Artistic Director

Carolyn has a BA in Musical Theatre and Speech Communications from Southern Illinois University and an MA in Theatre Education from Roosevelt University. She has worked as a professional performer in Chicago, and she taught High School Theatre and English.  Carolyn has directed over 100 productions since her directing debut at age 16.

Carolyn lives in Raleigh with her husband and three sons.

Christina Jones


Stage Manager

Christina grew up in Orlando, FL and graduated from Dr. Phillips High School for the Performing Arts in 2003.  She went to Southern Methodist University and received a BFA in Stage Management in 2007.  After college, Christina lived in California doing Repertory Theatre in Santa Rosa and one man shows in L.A.  In  2008, she moved to North Carolina to be the resident Stage Manager at Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville.

Christina lives in Raleigh with her amazing husband and 2 beautiful daughters.

Emily Cannady


Emily earned a BM in Vocal Music Education from East Carolina University and a BA in Communications from NC State University. She teaches PreK-5th grade music at Thales Academy in Apex. She performed in musicals in high school and was part of Opera Theater while attending ECU. She is passionate about working with children and helping grow their love for music and performing! 

Jo Towns


Administrative Assistant

Jo  serves the Apex Regional Theatre as an administrative assistant. For all productions and classes, Jo helps to make sure all the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. While her background isn’t in the theatre, she enjoys getting to know all the actors and seeing all of their hard work come together in amazing performances.