Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Jun
10
Mon
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
11
Tue
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
12
Wed
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
13
Thu
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
17
Mon
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
18
Tue
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
19
Wed
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
20
Thu
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
24
Mon
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
25
Tue
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
26
Wed
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
27
Thu
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Season Preview & Presale Party featuring Violet Bell
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm

The Clayton Center’s fifth annual Palladian Series Preview and Presale party is Thursday, August 8. A $10 ticket will buy you an evening out AND the chance to purchase individual tickets to shows in the season before they go on sale to the general public.

North Carolina duo Violet Bell will headline the event with a 7:30 PM concert. Tickets to the event go on sale on July 8 at 10 AM.

Violet Bell weaves roots, soul, psychedelic and classical music into a lush, wild soundscape. On stage and in the studio, the North Carolina duo of Lizzy Ross (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Omar Ruiz-Lopez (violin, viola, cello, guitar, mandolin, vocals) share magnetic chemistry. The two have played more than 300 shows from Montreal to Miami in just over two years, honing the fiery intimacy of their live show and building a steadily growing fan base.

Violet Bell cut their debut LP Honey in My Heart with engineer Jason Richmond (Avett Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Nneena Freelon, Dom Flemons, Bombadil). The songs were recorded live in single takes, without isolation, click tracks or vocal tuning. Full of personality, Honey in My Heart feels consistent with the duo’s true selves as opposed to hidden behind studio wizardry.

Violet Bell was an official Americanafest 2018 showcasing artist. Since forming in March 2016, Violet Bell has been presented at venues and festivals such as WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour, The Center for the Study of the American South, Rooster Walk Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Ocrafolk Festival, the Charleston Bluegrass Festival, the Festival for the Eno, the Beaufort Music Festival, the Burlington Carousel Festival, the Haw River Ballroom, Folk Alliance International, and many more.

Violet Bell has worked with KidzNotes, the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra, The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, the University of Mary Washington’s James Farmer Multicultural Fair, the Savannah Folk Music Society, and others to engage communities of all ages in educational and inspiring workshops.

Violet Bell was born in 2016, when singer-songwriter Ross recruited Ruiz-Lopez as a multi-instrumentalist for a live album recording show… two weeks before the show. Ruiz-Lopez slayed the performance and brought out a new dimension of beauty in the music. Violet Bell released their debut EP Dream the Wheel in 2017 and have been playing ever since.

Feb
18
Tue
2020
CYT Workshop: Un-“Frozen” With CYT
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

Un- “Frozen” With CYT
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Stephanie Benner
Tuition: $30

Are you more like fire, earth, air, or water? Explore characteristics of the four nature elements featured in Frozen 2. Students will identify and personify each spirit through movement and vocal exercises, building courage, confidence, and performance skills.

Mar
4
Wed
2020
CYT Class: Acting Techniques
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

Acting Techniques
Grades: 6-8
Instructor: Jordan Biggers
Tuition: $180

In this foundational course, students will expand their knowledge and understanding of stage acting techniques. Through the use of energetic theater exercises and improv, students will develop clear and expressive physicality, vocal technique, and character development. In addition, students will work towards next-level acting skills by analyzing text for objectives, tactics, and playable actions. This course is designed for both beginning and returning students.

Mar
10
Tue
2020
CYT Workshop: Wild About Dance!
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

Wild About Dance!
Grades: 2-5
Instructor: Chasta Hamilton
Tuition: $30

Walk on the wild side with CYT as we journey through an animal-themed safari of movement! Using inspiration from the musicals CatsThe Lion King, and Tarzan, students will explore fun and engaging movement patterns that translate into dance on stage!

Mar
11
Wed
2020
CYT Class: Acting Techniques
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

Acting Techniques
Grades: 6-8
Instructor: Jordan Biggers
Tuition: $180

In this foundational course, students will expand their knowledge and understanding of stage acting techniques. Through the use of energetic theater exercises and improv, students will develop clear and expressive physicality, vocal technique, and character development. In addition, students will work towards next-level acting skills by analyzing text for objectives, tactics, and playable actions. This course is designed for both beginning and returning students.

Mar
16
Mon
2020
CYT Workshop: Audition Prep: Mastering the Art of the Cold Read
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

Audition Prep: Mastering the Art of the Cold Read
Grades: 6-12
Instructor: Stephanie Benner
Tuition: $30

Have you shown up to an audition, had a scene thrown at you, and had to read for a character you’ve never heard of before? Come learn a few tips to quickly find your character and show off your acting chops on the fly! This is a great opportunity to prepare for upcoming auditions.

Mar
17
Tue
2020
CYT Class: Dramatic Adventures
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

Dramatic Adventures
Grades: K-2
Instructor: Jordan Biggers
Tuition: $120

Beloved children’s books will leap off the page (and dramatic adventures will abound!) as we explore the fundamentals of stage performance. Students will sharpen their acting skills through story dramatization, theater games, crafts, and other engaging activities. Join us as we inhabit the world of favorite literary characters, create our own exciting stories, and end the course with an informal share for family and friends.

CYT Class: CYT Playmakers
Mar 17 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration required. Register here. Visit Carolina Youth Theatre for more information about programs and performances.

CYT Playmakers
Grades: 3-5
Instructor: Jordan Biggers
Tuition: $150

Let your creative side run wild as we dive into playwriting and work together to create our own dynamic characters and original stories. Using our bodies, voices, and imaginations we’ll discover new worlds and learn fundamentals for the stage in a collaborative and supportive environment. We’ll end the course with an informal share of our creative work for family and friends.