Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Nov
22
Fri
2019
Prinus Productions Presents Noche Gaitera 2019
Nov 22 @ 8:30 pm
Prinus Productions Presents Noche Gaitera 2019 @ The Clayton Center

“Noche Gaitera 2019” es un evento donde se celebra el inicio de la temporada navidena y es una tradicion Venezolana, se presentara el cuatrista, compositor y cantante Rafael “Pollo” Brito junto a la agrupacion gaitera “Proyecto Pentagrama”, y teniendo a la agrupacion regional de musica latina “Son Latinos.” La Gaita navideñas o gaitas venezolanas se trata de un género musical que tiene su origen en el estado Zulia de Venezuela, por tanto forma parte de las tradiciones del estado Zulia, además por su relevancia cultural fue declarado como bien patrimonial de interés cultural y artístico de Venezuela, puesto que se propagó por todo el territorio nacional e incluso alcanzó la relevancia a nivel internacional.

“Noche Gaitera 2019” is an event where the beginning of the Christmas season is celebrated and it is a Venezuelan tradition, the quatrist, composer and singer Rafael “Pollo” Brito will be presented next to the gaitera group “Proyecto Pentagrama”, and having the regional group of Latin music “Son Latinos”. The Christmas Gaitas or Venezuelan Gaitas is a musical genre that has its origin in the Zulia state of Venezuela, therefore it is part of the traditions of the Zulia state, in addition to its cultural relevance it was declared as a heritage asset of cultural and artistic interest of Venezuela, since it spread throughout the national territory and even reached international relevance.

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Dec
6
Fri
2019
Melinda Doolittle
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

Melinda Doolittle is a soul–stirring songstress. Her flawless vocals, irresistible artistry and effortless style compells her audiences to keep listening.

Tone deaf as a child, Doolittle’s choir teacher would plead with her not to sing, but just silently move her mouth. Undaunted, her love of singing drove her to enter a talent show in the seventh grade where she stunned the audience with her miraculously spot on vocals and beautiful voice. She never looked back!

After graduating with a music degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Doolittle became a highly sought after background vocalist singing for musical icons including Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville and Jonny Lang.

Doolittle became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007. Although she came in third in the voting, she was first with Simon Cowell, who called her his “personal favorite.” She became the sweetheart of the season, winning over the hearts of all with her stunning powerhouse vocals and her personal charm.

In 2009, Doolittle released her debut album Coming Back to You, which garnered rave reviews from critics, including The New York Times, which hailed her as one of the most “phenomenally gifted” singers in years. In 2013, she released her sophomore album You’re The Reason. Between her album releases, she penned her book Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level. Doolittle was also the well-loved co-host of TV Line’s Reality Check.

Doolittle continues to thrill audiences everywhere from the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame to The White House, from the Copa Room to Carnegie Hall. In addition, she has been a featured guest with the Boston Pops, Charlotte Symphony and United States Air Force Orchestra to name a few, and was a featured performer at the 2015 Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular. She is currently headlining her own soulful show Great American Soul Book.

Feb
13
Thu
2020
CLAYTON VISUAL ARTS Meet the Artists Reception
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Feb
15
Sat
2020
Father & Daughter Dance sponsored by Granite Lodge 191
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

The annual Granite Lodge 191 Father Daughter Dance is Saturday, February 15, from 6:30-9:30 PM. The event is open to all. Tickets are $40 per couple with no charge for additional daughters. Light refreshments will be served, and 1000 Words Photography will be on site providing 5 x 7 photos to all who would like one at no charge

Last year, this event last year raised over $2,500 for High School Scholarships and Granite 191’s Charities.

Get your tickets to this event here.

 

Feb
21
Fri
2020
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

Take Gilbert & Sullivan, add a twist of Broadway and stir!

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players present I’ve got a little Twist, a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh and full-of-life as three little maids from school!

I’ve got a little Twist is where The Mikado meets The Music Man, where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon, and where The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On the Town. In short, it’s where Broadway meets Gilbert & Sullivan.

See for yourself as New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players celebrates the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson and Jerry Herman. Life is a cabaret and so is this show — and as we all know, it’s always more entertaining when you add a little twist.

Under the supervision of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, I’ve Got a Little Twist is written and directed by David Auxier and features Daniel Greenwood, Sarah Caldwell Smith, Stephen Quint, Angela Christine Smith, David Wannen and Mr. Auxier. Mark York is the arranger, musical director and pianist.

Experience Gilbert & Sullivan like you’ve never heard them before!

Feb
27
Thu
2020
“Our Town” presented by Carolina Youth Theatre
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
"Our Town" presented by Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale on Monday, February 3, at 10 AM.

For over 80 years, Our Town by Thornton Wilder has captured the hearts of audiences and remains one of the most performed and best-known plays in American theater. In fact, it is said that every night, somewhere in the world, an audience is watching Our Town.

In celebration of the Town of Clayton’s 150th anniversary, Carolina Youth Theatre is staging the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. First produced and published in 1938, Our Town explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience, Act 1 – The Daily Life, Act 2 – Love & Marriage, Act 3 – Death & Eternity. Carolina Youth Theatre’s production will contain design elements that nod to the Town of Clayton’s past.

Feb
28
Fri
2020
“Our Town” presented by Carolina Youth Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
"Our Town" presented by Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale on Monday, February 3, at 10 AM.

For over 80 years, Our Town by Thornton Wilder has captured the hearts of audiences and remains one of the most performed and best-known plays in American theater. In fact, it is said that every night, somewhere in the world, an audience is watching Our Town.

In celebration of the Town of Clayton’s 150th anniversary, Carolina Youth Theatre is staging the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. First produced and published in 1938, Our Town explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience, Act 1 – The Daily Life, Act 2 – Love & Marriage, Act 3 – Death & Eternity. Carolina Youth Theatre’s production will contain design elements that nod to the Town of Clayton’s past.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
“Our Town” presented by Carolina Youth Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm
"Our Town" presented by Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale on Monday, February 3, at 10 AM.

For over 80 years, Our Town by Thornton Wilder has captured the hearts of audiences and remains one of the most performed and best-known plays in American theater. In fact, it is said that every night, somewhere in the world, an audience is watching Our Town.

In celebration of the Town of Clayton’s 150th anniversary, Carolina Youth Theatre is staging the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. First produced and published in 1938, Our Town explores the lives of people living in a small, quintessentially American town. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience, Act 1 – The Daily Life, Act 2 – Love & Marriage, Act 3 – Death & Eternity. Carolina Youth Theatre’s production will contain design elements that nod to the Town of Clayton’s past.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
CLAYTON VISUAL ARTS Meet the Artists Reception
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Clayton Visual Arts as they celebrate the work of area artists in a variety of genres. Refreshments and wine will be served. Exhibits rotate monthly and are available for viewing in The Clayton Center lobby Monday-Friday during business hours.

Mar
14
Sat
2020
POSTPONED – “Matilda the Musical” presented by Neuse Charter School
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm

THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Please check back for updated information and a rescheduled date.

The Neuse Charter School cast of Matilda the Musical has been hard at work rehearsing for their performance on March 14, at 7 PM. Tickets are $10, plus sales tax and fees, and can be purchased online or by calling The Clayton Center box office at 919-553-1737.

 

Apr
15
Wed
2020
Taylor Schiess – Facebook Live Stream from The Clayton Center Stage
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series continues this Wednesday, April 15, with Taylor Schiess.
Join us and connect with our community of local music lovers. Taylor’s performance begins at 7:00 PM at The Clayton Center’s Facebook page.
The Facebook Live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Taylor’s Personal Tip Jar via VENMO@TaylorSchiess (https://venmo.com/).
Apr
18
Sat
2020
CANCELED – Don Friesen & Brad Upton
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

Direct from Dry Bar Comedy… Don Friesen and Brad Upton!

If you missed Don Friesen‘s hilarious Showtime one-hour special, Ask Your Mom, you’ve got to catch him live at The Clayton Center. Engaging, clever and just flat-out funny, Don captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best written routines around.

As the only two-time winner in the 41-year history of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Friesen ignites the stage with a playful, high-energy spoof of his life as a modern suburban dad trying to get through the day with a bit of money in the bank and a scrap of dignity intact. He’s a wanna-be geek who constantly upgrades to the latest tech, but can never get it to work, leading to signature bits about tech support, Idiots Guides, texting and passwords.

Friesen’s credits include Showtime, Live at Gotham, The Lewis Black Christmas Special, and Comics Unleashed. He was also featured in TBS’ The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and is a wildly popular on KLOS’ 5:00 Funnies, 100.3 The Sound’s Laughter at 45 After, and XM Sirius satellite radio.

Brad Upton was a 4th grade teacher and high school track coach when he stepped on stage for the very first time in September of 1984. He’s never looked back. He quickly rose through the standup ranks making numerous television appearances and headlining comedy clubs from coast-to-coast.

In September of 2018 Upton surpassed 6,000 lifetime performances. He is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared at Caesar’s Palace as part of the HBO Comedy Festival. He has spent the last 12 years as the opening act for the legendary Johnny Mathis and did multiple shows all over the country with the late, great Joan Rivers.

Upton has also been seen in concert with The Smothers Brothers, Smokey Robinson, Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lewis Black, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy and many others. He writes about everyday life, a long-term marriage and anything else that pops into his head. He packs more laughs-per-minute into his set than nearly anyone in the business.

donfriesen.com, bradupton.com

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Elle Stephens – Facebook Live Stream from The Clayton Center Stage
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
elle stephens image for clayton center livestream
The Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series continues this Wednesday, April 22, with Elle Stephens.
Join us on Facebook at 7 PM and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Elle’s Personal Tip Jar via CASHAPP: $theelleword (https://cash.app).
Apr
29
Wed
2020
Bruce Naegelen – Facebook LiveStream Event from The Clayton Center Stage
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
bruce naegelen tcc facebook livestreamThe Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series continues this Wednesday, April 29, with the music of singer-songwriter Bruce Naegelen. Tune in for an hour of classic rock, pop, country and folk from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Join us on Facebook at 7 PM and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but you can show your support by donating to Bruce’s personal Tip Jar at either Venmo: @bruce-naegelen or PayPal: PayPal.me/brucenaegelen1
May
6
Wed
2020
Rebel’s Fox Duo – Facebook LiveStream Event from The Clayton Center Stage
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Clayton Center livestreamWe’re at it again…The Clayton Center’s FACEBOOK LIVE series goes on this  Wednesday, May 6, at 7 PM.
This week’s livestream features local southern rock and country duo Rebel’s Fox.
Join us on our Facebook Live page at 7 PM and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but we ask that you support our artists through their personal Tip Jar via VENMO: @Stephanie-lynn-112
May
13
Wed
2020
Proton Jones Part II – Facebook LiveStream Event from The Clayton Center Stage
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Proton Jones returns to The Clayton Center’s livestream stage, Wednesday, May 13, from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Join us on our Facebook Live page and connect with our community of local music lovers. The live stream is free, but we ask that you support our artists through their personal Tip Jar via VENMO @proton-jones (https://venmo.com/).
May
27
Wed
2020
Aaron Hamm & The Big River Band – Facebook LiveStream Event
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Aaron Hamm – the first local musician to appear on The Clayton Center’s Facebook Live concert series – returns on Wednesday, May 27, and he is bringing the Big River Band with him.

You may have seen the band live before at a local venue or as part of the Clayton Town Square Concert Series. Now you can listen in from home and enjoy an hour of the Big River Band’s “in your face honky tonk country music.”

The Big River Band includes Aaron Hamm (vocal/rhythm), Bryant Aycock (pedal steel), Josh Adams (lead guitar), Jorg Eichfuss (drums) and Alton Taylor (bass). Join them and our growing community of livestream concertgoers for some original hits and great country covers. Hop on our Facebook Live page https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live at 7pm on Wednesday, May 27. Start a watch party and chat with your friends!

The Live-Stream event is free, however you can directly donate to the band via their VENMO: @Aaron-Hamm-4 (https://venmo.com/)

Jun
3
Wed
2020
Heads Up Penny – Facebook LiveStream Event
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Heads Up Penny – a five-piece band based in Raleigh – has influences rooted in classic rock, country, funk and R&B. Their sound is as wide-spanning as it is refined. 

The band has played the Lincoln Theatre, Pour House and the Clayton Town Square Concert Series, and they are on their way to The Clayton Center on Wednesday, June 3, at 7:00 PM to perform in our Facebook Live Concert Series.

To join them for some great music, visit our Facebook Live page https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 3. Start a watch party and chat with your friends!

Jun
10
Wed
2020
Rebel’s Fox – Livestream from The Clayton Center
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rebel’s Fox is returning to The Clayton Center, and they’re bringing the full, four-piece band with them. Hang out with these talented Rebels Fox in concertmusicians and enjoy some LIVE rock and country music – all without leaving the house.

Rebel’s Fox is fronted by Stephanie Lynn, who sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar. Backing Stephanie is Eddie Markham on electric guitar/VOX, Jay (J-Razz) Raczkowski on bass guitar/VOX, and Amy Hall on drums.

The Clayton Center’s weekly livestream concerts are Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. Access the show here (www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live). The livestream is free, but we encourage you to support the band through their personal tip jar via PayPal: @RebelsFox.

 

Jul
4
Sat
2020
The Malpass Brothers – July Fourth Livestream Celebration
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Malpass Brothers - July Fourth Livestream Celebration @ The Clayton Center

We may not have fireworks, but we’re still going to have a blast this Fourth of July at The Clayton Center. The Malpass Brothers – favorite hometown boys from eastern North Carolina – will perform a virtual concert live from our stage beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 4. You can access the free livestream via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live).

How better to celebrate Independence Day than with a band that is as authentic as chopped pork barbecue and hush puppies and every bit as American as apple pie? With The Malpass Brothers you can count on classic country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Most of all, count on a good time together at home with The Malpass Brothers.

The livestream is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the NC Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. This is a FREE event, but, in lieu of a ticket, we ask that you support The Malpass Brothers with a donation via PayPal at paypal.me/malpassbrothers.

As an added bonus, you can catch The Malpass Brothers in a second show on July 25 streamed by our friends at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center. For more information click here.