Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Aug
1
Thu
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Aug
2
Fri
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Apr
18
Sat
2020
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