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

 

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.

 

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.

Mar
18
Wed
2020
CYT Class: Acting Techniques
Mar 18 @ 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
20
Fri
2020
Susan Werner & David Myles
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm

Two recent Palladian Series favorites return to perform in one exciting and entertaining show. Singer-songwriters Susan Werner and David Myles take the stage for an engaging evening of eclectic music.

Celebrated performing songwriter Susan Werner has made a name for herself coast to coast. From her 1995 major label folk/rock debut Last of the Good Straight Girls to her 2007 collection of agnostic gospel hymns The Gospel Truth to her 2017 travelogue An American In Havana, Werner writes ambitious concept albums with subject matter and sounds to match.

Spring 2019 brings a fresh set of songs from Werner, this time a New Orleans inspired piano throwdown titled NOLA. One of the few songwriters to have been featured on legendary Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz, Werner indulges her considerable piano chops with riffs and grooves reminiscent of Dr. John, James Booker, Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint.

Meanwhile, Canadian troubadour David Myles’s song and dance mastery keeps getting more and more impressive — 2017’s award-winning, vintage rock ‘n’ roll hip-swiveler Real Love and the spectacular, lush Francophone pop of 2018’s Le grand départ stand testament to that. But Myles is compelled to rush forth toward new challenges and accomplishments.

This past year he released Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo, a children’s book based on his beloved modern holiday classic, and dove back into the world of public radio, broadcasting his smooth baritone over Alberta’s CKUA airwaves on his new show Myles From Home. Not to mention he does it all while adhering to an unrelenting tour schedule that has seen him and comrades Kyle Cunjak (bass) and Alan Jeffries (guitar) grace stages around the world.

Mar
24
Tue
2020
CYT Class: Dramatic Adventures
Mar 24 @ 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 24 @ 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.

Mar
25
Wed
2020
CYT Class: Acting Techniques
Mar 25 @ 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
28
Sat
2020
CYT Workshop: Audition Prep: Vocal Edition
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Audition Prep: Vocal Edition
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Grades: 6-12
Instructor: Jessica Albright
Tuition: $40

This workshop is designed to ease students’ nerves by sharing helpful tips for a successful vocal audition. Before the workshop, each student will prepare and memorize an audition song of their choice that they will sing in front of other participants. In addition to getting feedback from the instructor, students will gain insights into song selection, improve confidence and stage presence, learn how to interact with a piano accompanist, and more! (Note: A piano accompanist will be provided. Students are asked to bring sheet music, however if that is not a possibility, students may bring a digital recording with vocals removed.)

Mar
31
Tue
2020
CYT Class: Dramatic Adventures
Mar 31 @ 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 31 @ 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.