Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Carol Sloane & Mike Renzi: Two for the Road
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Carol Sloane recorded her first album for Columbia Records in 1961 and began a successful career appearing in the top jazz clubs in America. She made her New York debut opening for Oscar Peterson at the famed Village Vanguard. She was also the opening act for Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Jackie Mason, Phyllis Diller and Bill Cosby in such places as Mr. Kelly’s in Chicago and the “hungry i” in San Francisco.

Sloane’s extensive discography attests to her long association with major recording labels in the U.S. Among the great musicians with whom she has recorded are Art Farmer, Kenny Barron, Phil Woods, Bill Charlap, Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Clark Terry, Bill Mays, Houston Person and Tommy Flanagan. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Town Hall and The Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center. She also has toured Japan extensively as part of The Concord Jazz Festival and has appeared around the globe including Canada, the UK, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and The North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.

Sloane’s New York jazz club engagements include The Village Vanguard and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Jazz Standard and Birdland.

Sloane was off the scene for years, but she is back and sounding as wonderful as ever. Her concerts, club performances and master classes continue to be rich, living pathways into the music and stories beautifully shared from a life well sung.

Please note: This is an exclusive engagement of The Clayton Center and is not a part of the Palladian Series. Tickets to this event must be purchased separately.



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.

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!

CANCELED – 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.

JOHN BROWN QUARTET – Facebook Live Event
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

John Brown with bassThe multi-talented John Brown brings his quartet to The Clayton Center stage on Wednesday, September 16. The performance is part of our ongoing Facebook Live concert series, which begins at 7:00 PM.

A successful bassist, composer, educator and actor, John currently serves as Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke University. He has a long history of performance excellence. At the age of 13, he began performing with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. He was playing Principal Bass with that orchestra and performing with the Florence Symphony in South Carolina while still in high school.

John has performed in the United States and abroad with artists that include Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Nell Carter, Lou Donaldson, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Frank Foster, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Fred Wesley and Mark Whitfield.

He also has a Grammy nomination for his performance and co-writing on Nnenna Freelon’s 1996 Concord release, Shaking Free. His extensive experience includes performances at notable venues like Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, and the Hollywood Bowl and at major jazz festivals like the Playboy Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Free Jazz Festival (Brazil) and Jazz e Vienne (France).

This event is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the North Carolina Arts Council and the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. It is part of our ongoing Wednesday Night Livestream concert series. Access the performance from our Facebook Live page.