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The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Mar
22
Fri
2019
James Judd with Jen Kober
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm

James Judd is a stand-up storyteller and radio personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, the legendary improv troupe The Groundlings, and The New Faces of the Hollywood Improv. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, James weaves comic, autobiographical tales that crowd the stage with hilarious characters and situations. James will be joined by Jen Kober who brings crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. $22

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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

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
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
16
Mon
2020
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.

Mar
28
Sat
2020
CANCELED – CYT Workshop: Audition Prep: Vocal Edition
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop date has been canceled. Please contact Carolina Youth Theatre of more information. 

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.)

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