Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

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
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
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
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
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.

Apr
1
Wed
2020
CYT Class: Acting Techniques
Apr 1 @ 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.

Apr
7
Tue
2020
CYT Class: Dramatic Adventures
Apr 7 @ 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
Apr 7 @ 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.

Apr
8
Wed
2020
CYT Class: Acting Techniques
Apr 8 @ 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.

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

Apr
21
Tue
2020
CYT Class: Dramatic Adventures
Apr 21 @ 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.