The Clayton Center welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares through story and song his remarkable life.
Throughout his career, Stuart has played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt; he’s been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and he’s safeguarded country’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts, including its literal shoes: Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Cash’s black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.
But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music — records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future. But this year, Stuart is looking to the past for inspiration. Twenty years after its original release, Stuart is breathing new life into his 1999 concept album, The Pilgrim. Hailed by critics as a showcase of Stuart’s incredible songwriting and instrumental skills, The Pilgrim is a tale of a love triangle replete with marital infidelity, soul searching and redemption — all the ingredients for classic country success.
Un- “Frozen” With CYT
Instructor: Stephanie Benner
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.
Wild About Dance!
Instructor: Chasta Hamilton
Walk on the wild side with CYT as we journey through an animal-themed safari of movement! Using inspiration from the musicals Cats, The Lion King, and Tarzan, students will explore fun and engaging movement patterns that translate into dance on stage!
Audition Prep: Mastering the Art of the Cold Read
Instructor: Stephanie Benner
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.
This workshop date has been canceled. Please contact Carolina Youth Theatre of more information.
Audition Prep: Vocal Edition
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Jessica Albright
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.)