Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Jul
30
Tue
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Jul
31
Wed
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

Aug
1
Thu
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Aug
2
Fri
2019
CYT Backstage Pass Camp
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am
CYT Backstage Pass Camp @ The Clayton Center

Carolina Youth Theatre’s Backstage Pass camp gives 2nd through 5th grade students a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with the directors and CYT cast members to produce a performance themed around CYT’s summer musical The Wizard of Oz. Participants will spend the week rehearsing scenes, music, and choreography. They will tour the backstage area of CYT and receive daily instruction on different aspects of technical theater. Each participant receives a  CYT t-shirt and a complimentary ticket to see a designated performance of The Wizard of Oz. Registration for Backstage Pass will open on May 1, 2019. Visit the CYT website for details.

Morning Session 9:30am – 12 noon

Afternoon Session  1:30pm – 4pm

“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Aug
3
Sat
2019
“The Wizard of OZ” – Carolina Youth Theatre
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
"The Wizard of OZ" - Carolina Youth Theatre @ The Clayton Center

Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 25, at 10 AM.

You’ll find that there’s no place like home this summer when Carolina Youth Theatre — formerly Clayton Youth Theater — presents The Wizard of Oz. CYT is auditioning students for the cast and will begin rehearsals in June. Mark your calendar for July 26-27 and August 1-3 and plan to join CYT on a classic adventure to the Emerald City.

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Marty Stuart Presents “The Pilgrim”
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm

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.

martystuart.net

 

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Carolina Youth Theatre Auditions – OUR TOWN
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm

Carolina Youth Theatre presents auditions for their winter 2020 production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. For complete audition details, visit carolinayouththeatre.com

•Participants must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2019-20 school year.​
•Special Casting Call: Students in 3rd-6th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to audition for the roles of Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Joe Crowell, and Si Crowell.
•Those auditioning should attend ONE audition, not both.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Carolina Youth Theatre Auditions – OUR TOWN
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am

Carolina Youth Theatre presents auditions for their winter 2020 production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder. For complete audition details, visit carolinayouththeatre.com

  • Participants must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2019-20 school year.​
  • Special Casting Call:  Students in 3rd-6th grade during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to audition for the roles of Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Joe Crowell, and Si Crowell.
  • Those auditioning should attend ONE audition, not both.
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.

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

THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Please check back for updated information and a rescheduled date.

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
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.)

Jul
4
Sat
2020
The Malpass Brothers – July Fourth Livestream Celebration
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Malpass Brothers - July Fourth Livestream Celebration @ The Clayton Center

We may not have fireworks, but we’re still going to have a blast this Fourth of July at The Clayton Center. The Malpass Brothers – favorite hometown boys from eastern North Carolina – will perform a virtual concert live from our stage beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 4. You can access the free livestream via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/TheClaytonCenter/live).

How better to celebrate Independence Day than with a band that is as authentic as chopped pork barbecue and hush puppies and every bit as American as apple pie? With The Malpass Brothers you can count on classic country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Most of all, count on a good time together at home with The Malpass Brothers.

The livestream is presented by The Clayton Center in collaboration with the NC Arts Council and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation. This is a FREE event, but, in lieu of a ticket, we ask that you support The Malpass Brothers with a donation via PayPal at paypal.me/malpassbrothers.

As an added bonus, you can catch The Malpass Brothers in a second show on July 25 streamed by our friends at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center. For more information click here.

Jul
30
Thu
2020
CYT SINGS! A Virtual Concert for the Community
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

Carolina Youth Theatre presents CYT Sings! A Virtual Concert for the Community.

CYT Sings! will be livestreamed from The Clayton Center via Facebook on Thursday, July 30, at 7:00 pm. The virtual benefit concert is a collaboration between current CYT students and alumni and will feature uplifting Broadway tunes that affirm the importance of community.

The concert is free, but please consider giving the price of a ticket by texting CYTSINGS to 44-321.

CYT will share 50 percent of the concert’s net proceeds with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Small Business Grant Fund. The fund was established in response to the economic hardship caused by COVID-19. By partnering with the Clayton Chamber Foundation, CYT is giving back to the local business community that has generously supported it over the years.