The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.
His latest creation, Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, snake-healings and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again.
“Hilarious and enormously talented.” Timeout, London
With appearances in more than 30 countries and a professional career spanning three decades, Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theatres, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway and at international festivals. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter. His internationally acclaimed solo performances play to packed theaters around the world.
Please note: Due to the focused nature of the program, this performance is not suitable for children under 8 years old.
This event is generously sponsored by the businesses and organizations:
The Miss Clayton/Capital City/Cleveland 2019 Scholarship Pageant is an official, local, triple preliminary associated with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization. As such, it is a part of the largest scholarship organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the Miss Clayton/Capital City/Cleveland Scholarship Pageant is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals.
Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, returns to the Capital City stage for the 2019 Miss Capital City, Miss Clayton, and Miss Cleveland Scholarship Pageant. Nia was crowned Miss Capital City 2016 on the Clayton Center stage on March 5, 2016. She was a Top 10 finalist at Miss North Carolina 2016 as Miss Capital City, and also received the Beth Stovall Music Scholarship award.
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
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.
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.