CYT Dives Under The Sea With Summer Show

The cast of Clayton Youth Theater is swimming along smoothly in preparation for their 2016 summer musical – Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

The talented gcytlittlemermaidroup of teenagers rehearses daily here at The Clayton Center, and from what we have been able to see and overhear, the community is in for a real treat.

The show is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories as well as the classic animated film. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

CYT will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Friday, July 29, at 7 PM; Saturday, July 30, at 2 PM; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4, 5 and 6, at 7 PM. Tickets – which are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under – are on sale now online or through The Clayton Center Box Office. (Please note that NC state sales tax and fees will be added to all ticket sales.)

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July 4th Fireworks & More At Municipal Park

The Clayton Center and all Town of Clayton offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. However, the Town’s Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire and other staff members – plus lots of local volunteers – will be out at Municipal Park as the Town presents its traditional Fourth of July festivities.

Activities start at 4 p.m. and include free family field games, free ice cream and watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department and a free concert by The North Tower Band.

There also will be food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The park is located on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton. The fireworks go off at dark.

Find complete details – including a map, timeline of events, and the exit plan to help get you home safely and quickly – here.

Holiday Spirit To Light Up Town This Thursday

All will be merry and bright on Main Street this Thursday evening, December 3, as Clayton celebrates its 25th annual TreeClayton nc christmas village Lighting Ceremony. Thousands will pack Main Street to visit and shop in our local businesses, enjoy music and performances, see Santa, dress up their doggies and ride on a new kiddie train! The festivities begin at 5:30 PM. The tree lighting will be earlier this year, so be sure to head to Town Square by 8 PM! Visit the Town of Clayton online for more information.

A Fantastic February Awaits at The Clayton Center

In the past week, we have hosted a sold-out show by the wildly funny humorist Jeanne Robertson, a very well-attended Clayton Wedding Expo, the successful winter booking meeting of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium, and the annual awards banquet for the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. These events prove that there truly is always something going on here at The Clayton Center!

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s also long on entertainment and other activities at The Clayton Center. The fun begins this Saturday night, January 31, when Granite Lodge 191 of Clayton will host its annual Father-Daughter Dafather daughter dance the clayton centernce in the Main Lobby. Tickets are $40 per “couple” and are available at GI Joe’s on Highway Business 70 or Annie V’s Florist on Barbour Street in downtown Clayton. Light refreshments will be served. There also will be a DJ and dancing, and each couple receives a free 4 x 6 Photo from 1000 Words Photography. For more information, call Russell Ragland at 919-663-6499.

On Saturday, February 7, the Malpass Brothers come to town. These Goldsboro boys bridge the gap between traditional country and rockabilly in their look and style, taking us back to the day before rock and country went their separate ways. Their energetic performing style and passion for this heritage American music make a unique experience. Drawing from their family’s love of early country music, Taylor and Christopher Malpass channel the sound of musical greats like Hank Williams, Sr., Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Carl Perkins, the Loovin Brothers and even the Young Elvis Presley. One reviewer said, of the Malpass Brothers’ experience, ‘These guys don’t just sound retro… they are retro.’ See the Malpass for yourself at our Vimeo channel.

Thursday through Saturday, February 26-28, Clayton Youth Theater presents Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard. Set in the 1880s, but with a timeless theme, the play takes us through the humor and grief of the Muldoon family in Gray, Ind., and the events following the arrival of the mysterious Galen P. Gray, medical doctor. Gray presents the family with some hilarious situations and serious choices as he makes his home in the town that bears his name. The play is rated PG+ for mild language and tragic circumstances. Show times are at 7:30 PM. Clayton Youth Theater highlights the talent of area students, grades 7-12.

For tickets to the Malpass Brothers or CYT’s Anatomy of Gray, contact the box office Monday through Friday, 10 AM–Noon, and 1 PM-5 PM, at 919-553-1737. The Clayton Center, located in Johnston County, is convenient to Raleigh and southeastern Wake County, with easy access to Durham, Chapel Hill, Zebulon, and other parts of Orange, Durham, Harnett, Lee and Johnston Counties.