Close Out The Season With Lee Roy Parnell On April 13

The Clayton Center’s 2018-19 Palladian Series goes out in style with the country blues mastery of Lee Roy Parnell. The popular Americana / blues rock artist returns to Clayton on Saturday, April 13, for an 8 PM show.

Lee Roy is described as “a fine writer blessed with a rich, soulful vocal delivery and a blistering array of guitar chops drawn almost equally from Texas blues, Memphis soul and southern rock traditions.” He is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and laid a new foundation in Nashville with his guitar prowess (particularly slide guitar), smooth soul-drenched voice and top-shelf songwriting skills.

Opening for Lee Roy will be hometown singer-songwriter Kennedy Fitzsimmons with Carolina Pine.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this musical legend. Seating is limited. Call today for tickets.

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CYT Rebrands Itself As Carolina Youth Theatre

You are going to be hearing a lot about Carolina Youth Theatre in the coming months. Carolina Youth Theatre is the rebranding of CYT — the popular Clayton Youth Theater, founded in 2007. Carolina Youth Theatre will expand CYT’s premier theatre opportunities to youth across Central and Eastern North Carolina.

New Carolina Youth Theatre logo

Clayton Youth Theater has impacted hundreds of students and has entertained nearly 25,000 patrons. As of the spring of 2019, CYT has formally incorporated as Carolina Youth Theatre.

Carolina Youth Theatre’s first production is The Wizard of Oz. The show will be presented in late July and early August. Auditions, which are open to 2nd through 12th graders across North Carolina, begin April 5.

Among Carolina Youth Theatre’s offerings are camps for elementary and middle school students. The CYT Backstage Pass camp will give 2nd-5th graders a hands-on theatrical experience as they work with CYT directors and cast members to put on a performance themed around The Wizard of Oz.

CYT will also launch Stage Right, a three-week camp for 6th-8th grade students that explores the components of musical theatre, and develops the skills necessary to be successful on stage.

For more information, contact: director@carolinayouththeatre.com.

Take A Sneak Peek At Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man

Tomas Kubinek at The Clayton CenterGot kids ages 8 and older? Get them out of the house and into the theater to enjoy the hilarious antics of Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man. Kubínek performs on Thursday, January 31, at 8 PM. Tickets are $5, and children ages 8-12 are FREE.
(Please note that due to the focused nature of the program, this performance is not suitable for children under 8 years old.) Check out the show here.

This fun family show is generously sponsored by the Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation, the Town of Clayton, Canopy, Johnston Health, Hudson’s Hardware & Outdoor Equipment and Huebner Family McDonald’s.

Special Event To Feature The Vaudevillian Antics Of Tomáš Kubínek

The one and only Tomáš Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and an all-around charmer who provides an utterly joyous experience that audiences will remember for a lifetime.

His latest creation, Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man – is a rip-roaring revival of stunts and skits that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again. He performs this production at The Clayton Center on Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 PM.

With appearances in more than 30 countries and a professional career spanning three decades, Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, 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. After a sold-out run on Broadway, The New York Times lauded his work as “absolutely expert!” and the Santa Fe Reporter boasts, “Masterfully played comedy…That secret mixture of DARING, TALENT, AND UTTER FOOLISHNESS…”

Tickets are $5, and children ages 8-12 are free. Please note that due to the focused nature of the program, this performance is not suitable for children under 8 years old.

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Happy Holidays from The Clayton Center

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Clayton Center offices, including the Box Office, will be closed for the holidays from December 24 through January 1. Please note that Sunday church services will go on as scheduled on Sunday, December 30. During this time, tickets to all upcoming events are available through our website at www.theclaytoncenter.com.

Additionally, Town of Clayton offices, including Town Hall (including our Utilities & Billing department), Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, and the Clayton Community Center will be closed through Wednesday, December 26, and will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 27.

All Town facilities will be closed on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we wish you all the very happiest of holidays!