Shana Tucker Stars In Our Season Kick-off Show

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Join us on Thursday, August 24, for a kick-off party, starring Shana Tucker, to preview the 15th anniversary Palladian Series.

The price is right! For just $10 per ticket, you can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) in the Council Chambers before the show, and then head to the auditorium for a performance by the incomparable and irresistible Shana Tucker.

The Durham Herald-Sun calls Shana, “An absolute stunner,” and says, “Her original gumbo of jazz, folk and R&B evokes the spirit of Bill Withers and Esperanza Spalding.”

Shana’s style and sound are influenced by her jazz and classical roots, which she deftly weaves with the pop music, movie soundtracks and world music of the 80s and 90s.

Having opened for internationally acclaimed artists, including Norah Jones, Lisa Fischer, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Javon Jackson, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Indigo Girls, Shana’s vocals and cello are featured on several studio and live recording projects by both independent and signed label artists and producers.

For the past 5 years, Shana has balanced her theatre, club and festival performances with her role as featured cellist/vocalist in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2017 she returned to her full-time touring and recording schedule. She has new collaborations in the offing, and is working to complete her sophomore recording project, set for release before the end of the year.

The season kick-off reception will be held from 6-7:15 PM. The concert begins at 7:30 PM. Seating for this event will be limited (only 300 seats are available), so purchase your tickets early!

Celebrate July 4th At Municipal Park

July 4th activities are the hottest ticket in town this Tuesday! Join Clayton Parks & Recreation for the decades-old Independence Day Celebration in Municipal Park on West Stallings Street in Downtown Clayton.

Activities start at 4 PM, and much of the fun is free – there will be free family field games, free ice cream, free watermelon, a free hose-down by the Clayton Fire Department, a free concert and, of course, free fireworks!

Other activities (available at a cost) will include food vendors, a cornhole tournament, inflatables and fair rides, bingo and raffles throughout the night. The fireworks shoot off at dark and often the live music, inflatables and rides will run another half hour after the show. That way, you can have more fun instead of sitting in traffic.

If you want to see all the fireworks – more shells than we’ve ever had before – and be in the middle of all the fun, be at Municipal Park on July 4.

“Little Shop of Horrors” Tickets On Sale Monday

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM this Monday, June 26, for Clayton Youth Theater’s 10th anniversary production, Little Shop of Horrors. Join the amazing cast of area teens (students ages 12-18) as they present this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. Tickets are available online at theclaytoncenter.com or through the box office by phone at 919-553-1737 or in person at 111 E. Second Street.

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Summer Fun With Town Square Concert Series

Liquid Pleasure part of summer fun of Clayton 's Town Square Concert Series

Clayton’s summer Town Square Concert Series continues this Thursday, June 15, with the party music of Liquid Pleasure.

The concert series is produced by the Clayton Downtown Development Association in association with several local sponsors. The monthly shows begin at 6 PM on the stage at Town Square, but the fun starts at 5:30 PM with food trucks, a bouncy house, beer and wine vendors and more. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for this free public concert, but please leave your coolers at home.

The Town Square Concert Series schedule also includes:

Thursday, July 20 – The rock/soul/blues/country band Heads up Penny opens for country artist Kennedy Fitzsimmons.

Thursday, August 17 – The Breakfast Club presents the music of the 80s.

Friday, September 8 – The popular beach music band The Embers.

“Little Shop Of Horrors” Marks Clayton Youth Theater 10th Anniversary

CYT Little Shop of Horrors

Clayton Youth Theater began rehearsals last week for their 10th anniversary summer production. The group goes back to their roots – literally – with their production of the sci-fi musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors.

Little Shop of Horrors was the very first show that CYT staged in 2007. Since then, they have presented 17 productions and sold nearly 19,000 tickets.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The schedule of events surrounding the 2017 production includes five performances – July 28 and 29 and August 3, 4, and 5 – an alumni reception and the popular Backstage Pass camp. So mark your calendars, and check back here and at the CYT web site for more details throughout the summer.

Tickets to all of the July and August performances of Little Shop of Horrors go on sale on Monday, June 26, at 10 AM.