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livestream compilation collage

Since the initial pandemic shutdown back in March, The Clayton Center has continued bringing live music to the community.

To commemorate our eight months of shows, we have put together an “events in review” stream. Join us for the Giving Thanks Live Stream Compilation, which features highlights from some of our favorite pandemic livestream concerts.

The featured North Carolina musicians have sustained us through this time of isolation and uncertainty, and we are grateful to them and to you for sticking with us. We wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, and we hope you enjoy the show. You’ll find it this Wednesday, November 25, at 7:00 PM at https://youtu.be/t7plwfcVBVo.

Enjoy an entertaining twist on Gilbert & Sullivan

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players I've Got A Little Twist

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ I’ve Got a Little Twist is where The Mikado meets The Music Man. It’s where the HMS Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon. It’s where The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On the Town. In short, it’s where Broadway meets Gilbert & Sullivan.

I’ve Got a Little Twist — coming to The Clayton Center on Friday, February 21, at 8 PM — is a one-of-a-kind show that proves the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire is as fun, fresh, and full-of-life as, well, three little maids from school!

See for yourself as the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) celebrates the legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan in American musical theater, featuring favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, Lerner & Loewe, Meredith Willson and Jerry Herman.

The show, which won a 2010 Bistro Award, features ingeniously rewritten lyrics for Gilbert & Sullivan tunes. It brings together Gilbert & Sullivan numbers with more modern musical theatre, and, often, allows the classic Gilbert & Sullivan to speak for itself.

I’ve Got a Little Twist speaks to audiences who are new to Gilbert & Sullivan as well as to die-hard fans. The cast features an emcee who interacts with a soprano, an alto, a tenor, a comic baritone and a bass in a clever mash up of scenes and songs. The performance culminates in a number that celebrates the way in which this tongue twisting art form has been “used and infused into Broadway shows for years.”

NYGASP is in its 46th year of operation as America’s preeminent professional Gilbert & Sullivan repertory ensemble. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, the company  has created its own special niche in the cultural mosaic of New York City and the nation.

Tickets to I’ve Got A Little Twist are $22, plus tax and fees.

Enjoy some holiday music this Saturday

Christmas is just around the corner, but you still have this weekend to enjoy some holiday music. The Johnston County Chorus will perform their annual Christmas shows tomorrow, Saturday, December 14. The shows begin at 1 PM and 7 PM.

Sing along to all of your holiday favorites, and enjoy performances by special guests from Stage Door Dance Productions, the Four Oaks Elementary Cardinal Choir and soloist Tyler Dean. 

Tickets for the show, Christmas Is Coming, Sing for Joy, are $16 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under, plus sales tax and fees. A group rate is available for groups of 8 or more. Tickets will be available at the door.

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.

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!