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.

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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.

Countdown to “Anne of Green Gables”

The cast of “Anne of Green Gables,” Clayton Youth Theater’s (CYT) 2018 winter production, is ramping up rehearsals this week as opening night approaches. The curtain rises this Thursday, February 22, at 7 PM.CYT 2018 The Clayton Center

Cherished by generations of “kindred spirits,” L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel comes to life in this stage adaptation by Peter DeLaurier. “Anne of Green Gables” follows the misadventures of Anne (spelled with an “E”) Shirley — a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with a plainspoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy! She wins over the Cuthberts and all of Prince Edward Island with her irrepressible spirit and imagination – and wins over audiences with this warm, poignant story about love, home and family.

CYT will present “Anne of Green Gables” on Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, at 7 PM, and Saturday, February 24, at 2 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets are on sale now for $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and under (plus sales tax and fees). All seating for CYT performances is reserved.

It’s Show Week! “Little Shop Of Horrors” Opens This Friday

CYT Little Shop of Horrors

Get your tickets to Clayton Youth Theater’s 10th Anniversary production of Little Shop of Horrors. The show opens this Friday evening, July 28, at 7 PM. Other showtimes include Saturday, July 29, at 2 PM, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 3, 4, and 5, at 7 PM. Call the Box Office at 919-553-1737 or purchase tickets here.

“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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“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.