We’re Kicking Off The Season In Style

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We are excited for our big event this Thursday. We will be kicking off the 2016-17 Palladian Series with a pre-season preview party. The evening begins with a preshow reception. We will then preview the season and enjoy a concert featuring Raleigh singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly.

Jeanne began her musical career as a featured vocalist for Chris Botti. While touring with the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter, she worked with world-renowned symphonies and had the distinct honor to perform at venues such as Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Limited tickets are available for $10 (plus NC sales tax). Call the box office at 919-553-1737, or click here for more information.

A Limited Number of Little Mermaid Seats To Open For Sale On Wednesday Morning

If you have been looking for “Mermaid” tix … there is hope! A LIMITED number of seats will be released for sale for the remaining performances of CYT’s “The Little Mermaid” beginning at 10 AM on Wednesday. Many of the available seats are single seats, so you may not get to sit with a friend, but you will get to see an amazing show.

Please note that these tickets will be available only through the box office and will NOT be available on-line. Please call the box office at 919-553-1737 or stop by after 10 AM to purchase these tickets.

2016-17 Palladian Series Announced

2016-season-claytoncenterPalladian Series brochures for the upcoming season are on the way to your mailbox. The Clayton Center is proud to present our newest line-up of concerts and comedy for 2016-17. The season will open on Saturday, October 15, and run through April 22, 2017.

Season tickets for the series go on sale on August 11, and Flex Packages and tickets to individual shows go on sale on September 7.

Click for more information about the 2016-17 Palladian Series.

Clayton Youth Theater Makes A Big Splash With The Little Mermaid

ClaytonLittleMermaidToday’s the day! It’s opening night for Clayton Youth Theater’s musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Tickets to tonight’s premier are almost gone, and seats for the Saturday, July 30, matinee have already sold out. But there will be three more opportunities to see the show next week as the run continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 4-6.

Congratulations to the cast and crew, who have worked so hard on the show this summer. It’s been great to watch (and listen) to them pulling this show together. Break a leg!

Click here to read more about CYT’s The Little Mermaid.

Ken Knox Brings Beach Music To Town Square This Thursday

KenKnoxDowntownClaytonFormer Chairmen of the Board member Ken Knox continues his Carolina beach music legacy with this band Ken Knox & Co.  In a show filled with timeless hits — “Give Me a Little More Time,” “On the Beach” and everyone’s favorite, “Carolina Girls.”  Knox’s three -piece horn line, The Executives, will open with covers of your favorite party songs.  Check out their playlist to get a taste of this awesome show.

As always at the Town Square concert series, lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged (no coolers, please). Beverages and food will be for sale. Click here for more information.

Raleigh Native Jeanne Jolly Headlines Season Kick-off Event

“Jeanne Jolly can singJeanne Jolly The Clayton Center anything and sing it well…”

This quote from David Menconi, News & Observer music writer, sums up the talent of Jeanne Jolly. Jeanne’s music blends the earthiness of American roots music with jazz sophistication and the smoldering emotion of soul balladry. Her vocals seamlessly shift between down-homey and sweetly soaring.

Jeanne began her musical career as a featured vocalist for Chris Botti. While touring with the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter, she worked with world-renowned symphonies and had the distinct honor to perform at venues such as Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival. She is classically trained as a singer and holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Over the years, Jeanne has been praised as a singer-songwriter who “melds folksy, soulful country with heavenly, heartfelt lyricism” (News & Observer), and as a vocalist who “can easily shift to the dusky lilt of Alison Krauss or the sophisticated jazz phrasing of Rickie Lee Jones” (Missoulian). The Boston Globe calls her “one of contemporary music’s best kept secrets. She is a revelation when you sit in on one of her concerts.”

On her latest album, A Place To Run, Jeanne’s musical background comes together organically, like never before. Her accomplished musicality, intimate lyrics, and passion and respect for the heritage of country, folk, and soul music smoothly blend together with elegant earthiness.

Jeanne Jolly appears in concert at The Clayton Center’s 2016-17 Season Kick-off party. More information about the event is available here.

 

Second Summer Comedy Series Show Is This Saturday

Comedian and actor Jay Derrell White and Sinclair Entertainment present the second of the three-part 2016 Summer Comedy SerComedySeries2ies this Saturday, July 9, at 8 PM.

Performing for the show are actor and stand-up comedian Pierre of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View; Shaun Jones of Comic View, One Mic Stand and Bounce TV’s Off The Chain; and Talent of Comic View, HBO’s Snaps and Def Comedy Jam. Ticket price for the show is $25. Cocktail lounge opens at 6 PM.

Part III will be held on Saturday, August 20, and will feature, King Kountry Wayne and Joe Clair. Ticket price is $30.

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