is to produce professional style productions for our community at large including educational presentations while giving local talent ages 6 to 21 an opportunity to gain professional experience through working with established actors. directors, choreographers and/or composers from beyond the greater Western Carolina Region.
Lesia Kaye - Executive Director
Robert Clater - Producing Artisitc Director
Nisreen Patiwalla - President
Melissa Painchaud - Vice President
Dr. Katherine Farris - Secretary
Hank Weddington - Treasurer
Dancing For The Stars Coordinator
Board of Directors
WHAT WE DO
Carolina Broadway Theatre Company (CBTC) is a 501c3 theatre company headquartered in Hickory, NC. CBTC performs locally providing performance opportunities with theatre pros for local youth. CBTC provides a transition into the professional world for aspiring artists. Productions have involved guest stars and artistic staff selected from LA & NY, who become mentors and business contacts for these young aspirants.
CBTC is proud to be home the only SDC Director and Choreographer in the state of North Carolina.
Thanks to our exclusive partnership with Clater-Kaye Theatreworks which matches our financial assistance scholarships dollar for dollar, each scholarship is doubled for qualified applicants.
Past participants include: Stephen Schwartz: Winner of 3 Oscars, 4 Grammys, Multiple Tonys for Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Pocahontas, Enchanted & more Paul Kreppel: SAG Board Member, Tony Award, TV Star, Megan Larche: Casting Director/Broadway Producer, Bring It On, Hairspray, Its Complicated, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Darren Ledbetter: Musical Director/Production Music Associate, Dreamgirls, Motown, Grease, Rock of Ages, Chicago, Footloose