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.

Our Mission

Lesia Kaye - Executive Director

Robert Clater - Producing Artisitc Director

Shannon Little- President

Laura Levinson - Vice President

Dr. Steve Farris - Secretary

Maggie Agostinelli

Mike Barnett

Brenda Bush

Candace Payne


Board of Directors

***Check out the performing arts school and training program CKT


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

From the Executive Director, Lesia Kaye

Due to the ongoing health concerns with COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Junior and Senior shows until further notice. Your child's safety and well being is our number one priority.

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