Friday, January 22, 2010

Etta May's One-Woman Show Tonight!

The reigning Queen of Southern Sass – Etta May – returns to Clayton TONIGHT (Friday, Jan. 22) with her new one-woman, two-act show, Dr. Etta (Family Specialist).

If you’ve ever seen Etta May before, you haven’t seen her like this. Dr. Etta is a unique, original, one-woman show that everyone – parents, grandparents and teenagers alike – can relate to on many levels.

Staged as a seminar, the performance takes a hilarious and heartfelt look at the breakdown of the American Family, in a style that is uniquely and unequivocally Etta May. Part stand-up comedy, part theatre, Dr. Etta (Family Specialist) will have you laughing one minute and crying the next.

Star of the wildly popular tour “Southern Fried Chicks,” Etta May is a favorite of The Clayton Center audience. The “Chicks” sold out the Center last year and performed before a Standing Room Only crowd.

“Etta May is always a hit when she performs here,” Heidi Stump, executive director of The Clayton Center, said. “Her comedy resonates with a wide audience. This particular show blends her distinct style of stand-up comedy with a new take on theatre.”

A seasoned performer with a huge fan base, Etta May is among the winners of the prestigious American Comedy Awards title “Stand-Up Comic of the Year.” A favorite of XM & Sirius radio’s comedy channels plus the syndicated Bob & Tom show, Etta May is a regular on Country Music Television and has appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live and MTV and as a guest commentator on CBS Sunday Morning.

Tickets to Dr. Etta (Family Specialist) are $20 plus service fees. A group rate for purchases of 10 or more tickets is available. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 919-553-1737, at The Clayton Center Box Office, 111 E. Second Street in downtown Clayton, from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at

Other popular artists presented in past seasons at The Clayton Center include Kathy Mattea, Johnny Winter, Jesse Cook, Jim Brickman, Doc Watson, Eileen Ivers, Riders In the Sky, the Harlem Gospel Choir and David Sedaris.

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