Kids JOIN
• 2 Great CHRISTMAS Plays
The Mystery of the Peanut Butter Space Man!
• Now accepting early registrations for Disney's "Descendants" musical cast


"Can Mrs. Claus Save Christmas?"

        It is two weeks until Christmas and exhausted Santa wistfully dreams of a vacation in Hawaii.  But even with the elves working hard and Mrs. Claus checking the list of good girls and boys, he just doesn’t have the time.  Meanwhile, the multi-millionaire video game manufacturer villain longs for the one thing he does not have — the love of children. Join the cast of Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves and more and save Christmas!


"Can Mrs. Claus 

  Save Christmas?" 

Young children's Christmas/Adventure play

   - for Elementary Schoolers

   - Zoom Rehearsals W & F 5-6:00pm,

        & S 10-11:00am starting W, Nov. 4

   - Cost:  $135 per month Nov. - Dec. 

        (2 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the 1st

        - No additional production fee

   - 1 Live Online Performance Fri., Dec. 18 at 6:00pm



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"A Virtual

Christmas Carol"

      Your family's Christmas season will sparkle with this new virtual twist on everyone’s favorite holiday classic!  Disney writers Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus have struck the perfect balance with this traditional telling, updated to modern times and all done via Zoom video conferencing!  

The Narrator roll is a Charles Dickens character, Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and his family, the ghost, and three Christmas spirits take the cast and audience — virtually, of course! — on a journey of self-discovery and growth.  

Set in modern times, this timeless tale will be the hit of this Christmas season with your whole family watching a live-online performance from the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

"A Virtual

Christmas Carol"

Youth Christmas/Adventure play

   - for Middle & High Schoolers

   - Zoom Rehearsals T & Th 6:30-7:30pm,

        & S Noon-1:00pm starting Th, Nov. 5

   - Cost:  $145 per month Nov. - Dec. 

        (2 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the 1st

        - No additional production fee

   - 1 Live Online Performance Fri., Dec. 19 at 6:30pm

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The Mystery of

The Peanut Butter Space Man!


       The Mystery of the Peanut Butter Spacemen follows the Fedora Club, a group of junior-high friends who meet once a week for "secret club stuff." During one of the meeting, a strange message interrupts the program on their radio. This well-plotted mystery/adventure/comedy will keep the cast and audiences amazed and amused. Who are Rednaxela, Ittessor and Cirrem? One of the club members deciphers the names—can you?

Rachus Children's Mystery/Comedy/Adventure play

   - for Ages 8-13

   - Rehearsals T & Th 5-6:00pm

        & S 1:30-2:30pm starting Th, Nov. 5

   - Cost:  $140 per month Nov. - Dec. 

        (2 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the1st

        - No additional production fee

   - 1 Live Online Performance Sat., Dec. 19 at 3:00pm

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Seeking Cast Members to act

Rotten to the Core  in Disney's "" Descendants"  Musical Play


PYT currently plans for our "Descendants" Spring 2021 musical to begin with online rehearsals and have live performances. As weather warms and COVID permits, we will shift Saturday rehearsals to mandatory, in-person outdoors. Performances will either be Drive-In (like the wonderful "Heal 2020" performances) or be live on an area amphitheater stage with the degree of social-distancing which is safe and permitted in May.


       Reserve your spot early in PYT's brand-new premiere musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the all-time favorite Disney films!

It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. ...and then the fun starts as this musical bursts onto the stage.

Disney's "" Descendants"  Musical

PYT Priemiere Spring 2021 Production

Starting Online, Rehearsals 

   - for Middle & High Schoolers

   - Zoom Rehearsals T & Th 6:30-7:30pm,

        & S 2:00-4:00pm starting S, Jan. 9, 2021

   - Cost:  $150 per month Jan. - May 

        (5 monthly payments during rehearsals and

        performances) due on the 1st

   - plus 3 private, half-hour voice lessons at $30 each,

   - plus $85 production fee due April 1st

   - Multiple Live-On-Stage Performances in Late May

What did our sweet little town do

in times like these?


Saw "Heal 2020"

In October!




HEAL 2020

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Performed Live   +   Drive-In Style

Heartwarming PYT musical with a variety of modern hit songs from popular artists and Broadway theater, this musical is an opportunity for our community to heal.


The "Heal 2020" musical "book" was written by Parker Harris, PYT's Music Director, and other members of Kids On Stage. The musical has been performed once previously in Snow Hill, North Carolina.

"Heal 2020" audiences will experience the often scary hardships shared by the musical's authors in North Carolina. Struggling to deal with the stresses of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we all can find comfort and hope in the uplifting music we love.

4 BIG Shows   +   Oct. 9-17, 2020

4 Performances in Oct. 2020:  (rain and shine)

In Addition to "Heal 2020" musical by PYT, 

the following special guests will perform:

Haw River Christian Academy Theater Department will perform a short play, "The Prideful Princess" (PreShow) on Oct. 16 & 17

Triggle Academy will perform an Irish Dance routine during intermission,

Chatham Dance Connection will perform with PYT in sections of "Heal 2020."


Haw River Christian Academy

2428 Silk Hope Gum Springs Road, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312

(behind gym on the grounds of Emmaus Baptist Church)

 Early FALL SEASON PLAY CASTS in Rehearsal Now 
• 3 Great Youth ZOOM Plays
• 2 Youth Improv Comedy Groups Meet Weekly
• "HEAL 2020" Musical Performed LIVE Oct. 9-17, Drive-In Style
• Check Out Our Awesome Recent Virtual Plays on YouTube
• Get Together, Rehearse On ZOOM with Optional In-Person Saturday Rehearsals*
outside with social distancing and masks • *Sat. in-person optional for all plays, required for "Heal"

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"Virtually Ever After"

comedy farce with fairy tale characters

In rehearsal now

Coming Soon to PYT's YouTube Channel















a comic thriller showing this Halloween
In rehearsal now

Coming Soon to PYT's YouTube Channel














"The Odyssey", a comedy retelling of ancient greek myths
          For Grades 8-12
          Sept. 2 - Oct. 28, 2020,
          Zoom Rehearsals W 6:30-7:30pm and S 11am-Noon

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Hope you saw

"Heal 2020" Musical Play

       Heal was our Smash Musical Hit of 2020 performed Drive-In style in October! It was a musical play about how we as a community HEAL from this Pandemic. The story was written by our very own Parker Harris and a group of North Carolina kids. It includes songs from Broadway Musicals including: Tomorrow (Annie), Somewhere over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz), We'er All in This Together (High School Musical) as well as pop songs like Rise Up, Fight Song and much more! This show will be performed outside, drive-in movie style, with social distancing.


Improv Comedy, Fun & Games
          A one hour weekly class of nothing but fun, thinking on your
feet, performance training and acting games on Zoom! No lines to
memorize, just fun. The final class will be a showcase podcast live
online that friends and family can watch!

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Old-time Radio Variety Show

Comedy with Spedial Musical Guest

David Quick Jazz

Rewritten and Reproduced in Pittsboro

By Chatham Community Players Adults

   more info...

Subscribe to PYT's YouTube Channel
and click the       icon so you don't miss a single episode
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"Pittsboro's Beautiful City Virtual Choir"

By PYT's Cast of Godspell 2020

Watch Now


The shared traumatic experiences, including

COVID-19, Pittsboro's  courthouse fire and

confederate statue protests, contrasted against a message of hope vocalized by local children in the video are likely to strike a positive cord in viewers around Pittsboro, Chatham and NC,...

Pittsboro Youth Theater's

Family of Community Arts Organizations

Activities During COVID-19

Updated:  11am, 5/11/20

Dear PYT Family, Patrons, Friends and Lookieloos,

Tammy and Craig, co-founders and -operators, wish to share the following updates on our family of community arts organizations. Click on the following organization links for details about activities, programs, performances, online endeavors and specific impacts and changes due to COVID-19.


Red figures below reflect monthly revenue declines since mid-march 2020. Suffice it to say, if our family of arts organizations were a medical patient today, we would be in "serious" condition. Without some successful cash-infusion treatment we expect to be in "critical" condition sometime in August 2020. Please watch our virtual performance videos on our YouTube channel and...

Pittsboro Youth Theater -25%

(PYT local youth performance troupe based in CFTA)

Fall 2020 Productions

Summer Camps

Center for the Arts, Pittsboro -100%

(CFTA arts campus in downtown Pittsboro, NC)

CFTA Music School -40%

(professional private music lessons)


CFTA Art Gallery/Gift Shop -100%

(professional private music lessons)

Sweet Bee Theater -100%

(live-performance theater/stage in CFTA)

Sweet Bee Caffe -100%

(purveyor of fine coffees. chocolates and more in CFTA)

Chatham Community Players N/A

(local adult community theater performance troupe based in CFTA)

Small businesses in general and performance arts organizations in particular are being hit hard by economic conditions, social distancing and restrictions of the size of gatherings. We encourage our patrons to keep this in mind as you make decisions about how, where and when to enjoy/support the arts.


The family of arts organizations at the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro will do our best to addapt and economize. This so we can continue to provide wonderful cultural arts skills and experiences to area children and adults during COVID and come back stronger long term. 


If you would ordinarily support us in ways that new circumstances change, please consider donating the value of our virtual performances to continue our financial solvency and increase the likelihood that our organizations will be here when circumstances improve. 

Here's a short list of Summer 2020 activities we hope will brighten the spirits of wonderful folks in Chatham county and beyond:

  • Summer Virtual Theater Activities for kids. More info.

  • YouTube Performance videos by PYT’s Spring season casts... a dozen are in production now. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss one video!
      ... Godspell Musical, PYTs spectacular musical of the season
Tinker Bell, a gem of a comedy play by PYTs talented middle-aged cast
Pixies, Kings & Magical Things by PYTs youngest cast
The Show Must Go Online! Terfficic comedy about theater
during social distancing by PYT veterans
      ... Announcing
Episode 1 of PBO R&R, "Buddy's Closet"... The first in a series of locally rewritten and reproduced old time radio style programs starring adult members of our Chatham Community Players with performances by local musicians. LISTEN NOW!

More information about our operations and activities during this COVID mess and our wacky family of arts organizations is below and all over this website.


Thank you and bee safe!


Tammy and Craig, Owners and Founders

Pittsboro Youth Theater's

Family of Arts Organizations in the 

Center for the Arts, Pittsboro

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Coolest, Darned, Pittsboro Rewritten & Reproduced series of old-time radio, feel-good comedy programs with local musical guests.

by Chatham Community Players acting troupe.

LISTEN  to Episode #1 on Our YouTube CHANNEL!


Old-time Radio Entertainment

by the Chatham Community Players

Rewritten and Reproduced in Pittsboro   more info...

Sam Ezell, Featured Artist

Folk and geometric artworks on exhibition in CFTA's Great Room Gallery

Starting when we reopen

Pat Stucke, Accordion Player

Enjoy live European cafe music in CFTA's

Sweet Bee Caffe select weekend afternoons.

Starting when we reopen

CFTA Silver Thank You MEDALLIONS Website

The Center for the Arts, Pittsboro (CFTA) and our resident arts organizations, services, events and activities only exist because people in our community know about us and choose to come here. 

Great for Pittsboro to Know...

Check out all the goings on at CFTAYou might be surprised!


A "by-accident" organization, Pittsboro Youth Theater is CFTA's anchor tenant

and the only reason this hot-mess of arts-related goodness exists in Pittsboro.



Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas

A joint endeavor of a volunteer ensemble cast and the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro to change the fraying social fabric of the US

Music Lessons

5 Instructors 6 days a week teaching singing voice, guitar, violin, piano, ukulele, cello, stand-up bass, fiddle and more.


Sweet Bee Caffé

Fine fresh Coffee and Chocolates


Art Gallery and Gift Shop

Paintings and hand-made art glass jewelry and hangings by local artists)


Chatham Community Players

Area adult actors and actresses audition, rehearse and perform 3-4 shows a year in Sweet Bee Theater






Coolest, Darned, Pittsboro Rewritten & Reproduced series of old-time radio, feel-good comedy and local music entertainment programs

by Chatham Community Players acting troupe and local musicians.

LISTEN  to Episode #1 on Our YouTube CHANNEL!

Sweet Bee Theater

The one and only public theater in Chatham County! Home to Pittsboro Youth Theater, Chatham Community Players and Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas, events, private parties, conferences, movies and more


...Please Tell Your Friends!

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March 4, 2020
As We Address Coronavirus Together
Dear Patrons of Sweet Bee Caffe, Pittsboro Youth Theater and the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro.

As members of the family of fine organizations within the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro, we are dedicated to improving the lives of area residents. 

The ongoing good health of our customers, neighbors and vistors is of great importance to us.

All employees and owners of organizations here are working hard to keep our facility as clean and sterilized as we can. We have added extra cleaning procedures with bleach and Lysol before, during and at the end of every day we're open.


In addition, we've instituted new hand washing procedures in the theater and caffe. Every cast and crew member must wash their hands with soap and water before every rehearsal or performance.


Caffe workers must wash their hands before handling drink or food materials, supplies or equipment–after receiving payments, after touching their face or touching anything other than clean equipment, materials or supplies.


We strongly believe that the elderberry products we serve and sell in our Caffe will help keep our loved ones, y'all, healthy.

Below we offer professional medical and scientific research which supports our belief that drinking elderberry extract will help keep us safe from viral infection.


Craig Witter

General Manager, Sweet Bee Caffe


Executive Director, Center for the Arts, Pittsboro


Robust Body of Research

Supports Immune System Benefits

of Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) Extracts

Click Here

for professional and scientific articles published by:

December 2019

   We are so happy to have multiple cast members recognized in Chatham Life & Style's "Best of the Year" performing arts awards.

One of our Pittsboro Youth Theater Ensemble cast members, Fiona Tiegreen, was honored as a "Rising Star" for her performance in Dorothy Meets Alice. At age 9, Fiona was the youngest performer to be honored in any category.

Additionally, Jon Woolard was honored for his performance in October's Arsenic and Old Lace by the Chatham Community Players. Jon played a scarily accurate Jonathan Brewster and gave show-stopping performances every night!

It's great that Pittsboro's own family of Theater organizations were recognized as "Outstanding"  alongside Triangle region heavyweights, such as DPAC, Raleigh Little Theater, Ward Theater, Burning Coal Theater and other much larger, well established and funded organizations and venues.

In the heart of downtown Pittsboro

Sweet Bee Theater

is the only

public theater in Chatham county.



in Center for the Arts, Pittsboro


Hours of Operation through Sun. 2/16/20

Monday-Friday 1-6:30pm

Saturday 8am-5pm

Sunday Noon-5pm

...and for local and theater Events



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    M,T,W,F 1pm-6:30pm

       Closed Thursdays

    Sat. 8am-5pm

    Sun. Noon-5pm

     ...& for CFTA events



PYT's Mission: 

"Improve Pittsboro's future by enriching local

children's lives and continue Pittsboro's rich arts heritage"

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