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Unleashing Creativity Through Theatre

Welcome to the Carteret Community Theatre, a place where history comes alive and creativity thrives. With a rich legacy spanning over several decades, we have been an integral and cherished part of the community, devoted to entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages for generations to come.

A Journey Through Time: The Theatre's History

Legacy

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Established

The Theatre was founded in 1948, marking the beginning of its legacy.

Expansion

In the 1970s, the Theatre underwent a major expansion, increasing its seating capacity.

Renovation

In 2005, the Theatre underwent a renovation, modernizing its facilities and amenities.

Milestones

Over the years, the Theatre has achieved numerous milestones, including award-winning productions and collaborations.

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Our Mission & Vision: Bringing Stories to Life

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At our theatre, we are dedicated to bringing stories to life through captivating performances and innovative productions. Our mission is to inspire and entertain audiences of all ages, while our vision is to be a leading force in the performing arts community, creating unforgettable experiences that resonate with our diverse audience.

Meet Our Team

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Dedicated professionals who bring our theatre to life.

Pam is newly retired after enjoying a 25-year career as a commercial realtor, developer, designer and building contractor, culminating in the build-out of the 228 unit Ocean Club Condominiums and Resort and the 18,000sf OC Spa and Conference Center, both in Indian Beach, NC. She has owned and operated several other businesses in Carteret County including OC Villa Rentals, the OC Spa and Conference Center and currently, Oceanway Plaza in Newport, NC. A lifelong thespian, with a variety of acting, directing, design, choreography and producing credits. She has performed in high school, college, off-broadway (Shawnee Playhouse) and community theater. She directed all the Croatan High School musicals from 2002 to 2011. She is the current chair of Carteret Community Theatre (CCT) but has also been president and board member of CCT. Pam also leads in a variety of civic and charity efforts. She is a 20-year member of the Newport Rotary Club, past-president, board member and current foundation chair. Employing her Masters’ Degree in Applied Teaching, she became faculty trainer and literally “wrote the book” for “training the trainers” on how to facilitate Rotarians in effective leadership and service used internationally and across 7 mid-atlantic states. Pam trained over 300 faculty, reaching over 12,000 Rotarians during the past 15 years. She has served on numerous other boards in Rotary, church and other associations. Pam is known for bringing insight, direction and passion to each of her volunteer opportunities.

Pam Wall

Chair
Pam Wall

Jaime was born and raised on Long Island, NY, giving her ample opportunities to attend many Broadway shows beginning with the opening of Annie way back when. She attended the University of Massachusetts - Amherst graduating in 2000. Moving to the Raleigh area in 2001, she began a career in business administration with a community bank serving as project manager for facilities/vendor management and a global software company, where she was the Executive Assistant to the SVP of North American Services. In the summer of 2015, she and her husband opened ARL Marine Services, a marine survey and brokerage company, and relocated to the Crystal Coast. In addition to managing their business, she is also employed with Lucas Research, a world renown clinical research site as their Administrative Coordinator. She has over 20 years of administrative, facility and project management experience. Jaime is an active volunteer within CCT serving as stage manager for Disenchanted, assistant stage/prop manager for Frozen Jr. and more to come. She loves a challenge and is always open to help in any way the theatre needs. Her other favorite hobbies include reading, cross-training/running, spending time on the water and attending touring productions around the state. She and her husband Bert, a boat broker, live in Newport, NC with their three daughters who are all active with the CCT First Act youth theatre, dance and athletic activities in the area. She looks forward to growing the arts in the Carteret Community and getting those stage lights shining!

Jaime Magee

Secretary
Jamie Magee

John Scibal graduated from Duke University in 1978 and Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia in 1983. He opened Carteret Vision Center in Morehead City in 1987. The practice became one of the largest eye care facilities in eastern North Carolina, and was sold in 2009. Since then John works part-time at the Walmart Vision Center in Washington, NC. John is a certified business appraiser, and until recently owned a firm that provided brokering, appraisals, and business consulting to optometrists. John is an active Rotarian. He has been a member of the Morehead City Noon Rotary Club since 2000 and was a District Governor in 2016-2017, He began his “acting” career about 15 years ago with the Carteret Community Theatre, and has been cast in a dozen or so shows, including Plaza Suite, God of Carnage, The Miracle Worker, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Best of Broadway. He’ll be the first to admit he’s a “ham”, and that the theatre “had him” from the first laugh he got on stage. He and his wife Rhonda live in Morehead City and have three boys - Alan (Beaufort), Craig (Wilmington), and Brett (Raleigh). If you ask him about his four grandchildren - Bennett, Eloise, Sydney, and Crosby, be prepared to sit a while.

John Scibal

Treasurer
John Scibal

Charles graduated from West Carteret High School in 1981. He attended Wake Forest University and holds a BA in Theatre and Communications. He also holds a Bachelor in Music for Opera Performance from the UNC School of the Arts. Lastly, he holds an MBA from Western Carolina University. He has directed and performed with many community theatres as well as the NC Shakespeare Festival. While living in the western part of the state, he worked in Public Relations for Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel during their 650 million dollar expansion. Charles returned home to Newport, NC in 2018 to help care for his mother and is a member of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Morehead City, NC.

Charles Pringle

Board Member
Charles Pringle

Kathy Crowe holds a degree from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Music Education. She has accrued over 30 years of teaching general and choral music in public and private schools. Presently, she is the music educator at St. Egbert where she has taught for over 20 years. Kathy serves on the North Carolina Arts Council Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for The Early Learning Center. She has also served on the District and National Board of National Charity League, Inc. She is excited to have served on the Carteret Community Theatre (CCT) Board of Directors for the past 2 years. She began her theatre fascination in high school with the role of Polly Brown (the girlfriend) in The Boyfriend. She continued this fascination with the Harnett Regional Theater in Bye, Bye Birdie (Mama Mae Peabody), The Apple Tree (Princess Barbara) and the role of Annie Oakley in Annie, Get Your Gun. She continued her theatrical journey in Carteret County as musical director of two children’s productions with the Sandcastle Players and several shows with the CCT including Cinderella, Hello Dolly! (Irene Malloy) and Camelot (Nimueh). Kathy sings with the Carolina East Singers and has sung with Encore! and Carteret Chorale. She acknowledges applause is addictive! When Kathy is not making music, she enjoys boating, deep sea fishing and traveling.

Kathy Crowe

Board Member
Kathy Crowe

Christine has been involved with Carteret Community Theatre (CCT) since her daughter discovered her love for the theatre over 15 years ago. She has an understanding of backstage and front of house demands in the theatre setting from her years of experience working with CCT Beyond being a board member, she has been involved in many facets of the theatre’s productions. She has produced, designed costumes as well as properties/set design. Most recently, she has been the producer of Frozen, Jr, Disenchanted, Nunsense, Beauty and the Beast, Jr, Nunsense (which was initially postponed until covid restrictions would allow large gatherings again), Elf, Jr the Musical and was the stage manager for Oklahoma. Other earlier experiences range from assisting lighting in Rent to assisting with sound in many other productions. Christine is a retired real estate agent and for the past 25 years has worked in various aspects of bookkeeping and office management.

Christine Leary

Vice Chair
Christine Leary

F. William “Bill” Weinhold, a native of Morehead City, is Vice-President of Coastal Bank & Trust. Bill is a graduate of Atlantic Christian (now Barton) College. He and his wife, Sarah, a public-school principal, live in Newport. Their son, William, 25, is a veteran of the Friends’ Junior Sailing Program. The Weinhold family are avid sailors. Bill has served on the boards of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, Communities in Schools, and the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Carteret Community College Foundation and is a board member of Carteret Community Theatre.

Bill Weinhold

Board Member
Bill Weinhold

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Sharon Garner

Board Member
Sharon Garner

Carolyn Lyle Evans began her working career as an English teacher in Maryland. She has been “on stage” for most of her life. Originally from Washington, D.C., she has appeared with most of the dramatic enterprises in this area including groups in New Bern and Cherry Point, Worthy Is The Lamb, Rick’s Productions and the Carteret Community Theatre. She has played leading roles in numerous productions including: Mame, A Street Car Named Desire, Nunsense, Agnes of God, On Golden Pond and I Do, I Do. Many children have enjoyed working with “Miss Carolyn” over the years as a director of children’s shows. She is also a playwright, song writer and author.

Carolyn Evans

Chair Emeritus
Carolyn Evans

Nic Carey has been an integral part of the Carteret Community Theatre since 2019. With a background in business and the arts, he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the board. His journey with the theatre started as part of the hair and makeup team for Oklahoma in 2019. His role has since grown to include, stage manager, producer, performer, costumer, wig maker, show sponsor and most recently, board member and marketing committee chair. He has quickly become a driving force behind many of our successful productions. As a board member, he is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community through the performing arts and is committed to developing the growth and visibility of the theatre. When not at the theatre, Nic is running his business, Wild Arrow Collective, voted one of Carteret County’s favorite hair salons 2023/2024. He is actively involved with Carteret Partnership for Children, Healing Hope for Veterans and The Trevor Project. He is committed to creating opportunities for underrepresented groups and ensuring that our productions reflect the diverse voices of our community.

Nic Carey

Board Member
Nic Carey

Katie Dixon has been an active leader in Carteret Community Theatre (CCT) both on stage and behind the stage. She has directed, performed and produced a multitude of productions in addition to leading summer camps for the past 10 years. Some of that experience includes: She has spent a lot of time behind the scenes as the director for CCT’s hit shows, “Beauty & the Beast, Jr.” “Grease,” “Oklahoma!” “Noises Off,” “Elf, Jr.” “The Odd Couple” and “Frozen Jr.” Some of her favorite on stage roles include “Disenchanted” as the original and everyone’s favorite, “Snow White,” “Maria” in The Sound of Music (CCT), “Truvy” in Steel Magnolias (CCT), “Nancy” in Oliver! (CCT), “Joanne” in Rent (CCT), “Mama Rose” in Gypsy (CCT), “Sister Robert Anne” in Nunsense (CCT) and “Amneris” in Aida (NBCT). Katie is the Director of Youth Programs and Summer Camps for CCT and is now the proud owner of Dance Arts Studio, Academy of Performing Arts where she teaches Voice, Dance, and Musical Theatre Classes in Morehead City, NC. Katie has been happily married to her incredibly supportive and loving husband for almost 19 years. In addition to their amazing daughter, Sophie, they have 3 fur-babies that keep them on their toes: Chevy, Winnie, & Hank.

Katie Dixon

Director of Youth & Summer Camps
Katie Dixon

Michael Tonner been involved in community theater for over forty years working variously, in different organizations, as Artistic Director; President; Vice President and Treasurer. He has produced, directed, acted, been a backstage-hand and designed Lights and Sound on more than 70 productions. His professional career has been primarily in event ticketing. He was Eastern Regional Vice President at Ticketron; Vice President of Customer Service for Live Nation and most recently the Director of Operations for the Raleigh based international ticketing company etix. In 2014, he left etix and started his own concert merchandise fulfillment business focused on his primary clients of Live Nation and Ticketmaster. He still manages this business. Michael has served as Artistic Director for Carteret Community Theatre for over 6 years.

Artistic Director
Michael Tonner

Michael Tonner

Rebekah holds a Bachelor’s in Education with a minor in Theatre Arts and a Master’s degree in Education. Her experience includes several positions requiring organization, communication, marketing and budgeting including serving as CCT’s Business Manager since November 2021, three years as Theater House Manager at Cal Poly Theatre Arts in California, six years Administrative Assistant and six years as an Academic Advisor in educational and business settings. Rebekah’s daily duties at CCT include overseeing operations including, but not limited to: Coordinating Board & Committee meetings Coordinating communications between Committees and the Board and Production Teams Coordinating invoices & payments to vendors and shared revenue contracts Coordinating the Building Committee Managing CCT Box Office Sales Managing the CCT office Marketing CCT events and activities through social media, print, website and newsletters Performing as the main liaison for funders & constituents Scheduling and enrolling summer camp attendees Serving as event House Manager She has been happily married for over 20 years with 4 amazingly talented children. In her free-time, she enjoys, reading, hiking, riding her bike, chauffeuring her children to various activities including their theatrical and musical performances.

Rebekah Brooks

Business Manager
Rebekah Brooks

History 

Since 1948

Since October of 1948, there has been an amateur theatre group in Carteret County. That original group reorganized in November 1953 as the Carteret Community Theatre. 

 

We’ve produced historical plays based on local figures such as the Confederate spy, Emeline Pigott; on Blackbeard, the pirate; and on Otway Burns, privateer. Early productions ranged from comedies to tragedies and from one-acts to musicals. In recent years, musicals and children’s shows have been high on our audiences’ popularity list. Altogether, in the past 68 years, we have mounted over 200 major productions. 

 

Starting in 1994, we have co-sponsored residencies each year with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, giving local children unique theatrical opportunities. The establishment of the LeRae Kesel Fund enabled us to assist various programs to aid county children in theatre arts. In 2015, we officially had our very own theatre home at 1311 Arendell.

 

The success of our theatre over more than half a century can be attributed to dedication, determination, and talent. But those fine attributes might have been to no avail without the outstanding support of businesses and individuals who help financially; from school and college personnel who have cooperated in providing stage facilities for rehearsals and productions; from people who have built sets, made costumes, applied makeup and perhaps most importantly from our audiences who have helped to make it all worthwhile.

 

Mission

 

CCT is 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the cultural, artistic and educational needs of the community through the production of theatrical and other forms of live entertainment. 

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