We are Acting Up on the Crystal Coast!



Before and After Hurricane Florence

By now, most of you are aware of the destruction of our theatre building by Hurricane Florence.  While the brick walls remain structurally sound, the interior was decimated.

Carteret Community Theatre has helped transform downtown Morehead City into a dynamic cultural asset that will serve people from all over eastern North Carolina, and beyond. CCT provides exceptional live theatre and cultural programs that enhance vibrancy on the coast.  With your help of rebuilding the Theatre, will be able to provide more opportunities to entertain, create and educate. 

While dreams may be free, bringing them to fruition takes a financial investment.

Save My Seat

Name one of our 450 Seats in honor or memory of a loved one. This opportunity is a fantastic way for parents, grandparents and CCT supporters to leave a tangible and lasting mark on the theatre.

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We are trying to raise $180,000 to donate our Auditorium after Carolyn and Richard Evans.  

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Steering Committee

Alan Leary, Carol Lohr, Sally Lumpkin, Dean Wagaman & David Walker

 We believe this campaign “The Show Must Go On” is supporting our community by enhancing the live theatre experience as well as promoting the tourism industry. The Capital Campaign is for the future of the Carteret Community Theatre. The theatre will become a larger presence in the downtown area, creating new opportunities for businesses and restaurants to serve and interact with the theatre-going public.

Each year the Carteret Community Theatre produces and presents over 20+ performances and events attracting up to 18,000+ people. 

Renovations are necessary to enhance the theatre experience for the audience, and improve the working conditions provided to the artists. These changes will allow for larger casts as well as meeting the requirement for traveling performing artists. With a newly updated facility, CCT will be positioned to attract new visitors, increase ticket sales, and remain a leader in the eastern North Carolina cultural community by helping to sustain a rich quality of life for those who live, work and play in the area.

Please join us by committing to the Arts in Carteret County.


Official Spokesperson

Howell Binkley (Lighting Designer)

  Broadway Designs Include: Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Tempations, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Come from Away (2017 Tony nomination), A Bronx Tale The Musical, Hamilton (2016 Tony Award Winner, 2018 Olivier Award Winner), After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011 Tony nomination), West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination),  Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Award Winner), Avenue Q, Parade, and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination, 1993 Olivier Award Winner, 1993 Canadian Dora Award Winner).

Extensive Regional and dance works include The Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards and designs for Alvin Ailey, MoMix, Peter Pucci Plus, Hubbard Street Dance, and ABT.  Howell created the lighting design for six musicals in repertory for The Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration and multiple designs for The LaJolla Playhouse, The Alley Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Guthrie, The McCarter Theatre, The Hartford Stage, The Old Globe and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. 

Howell is the Co-Founder and Resident Lighting Designer for Parsons Dance for which he has created over 85 original pieces alongside dear friend and choreographer David Parsons.  He was presented with the 2006 and 2016 Henry Hewes Design Awards for Jersey Boys and Hamilton.

Howell was born and raised in Winston-Salem, attended East Carolina University and is thrilled to represent Carteret Community Theatre’s Capital Campaign.  


A Note from the President

Carolyn Lyle Evans


Whether you crawl through the window, barge through the door, or step over the threshold, we invite you to take a leap of faith with us into the future. The Carteret Community Theatre has big dreams that we’d like to share with you. With your help our theatre can become a showcase throughout Eastern Carolina. You have already shown your support through your attendance, your volunteerism, your encouraging comments and yes, your contributions as well. However, while dreams may be free, bringing them to fruition takes a financial investment.

The CCT has the potential to become another powerful enticement to attract tourism to our area. With the support of the Arts Organizations, businesses and citizens, like, you, we can create a community where the Cultural Arts can flourish and grow. So, let’s all join hands and make this leap because "We’re acting up on the Crystal Coast"