About

Clayton Productions was founded July of 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah as a private entertainment school for youth under the direction of D. Kim Clayton.  Since its humble beginnings, Mr. Clayton has seen nearly 6000 youth walk through his doors to become a part of the magical world of song, dance, voice, showmanship and performance.

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The nationally recognized fourteen performing organizations, six dance companies and vocal performance students at Clayton Productions range in age from 3-27 years.  Each performer and student has been carefully selected through an audition process because of his/her talents, commitment to excellence and desire to learn and share their musical gifts with people of the world.  Clayton Productions focuses on personal self-esteem, individual growth, professionalism and developing talents.

The repertoire of the performing organizations includes high energy songs and dance routines from Broadway to Country, Pop to Funk, Swing to Musical Theater, visiting popular eras such as Rock ‘n’ Roll of the 50’s, Roaring 20’s, Big Band Era of the 40’s, Salutes to the 70’s and 80’s, and of course…the hits of today.  Familiar favorites from Broadway musicals such as Big River, The Wiz, Salutes to Disney, West Side Story, Newsies, Grease, City of Angels, Cats, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Wicked etc. are also on their agenda (all music arranged and written by D. Kim Clayton specifically for these productions).

 

Groups from Clayton Productions have performed in such places as Walt Disney World, The White House, Pentagon, Kings Dominion, Taste of Chicago, Ilikai Hotel, BYU Hawaii, Embarcadero, Sea World, Disneyland, McDonald’s World Youth Classic, England, Scotland, Wales, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, and Venezuela to name just a few.  Mr. Clayton’s students have also performed as leads, support roles, and extras in Network Television Movies, Music Videos, National and Local Television/Radio Commercials, LDS Church Videos, Cable Television, Local and Community Theatrical Productions, Lagoon’s Music USA, and BYU’s Young Ambassadors and the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Because we see so many negative influences in our world of today, it is refreshing to experience a program that is positive, professional, uplifting, and yet still contains all of the entertaining qualities of “Showbiz”.  We invite you to join us…an experience that you won’t soon forget!