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Ballet, Players Guild, Symphony, and other Stark County Fine Arts Announce Seasons

September 13, 2018- The arts have come alive in Stark County! Whether you want to see a play or the symphony---there is a plethora of performances with many different tastes that you are sure to find something that interests you!

Canton Ballet

October 12 & 13 | Celebrate Dance!

With a focus on innovation Celebrate Dance! presents modern choreographers showcasing the athleticism, strength and versatility of dancers in a diverse display of dance. Enjoy this performance with tickets for just $10! 

December 7-9 | The Nutcracker

Do not miss this thrilling opportunity to see New York City quality dance in Canton!  New York City Ballet principal dancers Sterling Hyltin and Canton Ballet alumnus Zachary Catazaro in the leading roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier.

March 9 | Touchdowns & Tutus

Ballet dancers to compete in a family fun event celebrating dance and athletics. You don’t want to miss out on this star-studded evening with many guest celebrities. An event to benefit Canton Ballet. (****Note this event is not included in the subscription series and tickets will go on sale closer to the event--mark this date on your calendar because you do not want to miss out on this fun evening!****)

April 13 & 14 | The Little Mermaid

In this full length ballet choreographed by Angelo Lemmo, experience Hans Christian Anderson’s poignant tale of a beautiful mermaid who dreams of becoming human.

A subscription series purchase includes on ticket for each production with a savings of 10% and ranges in price from $40 to $54. Celebrate Dance! is specially priced at $10 for all tickets. Other individual ticket prices are $17 to $25. All seating is reserved and performances are held at the Canton Palace Theatre. 

Players Guild Theatre

September 21-October 7 | Disney’s Newsies The Musical 

Stop the presses!  Set in turn-of-the century New York City, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what is right!

November 2-November 18 | Aida

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal. This engaging musical chronicles the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.

December 7-23 | A Christmas Carol

Canton’s beloved and spectacular holiday tradition as only the Players Guild can bring you! Dickens’ ghostly story of Ebenezer Scrooge will fill you with the spirit of Christmas!

January 11-27 | The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is based on the beloved C.S. Lewis’ magical, timeless classic from his Chronicles of Narnia series. This beautiful tale of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is one of the most-enjoyed stories of our time.

February 15-March 3 | Next to Normal

Denial-as-survival is a recurring theme as NEXT TO NORMAL explores how the Goodman household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country.

March 29-April 4 | Jesus Christ Superstar

One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! This rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice has wowed audiences for over 40 years. It uniquely tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Groundbreaking, iconic and timeless!

May 17-June 2 | Titanic: The Musical

Come aboard the ship of dreams in this heart-stopping ride through the final moments of Titanic’s fateful journey. Based on actual characters aboard the most legendary ship in the world, TITANIC THE MUSICAL is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers and the adventures that they seek.

June 14-16 | Strange Things

STRANGE THINGS – An evening of magic and illusion with Josh Erichsen. Mentalism…mystery…deception...and frankly, strange things. All within the close confines of the intimate Fry Theater. Your first cocktail is included in your ticket…the rest is up to you.

Purchase your membership to the Players Guild Theatre and receive perks that cannot be purchased, including meet and greets with the cast, pre-show parties, and even special performances. Individual tickets for shows range from $16 to $42.  All seating is reserved and shows are held at the theatres located inside of the Cultural Center for the Arts. 

Canton Symphony Orchestra

MasterWorks Series, performed in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at the Zimmerman Symphony Center, features classical works and nationally known guest artists. The MasterWorks concert schedule is as follows:

October 6 | A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

October 27 | Mark Kosower's Dvorak

November 18 | Gershwin & Tchaikovsky: Music of the People

January 26 | Eroica: Beethoven Symphony No. 3

March 2 | Humor in Music (and Gerhardt sings!)

March 23 | Canton Symphony Chorus Sings Haydn

The Pops Series offers an orchestra experience through popular and familiar music. The Pops Concert schedule is as follows:

September 22 | For Michael - The Music of Michael Jackson

December 9 | Holiday Pops 2018 

February 2 | Movies at the Orchestra - "The Freshman"

May 11 | Back to Back - The Music Billy Joel and Elton John

Tickets can be purchased individually for events or subscriptions can be purchased for the entire season and check out all of the FREE performances throughout the community here. 

Voices of Canton Inc.

October 14 | Bernstein at 100

Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of American musical icon, Leonard Bernstein. The chorus brings you the beloved music of West Side Story, including an audience sing-along.

December 9 & 11 | Christmas at the Movies

This family Christmas concert will feature the best choral music found in our favorite Holiday movies.  From It’s a Wonderful Life to Frozen, the chorus will have you singing and dancing in your seats.  Ring in the Season with Christmas at the Movies!

May 12 | The Voyage: A Journey Through Loneliness

The chorus performs The Voyage, a new choral work with the aim of bringing people together, across generations to combat the feelings of anguish and exclusion that loneliness brings. We invite you to be a part of this musical conversation about an epidemic affecting all generations.

Purchase individual tickets or purchase a season Flex Plan and save up to 33% off each ticket. Don't forget about SingStark and the many other pop-up choruses througout the community!

Carnation City Players

October 5-14 | Tuck Everlasting

Young Winnie Foster longs for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence and away from her overprotective mother and grandmother. Desperate for excitement, Winnie wanders into the woods, only to stumble upon the Tuck family and a magic spring which offers the secret to eternal life. Now, she must fight to protect their secret and face an extraordinary choice: drink the enchanted water and spend her days traveling the world with Jesse Tuck on infinite adventures or live a normal life?

November 30-December 9 | Aladdin, Jr. 

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, Disney’s Aladdin Jr. will delight audiences of all ages. Aladdin is just a “diamond in the rough” street rat, though his fate soon changes when he discovers a magic lamp with a powerful Genie. It isn’t long before Aladdin becomes Prince Ali in the hopes of winning the hand of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. But, villainous Jafar has his own plans in mind. Follow your favorite Disney characters in this wondrous tale of magic and mayhem, with classic songs like “A Whole New World” and “A Friend Like Me.”

March 1-10 | Mamma Mia! 

In a Greek island paradise, one young woman’s wedding day is quickly approaching. Love is in the air, and while all the plans seem to be in place, there’s one detail missing — Sophie doesn’t know who her birth father is. Determined to find him so he can walk her down the aisle, she invites all three possible dads to her wedding without telling her mother. Romantic chaos ensues when three men from her mother’s past show up for the wedding day. ABBA’s hit songs are the perfect vehicle to tell this story of love, laughter, and friendship — “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and of course “Mamma Mia.” 

May 10-19 | Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Who (or what!) has killed Sir Charles Baskerville? Everyone’s favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes is on the case, but don’t expect the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s murder mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles. Comic playwright Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) has transformed the classic play into a fast-paced comedic experience. A small cast takes on nearly 40 roles, while Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate their most notorious case. Does a hound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes crack the case in time? Hang on to your hat as the mystery evolves with clues, disguises, and laughs. 

All tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students for musicals and $11 for adults and $9 for students for comedies and dramas. All seats are reserved and shows are held at the Firehouse Theatre in Alliance. 

North Canton Playhouse

September 13-23 | Run For Your Wife

Follow London cab driver John Smith, with two wives, two lives and a very precise schedule for juggling them both, with one wife at home in Streatham and another at home in Wimbledon.

Trouble brews when Smith is mugged and ends up in hospital, where both of his addresses surface, causing both the Streatham and Wimbledon police to investigate. Having upset his schedule, Smith becomes hopelessly entangled in his attempts to explain himself to his wives and two suspicious police officers, with help from his lazy layabout neighbour upstairs in Wimbledon.

October 11-28 | The Wedding Singer

It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Tickets are $15 a person for performances and all performances are held at the North Canton Playhouse that is located in North Canton Hoover High School. 

Allison Rowe


Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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