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

September 24, 2019- 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 18 & 19 | 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 13-15 | The Nutcracker

A beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker invites audiences inside the imaginitive dreams of young Clara as she journeys with her Nutcracker Prince to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

March 7 | 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 18 & 19 | The Wizard of Oz

In this full length ballet choreographed by Angelo Lemmo, reminisce with Dorothy, her beloved Toto, and her unforgettable yellow brick road friends.

A subscription series purchase includes on ticket for each production with a savings of 10% and ranges in price from $48 to $76. Celebrate Dance! is specially priced at $10 for all tickets. Other individual ticket prices are $19 to $38. All seating is reserved and performances are held at the Canton Palace Theatre (except Touchdowns & Tutus). 

Players Guild Theatre

September 20-October 6 | Chicago

What do you do when the entire run of a show sells out before it even opens and your audiences are begging for more tickets? You bring it back and put it on the Mainstage! CHICAGO... fame... fortune... and all that jazz!

November 1-November 17 | Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The show celebrates the themes of forgiveness, understanding, and transformation in a timeless setting making this story even more relevant for today!

December 6-22 | 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 17-February 9 | Shrek: The Musical 

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek!

February 28-March 13 | Sister Act

SISTER ACT is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, it’s a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship! SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!

April 10-May 3 | Ghost: The Musical

Set in modern day New York City, GHOST THE MUSICAL is based on the 1990 film starring Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, and Patrick Swayze. It is a poignant romance that builds comedy, suspense, and deeply felt emotion all while celebrating the supernatural power of love!

May 22-June 7 | Matilda: The Musical

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of 47 international awards, Matilda proves that everyone has the power to change their story!

June 12-14 | 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 FREE tickets. Individual tickets for shows range from $27 to $34.  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 12 | Grieg's Piano Concerto

November 9 | Symphonic Storytelling

January 25 | An Evening of Organ and Orchestra

February 16 | Side-by-Side with the Canton Youth Symphony

March 21 | Hadelich plays Tchaikovsky

April 4 | Brahms and the Schumanns

April 25 | Canton Symphony Chorus sings Dvorak and Brahms

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

September 28 | The Speedbumps with the Canton Symphony

December 8 | Holiday Pops 2019

February 1 | Jeans 'N Classic -- The Music of Queen

May 2 | Angie Haze Project with the Canton Symphony

June 11 | Divergent Favorites Meet the Symphony

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. 

Carnation City Players

October 13-20 | Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical 

Inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical follows the story of Matilda Wormwood, an extraordinary girl with a gift for learning and a vivid imagination whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents. Things are no better at school for Matilda, who’s pitted against the tyrannical head mistress, Miss Trunchbull. Despite these rotten circumstances, Matilda bravely decides to stand up against the adults in her world, and with the help of her friends and her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey, this miraculous girl inspires a revolution, proving that everyone has the power to change their story.

December 6-15 | Disney's Fozen Jr. 

This timeless Disney tale begins far away in the kingdom of Arendelle, home of Princess Anna and Elsa—two sisters pulled apart by a magical secret. As Elsa struggles to harness her icy powers, Anna embarks on an epic journey—teaming up with Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven. Encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna battles the elements in a race to save the land from eternal winter and finally reconnect with her sister Elsa. 

March 6-15 | Monty Python's Spamalot

Adapted from the cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy that irreverently reimagines the legendary tale of King Arthur and his quest for the Holy Grail. The strange journey leads Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table into the dangerous clutches of the Black Knight, a rendezvous with the Knights Who Say Ni, and an intimate liaison with the Lady of the Lake, encountering flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers along the way.

May 8-17 | The Savannah Sipping Society

Four Southern women, strangers to one another and each needing to escape the sameness of her day-to-day routine, are drawn together by fate and turn weekly happy hours into a quest to renew the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, this unlikely quartet determinedly work to achieve long-neglected goals in their lives. Their raucous humor and collective strengths see them through unexpected challenges and, to their surprise and delight, they realize it’s never too late to make lifelong friends.

All tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students (under 18) 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

October 3-13 | The Diary of Anne Frank

Otto Frank returns to a secret hiding place in which he and his family have lived during the first part of the Holocaust in Amsterdam. His friend, Miep Gies, has saved a diary that his daughter Anne kept during that time. Otto begins reading the diary aloud, and the play follows Anne’s thoughts and actions, as well as those of the others hiding in the Secret Annex.

Anne keeps a diary and records the trials and tribulations experienced by the families, as well as her own coming of age in a tiny room surrounded by frustration, selfishness, and a heaping dose of fear. She battles low spirits, teenage issues, and loneliness before her family is discovered and arrested by the Nazis. This performance will be performed at the South Main Street Stage. 

October 31- November 10 | Little Shop of Horrors

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” — after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

December 5-8 | Jingles of Chirstmas Past 

Jingles of Christmas Past is a holiday variety show filled with your favorite Christmas songs, including some with a different “twist!” And there’ll be hilarious skits. Start off your holidays full of laughter and warm and fuzzy feelings! Come join us for Jingles!

February 7-16 | Rumors

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

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 Gromofsky


Allison Gromofsky 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. Allison is a Stark County native and loves to work, play and live in Canton, with her husband, Andy. Have an update or comment about the blog? Reach out at

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