For more than 30 years, the Players Guild Theatre has crafted a holiday tradition. “A Christmas Carol” will return to the stage December 1-17. The Players Guild has mounted a production of the Charles Dickens tale for about 36 years. And for the last 10 years or so, the theater has performed an original musical production of the show.
Few ballets invoke the feelings of the holidays as does “The Nutcracker.” The Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet, a fairy tale story about an enchanted Christmas Eve when toys come to life, is a staple of the season.
The Canton Symphony Orchestra isn’t worried about drawing a crowd this month. “Tchaikovsky is always a fan favorite,” said Dan Cavalancia, marketing manager. “We’re joking that we don’t need to advertise this a lot because the name itself will do it.”
The Canton Museum of Art will debut an exhibition about football just in time for Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. “Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present” will open August 1 and will remain on display through October.
Walt Disney Studios released its latest live-action movie in March, bringing in more than $1 billion at box offices worldwide with “Beauty and the Beast.” At least one area theater this summer will try to capitalize on that craze with its own youth production of the musical. The North Canton Playhouse will open its version of “Beauty and the Beast” on July 27.
The architectural marvel at the centerpiece of downtown Canton is now the centerpiece of a downtown art exhibition. “Justice & Architecture,” opening June 2 at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography at 520 Cleveland Avenue NW, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Stark County Courthouse.
Tim Carmany and Dyanne Williams, with their collaborative collage piece “Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl,” were voted the 2016 winners of the Canton Arts District All-Stars exhibition. This year’s All-Stars competition attracted works from more than 75 participating artists.
How do you explain what abstract art looks like ... to a blind person? That’s the concept behind the latest exhibit at the Massillon Museum: Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception (through May 23). Ten abstract paintings from the museum’s collection have been made accessible to those with blindness or low vision for the first time, thanks to an inventive, multisensory experience.