The North Canton Playhouse is taking a break from musicals to present a popular—and true—drama. This month, the playhouse will stage “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The play is based on the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” which has been translated into more than 70 languages.
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.
Camp Jukebox is a weeklong day camp of singing, drama and dance for people ages 8 to 25 with developmental disabilities. High school and college students are paired as peer companions with the campers as they learn songs, dances and drama acts. The campers and peers are partners for the week.
High-quality live shows are the norm for community theater productions in Stark County. Yes, most of the actors and crew members have day jobs. They also have a passion for the artistic process and performing on stage. There are plenty of opportunities here to showcase their talent.