Culture Shot

A holiday tradition

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.

Culture shot: Disney on the local stage

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.