Theatre & Film

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.

The Universe According to Brannon Braga

Brannon Braga's resume is looking pretty sharp: show runner, executive producer, Emmy-nominated and Hugo Award-winning writer, and now, director. Impressive titles, even by Hollywood standards.

Mark these arts events on your calendar

“The Full Monty,” Sept. 3-26, Players Guild of Canton, Cultural Center for the Arts. “Menopause:The Musical,” Sept. 18-19, Akron Civic Theatre. “Cirque D’Or,” Sept. 11, Akron Civic Theatre.

Take in a Show

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.

Elegant entertaining… on a budget

In today’s economy, are catered six-course dinner parties doomed to go the way of in-flight meals? As our portfolios continue to shrink, this might be the time to redefine how we entertain.

Fresh look at Player’s Guild

There’s a new focus and new energy at the Players Guild these days. Holding the reins are two young men with lifelong Canton ties, years of Guild experience and a shared love of theater.

Little Miss Broadway

Canton-born girl performs in Disney’s “Mary Poppins” musical. At an age when many children are seeing a play for the first time in their lives, Alexandra Berro acts in them. Last year, the 10-year-old Canton native landed a Broadway role in the current production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” in New York City.