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Fabulous Forties: Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra

Flashback to the Fabulous Forties with Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra and vocalist Jay Spencer! Hear your favorite 1940s hits “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” along with a Cavalcade of Bands tribute to 26 of the greatest big bands including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and Artie Shaw.

For the first time on the Palace stage since 1949, the concert will feature the original arrangements of Freddy Martin and His Orchestra. Freddy Martin was renowned for his smooth tenor saxophone playing and his swinging arrangements of classics like Flight of the Bumblebee (“Bumble Boogie”), Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody and, of course his theme Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert in B-Flat re-titled “Tonight We Love.”

An Ohio native, Freddy Martin was raised in a Springfield orphanage and returned to his birthplace of Cleveland for high school. Guy Lombardo mentored Martin, setting him on the path to musical success. Martin had a 50-year career including a twenty-five year engagement at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles. Among those who got their start with Martin’s band were Tommy Dorsey, Russ Morgan and vocalist Merv Griffin.

Don’t miss this musical excursion through the decade when swing was king!

Details

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
TICKETS: $26. All seats reserved.
The Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, using the eTix ticketing platform, is the only authorized ticket seller for this event.

Purchase a parking pass for the Canton Palace Theatre’s designated parking lot HERE.

Fabulous Forties: Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra

Drive In Movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

The Canton Palace Theatre presents our first ever drive in theatre, right in downtown Canton!  Join us for family-friendly films on Friday nights, and classics on Saturday nights from June 19 through August 8.

Featuring no-contact ticketing: reserve your space online in advance, then check-in upon arrival.  No physical ticket needed!  Orders must be received by 5pm the night of the movie. Remaining spots sold at the gate.

Pre-order your family pack of concessions and pick them up at the parking lot the night of the movie!  Concessions must be ordered in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: Movies are shown in the Canton Palace Theatre parking lot, located two blocks south of the theatre on Market Ave., adjacent to the Renkert Building at 306 Market Ave. N.  More info on the Canton Palace Theatre parking lot can be found here.

In case of inclement weather, preventing the screening of the movie a rain date will be announced.  Passes already purchased will be valid for the new date.  Update on status of movie showing will be posted on our website and on all of our social media platforms. Those unable to attend the rescheduled date, will be eligible for a refund by emailing info@cantonpalacetheatre.org.

2020 Schedule:
June 19 – The Wizard of Oz
June 20 – Jaws
June 26 – The Lion King
June 27 – Jurassic Park
July 3 – The Secret Life of Pets 2
July 4 – Man of Steel
July 10 – Aladdin
July 11 – The Birds
July 17 – Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
July 18 – Grease
July 24 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
July 25 – The Goonies
July 31 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
August 1 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 7 – The Game Plan
August 8 – Draft Day

Read more about the Drive In Movie Series

Film Synopsis: A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Details

GATES OPEN: 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $20 per car, general admission.
RATING: PG
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 55 minutes

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Drive In Movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

RESCHEDULED: Fabulous Forties: Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra

PLEASE NOTE: As of December 9, 2020 this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Flashback to the Fabulous Forties with Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra and vocalist Jay Spencer! Hear your favorite 1940s hits “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts,” along with a Cavalcade of Bands tribute to 26 of the greatest big bands including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and Artie Shaw.

For the first time on the Palace stage since 1949, the concert will feature the original arrangements of Freddy Martin and His Orchestra. Freddy Martin was renowned for his smooth tenor saxophone playing and his swinging arrangements of classics like Flight of the Bumblebee (“Bumble Boogie”), Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody and, of course his theme Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert in B-Flat re-titled “Tonight We Love.”

An Ohio native, Freddy Martin was raised in a Springfield orphanage and returned to his birthplace of Cleveland for high school. Guy Lombardo mentored Martin, setting him on the path to musical success. Martin had a 50-year career including a twenty-five year engagement at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles. Among those who got their start with Martin’s band were Tommy Dorsey, Russ Morgan and vocalist Merv Griffin.

Don’t miss this musical excursion through the decade when swing was king!

Details

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
TICKETS: $26. All seats reserved.

RESCHEDULED: Fabulous Forties: Joseph Rubin and His Orchestra

CANCELLED: 2020 Battle of Magicians

As of April 6, 2020 this performance has been cancelled.  Refunds for tickets purchased through the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office have been processed at the point of sale. Thank you.

The 29th annual Battle of Magicians magic, comedy, and illusion show!

Details

SHOWTIME: 8:00 PM
DOORS OPEN: 7:00 PM
TICKETS: $30

CANCELLED: 2020 Battle of Magicians

CANCELLED: Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Sunday

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 13, 2020 all performances of Mary Poppins, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools, have been cancelled. Refunds for the base price of the ticket will be issued automatically to the credit card used at time of purchase.  For purchases made in person at Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, please stop into the Business Office Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm for your refund.

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical, live on the Canton Palace Theatre stage, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools and starring students from Central Catholic High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

Details

SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM Friday and Saturday, 1:30 PM Sunday
TICKETS: $10 students, $15 adults

CANCELLED: Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Sunday

CANCELLED: Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Saturday

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 13, 2020 all performances of Mary Poppins, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools, have been cancelled. Refunds for the base price of the ticket will be issued automatically to the credit card used at time of purchase.  For purchases made in person at Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, please stop into the Business Office Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm for your refund.

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical, live on the Canton Palace Theatre stage, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools and starring students from Central Catholic High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions.

Details

SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM Friday and Saturday, 1:30 PM Sunday
TICKETS: $10 students, $15 adults

CANCELLED: Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Saturday

Peter Pan Jr., presented by St. Paul Catholic School – Friday

Peter Pan, Jr. is being directed by Lisa Knight and Taylor Bond.  The show will be performed by the St. Paul’s Theatre Company from North Canton, Ohio.

 

Details

SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM Thursday and Friday
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
TICKETS can be purchased HERE or at the door

Peter Pan Jr., presented by St. Paul Catholic School – Friday

Peter Pan Jr., presented by St. Paul Catholic School – Thursday

Peter Pan, Jr. is being directed by Lisa Knight and Taylor Bond.  The show will be performed by the St. Paul’s Theatre Company from North Canton, Ohio.

 

Details

SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM Thursday and Friday
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
TICKETS can be purchased HERE or at the door

Peter Pan Jr., presented by St. Paul Catholic School – Thursday

The SpongeBob Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Sunday

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage!

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I.
And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton / Additional Music by Tom Kitt
Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

 

Details

SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 3:00 PM Sunday
DOORS OPEN: 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday
TICKETS: $10 students, $15 adults

The SpongeBob Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Sunday

The SpongeBob Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Saturday

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage!

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I.
And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley
Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton / Additional Music by Tom Kitt
Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

 

Details

SHOWTIME: 7:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 3:00 PM Sunday
DOORS OPEN: 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday
TICKETS: $10 students, $15 adults

The SpongeBob Musical, presented by Stark County Catholic Schools – Saturday

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