CANCELLED: Lip Sync Showdown: Leadership Stark County Edition

As of March 16, 2020 we are working to decide if and when the event will occur. Thank you.

The Canton Palace Theatre presents it’s third annual Lip Sync Showdown, featuring contestants from Leadership Stark County! Watch as leaders from Stark County compete in this FUNdraiser, performing songs from a variety of styles and genres. The winner will be chosen through monetary “votes” for the contestants, which means the audience chooses the winner. Join us for a fun evening at the Palace!

2020 Participants
Seven classes have graduated since this vivacious group of women met at Leadership orientation and now seven years later, they still remain close friends! These ladies of the 26th Class pride themselves on being the most fun, the most closely connected after graduating, and are unapologetic about being the oldest members of their class. They are Cathy Wyatt, Kathy Feichter, Lucia Pileggi, Margaret DeLillo-Storey, Kimberly Bricker, and Teresa Fedorchak. The combined age of these lip-syncing divas is 346!

A diverse group, they are business owners, health and education administrators, a counselor and a banker, but the one thing they share is the common bond they’ve formed over the years, along with a fondness of delicious food and lively conversation. They see this not only as an opportunity to help support a local treasure in the Palace Theatre, but also as an irresistible reason to hop on stage and unleash some middle-aged attitude! The group’s motto is “Our age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying us!!”

The Leadership Bellas
The Leadership Bellas are so excited to support the Palace with our singing and dancing talent!  Here is our group and why we joined the Bellas –

Leisyl Boone (Interior designer and Stitch Fix stylist) – I secretly want to be a Diva.
Michelle Cordova (Stark County Chief Prosecuting Attorney) – It will improve my singing skills.
Brook Harless (Plain Township Trustee and retired army) – To embarrass my kids!
Pam Lung (CFO at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health) – I left public accounting to become a Star.
Patience Moody-Rush (Coordinator of Data Compliance at the ESC of NE Ohio/Connect Info Tech Center) – I’m tired of following the rules.

#31 is the only one!

Proud 28
“Proud 28” are members of the 28th Class of Leadership Stark County (The Great 28).  They have many years of finance, coaching, leadership, engagement, resource programming, job training, marketing, branding, grant-writing, speaking, facilitating, and board experience.

Their collective hobbies include: reading, volunteering, helping others, CrossFit, travelling, spending time with their families, serving their communities, enjoying life, and having fun!

“Proud 28” lives in Canton and Massillon.  They have a combined total of 14 children and are grateful for their husbands: Corey, Dan, Emmett, and Kevin.  They are all fun-loving, full of energy, and excited to be a part of this fundraiser competition to raise money for the Palace.


ADMISSION: $10, Seating is general admission.

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Kempthorn Motors presents Local, Live 2020: The Vindys with special guest The Ohio Weather Band

The Canton Palace Theatre and Kempthorn Motors present the 4th annual Local, Live concert, featuring The Vindys with special guest The Ohio Weather Band.

THE VINDYS have become one of the most sought after, premier bands in the Northeast Ohio area with their unique blend of pop, jazz, and rock. They have been described as “a vibrant slice of vintage pop theatre.” (Music Connection Magazine) and “slinky, sultry, and jazzy” (Guy D’Astolfo, The Vindicator). Through the incorporation of multiple genres into one cohesive sound, The Vindys have the ability to appeal to a wide audience. Their versatility and incomparable style is one of the many reasons why The Vindys are a rarity amongst other groups. Their professional sound, as well as alluring stage presence and magnetic charisma, is supported by the band’s background and expertise in music performance, education, and production.


ADMISSION: $25.  All seating is reserved.
Tickets on sale to the public 11/1 at 10 AM.  BUY TICKETS
Pre-sale for CPTA Members 10/31 at 10 AM  BECOME A MEMBER

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Local, Live 2019

The Canton Palace Theatre and the Canton Repository present the 3rd annual Local, Live concert, a showcase of local music featuring area bands and artists! The concert features local talent in all genres of music, with audience voting on their favorite performers, culminating in an audience-chosen jam band closing performance at the end of the night. The event will be hosted by Elec Simon.

After party and jam session hosted at The Auricle (201 Cleveland Ave, Canton, OH 44702).

Scheduled Performers:

  • Cody Martin & Travis Black
  • The Eric Brooke Band w/ Saxy Rob
  • J. J. Vicars & The Desiatos
  • Jake Friel & Lare Sattler
  • Karri Fedor & Kerosene
  • The Matt Corey Band
  • New Wave Nation Unplugged
  • Patrick Masalko & Nate Lupi
  • The Robert Johnson Project
  • The Savoy Big Band w/ Peggy Coyle
  • The Willis Gordon Band


ADMISSION: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Seating is general admission. VIP tickets are available for $25, and include premium seating and a pre-show reception hosted by The Canton Repository with food, cash bar, and meet and greet with the musicians from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

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Lip Sync Showdown: First Responders Edition

The Canton Palace Theatre presents it’s second annual Lip Sync Showdown, but this time it’s a First Responders Edition! See some of Stark County’s finest compete in this FUNdraiser, performing songs from a variety of styles and genres. The winner will be chosen through monetary “votes” for the contestants, which means the audience chooses the winner. Join us for a fun evening at the Palace!

Also check out the silent auction and raffle happening in the lobby during the show!

Event MCs: Elec Simon and Jay Spencer

Participants include:

  • Canton Fire Department
  • Canton Police Department
  • Stark County Sheriff’s Department


ADMISSION: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Seating is general admission.
On sale to the public: 1/2/19 at 10 AM — BUY TICKETS

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Dancing with Canton’s Stars 8

Join us for the 8th annual Dancing with Canton’s Stars show, where dance instructors are paired with local stars in a ballroom dancing competition for the coveted mirrorball trophy.  This year will feature an “All Star” cast of previous contestants!

Online voting has ended.  Patrons are able to vote in person at the show using cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.


ADMISSION: $12, all seats reserved.

The show will feature previous contestants:

  • Robb Hankins (CEO, ArtsinStark)
  • Danette Lund (Education and Social Sciences Chair, Stark State College)
  • Joe Martuccio (Retired, Canton Law Director & Attorney)
  • Eric Smer (Regional Support Manager, Phoenix Enterprise Solutions)
  • Debbi Spaner (Spaner Marketing Communications)
  • Jay Spencer (Chief Forensic Scientist, Stark County Crime Laboratory & Organist, Canton Palace Theatre)
  • Jennifer Spring (Surgical Nurse, Stark County Women’s Center)
  • Jane Vignos (Silversneakers Fitness Instructor, Hall of Fame Fitness)

The show will feature professional dancers:

  • Coral Abel, DanceAbel Dance Studio
  • Lou Gillombardo, Independent Dance Instructor
  • Thomas Knidt, Independent Dance Instructor
  • Robert McNamara, Professional Ballroom Dance Studio
  • Jason Peterman, Professional Ballroom Dance Studio
  • Joy Raub, Independent dance instructor
  • Katy Russell, Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio
  • Stefanie Sexton, Professional Ballroom Dance Studio

Show MCs: Allyson Bussey & Gina Bannevich
Judges: Terrence Jones, Cassie Ly, & Cathy Wyatt

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