The Canton Palace Theatre Announces its 90th Anniversary Events

Canton’s historic theatre celebrates 90 years being the Crown Jewel of Downtown

November 17, 2016 – Canton, Ohio. The Canton Palace Theatre announces its year-long schedule of events to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the opening of the Canton Palace Theatre. Events will take place from November 2016 to November 2017 in the historic theatre located in downtown Canton. “We are thrilled to provide diverse programming to our community to celebrate this anniversary, “said Georgia Paxos, Executive Director of the Canton Palace Theatre.

Events include:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
90th Birthday Celebration Organ Concert & The Palace: Canton’s Wonder Theatre Documentary Screening
Tickets: Free
Jay Spencer will welcome the crowd with a selection of pieces played on opening night of the Palace followed by the locally directed and produced documentary chronicling the 90 year history of the Palace.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Canton Palace Theatre Association Members Only Movie – Polar Express
Tickets: Free
The Polar Express is the story of a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole. During this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Late Nite Catechism – Live!
Tickets: $37 or $30
Late Nite Catechism written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, made its debut May 28, 1993 at the Live Bait Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and since has been presented in over 410 cities around the world and has played 6 countries with over 3.5 million people in attendance. The show has raised over $4 million for retired Sisters and Catholic Organizations. There have been over 100 “Sister” presenting the 8 shows now in the series Late Nite Catechism is, an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully to the children they once were. The irrepressible Sister teaches an adult catechism class to a roomful of “students” (the audience). Over the course of the play, Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the “students” for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant. These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a resonant chord with everyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school, with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm.
Tickets on sale: Friday, November 18, 2016 or 330-454-8172.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Menopause the Musical
$43 or $46
Menopause The Musical® is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change.” Set in a department store, four women meet by chance while shopping for a black lace bra at a lingerie sale. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, the all-female cast jokes about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain and much more. These women form a sisterhood and unique bond with the entire audience as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.”
Tickets on sale: Friday, November 18, 2016 or 330-454-8172.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Sound of Music
Tickets: $0.90
An ode to the longest running film to ever play at the Canton Palace Theatre, it played for 42 weeks straight. The Sound of Music is the story of a woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Tickets will be sold at the door, starting at 1pm on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Local, Live Concert
Tickets: $15
A concert featuring local bands in all genres of music, with audience voting on their favorite performers, culminating in an all-star closing performance at the end of the night. Announcement of participants on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
Tickets will go on sale on February 3, 2017

Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, 2017
Anime Film Fest
various times over the three days
A three-day film festival with cosplay, vendors, costume contests featuring classic and modern anime film titles.
Tickets will go on sale on April 6, 2017

November 11, 2017
Dancing with Canton’s Stars 7
Tickets: $12 Show, $40 VIP Reception
Similar to the hit television show, Dancing with Canton’s Stars pairs local celebrities with local professional dancers for an evening of dance to benefit the Canton Palace Theatre Association.
Cast Announcement and ticket will go on sale on July 13, 2017

About the Canton Palace Theatre
Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit

The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330) 454-8171.