Spotlight on Youth

We are very proud that Spotlight on Youth is the oldest educational outreach program of the North Canton Playhouse, being in existence since 1989. Spotlight on Youth completed over 1,100 performances regarding social issues, with nearly $600,000 in grants and donations. The task was made lighter with the support of local grantors. This interactive drama has proven to be a most effective teaching tool, eliciting emotional responses that are vivid, understandable and lasting.

2017-18: Orphan Train

This show is performed at schools during school hours and performed for students in a class or many classes at a time. If you are interested in having Orphan Train performed in your class, please contact Delorna Toy.

Orphan Train is a play that tells the story of 9 orphans on a train that left New York City on May 28th, 1914, and traveled to U.S. Midwestern towns in search for homes for the children. This play is an excellent supplement to classroom American History courses.

Arts for All

In 1995 this inclusion outreach was established by the North Canton Playhouse. Arts for All provides children and adults, with and without disabilities, the opportunity to share creatively through the arts.

Arts for All has partnered with the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities since its inception. In the past, large scale musicals were presented honoring Disabilities Awareness Month. One musical won the 18th Annual Media Access Disability Awareness Award for Live Theatre, presented by the California Governor’s Committee for the Employment of Disabled Persons.

Currently, Arts for All offers Camp Jukebox each July. Camp Jukebox is a weeklong performing arts day camp learning song, dance, and drama including daily group activities, guest artists, music therapy and adapted physical education. The week ends with a performance for family/friends and one for the community.

This year marks the twentieth year for Camp Jukebox!

From inception to present, the North Canton Playhouse Center for Performing Arts continually strives to give something back to the wonderful North Canton  and Northeast Ohio community, by bringing quality entertainment and enrichment into the area. North Canton Playhouse is Extraordinary Community Theatre!


We weave an educational component – for youth and adults – into every production.


As a community partner, the North Canton Playhouse strives to enrich North Canton and surrounding areas.


Every show is packed full of fun and fantasy! Check out our calendar for an upcoming performance.


“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder” – Rumi