Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert

Saturday, August 17th, 2024 | 7:30pm

Umstattd Hall | Zimmermann Symphony Center
2331 17th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708


$30 / $45 / $55
All tickets are subject to a $3 processing fee.
Veterans, First Responders, Healthcare Workers, & Educators: 20% off
SNAP & Medicaid Recipients: 20% off
*Must call for discounts.

Box Office: 330-452-2094


This concert will be conducted by CSO Music Director, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz.

Set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century America, this timeless tale of hope, struggle, and resilience is brought to life by the powerful performances of The Players Guild cast, accompanied by the lush, orchestral score of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. With its stirring melodies, poignant storytelling, and vibrant characters, Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert promises to be an unforgettable theatrical and musical experience for audiences of all ages. Don’t miss this extraordinary collaboration between two of Canton’s cultural gems!

Tickets will be available for sale to the general public online starting on June 17th and over the phone on June 18th.

The Players Guild

The Players Guild Theatre was founded in 1932 by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Truxton, who were committed to fostering a lifelong appreciation of the arts among citizens in our community. The Players Guild Theatre is recognized as one of the oldest continually operating theatres in the nation.

After the first three seasons, The Players Guilds productions had drawn enough community interest to warrant a change in facility. The Players Guild arranged to rent facilities at Lincoln High School. However, by 1940, Guild members recognized that the organization needed a home of its own. Coincidentally, at that time, The Case Mansion on Market Avenue North was purchased by Frederick Preyer who deeded it to the Canton Art Institute with the provision that the adjacent Coach House be rented to The Players Guild for one dollar a year. On February 4, 1942, the new Players Guild home was dedicated with a performance of “Village Green.”

Despite capital improvements made to the Coach House by the Guild, the audiences outgrew the space by the third decade. On December 13, 1970, The Players Guild reached another milestone with the dedication of the Cultural Center for the Arts and the establishment of a new theatre. Complete with offices and shop facilities, the Guild opened the new facility with a production of “Mame” on January 5, 1971.

In September of 2022, the Players Guild Theatre moved to the Fine Arts Building at the Kent State University at Stark to perform on the Mary J. Timken stage, opening with a production of “Million Dollar Quartet” on October 14, 2022.

Throughout its history, the Players Guild has produced over 600 productions for more than 2,000,000 audience members spanning several generations. Today the theatre is operated by a full-time professional staff and presents world-class productions and outreach opportunities for our community.

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