Upcoming Shows

Canton Comic Opera Company

Rhythm Rhapsody Revue

Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm

New Philadelphia, Ohio

“Is Everybody Happy?” Join The Ted Lewis Orchestra as they bring back the music of the “High-Hatted Tragedian of Song” with Joseph Rubin and his entertainers in The Rhythm Rhapsody Revue! Relive Lewis’ famous hits “When My Baby Smiles at Me,” “The St. Louis Blues,” “The Sunny Side of the Street,” “The Tiger Rag,” and of course, “Me and My Shadow”! 

With his trademark battered, old top hat and clarinet, Circleville’s own Ted Lewis captured the hearts of audiences for five decades.  Unrivaled in popularity throughout the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, Lewis drew standing room only houses wherever he played, including at Meyers lake Park in 1936 and 1938 as well as the Canton Palace Theatre in 1941.

Don’t miss this swinging, fast-paced musical revue, presented by the Ted Lewis Museum, that is guaranteed to make “Everybody Happy!”

For More Information on Ted Lewis and the June 21st performance in Columbus, Ohio
please visit The Ted Lewis Museum Website!

Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Loudonville, Ohio


A Loudonville Bicentennial Event

See the greatest Vaudeville headliners; Loudonville’s own prima donna, Mabel Berra “The Venus of Vaudeville,” Al Jolson “The World’s Greatest Entertainer,” the immortal comedy team of Weber & Fields, and more in this historically accurate recreation of one of the America’s most popular forms of entertainment . Using historic scripts, music and orchestrations from era, this production will transport you back to 1914, the heyday of Vaudeville.  Plus two 1914 silent films celebrating the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s film debut.  Featuring Joseph N. Rubin as Al Jolson, Jay Spencer and Scott Daniels as Weber and Fields, and an 8-piece orchestra! Four big acts and two silent films that are guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles!

American Musical Moments, a new concert series presented by the Canton Comic Opera Company, explores America’s popular music from 1890-1950. The concerts will feature both fondly remembered as well as unjustly forgotten music and performers, ranging from vaudeville to musical comedy, and from radio to motion pictures. This series will contextualize American operetta in the framework of the popular music of the period.