The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill's 2016 season offers something for everyone from
contemporary dance to treasured American classics in its 400-seat venue.  

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill has something for everyone this month, whether you crave classical music, hilarious farce or a fun lip sync battle!

Upcoming Performances

Midwest Galaxy Pageant
Lipsey Enterprises LLC
April 9,

Guys and Dolls
Spotlight Players 
April 15-17, 22-24,

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Neighborhood Concert Series
Tchaikovsky & Mozart

April 29,

'So You Think You Can Sync?'
Canton Youth Advisory Council
April 30,

Michigan Shakespeare Festival
July 29-August 14,

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Thinking of summer?  Now is the perfect time to make some late summer plans and grab the best seats available to Michigan Shakespeare’s 2016 season coming to the Village Theater July 29 – August 14, 2016.  A Flex Pass is a great way to go and they are available NOW!
Michigan Shakespeare Festival Village Theater Flex Pass: 3 shows $105. Valid for Michigan Shakespeare Festival performances at The Village Theater only: As You Like It, King Richard II, The Killer Angel. Performances are July 29 - August 14, 2016. 
Ticket Information
Adults $105.00
Senior $105.00
To purchase Flex passes call The Village Theater M-F 10 am - 2 pm at 734/394-5300 ext 3. No refunds or exchanges.

*When you purchase a Flex pass you will select a reserved seat and have that seat for each of the three plays.

**Individual tickets are also available at this time.


TICKET PURCHASING:  Tickets can be purchased, and printed at home or held in will call, anytime from our website at no extra charge.  The box office is open for walk-up service (please ring the call box at the front entrance if the door is locked) between 10 am-2 pm weekdays.  Tickets can also be ordered over the phone, 734/394-5300 ext. 3, with a Visa or MasterCard between the hours of 10 am-2 pm weekdays, or you are welcome to leave a message and our staff will return your call during our 10 am-2 pm, weekday box office hours.  If tickets are available, they can also be purchased 1 hour prior to curtain.
ART EXHIBITION AND FACILITY TOUR:  Please visit our monthly art exhibits, take a tour or purchase tickets in person any weekday (except national holidays) between 10 am-2 pm. Find a complete list of monthly exhibitions here.
TEMPERATURE:  The temperature in the auditorium is set to be between 68 and 72 degrees.  Patrons who find these temperatures chilly are encouraged to dress accordingly or bring a wrap.

Omo River People
Omo River People
Artist: Chuck Schroeder

Gallery @ VT

“Silent Images” Pen and Ink Drawings
Artist: Chuck Schroeder

Exhibition Dates:   April 1, 2016 – April 28, 2016
Artist Reception:  April 7, 2016 from 7 – 9 pm
(Free and Open to the Public)

Artist Bio
Chuck Schroeder was born in Detroit, MI, and was raised in Northwest Detroit.  He graduated from Henry Ford High School in 1968.  He now lives in Livonia with his wife, Vicki, and their two cats.
Chuck really developed his style of drawing in High School using the BiC Cristal ballpoint pen which was always accessible for doing his schoolwork.  His drawings have a lot of fine detail, and this pen allows him to do the shading that he likes.

His drawing was put on the back burner while working full time and raising his two children.  He started doing it again a few years ago and now has about 140 drawings to his credit.  His drawings are done on illustration board, so he had to search for a printer that has a large flat-bed scanner to make his scans for him.  A friend of his found one in Portland, MI.  There are only three of these scanners in the U. S. (one of which is in the Smithsonian Institute).  His subject matter has evolved since the “early days”. 
He is a member of the Visual Arts Association of Livonia (VAAL).  He has shown his work in a few Michigan Art Fairs.  Among them are the 2014 Harrisville Harmony Weekend (where he was awarded an Honorable Mention), 2014 Alpena Lighthouse Festival, 2015 Tawas Bay Fine Arts Exhibition (where he was awarded the Best in His Art Form and Best of Michigan), and the 2015 Harrisville Harmony Weekend.  He has had a month-long One-Man Show at the Livonia Civic Center and Harrisville Dragonfly Gallery.  He has displayed and sold art at the Art in The Loft in Alpena for two years.  Some local shows that he has participated in are the Village Theater in Canton and the Livonia Arts Council Fine Arts Exhibition (where he won the Mayor’s Award). 

Exhibition Dates:  April 1-28, 2016

This art exhibit is at the Gallery@VT and is free and open to the public: 

Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm, one hour prior to and during public performances at the theater, as well as by appointment.  The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays.

The gallery is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton 734/394-5300.

Chinese Festival

Chinese Spring Festival

Many thanks to all of this year's Chinese Spring Festival performers and those who turned out to witness this special celebration on Saturday March 12th.  This year's event was a huge success with over 350 performers, who brought Chinese culture and history to the stage through Classical, Folk, and Modern music and dance. An audience of 375 people enjoyed the show as well as the beautiful displays in our lobby.  This annual event is getting bigger every year and will be back next March!

Acts of Culture Week

May 1-8, 2016

Mark your calendar for the 6th Annual Acts of Culture Week, May 1-8, 2016.  This fun and exciting week long celebration will feature everything from music and art to fashion.
Kicking off the week will be the Michigan Opera Theatre on May 1st  presenting "How Nanita Learned to Make FLAN!"  A great way for young families to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (a few days early!)  Flan, made locally by Los Amigos Restaurant, will be sold following the performance: $3 each or 2 for $5 (limited supply).

This delightful 45 minute opera for children will be sung, in English – with some Spanish, by the professional singers of the Michigan Opera Theatre.  Music by Enrique Gonzalez-Medina. Libretto by Campbell Geeslin.

Join a little girl on a fairy tale journey filled with discovery...danger...and delicious flan! "Tap, tap, tap" goes Papa's little hammer. Nanita's papa is a shoemaker who works so hard he doesn't even have time to make his own daughter a pair of shoes. Now Nanita's First Communion is coming up, but how can she appear before Our Lady of Guadalupe in bare feet?

"Tap, tap, tap." So Nanita decides make the shoes for herself. But somehow, her odd little creations turn out to be enchanted, and they sleepwalk her far, far away. When she awakens, poor Nanita is lost.

How this feisty heroine finds her way back home is sure to delight all, as will the recipe for magical flan.

Presented by the Michigan Opera Theatre in partnership with the Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage as part of Canton’s Acts of Culture Week 2016.
May 3: Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will perform, featuring more than 100 young people from surrounding communities. There are four Ensembles – two STRING Ensembles under the direction of Hektor Qyteti and two Youth Orchestras under the direction of Jan Washburn. The concert will be held at the Village Theater at 7 pm.
May 7: One of the highlights of the week will feature the Acts of Fashion Show at the Village Theater on May 7.This Annual Charity Fashion show will feature a runway show, performances and an exclusive shopping experience with Michigan’s top designers, stores, and models. Tickets are only $15 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated towards Canton’s WWII Veterans Dormitory.
May 8: Ladies Dillenbeck Art Exhibition and Reception will be held May 8 from 3 to 4 pm at the D&M Studio with the show running the entire month of May. This is a great opportunity to check out a variety of art by many local artists.  One of the highlights of the week will feature the Acts of Fashion Show at the Village Theater on May 7.

For more information, visit us online!

Save the Date

Canton's Liberty Fest will take place June 16-18.

Our annual International Stage event will take place Saturday, June 18 at the Amphitheater from 11 am - 6 pm.  

Join us for a wonderful display of talent featuring a multitude of cultures representing Canton and surrounding metro Detroit communities.

If you would like to participate in planning for upcoming multicultural events please contact: Anne Jahn at The Village Theater, 734/394-5300.

Michele Kostyshak
Michele Kostyshak

Usher of the Month 

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize one of exceptional ushers, Michele Kostyshak. Michele has such a generous heart and we are so lucky to have her as a Village Theater volunteer. Michele always steps in when last minute volunteer opportunities arise and she is so dependable! Her passion for volunteering and the arts does not go unnoticed. Michele, we hope you know how much we appreciate you, your time, your energy and your unwavering dedication.

The Village Theater would like to honor you this month as “Usher of the Month” for April 2016! Thank you for all you do. We are extremely lucky to have you as part of our Theater family!

Call for Artists - Village Theater Gallery 

POST-LIMIT: a group show by Lauren Thiele and Nick Garzon
The POST-LIMIT exhibition will explore the limitations of a post-institution mindset and how it affects our artwork. We invite artists to submit at least TWO artworks, one from their not-so-distant past and at least one recent artwork (preferably within the last 5 years). Our intention is to exhibit the progression of artist from one working environment to the other, whether it is an institution, mindset or physical space. Along with the artwork, we ask artists to submit a short bio/statement under 500 words about their artworks. Selected artworks will be shown for one full month at the gallery in The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, MI. All artwork must be ready to hang, and 3-D works must fit through the door.
Lauren Thiele and Nick Garzon have been through the journey of art school together and this is their first collaboration together.
Please send images to, with the subject line of post-limit and name by the entry submission date. Please include a brief description of the images you plan to show. You do not need to send an artist bio until artist selections are made. JPEG images only please.
Entries submission deadline: Friday, April 15 by 12pm
Notification of acceptance: Monday, April 25
Exhibition dates: July 1- July 31, 2016
Opening Reception: July 14, 7-9pm
Drop off dates for artworks: June 30, 2016 between 10am-12pm
Pick up for artworks: August 1, 2016 between 10am-2pm

Please join our exhibition season by applying for a group or solo exhibition.  We are interested in exhibiting artists of all mediums.  Our exhibition committee comprised of local artists and art educators will make the final decisions on the 2017 exhibition season.  Apply today!  For additional information, call 734/394-5300.

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