Canton Village Theater's Must-See Performances

Special Return Engagement:  Cashore Marionettes 

Experience the magic of Cashore Marionettes as they come to life under the hand of master puppeteer Joseph Cashore on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. This internationally-acclaimed troupe returns to Canton’s Village Theater to present two uniquely different shows - a matinee for families of all ages and an evening performance for older children and adults.  

Don't Just Take Our Word....

Here's what people are saying about this world-class performance: 

“A wonderful world of breath-taking magic that is created by one man and his exquisite marionettes. The range of movement truly has to be seen to be believed.” — Center for Puppetry Arts of Atlanta 

“Joe Cashore works miracles...Let computer trickery take you and fake you some other day. Pure, simple and beguiling, the 'Cashore Marionettes' are the real deal."
— The Richmond Times Dispatch

“The quality of manipulation is unparalleled, and the effect upon the audience is powerful.”
— The Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis

Cashore Marionette's Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts: 2 p.m 

This unique family-friendly performance includes 14 short pieces similar to a concert with several stand-alone vignettes.  This family-friendly production for all ages will include a series of scenes and portrayals from everyday life set to the music of Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. Through a combination of skilled puppetry, music and theatrical illusion, the original vignettes presented in "Simple Gifts" provide an entertaining vision of what it is to be human. The performance explores a range of emotions and actions with the characters.  Tickets to this performance for all ages are $12. 

Cashore Marionettes: Life In Motion

Life In Motion: 7 p.m. 

In this life-affirming production, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. This series of nine vignettes runs the gamut of emotions from high-spirited good humor to quiet reflection. This production is recommended for adults and children ages eight and up. Tickets to this performance for all ages are $15.

Master Puppeteer Joseph Cashore

Award-Winning Artistry 

These internationally acclaimed performers have entertained audiences in Europe, the Far East and North America since 1990, including a stop at the Kennedy Center. Cashore has received numerous awards for his artistry, including a 1995 Citation of Excellence from Union Internationale de la Marionette USA (UNIMA), the highest honor an American puppeteer can receive. UNIMA states that Citations are "awarded to shows that touch their audiences deeply; that totally engage, enchant and enthral." In addition, Joseph Cashore is also a recipient of a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation, which recognizes the creation and development of innovated works of puppetry for adult audiences.  

Seeing Is Believing.... 

Check out just a sample of this master puppeteer at work!  You won't want to miss these engaging, heartfelt performances that will create lasting-impressions for children and adults. Come see for yourself why audiences across the globe celebrate the artistry of Cashore Marionettes.  

Get Your Tickets Today!

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online today or by calling 734/394-5300.  Choose your favorite or see them both.  Additional performer information is available at
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups. For more information about these must-see performances, please call 734/394-5300 or visit 

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