The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill's 2015 season offers something for everyone from
contemporary dance to treasured American classics in its 400-seat venue.  

Upcoming Performances

Salute to Service - Canton's Veteran's Day
Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage
November 11,

Canton Goodfellows Magic & Comedy Show Canton Goodfellows
November 13,

Almost, Maine Spotlight Players
November 13-15 & 20-22,

Brazilian Blast Michigan Philharmonic
Fall Fundraiser to benefit the Partnership for the Arts & Humanities
November 14,

Elden Kelly and Carolyn Koebel in Concert! Guitar Virtuoso and Percussionist
Smokin' Sleddog Records
November 15,

Canton International Festival Canton Township
November 21,

Motor City Soul Soul, Funk, Motown, Rock, and Blues - for all ages!
Village Theater Presents
November 28,


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.
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.

Lake Michigan Blues
Lake Michigan Blues
Artist: Leslie Sobel

Gallery @ VT

Artist Leslie Sobel
Sky/Ground- Landscapes abstracted from above and below
Encaustic Monotypes

Leslie Sobel’s work focuses on the environment and the ways people change, understand and interact with it. She is particularly interested in the impact of climate change on habitat - both developed and wilderness. Sobel uses mixed media with encaustic paint to create her work and has often incorporated maps and scientific data as well as aerial or satellite imaging.
In September 2013 she did a month long wilderness based residency sponsored by Colorado Art Ranch and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Southwest Colorado. She is an avid hiker whose connection with the outdoors is crucial to her work. Sobel is married and has three young adult children. She has lived in southeast Michigan for more than 30 years and grew up in Chicago.

Sobel attended the University Of Michigan Stamps School Of Art and received her BFA cum laude in 1983. Subsequently she did master’s degree work at Eastern Michigan University in Technology Management and has taken professional workshops with Christine McCauley (encaustic intensive), Paula Roland (advanced encaustic monotype), Heather Hutchison (painting), Hylla Evans (color) and done professional development work with Janet Bloch and Alyson Stanfield. She has exhibited extensively, curated numerous shows and been included in multiple publications.

Artist Statement

I connect deeply with the outdoors. Places I’ve walked, hiked, sat, lived and imagined figure prominently in my work. My work has long focused on wilderness, human impact on the natural world and especially on issues of water - plentiful or no. As the only non-scientist in my family I have lived with scientific discussion of the world from a very early age and it profoundly affected the way in which I understand the world and how I make art. I have been fascinated with aerial views of landscape for many years and often begin work from satellite or astronaut photography.
I am drawn to painterly abstraction even when I am painting in a representational way. I enjoy the materiality of working in encaustic and want that lushness to come through whether I am painting from an aerial or a conventional perspective. I make expressionistic landscapes responding to a specific place even if the end result is more open-ended about location. I am more interested in painterly abstraction than strict depiction of landscape while maintaining more than a vestige of representation in my work.

Artist Reception:  Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015 7-9 PM
Exhibition Dates:  November 3, 2015 – November 29, 2015

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.

Salute to Service

Cultural Events

Salute to Service

November 11, 2015  

In honor of our past and present military heroes, Canton will pay tribute and give thanks on Veteran's Day with our annual Salute to Service program.  Our keynote speaker will be Bob Hynes, a veteran Detroit broadcaster, aviator, and current Director of Public Relations for the Yankee Air Museum.

Pre-program reception at 6 p.m.
Program at 7 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public.

Music, Dance, and Drama from Around the World

November 21, 2015
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Experience music, dance, and drama from around the world on the stage of the Village Theater.  This annual cultural and educational festival celebrates the diversity of Canton and surrounding communities through performances and cultural exhibits. Countries and Cultures represented this year through performance and displays include:  China, Mexico, Ireland, India, Venezuela, Poland, Polynesian, Tahiti, New Zealand, Native American, and The United States.
The event will feature displays/vendors from different cultures and also an International Sweets Table where one can try desserts from various countries for a nominal fee.
Admission is $2.00 per person at the door. Get your hand stamped and you can come and go throughout the day. 

If you're interested in having a display to represent your culture please contact Anne Jahn at:

Nancy Lewis

Usher of the Month

Nancy Lewis

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize one of delightful ushers, Nancy Lewis.

Nancy is an amazing individual and supporter of creating community. She always shows up with a positive attitude and is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed! She goes above and beyond to make sure our patrons, staff and renters have enough help. Nancy has such a giving heart and we are so lucky to have her as part of our theater family. Nancy, we appreciate all you give to the theater! Whether it’s providing your time, donating flashlights, helping patrons with their seats or assisting our caterers, you really do it all! The Village Theater would like to honor you this month as “Usher of the Month” for November 2015!

Lori Cairo

Staff of the Month

Lori Cairo

Lori has been involved with the Village Theater since 2007. She is currently a house manager and volunteer coordinator for the theater; scheduling and training all our wonderful volunteers. You can find Lori managing front of house or on stage and behind the curtain, acting, directing or stage managing some of our community theater shows as well. Lori graduated from Eastern Michigan University in the spring with a degree in Arts and Entertainment Management and plans to pursue a career in the performing arts. Currently she is directing Almost, Maine with Spotlight Players which opens on Nov. 13th in The Village Theater’s Biltmore Studio and runs for two consecutive weekends! Lori believes that art has the ability to change lives if fostered correctly. She loves her job, her co-workers and enjoys the inspiration the arts can bring to ordinary life on a daily basis. When Lori is not dabbling in the arts she’s a passionate college football, college basketball and Detroit Red Wings fan.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill 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 additional information about Canton's Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, visit or call 734/394-5300. 

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