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.  


Happy Holidays everyone!  We have a lot of amazing programs available to put you in a festive spirit this month.  If you enjoy music, dance, magic, a variety show or December just reminds you of a circus—we’ve got you covered!  Get your tickets online today! The Village Theater Box Office is also open Monday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm, or you purchase tickets by calling 734/394-5300 x 3.Please be advised that we do not offer refunds or exchanges.



COMING TO THE MAIN STAGE

When attending main stage productions, please remember that all ages must have a ticket (including children being held on laps).

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa

Spotlight on Youth
Date & Times: 
12/8/2016 @ 7:00 PM
12/9/2016 @ 7:00 PM
12/10/2016 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
12/11/2016 @ 2:00 PM

Inspired by the 1897 editorial 'Is There a Santa Claus?' audiences will love this modern, heart-warming comedy. While holding auditions for 'Little Red Riding Hood Saves Santa Claus,' students who don’t believe in Santa Claus protest the school’s holiday play and the principal cancels it. Soon, even Virginia, the author of the play, begins to doubt if Santa Claus exists. Virginia’s father suggests she write a letter to The New York Sun asking if Santa is real. Not only does Virginia get a response from the newspaper, but she gets a surprise visit from Santa himself, prompting the school to give Virginia’s play the green-light. Approx run time: 1 1/2 hrs. General seating. All ages must have a ticket including children being held.

Ticket Information

All seats are $12
This event will be held at the Village Theater in the Biltmore Studio (small room with a portable stage and seating). Purchase tickets online: www.cantonvillagetheater.org or M-F 10am-2pm in person/M-F 10am-2pm by phone 734-394-5300 X3.

Canton Concert Band

A Musical Family Christmas

Canton Concert Band

Spotlight Players
Date & Times:
12/10/2016 @ 7:00 PM


The holidays are a special time of celebration with family and friends. And what better way to celebrate than with music. So, come on along and enjoy the beauty of music that only Christmas can bring. A time the entire family can enjoy together. Leave the chores and stress of the holidays behind and enjoy the musical presentation of 'Warmth, Wonder & Wishes'. The best to you and yours this holiday season. Approx run time: 85 min. www.cantonvillagetheater.org

Ticket information
Adults $12
Senior  $10
Youth  $10


Main. Reserved. Tickets available at: www.cantonvillagetheater.org, by phone or in person M-F 10am-2pm at 734-394-5300 x3. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.

Central City Dance

The Christmas Broadway Spectacular

Central City Dance

Date & Times
12/15/2016 @ 6:00 PM
12/16/2016 @ 6:00 PM
12/17/2016 @ 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, & 7:00 PM
12/18/2016 @ 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM


The Most Explosive Christmas Show Around Town! Canton’s #1 holiday show, The Christmas Broadway Spectacular, will celebrate the magic of Christmas like never before with an all-new, unforgettable experience as Santa Claus, Mrs. C, and Ellie take center stage with a cast of some of the best performers in the area. Get a sneak-peak at what REALLY happens in the North Pole as Santa’s head elf, Ellie, and the rest of the jolly elves pack Santa’s sleigh for the BIG night. Be mesmerized by twirling ballerinas, be dazzled by dancing Toy Soldiers, and taken on a whimsical sleigh ride around the world with Santa and his magical reindeer. The beloved Christmas Broadway Spectacular promises to delight audiences young and old with a magical season to remember.
 
Ticket information
All Seats/All Ages:  $24

Purchase tickets: www.cantonvillagetheater.org, or visit or call the theater 10am-2pm Monday-Friday, 734/394-5300 x3. PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE. CALLS WILL BE RETURNED WITHIN 24 HOURS OR WEEKEND CALLS BY END OF DAY MONDAY. CLOSED 11/24-11/25. NO REFUNDS.

Free Tap Workshop

Spotlight on Youth

Date & Times
12/27/2016 @ 6:00 PM

Learn tap basics, go over tap essentials, learn the audition step for Singin' in the Rain. Tap shoes are not required-just wear a hard soled shoe or bring your tap shoes. Limited space available. For questions or to reserve your spot submit your name and phone number by email: soy@mi.rr.com
spotlightonyouthmi.com

Biltmore Studio at The Village Theater. Spotlight on Youth, 248-719-3637.

Detroit Circus

New Year's Eve 2016
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill


Date & Times
12/31/2016 @ 7:00 PM

Back by popular demand! Detroit Circus entertains with New Year’s Eve fun for your entire family! Admission includes a non-alcoholic drink and popcorn, and exciting pre-show activities (face painting, temporary tattoos, photo-op and strolling circus entertainers) all in the lobby starting at 6pm. Cash bar available for adults 21 and over. Be thrilled as the Detroit Circus dazzles you with their high flying aerial antics on fabric and trapeze, fire dancing and eating, stilt walking and acrobatics, contortion, juggling, feats of mind-bending strength and acrobalance, and a variety of circus sideshow acts. Pre-show activities begin at 6:00 PM. Show begins at 7:00 PM. Approx.  run time of show: 1 1/2 hrs. Rated PG.
www.cantonvillagetheater.org 

Ticket Information
All Seats/All Ages:  $20
Main. Reserved. Tickets: www.cantonvillagetheater.org, in person or by phone 734-394-5300 x3 - M-F 10a-2p. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.


PATRON TIPS

 

TICKET PURCHASING:  Tickets can be purchased, and printed at home or held in will call, anytime from our website www.cantonvillagetheater.org 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 and 2 pm weekdays.   Tickets can also be ordered over the phone, 734/394-5300 x3, with a Visa or MasterCard between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm weekdays, or you are welcome to leave a message and our staff will return your call during our 10 am and 2 pm, weekday box office hours.  If tickets are available, they can also be purchased 1 hour prior to Program Time.
 
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 and 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.


ART EXHIBITS AT THE VILLAGE THEATER


This month the Gallery @ VT will showcase ‘Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild’, a collaborative exhibit by 14 Michigan fiber artists.
Durwood Coffey’s exhibit will include 27 gorgeous wildlife paintings including a 4 foot High x 15 foot Wide triptych of Whales entitled “Heading North” that NEEDS to be seen in person.  Animal lovers will be delighted with this exhibit!


Exhibition Dates:   Now – January 2, 2017The Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) is an educational, not-for-profit club of fiber artists.  It was founded in 1956 as a club for weavers and still has a large number of members who are weavers, as well as many members who create other forms of fiber art.

The focus of the AAFG is fiber and all techniques that involve using fiber or fiber techniques including:  Basketry, Beading, Bead Embroidery, Bead Weaving, Kumihimo, Crochet, Doll Making, Dyeing and Painting, Embroidery, Felting, Garment Design and Construction, Handmade paper and Book Art, Knitting, Knotting, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, and Surface Design.

The AAFG provides opportunities for fiber artists to meet and exchange ideas, and to learn about fiber art through lectures and workshops.  In addition to monthly meetings, the Guild promotes the enjoyment of fiber arts through information and demonstrations.  We also sponsor sales and exhibits of our members’ work and participate in the Ann Arbor State Street Area Art Fair.

Website:  www.annarborfiberarts.org
Contact Information for AAFG exhibits: Helen Welfordwelford@umich.edu, Arlene Kindelarkindel@comcast.net

Exhibit Artists:  Jill Ault, Bettie Bahen, Carol Fleischer, Sandra Kunkle, Anne Mackinnon, Madeline Navarro, Terry O’Toole, Mary Valerie Richter, Jenny Schu, Barbara Schutzgruber, Susan Trovillion, Helen Welford, Sharon Weltner and Kathy Zasuwa.

‘Citizens of Nature’ by Madeline Navarro
‘Dance to the Music of Spheres’ by Sandra Kunkle
'Rain On The Way’ by Jill Ault
‘Ancient Graffiti:  First Exhibition’ by Kathy Zasuwa
‘Landscape of Memory:  The Climbing Tree’ by Sandra Kunkle

This art exhibit at the Gallery@VT is free and open to the public:  Monday through Friday from 10am - 2pm, and 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.


Cultural Events


Canton’s International Festival took place at The Village Theater on Saturday November 19, 2016. Thank you to the following performance groups that gave of your time and talent to make this another great event:
Bollywood Fusion, May Kulkarni; PCCLC-Plymouth Canton Chinese Learning Center; The Tim O’Hare School of Traditional Irish Dance of Ann Arbor and Plymouth; Ann Hua Clivia Dance Group; Jade Dance School of Ann Arbor; Canton Qi Pao Team; MNCCS-Michigan New Century Chinese School; Sitar Player, Charvik Vaishnav (student of Manjula Verma); Ther Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan with Canadian Soprano, Clodagh Earls and MichiganTenor, Tyler Bouque accompanied by John Pavik on Piano; Yangtze Melody Group; Team Blossom; Ann Hua Dance; Hoaloha of Plymouth; Anna Ballet & Dance; Ann Hua Waist Drum Team; Joyas de Mexico Ballet (Luly del Real); Skylark of Novi; Troy Chinese Classic Music Guzheng Team; Julzie Gravel; National Alliance Centennial Polish Dancers; Sunshine Children’s Choir; Dance the Life Mantra Academy (Forum Vyas); Asian Indian Dance Group of Canton (Parul Shah);Heart Melody Group (Xinyun); AiYue Dance; and Bollyburn Dancers. 

Sharing your culture with the community through performance is such a fun way to enlighten, teach and entertain.

Thank you also to our displayers: Tirsa Tanaraga, Author; EF High School Exchange Year; PCCLC for Chinese Cultural Display; Monique Saucedo for Mexico Display.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Upcoming Events

January 16, 2017
Canton Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
The Program begins at 6:30 PM Pre-Show Reception at 6:00 PM).
This annual event’s mission is to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King through education, inspiration, and entertainment.  This year will feature keynote speaker Monica Merritt, Superintendent of Plymouth Canton Community Schools.  Musical Presentation by Workman Elementary School Choir directed by Keri Mueller, and a performance by the ICO Choir and Sikh Dancers.
Admission is $2/person at the door or $5/family. 

March 11, 2017
2016 Chinese Spring Festival


If you would like to participate in planning for upcoming multicultural events please contact:
Anne Jahn, at The Village Theater for more information.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

50400 Cherry Hill Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
734/394-5300
www.cantonvillagetheater.org

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