The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill's 2017 season offers something for everyone from
contemporary dance to treasured American classics in its 400-seat venue.  

Happy February!  Even if the groundhog sees his shadow and a long winter looms ahead there is a way to combat the cold…come inside The Village Theater and warm your heart with these February performances.

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. 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.

 
These productions have been described by the Center for Puppetry Arts of Atlanta as “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.”


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).

Cashore Marionettes Amazing Puppettry

Simple Gifts - The Cashore Marionettes

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
Date & Times: 
February 4, 2 p.m.

Simple Gifts, is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life-an entertaining exploration of a range of emotions and sensitive vision of what it is to be human. Family performance. Approximate run time 1 hour - no intermission. Learn more at www.cashoremarionettes.com.

Ticket Information

All Seats $12

Main. Reserved. Tickets can be purchased online or in person Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or by phone 734/394-5300 x3. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.

The Cashore Marionettes

Life in Motion - The Cashore Marionettes

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Date & Times:

February 4, 7 p.m.

In the performance Life in Motion, characters are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today that celebrates the richness of life. A powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults. Suggested for 12 years and older.
Approximate run time: 2 hours with intermission. Learn more at www.cashoremarionettes.com.


Ticket information
All Seats $15

Main. Reserved. Tickets can be purchased online or in person Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or by phone 734/394-5300 x3. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.


Breathe. A True Story, Brennen Reeves

Breathe. A True Story

Brennen Reeves

Date & Times
February 24, 7:30 p.m.
February 25, 7:30 p.m.


A one man show about his life with Cystic Fibrosis and his double lung transplant he received. Rated G.

Ticket information

All Seats $22

Biltmore Studio at the Village Theater (small room with a portable stage-general seating).
Tickets: Online, in person or by phone 734/394-5300 x3 - Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.


Motor City Bhangra & Gidha Junior Competition

Pind Productions

From the producers of Motor City Bhangra; Motor City Bhangra Junior will feature young (16 and younger) Bhangra and Giddha performers from across the United States and Canada.

Traditional Bhangra is an Indian dance performed in a circle using traditional dance steps and accompanied by a drum.  Modern Bhangra is characterized with Western dance styles with unique audio mixes popularized in Canada by Gurdeep Pandher.

Giddha is another energetic traditional dance that creatively displays feminine grace, elegance, and flexibility.

Do not miss the chance to see a live energetic performances by world renowned Bhangra and Giddha dancers! Tickets can be purchased online 
or in person Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or by phone 734/394-5300 x3.

Dress Code: Smart/Traditional
For more information please call 734/377-8845.


Michigan Shakespeare Festival


Looking ahead to summer? You can purchase your Michigan Shakespeare Festival Flex Tickets now at a discounted price with a Flex package.

Flex tickets only valid at venue where purchased. 2017 performances by Michigan Shakespeare Festival at The Village Theater:

The Taming of the Shrew
July 28, August 5, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m.
July 30 at 3 p.m.

Julius Caesar
July 29, August 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
August 6 at 3 p.m.
August 12 at 2 p.m.

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
July 29, August 5 at 2 p.m.
August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
August 13 at 3 p.m.

To purchase flex tickets online select quantity of 3. Please redeem for desired performances at least 48 hours in advance.
 
Ticket Information
Adults $105 for a package of 3 tickets
Senior $105 for a package of 3 tickets
 
Purchase online, in person at The Village Theater Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Or by phone 734/394-5300 x 3 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(Please leave a message, calls will be returned within 24 hours. Weekend calls by the end of the day on Monday.)
 
NO REFUNDS


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 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays, or you are welcome to leave a message and our staff will return your call during our 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 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 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 

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 feature “Wax in the D” - A collaborative exhibit by Encaustic Artists:
Suzanne Allen
(Ferndale), Christina Czaja (Ypsilanti), Gwen Downs (Northville), Kim Ensch (Belleville), Kathy Jacobi (Ferndale), Edee Joppich (West Bloomfield), Janice Key (Commerce Township), Candace Law (Berkley), Rosemary Lee (Howell), Nora Chapa Mendoza (West Bloomfield), Kate Paul (Livonia), Martha Van Raaphorst (Port Huron), Melissa Rian (South Lyon), Ruth Warnock (Grosse Pointe Park), and Wendy Wernet (Highland). Visit WaxintheD.com to see more encaustic art by these and other artists.


Exhibition Dates:   February 1-27, 2017
“Encaustic is a wonderful medium that is being discovered by artists in increasing numbers,” according to the exhibition’s curator Candace Law. “Or, rather, re-discovered, because it actually dates back to ancient Greece. Wax was used to waterproof their ships, as well as by artisans, and it has been in and out of favor in fine art through the centuries since. More recently, it was artist Jasper Johns who helped bring encaustic onto the contemporary art scene in the heyday of the Abstract Expressionists. He came across this little-known medium and was taken with its possibilities. As he worked out his own mixtures and processes, Johns created stunning bodies of work that are in major collections and still on display today.”
 
“In its simplest form, encaustic is a combination of beeswax, a little damar resin, and pigment,” Law explained. “The mixture is brought to a molten state and applied with a brush to a rigid surface while still liquid. Once it has cooled, this top surface is reheated so the wax melts into the layers beneath. It is this layering that gives an encaustic piece its unique depth and luminosity, as well as allowing for interleaving other materials that make it so versatile. As I came to this exquisite medium, I was taken with both the visual beauty it produces and the very tactile feel of the surface.”

“My goal in curating this exhibition is to promote a growing awareness of encaustic and to showcase artists who are successfully expanding their vision and their craft by pursuing this challenging art form,"
added Law. "It has been an honor and a pleasure to bring this group together and show my work alongside theirs.”  Law also teaches encaustic workshops and works from her studio in Berkley, Michigan.

"Dark Forest"
Artist Kim Ensch
'Dark Forest'
"Wanderings"
Artist Candace Law 'Wanderings'
"Ledger"
Artist Kate Paul
'Ledger'
"No Fly Zone"
Artist Melissa Rian
'No Fly Zone'
"Estuary"
Artist Ruth Warnock
'Estuary'

This art exhibit at the Gallery @ VT is free and open to the public:  Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 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:



Chinese Spring Festival

Upcoming Events

March 11, 2017
2016 Chinese Spring Festival

Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the arrival of Spring at our annual Chinese Spring Festival.  Enjoy beautiful performances by members of our metro area Chinese community.  There will be vocal, dance, and instrumental performances highlighting the rich Chinese culture.  Your ticket includes a pre-show punch and cookie reception in our lobby from 6-7 p.m. where you may also view cultural displays provided by Plymouth Canton Chinese Learning Center, Michigan New Century Chinese School, and Ann Hua Chinese School of Ann Arbor.
Program:  7:00 – 9:15 p.m.
 
Tickets are $5
 
On Main Stage. Reserved Seating. Tickets can be purchased online , in person or by phone 734/394-5300 x3 - Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.
 
If you would like to participate in planning for upcoming multicultural events please contact:
Anne Jahn, at The Village Theater for more information 734/394-5300.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

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

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