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


Honk! Spotlight Players
June 5-7, www.cantonvillagetheater.org

Dance BEAT Vegas Dance BEAT Studio
June 12-13, www.iheartdancebeat.com

Dare 2 Dance Recital Dare 2 Dance Studio
June 18, www.cantonvillagetheater.org

Just the Beginning Michigan Dance Alliance
June 20, www.cantonvillagetheater.org

The Barbra Streisand Tribute Star Tributes from Las Vegas
June 27, www.cantonvillagetheater.org

Wizard of Oz Spotlight on Youth
July 9-12, 
www.cantonvillagetheater.org

Mozart & Vivaldi by DSO
July 17, www.dso.org


Michigan Shakespeare Festival
July 29 - August 16
www.michiganshakespearefestival.com 
www.cantonvillagetheater.org.

Old Mission Penninsula
Old Mission Penninsula
Michelle M. Malloch

Gallery @ VT


Healing Art
Exhibition Dates:   June 3 - July 30, 2015

"Healing Art" is a collaborative exhibit by artists Michelle Malloch, Amy Lockard, and Kelly Darke.  

Photographer, Michelle M. Malloch, is an Interior Designer for Henry Ford Health System and coordinator of the Healing Arts Program.  She has always had a passion for the arts and a love of photography. In 2009, she took a life changing photography trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with Monte Nagler.  “I love being able to capture the beauty of nature and architecture with my camera, preserve it and share it with others.  Taking the time to stop and look closely at a subject opens up a whole new world of composition possibilities.”

Comfort
Comfort
Kelly Darke

Fiber Artist Kelly Darke writes, “Along with painting, fiber and textile techniques have been a focus of my work for over a decade.  I am currently creating fiber art that incorporates painting, either on the original fabric or on the fiber piece when it’s complete.  I combine sewing, embroidery, recycled fabrics and fibers to create an abstract piece with layers of texture.  I actively think of positive thoughts and peaceful, comforting ideas as I work in attempt to embed those thoughts into the work itself.  

In addition to creating my own art, I work as an art therapist and teach others the benefits and healing aspects of art.”

Baraga Rising
Baraga Rising
Amy Lockard

Photographer Amy Lockard writes, “through my photography, I try to convey the importance of ‘being present in the moment’ in order to fully absorb the beauty and healing powers of nature.  I believe that when you are present in the moment you can let go of pain from the past and fear of the future.  It is my goal to share these beautiful experiences through my camera to bring peace and healing through art.  My photography is primarily of landscapes in nature, with an emphasis on locations in Michigan.”

This art exhibit at the Gallery@VT 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.


Canton's Liberty Fest International Festival

International Festival

Take an unforgettable tour of eclectic cultures during this years Liberty Fest at the Heritage Park Amphitheater from 11 am – 6 pm on Saturday June 20, 2015.  Come out to the park for a day of fun and enjoy performances from groups representing countries from around the globe. 
 
Individuals and groups expected to grace our stage include:  New Century Chinese School; Sunshine Children’s Choir; Sadhana Dance Theater; Senior Chinese American Golden Years Troupe; the Spring Group; New Hope Baptist Church of Wayne’s Steppers, Mimes, and Praise Dancers; The Polish Centennial Dancers; The Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan; Hoaloha Polynesian Dancers; Dance the Life Mantra Academy; Sitar students of Manjula Verma, Charvik Vaishnav, Naveen Jackson, & Anuj Patel; Greater Detroit Chinese Dance & Ballet; Joyas de Mexico Ballet, Canton-Plymouth Chinese Learning Center; Cherry Blossoms & Little Chinese Angels dance groups; Indian Folk Dance students of Parul Shah; and the Yangtzee Melody Group.
There is also an International Festival Tent for displays and merchandise highlighting many different cultural groups.  Please join us for this amazing festival!
 
If you would like to participate in the planning of our multicultural events please contact:
Anne Jahn at The Village Theater, 734/394-5300.

Usher of the Month
Usher of the Month,
Shirley Kelley

Usher of the Month

Shirley Kelly


We would like to take this opportunity to recognize one of our seasoned ushers, Shirley Kelley. Shirley is such an asset to our volunteer team! Her high-spirited personality brings so much laughter and joy to the Village Theater on a weekly basis and we could not picture this place without her. Shirley is always ready to assist us with any show or performance when we are in need and she always does it with a smile and usually a joke or two. We would like to honor Shirley this month as “Usher of the Month” for June, 2015. 

Staff Profile

Dustin Miller
 
Miller works as an Assistant Technical Director, a "Tech," here at the Village Theater and loves his job.  He, as well as the other Techs, ensure that the theater's technical equipment is set up and ready for the companies that come in to rehearse and perform.  Miller is a great resource for all things "techy" in the theater, the studio and the classroom.

Theater has been a part of his life for over a decade, and he loves what he does. Receiving his degree at EMU, as well as working professionally in the field, has given him experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.  For Dustin Miller, Theater = Life.

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