The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill's 2018 season offers something for everyone from
contemporary dance to treasured American classics in its 400-seat venue.  

Spring is Coming!

March may come in like a lion and go out like a lamb where the weather is concerned, but this month at the Village Theater we are all LION!  From thought provoking performances, worthy fundraisers and benefits, magic and illusion, Doctor Doolittle, Chinese Spring Festival – Year of the Dog, cutting edge comedy with Second City, and a one-man tour de force, Ed Asner! 
 
Ed Asner is the MAN!  Seven prime-time Grammy awards, numerous awards and nominations for stage, screen, Voice Acting, etc.  Roles on “Mary Tyler Moore”, “Lou Grant”, “Rich Man Poor Man”, & “Roots” earned him Emmy awards! Additional performances as “Santa” in the movie Elf, and the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s “UP” just to name a few, have endeared us even more to the living-legend that he is.  Come and see his one-man show “A Man and His Prostate” on March 10!  See details below.

Save the dates!

THIS MONTH AT THE VILLAGE THEATER


THE GALLERY@VT:

March 2018 Gallery @VT featured artist is Mustapha Kandouz
“Facets of the Human” Paintings

Exhibition Dates:   Now through March 29

Artist's Statement from Mustapha Kandouz
I am a scientist, a Cancer Researcher to be precise. I don’t know whether that might have influenced my artistic attempts, but I undoubtedly know that my inclination for things artistic has tremendously shaped my career in science. To this very day, I still wonder what my life would have been like, have I not resisted for so long the urges to paint and have I kept the flame kindled. Painting is a long-lost first love, one that I recently found, while dealing with the frustrations inherent to scientific research.

Walking an edge between abstraction and figuration, my art work is an attempt to reconcile freedom and meaning. Mine is most certainly a work in progress, learning to talk anew after a long silence.

I am mainly interested in the human condition, and what it means and how it is shaped by modernity. Having lived in four different countries and three continents, I have seen firsthand that no matter our origins or cultures, we share fundamental attributes of “humanness”, especially when we deal with aspirations, hopes, fears, anxieties, love, loss, longing for dignity, freedom and meaning etc. It is that deep humanness and how it copes with contemporary challenges that I am interested in exploring.

The Gallery@VT
Beginnings - Mustapha Kandouz
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Friendship - Mustapha Kandouz
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Sapiens Dilemma - Mustapha Kandouz
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Solitudes - Mustapha Kandouz
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Anything Out There - Mustapha Kandouz
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Where Are You Headed - Mustapha Kandouz

Click here to learn more about Canton's Village Theater's Current Gallery Exhibit, which is free and open to the public on most weekdays (except Canton Township observed holidays) from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., during all public performances and by calling 734/394-5308, for an appointment. Schedule subject to change without notice.


You're Invited to Apply For the 2019 Exhibition Season!

The Gallery@VT would like to invite you to apply for a group or solo art exhibition for the 2019 season. We are interested in presenting a diverse group of artists of all mediums.

Your submission will be juried by our exhibition committee comprised of local artists, arts professionals and art educators. Please be advised that you are ineligible if you have had a Solo Exhibition at The Gallery@VT within the last 5 years.

Submissions are due by April 12, 2018.

Please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org for the 2019 Exhibition Season submission details.


Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays
on Trayvon Martin, Race & Privilege

March 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Wayne State University


Inspired by the debates and nationwide protests following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Tryvon Martin. ‘Facing Our Truth’: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege was originally commissioned and produced by The New Black Fest, Keith Josef Adkins, Artistic Director. The original reading took place at the Martin Segal Theater at CUNY Graduate Center, NYC December 5, 2013. ‘Facing Our Truth’ is not associated with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Post show: talk back (15 minutes). Biltmore Studio (general seating)
Rated: R due to language and subject matter.
Approximate run time: 1¼ hours.


'Against the Wind' featruing Live Bullet Detroit

A Tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

March 3, 8:00 p.m.
Partnership for the Arts & Humanities

MSA Delivery Service is proud to present ‘Against the Wind’ featuring Live Bullet Detroit-a tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band. Join us Saturday, March 3rd at The Village Theater for a fundraiser to benefit the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with a welcome reception that will include sample-size appetizers from local restaurants. Then at 8:00 p.m., get ready to sing along and dance to the sounds of your favorite classic ‘Seger’ songs. Adult event. Approximate run time of performance: 2 hours.
 
Please help support the construction of the Village Arts Factory by contributing to the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, a registered 501(c) (3) organization. Visit www.partnershipforarts.org for more event details and giving forms or call 734-765-4061.


The Adventures for Doctor Dolittle

March 8, 7:30 p.m.
March 9, 7:30 p.m.
March 10, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
March  11, 2:00 p.m.
Spotlight Players


Who would have believed that animals have their own side of things? One special doctor with a deep understanding and love of animals finds he’s able to speak with them. This moment of comprehension carries John Dolittle, M.D., from one adventure to the next. Dr. Dolittle, Polynesia the parrot; Gug-Gub the pig, Jip the dog, Dab-Dab the duck and Chee-Chee the monkey travel to Africa to save the monkeys from a terrible plague. Once there they are captured and escape from the Jolliginki who want to serve them for dinner, elude misguided pirates who want to ransom them, and discover wild and wonderful never-before-seen animals. Dr. Dolittle comes to see that his love of learning coupled with his love of animals affords him a unique opportunity to speak on behalf of all animals. The doctor creates a solution that in the end protects the animals while providing new and better employment for the pirates and Jolliginki; Perseverance, patience and creativity win every time.
Biltmore Studio (general seating)
Rated: G. Approximate run time: 2 hours.


Bollywood Bash 2018

March 9, 8:00 p.m.
A Charity to Benefit Good News India
Paathshala, Inc.

An International Showcase featuring Metro Detroit area dance and performance studios who have joined with local businesses for a special event to raise awareness and benefit a very worthy cause:  saving kids from sex slavery.
Rated: G. Approximate run time: 3 hours.



Ed Asner: A Man and His Prostate

March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Ed Weinberger

Ed Asner takes audience members on a comedic journey of pain, laughter, and anatomy-not necessarily in that order. It is a true story of Ed Weinberger’s Italian vacation that takes an unexpected turn. A turn that scares the life out of him and at the same time forces self-reflection and appreciation for what he has. This show not only tickles the funny bone, but creates awareness and pays tribute to those lost. A must see for men and women!
Rated PG. Performance 7:30-8:50 p.m. VIP tickets ($37) are limited and include a post-show meet and greet (9:00-10:00 p.m.) with Ed Asner with opportunities for photographs and signatures.




Chinese Spring Festival 2018

March 17, 7:00 p.m.
Canton Cultural Commission, Multicultural Committee, and its Chinese Festival Subcommittee

An evening of Folk, Modern, & Classical dances performed by Metro Detroit area dance schools;  numerous vocal performances featuring solos, duets, & Choirs; and instrumental performances featuring ancient Chinese instruments: Pipa, Erhu, and Guzheng. Our pre-show reception will showcase the history of Chinese clothing and costumes through visual displays along with modeling of regional costumes by students from area Chinese schools: PCCLC, MNCCS & Ann Hua School of Ann Arbor. Performances run approximately 7:00-9:15 p.m. All ages must have a ticket including children being held.




What!?

March 23, 7:30 p.m.
2 Magicians Telling the Truth
Keith Fields and George Tait


When 2 of the most creative guys in magic get together you are in for a special night. This show is funny and amazing and will leave you saying ‘What!?’ Written, invented, and performed by George Tait and Keith Fields. George Tait is a Detroit native and has been seen with two of the largest touring magic shows to date, Masters of Illusion Live, and behind the scenes on The Illusionists. His performance is a mix of conjuring techniques with a dash of subtle psychology. George also gives a Critical Thinking presentation at colleges around the US. Keith Fields is from the UK who has been described by the US Government as ‘an alien with extraordinary ability’. He is a man of mystery with a flair for the funny. One minute you will be laughing your socks off, the next you will be wondering how he does it! Keith is regular performer at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, comedy clubs all over the world, and for three years starred in his own show in Pigeon Forge call ‘A Brit Of Magic’.
Rated PG-13. Run time 7:30-8:40 p.m. 




Devotional Divas III and Boundless The Empowered Women

March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Chauladevi Institute of Dance & Yoga


'The Timeless Constant, The Soul of Civilization'. A Thematic Dance exploration of women's eternal influence, an electric, power packed 120 minutes performance by young women who want to live with their heads held high.




The Second City Tour: 'Look Both Ways Before Talking"

March 31, 7:30 p.m.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill


The Second City Tour Company makes a special return to continue its sold out record at The Village Theater. Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny. The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. Approximate run time: 2 hrs.


Sunday Mornings at the Village Theater

Faith Baptist Church holds weekly services on Sunday mornings.
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m..
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Children's Ministry runs from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
www.cantonvillagetheater.org


Ticket Purchasing Policy


 Click Here to Purchase a Village Theater Gift Certificate   

Available in various denominations. Also available in person or over the phone during regular
box office hours (Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) at 734/394-5300 x3.

Must be redeemed at least 48 hours prior to the desired event/show.
No refunds or exchanges.


The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

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

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