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

This August the Village Theater is proud to host the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. Three plays will be presented:  The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Henry IV by William Shakespeare.
 
“The best Shakespeare shows create a world of possibilities and ask the audience to come along for an adventure.”
 - Janice L Blixt, Producing Artistic Director
 
Now in its 21st Season, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company (LOA/LORT) dedicated to producing world-class classical plays.  For the first time in 2015 the Festival will be performing in both Jackson and Canton.
 
The Rivals  Michigan Shakespeare Festival
August 1, 6, 8 & 14 www.cantonvillagetheater.org
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream  Michigan Shakespeare Festival
August 8, 9, 12, 15 & 16 www.cantonvillagetheater.org
 
Henry IV  Michigan Shakespeare Festival
August 1, 2, 5, 7, 13 & 15 www.cantonvillagetheater.org
 



Sticking with the ‘B’s’ we will move from the Bard on to the music of the Beach Boys for a relaxing summer time vibe.
 
The Beach Boys Tribute from Las Vegas Star Tributes from Las Vegas
August 22  www.cantonvillagetheater.org




Round out the rest of your month by cheering on our local talented youth as they vie to be the next Canton Idol!
 
Canton Idol 2015 BeckRidge Chorale
August 25-27  www.beckridgechorale.org
 
Over 50 talented Middle and High School students singing to become Canton Idol 2015!
 
Tuesday, Aug. 25 is Middle School Division
Wed., Aug. 26 is High School Division

Concluding with finals for both divisions on Thursday, August 27. The audience gets to vote too! Come support your Canton Idol!

Blue Blue Blue House
Blue Blue Blue House
Tim Ruane

Gallery @ VT


"Tell Me, Berenice Abbott"
Exhibition Dates:   August 3 - September 27, 2015

 
This month the Gallery @ VT will showcase “Tell Me, Berenice Abbott” a Digital Art Photography exhibit featuring the work of Timothy Ruane.
 
Mr. Ruane taught photography at the Edmund Burke School in Washington D.C. and worked as the chief copy editor in the editorial department of The Washington Post, where he also worked as a freelance photographer.  "I edit (manipulate) my photographs aggressively, changing contrast, brightness and hue without hesitation.  I value pictures that are hard to take more than easier ones—action shots more than stills, for example.  I am drawn to the unconventional and the abstract" says Ruane.


He has exhibited his fine art digital photography in London, Izmir Turkey, New York, Washington D.C. and a number of other U.S. cities.  His work has been published in The Washington Post, New York Review Books, Simon & Schuster as well as The Good Men Project, Whisperings and a number of other journals.
 
Mr. Ruane has written and directed three independent short narrative movies, a two-minute silent and many experimental films. Currently, he is filming and editing a short narrative film: “Sometimes the Window Is Blue.”

"As the philosopher is interested in truth, I am interested in beauty.  Good art can do many things, but it cannot bore." - Tim Ruane



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.



23rd Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition
ARTISTS’ CALL TO ENTER

If you are an artist and you would like to enter our annual juried Fine Arts Exhibition please visit our website: www.cantonvillagetheater.org for more information and an application, or stop in at the Village Theater Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to pick up an application.

Entries are due:  August 24, 2015


International Festival

International Festival

Saturday, November 21
 
Everyone is looking forward to our next International Festival that will take place at the Village Theater on Saturday November 21st. SAVE THE DATE! If you’re interested in having a display to represent your culture or know of a performance group that would like to participate please contact Anne Jahn at:  anne.jahn@canton-mi.org.
 
If you would like to participate in the planning of our multicultural events please contact:
Anne Jahn at The Village Theater for more information 734/394-5300.


Diane
Diane Beaupre

Usher of the Month

Diane Beaupre

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize one of magnificent ushers, Diane Beaupre. Diane has been volunteering for years here at The Village Theater. She always helps out in a pinch and shows up with a positive attitude and is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed! Diane has such a giving heart and we are so lucky to have her as part of our theater family.  Diane, we appreciate all you do and we would like to honor you this month as “Usher of the Month” for August 2015! 


Tim

Staff Profile

Timothy Majzlik

Timothy has been involved in every theater setting you can think of, from Grand Prosceniums to Street Fair's, and comedy clubs to movie houses.  He is now a new House Manager at the Village Theater and loving it. Timothy got his start in the performing arts back in 2002, when he joined the high school Improv Club.  After high school, Timothy enrolled at Wayne State University and majored in Theater Studies. While in Detroit he had the opportunity to work and perform in all three theaters on campus. During and after his academics Timothy has worked as a stage hand, an actor, writer, master of ceremonies, director, and editor. When not at the Village Theater, you might also catch him assisting special events over at the Museum of Contemporary Museum of Arts Detroit (MOCAD) He’s looking forward to the rest of this season's performances and can’t wait to see what next year will hold.


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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 www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300. 

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