The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Experience an exciting lineup of music, dance, theater,
 and the visual arts all month-long at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT:


Salute to Service

November 11, 2019
6:00 p.m. - Reception
7:00 p.m. - Program


Join us as Canton once again honors area service men and service women who have served or who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

This special event features: key note speaker Michael Harris, President of the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America; special recognition of Tom Houdek, WWII Veteran and POW; the Workmen Elementary Choir directed by Keri L. Mueller; the Willow Run “Tribute” Rosie the Riveter Troupe; and the Harmony Motown Chorus. Donations to the VA Ann Arbor Health System will also be accepted. (Suggested items include items for snack packs such as granola bars, portable meal kits and cracker packs; sweat pants, zip up hoodies, short sleeved colored tees in sizes M-5XL and white tees in sizes 2XL and up; and large bottles of body wash, shampoo, and conditioner). Click here for a complete list of suggested donation items. This is a FREE event.

THIS MONTH AT THE VILLAGE THEATER

THE GALLERY@VT:

November Gallery@VT Exhibit featuring the Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild.
Originally founded in 1956 as a club for weavers, the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) provides opportunities for fiber artists to meet and exchange ideas, and to learn about fiber art through lectures and workshops.

Exhibition Dates: Now - November 25, 2019
Artist Reception: November 6, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Artists Awards Program at 7:30 p.m. the public is welcome to attend this free reception.

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.

2019 Fine Arts Exhibition Winners

On October 4th, 2019 Artists, friends, family, and patrons met to celebrate the chosen pieces for the 27th Annual Canton Fine Arts Awards and the artists who created them.  The awards program Masters of Ceremony were Pat Williams, Canton Township Supervisor and Darian Moore, Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage Chair. Juror, Kay Masini, gave a passionate speech on the jury process and why she chose the nine winners from the 40 works represented.


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Best of Show: "Call for Freedom" by Sarmad Al Musawi
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People's Choice Winner: "Dinner for One" by Anne Rouan

The 2019 Winners are as follows:

 
Best of Show: “Call for Freedom” by Sarmad Al Musawi (Sterling Heights)
Second Prize:  “Crucifixion II” by Dario Pabon (Canton)
Third Prize:  “After the Storm” by Jon Lange (Livonia)
Honorable Mention:  “Refugee Camp” by Chuck Schroeder (Livonia)
Honorable Mention:  “Busking on Bourbon Street” by James Tidwell (Monroe)
Merit Award:  “Age of the Goddess” by Jean-Paul Aboudib (Canton)
Merit Award:  “Bohemian” by Susan Perrish (Livonia)
Merit Award:  “Dinner for One” by Anne Rouan (Monroe)
Merit Award:  “Lotus Point” by Jason Van Stone (Ida)

Congratulations to all of those chosen to be part of our exhibition and to all the award winners!

Art Workshop

Wine & Weave Workshop

November 20, 6:00 p.m.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill


Join us for a fun evening and create your own piece of fiber art in your our beautiful Gallery! During this fun workshop, we’ll learn the basics of hand weaving, while sipping a glass of wine. This 3-hour class will go beyond plain weave, and students will learn soumak, clasped weft, and knotting techniques. By the end of the workshop you will have a small woven art piece to take home! No experience necessary. This class is appropriate for ages 21 and over. All supplies and materials will be provided. One wine ticket included per registration. Limited space available, so register online today!  Fee: $20


Proposals by Neil Simon

November 1, 7:00 p.m.
November 2, 7:00 p.m.
November 3, 2:00 p.m.

Better Than Ever Productions

This beautiful memory play delightfully recalls the last time the Hines family gathered at their retreat in the Poconos. The summer of 1953 brings romantic entanglements that coalesce one idyllic afternoon. Burt Hines, mid-50’s and convalescing from a second heart attack, eagerly anticipates the arrival of his ex-wife he still loves. Daughter Josie has just broken her engagement to a Harvard law student and pines for his buddy Ray, an aspiring writer with whom she once had a brief fling. Clemma, the African American housekeeper at the center of the action, casts and astute eye on the complications while facing her own unresolved past.  Approximate run time: 2 hrs. Rated PG.  Tickets: $16-$18


Imani Winds with Tian Tian, Pianist

November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Over a 20-plus year career, Grammy nominated quintet Imani Winds has discovered what audiences value most from their concerts: a sense of connection - with the music, the performers, the composers, the artistry and beyond. Extolled by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “what triumph sounds like”, Imani Winds has created a distinct presence in the classical music world through its dynamic playing, culturally relevant programming, virtuosic collaborations and inspirational outreach programs. A faculty member at the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance, pianist Tian Tian has presented solo concerts across the US, Canada and China. She has appeared in music festivals such as Piano Texas, the Gilmore Festival, and Summer Courses with Arie Vardi (Germany). Avid chamber musician, Tian has performed with the Juilliard Quartet and toured in the US, China, and Korea as a member of the Studzinsky Trio. Approximate run time: 2 hrs. Tickets: $10-$45


Art, Coffee and Donuts at the Gallery

Art, Coffee & Donuts at the Gallery

November 4, 10:00 a.m.
December 2, 10:00 a.m.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Come enjoy this new FREE monthly art program, at the Village Theater! The first Monday of each month, we’ll meet in the Gallery to enjoy a guided tour of the Art Exhibit led by the Village Theater’s Art Staff. Enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts. Free transportation between the Summit and the Village Theater is available. Please be sure to indicate that you would like to use our shuttle service when registering. For more information or to register, call 734/394-5374. Tickets: FREE 


Calendar Girls

November 7, 7:30 p.m.
November 8, 7:30 p.m.
November 9, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
November 10, 2:00 p.m.

Spotlight Players

Based on a true story, watch as our leading ladies convince their local Women’s Institute to embark on a novel fundraiser for a good cause, a new sofa for the waiting room at the local hospital. After seeing a “girlie” calendar in a local shop they decide to pose for an ‘alternative calendar’ discreetly posing nude in the hopes of raising that additional cash. As the story unfolds we see how this puts pressure on the ladies in different ways and escalates into something bigger than they ever imagined involving far more than their local Women’s Institute. Approximate run time: 2 hrs. Rated PG-13.  Tickets: $16-$18


A Night of Love and Laughter

November 8, 8:00 p.m.
Brenton Henderson

A night of Love & Laughter will feature an evening with two primer comedians. Featuring Detroit's own Shanie D and Starring Sister Quintella Caldwell. Light refreshments; Ballroom & Hustling after the performances. Tickets: $27


Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Rated PG)

November 9, 10:00 a.m.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Sensory Sensitive Movie Series:
During the Inclusive Sensory Sensitive Movie showings the sound system will be turned down, and the house lights up to create a comfortable environment for all to enjoy. These reduced capacity showings allow for more space where moviegoers can walk around, sing, shout, dance, clap and talk. Moviegoers are welcome to bring any fidget devices or comfort items from home. A limited number of headphones, weighted blankets and fidget devices will be available for check out during your visit. Designated Quiet Spaces are always available for all movies and performances at The Village Theater. Approximate run time: 1 hr. 45 min. Rated PG.  Tickets: $5. 


The Ultimate McCartney Experience

November 9, 7:30 p.m.
Music Legends Live LLC

Experience America’s #1 tribute to Sir Paul performing the best of The Beatles and epic hits of Wings! The McCartney Project covers more than three decades of the most popular Beatles' hits through the epic hits of Wings and more. Each song replicates the authentic, iconic sound of Paul McCartney’s music. This is a fun, high-energy show from the opening song through the closing encore of this family-friendly show for all ages. Leading The McCartney Project is Tony Burlingame, who has been paying tribute to Paul McCartney for years and bears an uncanny resemblance to Sir Paul. His voice, mannerisms and left-handed bass playing, along with the very talented McCartney Project band, delivers the ultimate McCartney experience. Songs include: Eight Days A Week, Band on the Run, Please Please Me, Lady Madonna, Hey Jude, Yesterday, Rock Show, Coming Up, Let Em in, Live and Let Die, Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, Revolution, Jet, Bluebird, Get Back, and many more!  Approximate run time: 2 1/4 hrs. Rated G.  Tickets: $15-$25


Neon Detroit Nights

November 10, 5:30 p.m.
Digital Dreams Studio

Feature length movie "Neon Detroit Knights": Two cops looking for redemption from the crime Lord they were hired to take down. Timing is Everything! Nothing will be the same!  Approximate run time: 1.5 hrs. Rated PG. Tickets: In advance are $20, $25 the day of the screening. 


Introduction to Improv for Kids

Mondays: November 11-December 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Have fun at the theater while learning the basics of improv! Topics include: the techniques of scene painting, how to create environments, the importance of eye contact and sharing focus through games, warm-ups, and scenes. Be sure to mark your calendars for the last class on December 16 where students will perform an improv set for family in the Biltmore studio. Class offered by Molly Wallace.  Register today online or call 734/394-5300.   Tickets: $90


Casting Family

November 16, 8:00 p.m.

November 17, 2:00 p.m.
TLC Productions


Casting Family is a two-act, comedy musical about a gay male couple who are about to get married. Their families are unsupportive and plan not to attend, and so the partners-to-be decide to cast actors as ‘family’ to participate in their wedding. Their journey toward the impending ceremony includes tenderness, adversity, doubt, and a little bit of chaos. Rated: PG (might be difficult for children to sit through and/or contains some questionable content). Approx. run time: 1 ¼ hrs. Biltmore Studio. Tickets: $15


The Shining Stars -  Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

November 17, 2:30 p.m.
Shajara Tayyiba School

The Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are considered the best generation. This special group were the ones who saw the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and accepted Islam during his lifetime. They went through hardship and ease and remained true to their faith. Enjoy nasheeds, speeches and skits by the students of Shajara Tayyiba School & Preschool displaying some of the highlights of this blessed generation. All must have a ticket including children being held. Tickets: $10


10th Annual "12 Nights of Improv"

November 22, 7:00 p.m.
Summit Academy North High School


Enjoy song, dance, audience interactive improv games and great holiday tunes. We hope you will join us as we prepare for a holiday season. Rated G. Approximate run time: 2 hrs.  Tickets: $5-$12


Canton International Festival

Canton International Festival 2019

November 23, 11:30 p.m.
Canton Township


Celebrate the diversity of Canton and its surrounding communities through dance, music and vocal performances representing: China, India, Polynesia, Mexico, Korea, and the United States. Numerous cultural exhibits and vendors will be in our lobby. Enjoy our International Sweets Table where desserts from Metro area shops and bakeries will be available at nominal prices. This event is sponsored by Canton Township and the all-volunteer Multicultural Committee of Canton Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage. Bring the whole family and travel the globe through music, dance and more!  Tickets: $2 at the door. Cash only.


Disney's Frozen Jr.

November 27, 7:30 p.m.
November 29, 7:30 p.m.
November 30, 4:30 p.m.
November 30, 7:30 p.m.

Evalino Productions

The enchanting modern classic of Disney’s Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. Directed by John Sartor.  Rated: G. Approximate run time: 1 hour. ALL MUST HAVE A TICKET INCLUDING CHILDREN BEING HELD.


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Grand Times

Frozen Jr Party and Ticket Package

November 30, 4:30 p.m.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Enjoy a memorable day together with your grandchild! Package includes refreshments, photo opportunities, “Frozen” desserts, activities and more. Also included are tickets to the Frozen Jr. Performance, choose from 4:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. performances at checkout. Frozen Jr Party will be held in between performances. Seating for party begins at 5:45 p.m. in the classroom.  Tickets: $28 each.  For more information or to register over the phone,  call 734/394-5374. Be sure to register each person attending.


Miracle on 34th Street

December 5, 7:30 p.m.
December 6, 7:30 p.m.
December 7, 2:00 p.m.
December 7, 7:30 p.m.
December 8, 2:00 p.m.

Spotlight Players

Capture the spirit of Christmas with this timeless classic! Based on the beloved film, Miracle on 34th Street tells the tale of last-minute Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Santa-replacement, Kris Kringle, who may or may not be THE Santa Claus, and the people who take him in. The Man behind the Miracle is bringing laughter, tenderness and joy such as your heart has never known before! This festive, heart-warming play is a must-see for the family this holiday season. Rated: G. Approximate run time: 1.5 hrs. Tickets: $15-$18


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Grand Times

Miracle on 34th Street Show & Holiday Party

December 8, 3:30 p.m.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Enjoy a memorable day together with your grandchild! Enjoy a holiday themed party with cookie decorating, holiday crafts including building a cuddly, stuffed holiday friend together, photo craft and more.  After the party, enjoy watching Spotlight Players perform Miracle on 34th Street on the Village Theater Main Stage. The pre-show party begins at 12:00 pm in the Biltmore Studio.  For more information or to register over the phone for the Grand Times Miracle on 34th Street Show and Holiday Party, please call 734/394-5374.
Tickets: $28 each For more information or to register over the phone, call 734/394-5374. Be sure to register each person attending. Please indicate first and second choice Holiday Buddy for each registered child at checkout. Choices include: Angel Bear, Gingerbread Man or Reindeer.


Michigan Philharmonic

Youth Orchestra Winter 2019

December 10, 7:00 p.m.
Michigan Philharmonic

Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Winter Concert contains ensembles from the youth orchestra performing a variety of classical and pops music. These talented young performers, ages 8-18, will amaze and inspire. Approximate run time: 2 hrs. Tickets: $5-$15


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Gift Certificates are available in various denominations and are also available for purchase in person or over the phone during regular box office hours (Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) at 734/394-5300.

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

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The Village Theater at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Road
Canton, MI 48187
734/394-5300
www.cantonvillagetheater.org
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