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.  

Theater Ushers Wanted!

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is seeking new volunteer ushers for the 2017-2018 theatre season! Have you ever wanted to work at a Performing Arts Theater? Do you have a passion for ART? Well now is your chance to get involved in your community! Sign up to be a volunteer usher and see some great performances for free! Mandatory training is coming up this July and August and we would love to have you join our team!
Friday, July 21, 6:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, August 9, 5:30 p.m.
Please give us a call at 734/394-5308 and we will get you signed up for a training session! Usher training will be held at the Village Theater at 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton.
All volunteers must be 18+. All volunteer positions are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
We hope to see you there!



When attending main stage productions, please remember that all ages must have a ticket (including children being held on laps).

Kris Pronto Guest Speaker

Spend the Evening with Kris 'Tanto' Paronto

Partnership for the Arts

Date & Times:
July 15, 7:00 p.m.

The Partnership for the Arts & Humanities is proud to present: An Evening with Kris “Tanto” Paronto - Hero, Veteran, Author, Speaker & US Army Ranger. Kris is the co-author of #1 NY Times Best Seller “13 HOURS” and author of new release “THE RANGER WAY”. Join us at 7:00p.m. to hear a keynote address given by Kris of how teamwork and preparation gave his team the ability to stand strong in the face of adversity. Then at 8:15 p.m., there will be an opportunity for a book-signing and photos. Following the lecture there will be a screening of the film “13 Hours” in the main theater at approximately 8:45 p.m. Event proceeds will benefit the Veterans programming at the Village Arts Factory-Veterans Dormitory scheduled to open in early 2018. The deluxe ticket includes an exclusive "Meet & Greet" with Kris Paronto at 6 p.m. (limited to 75 patrons).


ALFIO in Concert: Elvis Sinatra Bocelli

Magic Beam Entertainment, Inc.

Date & Times:
July 23, 6:00 p.m.

Hot off the heels of his two-time Emmy® nominated national PBS TV concert and Top 10 Billboard album. Powerhouse vocalist ALFIO is back in Detroit performing for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Featuring timeless classics and stunning originals, he pays tribute to three of the greatest artists of our time: Sinatra, Presley and Bocelli. Performing mega hits such as ‘Unchained Melody’ ‘Suspicious Minds’ ‘My Way’ and ‘O Sole Mio’ and ‘Time to Say Goodbye’, this is more than a show, it’s an entire EXPERIENCE you don’t want to miss. Rated: G. Approximate run time: 2hrs. VIP Package ($75) incudes 1 premium seat ticket (rows A-F) plus light fare and Meet & Greet with ALFIO after concert at Antonio's Cucina Italiana Restaurant at 2220 N Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48187. Premium seat ticket-rows G & H ($57/seat). Regular seat ticket-rows J-O ($47/seat).

Ticket information
VIP Package: $75 (includes one premium seat ticket in rows A-F plus light fare  and 'Meet & Greet' with ALFIO after concert at Antonio's Cucina Italinan Restaurant in Canton)
Premium Seats:
$57/seat (rows G & H)
Regular Seats:
$47/seat (rows J-O)


Michigan Shakespeare Festival actors on stage

The Taming of the Shrew

Michigan Skakespeare Festival

Date & Times:
July 28, 7:30 p.m.
July 30, 3:00 p.m. (Q&A follows performance)
August 5, 7:30 p.m. (Bard Talk 7 p.m.)

August 10, 7:30 p.m.
August 11, 7:30 p.m. (Bard Talk 7 p.m.)
Wealthy merchant Baptista Minola has a dilemma: arranging marriages for his daughters. His youngest, the vivacious Bianca, is as desired as his eldest, the headstrong Katherine, is feared. So the Paduan patriarch hatches a brilliant plan: no one will marry Bianca until Katherine herself has been to the altar. Enter Petruchio of Verona. His father’s death has forced him to seek a wealthy wife. By chance his friend Hortensio is one of Bianca’s suitors, and Petruchio agrees to help his friend – and himself – by wooing Katherine for her generous dowry. What follows is a hilarious battle of wills and genders where victory means learning the rules of the game. Rated PG-13 due to language or adult subject matter. 

Ticket Information:
Adults $40
Senior $35
Students & Youth $16


The Seagull - Anton Chekhov's Satiric Comedy

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

July 29, 2:00 p.m.
August 5, 2:00 p.m. (Q&A follows performance)
August 12, 7:30 p.m. (Q&A follows performance)
August 13,  3:00 p.m. (Q&A follows performance)

Beloved actress Arkadina has it all: beauty, fame, and a wonderful relationship with a famous author, Trigorin. She also has a son in his 20s who dreams of being a playwright, and whose very existence reminds the world that Arkadina is guilty of the one thing actresses must never do: grow older. Anton Chekhov’s satiric comedy The Seagull skewers our views of art and entertainment, and where the two of them combine. A darkly funny domestic comedy set at the turn of the last century, MSF’s 2017 production of The Seagull is from a new original translation. Directed by MSF Artistic Director Janice L Blixt, it features MSF Artistic Associate Janet Haley as Arkadina and MSF favorite Shawn Pfautsch as Trigorin. Rated PG13 due to language or adult subject matter. 

Ticket Information:
Adults $40
Senior $35
Students & Youth $16


Julius Caesar - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Date & Times
July 29, 7:30 p.m.
August 3, 7:30 p.m.
August 4, 7:30 p.m. (Bard Talk 7 p.m.)
August 6, 3:00 p.m. (Q&A follows performance)
August 12, 2:00 p.m. (Q&A follows performance)
44 BCE, Julius Caesar – conqueror, statesman, lover, and politician - has been named Dictator for Life by the Roman Senate. Fearing Caesar’s rise will doom the Republic, a conspiracy forms to kill the great man. Brutus, protégé and friend to the great man, is torn between his affection for Caesar and his devotion to the ideals of Rome. Convinced by his brother-in-law Cassius, Brutus joins the conspiracy, setting into motion the events that lead to the birth of the Roman Empire. A play with never-ending modern parallels – (‘How many Ages hence shall this our lofty scene be acted over in states unborne, and accents yet unknown?’) – Julius Caesar, is a political thriller with ultimate stakes. Directed by MSF’s Artistic Director Janice L Blixt. Rated PG13 due to language or adult subject matter.
Ticket Information
Adults $40
Senior $35
Students & Youth $16

Approx run time: 2.5hrs. Tickets:, M- F 10a-2p in person or M-F 10a-2p by phone 734-394-5300 x3. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges


Purchase Your Michigan Shakespeare Festival Flex Tickets Now for Discounted Prices

Michigan Shakespeare Festival
Date & Times
Various – July and August
Flex tickets only valid at venue where purchased. 2017 performances by Michigan Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, The Seagull.
To purchase flex tickets online select quantity of 3. Please redeem for desired performances at least 48 hours in advance.
Ticket Information
Adults & Seniors - $105 for a package of 3 tickets

*Student/Youth Pricing for every show $16 (Don’t Purchase a Flex pass for a Student/Youth) 



Gift Certificates

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Purchase Gift Certificates for future shows at The Village Theater. Available in various denominations.

Available at The Village Theater website, in person or over the phone M-F 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 734/394-5300 x3. Must be redeemed at least 48 hours prior to the desired event/show. No refunds or exchanges.

Patron Tips


  • Tickets can be purchased, and printed at home or held in will call, anytime from our website 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 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. weekdays.
  • Tickets can also be ordered over the phone, 734/394-5300 x3, with a Visa or MasterCard between the hours of 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. weekdays, or you are welcome to leave a message and our staff will return your call during our 10:00 a.m.-2:00 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 show tickets in person Monday - Friday (except national holidays) between
10:00 a.m.-2:00 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.
No Refunds on Tickets Purchased.  All sales are final.


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.


The Gallery at The Village Theater

Current Gallery Exhibit

This month the Gallery @ VT presents “Interpretations II:  Growing Old on the Streets” featuring the photos of Tim Tonachella and the interpretations of those photos by 19 additional artists in various styles and media.
Artists featured:  
Tim Tonachella, Jim Aho, Linda Allen,  Emilie Beadle,
Jack Cameron, Mary Jo Caruana,  Dana Dom Chicko,  Jelly Estrada,  Robby Gall, Liz Gullikson, C. Elizabeth Holladay, Joe Hosler, Nancy Kozlowski,
Rose Lewandowski, Susan Lindson, Shells McFalls, Jack Summers,
Sharlene Welton, Carrie ‘Care’ Wheeler and Jeni Wheeler.

Exhibition Dates:  June 30 - July 20, 2017
Artist Reception:  July 7, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (free and open to the public)

About the Exhibit: The inspiration for “Interpretations 2: Growing Old on the Streets” is a series of photographs created by Tonachella over a five year period in and around the metro-Detroit area.  Through images of street musicians, homeless individuals, architectural structures, and daily urban life, the photographs document the survival and resilience of people living on the streets of Detroit.  Tonachella’s original photographs will be displayed alongside the eclectic, photo-inspired creations…paintings, drawings, sculpture, multi-media/spoken word presentation, and a mandala. 


Just Growing Old photo by Tonachella
Taking It In Portrait by Artist Joe Hosler
More Horn Please by Artist Tonachella
Blues Man 1 by Artist Welton


25th Annual Canton Fine Arts Exhibition
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is accepting entries for the 25th Annual Canton Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, which will be on display October 6 - November 6, 2017. Entries for this distinguished exhibition will be accepted now through August 21, 2017.
Artists 18 years and older, living or working in Michigan are encouraged to visit the Artist Resources section of our website: for an application form and details starting May 8, 2017.   Interested artists may also request an entry form hard copy by calling The Village Theater at Cherry Hill at 734/394-5300 ext. 8.
This year’s Juror is Jean-Paul Aboudib. Jean-Paul is a Michigan based artist working and residing in the metro Detroit area. He has earned a BFA degree from The College for Creative Studies and an MFA in Painting from Wayne State University in Detroit. His current paintings embody a saturated color palette and a painterly approach culled from a variation of expressive realism His work employs not only the technical traditions of classical anatomy and the convincing representation of the figure, but also the multiple psychological complexities, yet subtle nature of his subjects.

Jean-Paul has exhibited his work in various galleries and exhibition spaces, including the Alden B. Dow Museum, The Forum Gallery at The Cranbrook Academy of Arts, the historic Scarab Club, The Artist Market, The Ann Arbor Art Center, The Pontiac Creative Art Center, The Cherry Hill Village Theater, Madonna University, The Plymouth Community Arts Council, The Tangent Gallery, The Guardian Building of Detroit and The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. In addition, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including Honorable Mentions, Merit Awards and Best in Shows in juried art competitions.  In 2011, he was the recipient of the Best in Show award in Canton’s Fine Arts Exhibition at The Village Theater and also was awarded Best in Show in the Alfred Berkowitz state wide competition in 2013.

He has lectured extensively about his work’s technique and conceptual inspirations at various venues including Madonna University, The Dearborn Art Society Club, The Garden City Art Club and The Three Cities Art Club.  Recently, Jean-Paul was a visiting artist for six months at The Dancing Dog Gallery in Ann Arbor, MI. Jean-Paul’s art can be found in the collections of The Plymouth Community Arts Council, PCS Global Company, Milano’s high end Men’s Fine Apparel and in the private collections of art lovers across the state of Michigan including a portrait in the collection of Hip Hop artist Eminem.

Save the Date

Canton will hold its next International Festival in the beautiful Village Theater on Saturday November 18, 2017. 
If you would like to participate in planning for upcoming multicultural events or are interested in performing at future events please contact:
Anne Jahn, at The Village Theater for more information:



The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

50400 Cherry Hill Rd.
Canton, MI 48187

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