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.  



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


August  Village Theater Schedule

Question:  To See or not to See?  Answer:  To See, of course!!!
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival is at the Village Theater Now!

Michigan Shakespeare Festival actors on stage

Julius Caesar - The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

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


The Taming of the Shrew

Michigan Skakespeare Festival

Date & Times:
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

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


The Seagull - Anton Chekhov's Satiric Comedy

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

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

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

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Flex Tickets

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) 



LePeTiT CiRqUe, America's only All-Kid Cirque Co.

F L I G H T AcroDance Convention
Date & Times
August 26, 7:00 p.m.
Presented by F L I G H T AcroDance Conventions. A pint-sized version of Cirque Du Soleil, direct from Los Angeles, will be performing at the Village Theater at Cherry. Recent stars of NBC’s LITTLE BIG SHOTS, the multi award-winning Le PeTiT CiRqUe®, is one of the most unique, innovative and INSPIRATIONAL internationally performing shows! Soon to become a national Television series, ‘Wonderkids’, Le PeTiT CiRqUe® features gifted performers between the ages of 6-14. Be mesmerized by prodigies in cirque, martial arts and contortion! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Ticket Information
Adults  $65
Senior  $65
Students & Youth  $65

Approx run time: 1 hr. Tickets:, M- F 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in person or M-F 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. by phone 734-394-5300 x3. All ages must have a ticket including children being held. No refunds or exchanges.


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 “Expressions, A Portrait Collection by Mary's Artists”.
Artists featured:  
Kathleen Boettcher, Candace Brancik, Carole Cooper, Barbara Eko Murphy, Daria Fileta, Sara Hadley, Janet Kondziela, Kathleen McNamee, Kathleen Montgomery, Lynn Newman, Kathleen W. O’Connell, Jane O’Dell, Susan Perrish, Karen Schlanderer, and Mary Step.
Exhibition Dates:  August 1-30, 2017
Artist Reception:  August 8, 7:00-9:30 p.m. (free and open to the public)

About the Exhibit: Mary’s Artists represents more than 20 artists who attend weekly life studio sessions at Step Studios. Mary Step’s Studio was founded 10 years ago when Barbara Eko Murphy and Mary Step met at the BBAC and formed a life drawing group. Mary provides the studio, hires models and collects costumes and props. Barbara leads, coordinates and encourages the artists to show their art in solo and juried art shows.
Mary’s Artists work each week from a live costumed model and in a variety of media to include: oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, charcoals, and inks.  Each artist’s interpretation is uniquely his/her own and many are award winners. A few artists have degrees in Fine Art, others have taken classes at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Visual Arts Association of Livonia, and a variety of workshops with national artists. All artists are committed to the art community found at Mary Step’s Studio and to the value of painting from life.
Mary’s Artists find that their mix of gender, age, religion, heritage, education, and other differences blend well to form a wonderful art community and studio experience. Art is the common passion but a splash of humor and friendship add to the experience.
Each week at the studio you will find creative art souls gathering to drink coffee, discuss news and make art. Life Drawing and Painting are invaluable to the artists as they collaborate with models to create masterpieces. Mary’s Artists hope that the viewer feels inspired when attending our collective portrait show. 


In Mary's Garden
Acting the Part
Amid the Flowers
Shall I Compare Thee
The Journey


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 details.  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.

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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