Leap into spring full force and see what is happening at The Village Theater this month! Enjoy plenty of exciting performances from Steven Page to the Canton Concert Band, as well as an engaging art workshop and new imaginative exhibit in The Gallery at Cherry Hill, featuring the works of Artist Lisa Schoen!
To make your visit to The Village Theater an optimum experience,
The Village Theater's Main Stage Date & Time: 5/6/22 @ 7:30 PM
Talented singer-songwriter Steven Page, who gained legions of fans as one of the founding members and lead singer of Barenaked Ladies, will perform on Friday, May 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Steven Page’s distinctive and powerful voice is among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, the multi-platinum award-winning pop-rock band he co-founded. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singer, Page spent twenty years with the group, touring the world and selling millions of albums.
Since then, Steven has continued his creative journey releasing original music, touring with his band and by immersing himself in a n extensive array of diverse projects in music, film, theatre and television. After his 2020 concert tours and the debut of his Stratford Festival musical, HERE'S WHAT IT TAKES, were pushed back due to COVID-19, Steven rebounded. His popular weekly LIVE FROM HOME virtual performances allowed him to connect with fans across the world every Saturday evening. Still having the same dynamic stage presence, Steven Page is the consummate entertainer, performing music from both his solo career and his Barenaked Ladies years.
Don't miss this highly entertaining show featuring music from both Steven’s decade-long solo career, as well as classic hits from his 20 years as frontman of the Barenaked Ladies. For more information on this event, please visit www.stevenpage.com
Looking for a unique dance experience? Furteelay Dance, one of the the premier Bhangra academies in Michigan, will be hosting its first-ever in-person Bhangra recital on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at The Village Theater in Canton. After 5 years as an active academy and 13 years as a team, Furteelay Dance has decided to showcase their talents in this special performance. Reserve your tickets as soon as possible! Limited seats are available.
Dare 2 Dance LLC in Garden City, Michigan is the place to be for young, aspiring competitive and recreational dancers. Catering to kids and teens, providing a family-friendly environment designed for a positive learning experience. The Dare 2 Dance 2022 Dance Recital showcases the hard work and dedication of the students and staff over the year.
With charm, wit and heart, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes is based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip. Musical numbers include "My Blanket and Me," "The Kite," "The Baseball Game," "Little Known Facts," "Suppertime," and "Happiness." These performances are guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!
Proudly presented by Evalino Productions in the Biltmore Studio at The Village Theater.
Canton Concert Band Presents Espionage and Intrigue
The Village Theater Main Stage
Date & Time: 5/7/22 @ 7:00 PM
Join the Canton Concert Band for their Spring concert entitled “Espionage and Intrigue”. Bring your family and friends for an evening of thrilling and suspenseful-themed music from television shows and the big screen!
Rated G For more information on this performance or additional Canton Concert Band performances, please email email@example.com
Renaissance Players proudly presents Fiddler on the Roof, a story rich in family, joy, tradition, and love. This show tells the compelling tale of Tevye, a Russian milkman in 1905, and his struggle between instilling tradition and accepting change for his family. Rich in historical and ethical detail with heart-warming songs, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, with a story relatable to all.
Celebrate spring in our beautiful gallery and create your very own flower wreath at this fun and creative workshop! Participants will use faux flowers to decorate their wreaths and will have a variety of flowers to choose from. By the end of the workshop, every participant will have a beautiful flower wreath to take home!
No experience is necessary. This class is appropriate for ages 18 and over. All supplies/materials will be provided. Limited capacity. Approximate run time: 2 hrs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on this workshop or any of the Art Workshops offered at The Village Theater.
Set in the Lower East Side of New York City, Harry's Angel is a comedy about an Italian brother and sister, a divorced owner of a failing Jewish deli, an Irish bookie, and a thirty-one-year-old former exotic dancer. They are tied together by the oldest of human emotions - love, in all of its shapes and forms.
This is a laugh-filled romp through five lives, each of which affects the lives of the others, and the ultimate, often unexpected, resolutions will resound with audience members. If you are looking for loads of fun - this is the show for you!
Rated PG Approximate run time: 1 hr. 30 min.(no intermission) For more information about this event, please contact email@example.com or call 734-480-4945
Eclipse Dance Collective Village Theater Main Stage
Date & Time: 5/21/22 @ 6:00 PM
On top of instilling strong technique, Eclipse Dance Collective classes will help young dancers bloom into their own artistry. See what Eclipse Dance Collective has to offer during the First Annual Recital.
All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy! The audience becomes the live studio audience on a talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White as the Fairytale Players bring it to life At any given moment, the story can be romance, comedy, home improvement show, suspense, Western, epic poetry, mystery, cooking show, stand-up routine, or blockbuster action movie! There’s even a “Miss Fairest of Them All” beauty pageant.
ALLSTAR PATRIOTS DANCE & GYM presents it 7th Annual Dance Recital--Girl Power. In honor of Chrissy Vanhaeter, join us for two hours of dance and gymnastics performances celebrating a year of hard work and dedication.
TICKET PURCHASING: Beginning April 18, 2022, The Village Theater Box Office will resume regular Box Office Hours. New hours are Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday & Friday evenings 4 - 8 p.m. Box Office is closed on all major holidays.
Tickets can be purchased anytime from our website www.cantonvillagetheater.org. Tickets can also be ordered during regular Box Office Hours, in person, or over the phone, 734/394-5300 x2, with a credit card, or you are welcome to leave a message and our staff will return your call. If tickets are available, they can also be purchased 1 hour prior to program time. Our current ticketing system is completely electronic; confirmations and seating will be sent directly to your email and/or mobile phone. No physical ticket is required for seating. Check-In with the ushers at seating time using your electronic confirmation and name.
BOX OFFICE HOURS: The Village Theater Box Office has resumed regular Box Office hours that are Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday & Friday evenings 4 - 8 p.m. Box Office is closed on all major holidays.
THE GALLERY AT CHERRY HILL HOURS AND FACILITY TOUR: Please visit our monthly art exhibits or take a tour in person during our gallery hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday & Friday 4 p.m - 8 p.m (closed on all major holidays). The Gallery at Cherry Hill is also open during public performances or by special appointment arranged via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUILDING 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/jacket.
THE GALLERY AT CHERRY HILL: May 2022 Exhibition
“Curving A Way”
Featured Artist: Lisa Schoen
Exhibition Dates: April 28 - May 24, 2022
Opening Reception: May 5, 2022 from 7 - 9 PM (free and open to public)
Gallery Hours:Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday & Friday 4 p.m - 8 p.m (closed on all major holidays); during public performances; or by special appointment. Arrange by email at email@example.com.
Artist’s Statement: When I first started playing with foam core board, it was to use it as a structure for other sculpture mediums, mainly when it came to making props and costume pieces. Finding I had some leftover, the art teacher in me refused to let them go to waste, and I began seeing what I could do with just stacking cut-out pieces into a relief-like artwork. I was excited to see through more experimenting that I could create new textures with the different layers of the board. On top of that, the destructive nature of cutting and peeling away the pieces touched on that deep instinct many of us have had of letting school glue dry on our hands so we could peel it off. The simplicity of the black, white, and sometimes gray, appealed to my love of Asian comics, which largely rules my overall style of drawings figures. When looking for topics for my pieces, I immediately turned to the mythology and fantasy stories I have always enjoyed. The foam core also worked well with the geometric designs and line art that I previously used only in ink drawings. My work has become a marriage of a fun, therapeutic method working in harmony with my preferred style and topics of art.
Artist’s Bio: Born and raised in Michigan, Lisa Schoen grew up with a love for stories. Whether reading, watching or listening to stories being told, she was moved; especially by fictional, mystery, mythological, and in time, horror tales. Schoen's love of sharing stories led her toward a career in teaching and education. In 2005, she jumped into her career as an art teacher, specializing in drawing, painting, comic art, and simple sculpting. She eventually began looking for a medium that would allow her to use her skills in a more unique way that also fit the budget of an educator. When a project resulted in some leftover foam core board, Schoen discovered - through a lot of trial-and-error - that different looks and textures could be achieved by peeling away different layers. The monochromatic nature of those first boards appealed to her love of Asian comic books and the carving process made for a delightfully destructive method that has become as much a stress reliever as a creative output. She immediately started pulling from her love of stories, especially from the mythologies of different cultures, to form the backbone of her collection of works. Schoen has been thrilled by the positive feedback she has received for her carvings thus far, and though it hasn't been easy balancing her calling as a teacher with finding the time for more personal creation, she is looking forward to sharing more of her work with a wider community.
"Greek Myth Collage"
"Sun King and Moon Lord"
Click here to learn more about Canton's Village Theater's Current Gallery Exhibit, which is free and open to the public.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENT!
Liberty Fest Is Back This Summer!
Date: June 16 - 18, 2022
Canton’s 29th Annual Liberty Fest is returning to Heritage Park June 16-18, after a two-year COVID hiatus. Everything you’ve come to love about Liberty Fest will be back, including great food, top-notch entertainment, and fabulous family fun. Enjoy exciting rides, a thrilling Midway area, two stages jam-packed with live entertainment; a marketplace; and much more! Watch for special wristband discounts coming soon for all the carnival rides. It’s important to note that this year’s Fireworks display will be held on Friday, June 17, just after dark. Holding the fireworks on Fridays moving forward will now allow a Saturday night rain date if ever necessary. Be sure to check out the International Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 on the Canton LIVE Stage. For more information about Liberty Fest, visit www.cantonfun.org/924
Liberty Fest Volunteer Opportunities
Canton Leisure Services is seeking Liberty Fest volunteers for plenty of exciting opportunities including: Welcome and Information Booth Greeters, Bike Corral, Adult Beer & Wine Garden helpers, and more! For details, call Leisure Services’ new Volunteer Coordinator Heather VanHartesveldt at 734/394-5191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANTON COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Area residents are invited to participate in these exciting community events that are scheduled to take place throughout Canton this spring! Please note that Pre-Registration is required for most of the following events:
Please be advised - face masks are no longer required, but are highly recommended, for all guests inside The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, regardless of vaccination status.
This guideline applies to any Canton Township-owned and operated facility, including: the Canton Administration Building; Summit on the Park; Canton Sports Center; Pheasant Run Golf Club; Canton Public Safety; etc....
For the safety of all visitors and staff, face masks that properly cover the individual's nose and mouth are strongly suggested to be worn by everyone inside these facilities. In addition, Social Distancing will also be observed. For additional information, contact the Village Theatre Box Office at 734/394-5300.
Join Our Team!
For those in the market for a new job this summer, across the board wage increases for all part-time and seasonal Canton Township positions are now available! Here’s your chance to join our team and earn more money this summer. Canton Leisure Services is now hiring for seasonal part-time positions that are scheduled to start now through June 2022 and run throughout the summer. Visit https://canton.applicantpro.com/jobs to see a list of openings and apply online today.
Open positions may include: Lifeguards; Day Camp Counselors; Summer Camp Supervisors; Therapeutic Recreation Camp Staff; Teen Services; Aquatic Specialist Assistant; Building Attendants; Fitness and Gymnasium Specialist; Kids’ Corner Assistant; Birthday Party Assistant; Special Events and Programs; Coordinator at Canton Club 55+; Grill Cook; Pheasant Run Operator; Special Events Assistant; Village Theater House Manager; Sports Coordinators; Farmers Market Supervisor; Park Laborers; Park Rangers; and more!
Canton Township is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.canton-mi.org.