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REVIEW: Avon Players’ ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is Razor-Sharp Entertainment

As Avon Players brings another successful season to a close, it goes out on a hilarious high with the cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors running now, through June 8, 2024, in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Little Shop of Horrors is a quirky blend of genres that includes comedy, sci-fi, camp, and romance all set to a lively musical score of … [Read More...]

What will become of Adams Road?

The City of Rochester Hills, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and Oakland University (OU) will host a public meeting Monday, June 17, to share information and receive feedback on the ongoing study to determine the future of the Adams Road corridor from Hamlin Road to Walton Boulevard in the city. The meeting is the third community … [Read More...]

Freda Payne stars in ‘Ella, First Lady of Song’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Michigan premiere runs May 29 – June 23, 2024, on the campus of Oakland University L to R: Debra Walton as Young Ella, Nicole Powell as Young Georgiana, Freda Payne as Ella Fitzgerald, and Eric Coles as Norman Granz. Photo courtesty of Sean Carter Photograpy. Ella, First Lady of Song traces the 60-year career of the woman Mel Torme called … [Read More...]

Explosion Closes Main Street in Downtown Rochester

At 8:41 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, the Rochester Police Department received a report of a possible building fire in Downtown Rochester, which changed quickly to an explosion. Reports indicate a propane heater outside of 423 Main failed, caught fire, and exploded. Five people, three children and two adults, were transported to the hospital with … [Read More...]

Have a Bloody Good Time with Avon Players’ ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Horror and hilarity meet in this campy classic musical comedy Avon Players’ season ends with a beloved musical comedy that blends sci-fi, and horror, romance, and an electrifying pop/rock score. Little Shop of Horrors runs May 24-June 8. Seymour Krelborn (Alex Pedica) is a meek and dejected assistant at the failing skid row floral … [Read More...]

“What a Wonderful World” Presented by the Rochester Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate the evening of Friday, May 31, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. with The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) directed by Conductor and Music Director Zeljko Milicevic. Do not miss a tribute to the “Grand Canyon Suite” by Ferdi Grofé and the performance of the Young Artist Competition winner, violinist Matthew Xu. The Symphony will perform at St. Paul’s … [Read More...]

REVIEW: ‘Route 66’ at Meadow Brook Theatre is Full-Throttle Fun

Grab the gang and see the musical revue Route 66, running now through May 19, 2024, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Running over 2,000 miles from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, the iconic Route 66 has made a significant cultural impact on the historical landscape of traveling … [Read More...]

Rochester Community Chorus Presents “Cabaret” Concert at St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church

May 17, 2024 concert to showcase pop favorites, Motown, and show tunes The Rochester Community Chorus presents its “Cabaret” concert on May 17, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church. The church is located at 2675 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The concert is being held in the church gym on the main … [Read More...]

Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘From Stage to Screen’

In its last concert of the regular season, the Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB), conducted by Paul F. DeRubeis, will present ‘From Stage to Screen’ on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in Varner Hall on the campus of Oakland University. Dr. Jeffrey Heisler Parking for Varner Hall can be found on the west side of the building, … [Read More...]

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