The Rochester Symphony Orchestra Presents a ‘Fountain of Inspiration’

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) presents "Fountain of Inspiration," its final concert of the 2021-2022 season, scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester, MI. This concert celebrates winners of the RSO's Young Artist Competitions, 2020-2022. This year's winner is violinist Betti Kelley, an Ethiopian American violinist from Lenexa, Kansas. She is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, studying … [Read more...]

Avon Players’ Season Ends with the Grandeur and Glamor of ‘Evita’

Epic musical chronicles the life of a political icon   Left to right: Daniel Romzek as “Juan Peron“ and Lori Smith as “Eva Peron.” Photo Credit: Bryan Clifford Avon Players’ 75th season closes with the sweeping biographical musical Evita running May 27 through June 11. The Tony Award-winning rock opera Evita dramatizes the true rags-to-riches story of Eva Perón (Lori Smith), who, through an indomitable will, rises from humble beginnings to become the First Lady of Argentina and a de … [Read more...]

Broadway’s Felicia Finley closes Meadow Brook Theatre’s Season with ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’

Felicia Finley in 'A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline' at MBT. Photo courtesy of Sean Carter Photography Musical telling the life story of the country music legend using her songs runs May 25 through June 19, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline transports audiences through the music legend’s life, from her hometown of Winchester, Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall. Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Virginia uses her greatest hits, … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Presents a check to the Assistance League of Rochester

The Women's Fund grants provide more than just financial assistance to area nonprofits, they have the ability to empower the lives of women in need in our community. Recently, The Women's Fund awarded the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan (ALSM) a $3000 grant for their Assault Survivor Kits Program. The kits are provided to survivors of abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence whose clothing is destroyed by the perpetrator or retained by police for forensic evidence. The Women’s … [Read more...]

Run for the Trees Happy Little 5k

The Michigan DNR’s Bob Ross-inspired Happy Little 5K called ‘Run for the Trees’ at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District and Cranberry Lake Park is April 22 – 29, 2022. The 5k route will start at the east end of the historic district near the stone barbeque, traveling west past the apple orchard, then to the beehives, Cranberry Lake, all the way to Romeo Road, then back to Predmore Road via the trails and old farm lane, and finally ending at the newly created Story Garden. Take a selfie, use the … [Read more...]

What Food Labels Actually Tell Us

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Lisa Howard, “The Cultured Cook,” on April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for “What Food Labels Actually Tell Us: How to Be an Informed Eater.” In this program, Howard will explore ingredients, nutritional terms, and marketing claims to help shoppers walk the grocery store aisles with confidence. Howard manages the online site, theculturedcook.com, a resource for curious and knowledgeable nibblers looking for recipes, kitchen … [Read more...]

Rochester University Presents ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’

Rochester University’s Music, Theatre & Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA. Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn’t long before young love, with its glad eyes, hesitations, and embarrassments has broken every self-imposed rule … [Read more...]

Michigan Premiere of ‘The Pin-Up Girls’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Memorable musical runs April 20 through May 15, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Leanne and her friends are entertaining at their local VFW hall when they come across a collection of letters from the past hundred years. The singers are moved to put on a show inspired by the letters home from soldiers, sailors, and airmen spanning from World War I through Afghanistan. Songs range from “You Made Me Love You” and “Please Mr. Postman” to “Push It” and “Single Ladies.” The … [Read more...]

Classic Cars Rev Up for a Night at the Theatre! Meadow Brook Theatre’s 12th Annual Classic Car Nights Return

Classic Car Nights are back with three nights and two great shows to choose from! Theatre-goers who bring classic cars to Meadow Brook Theatre on a Classic Car Night receive a special discount rate and one free ticket per classic car! Show off your ‘wheels’, socialize with fellow car enthusiasts, and enjoy great live theatre! Participants are invited to bring refreshments and have a picnic in the parking lot before the show. Classic Car Nights begin Friday, April 29th during performances … [Read more...]

‘Pippin,’ Tony Award-winning musical, opens March 30 at Oakland University

Oakland University 'Pippin' cast Photo courtesy of JLBoone Photography Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award-winning 1972 musical Pippin celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Oakland University’s Department of Theatre is inviting you to join the Guardians of Splendor for some Fosse-inspired magic March 30 – April 3 in Varner Studio Theatre on the OU campus. “Over the last couple of years, isolation and disconnection have invited us to re-evaluate what is important in our lives,” said David … [Read more...]