REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘Honk Tonk Angels’ Will Restore Your Faith in the Power of Dreaming Big

In 2021, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) premiered FANCY, a Country Jukebox Musical. The following year they doubled down with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. And in 2023, MBT proves that good things come in threes with the divinely inspirational Honky Tonk Angels, running through May 21, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Angela (Stacy White) shows what housewives from Texas are made of. Photo credit: Sean Carter Photography Written by Ted Swindley, this … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Family Dynamics are the Foundation of ‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

As kids, we can’t wait to get older and be able to do grown-up things like drive, stay up late, or have ice cream for breakfast. Yet, somewhere in all the excitement of spreading our wings, we forget that as we age, so do our parents. This role reversal is at the heart of Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, running until Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. Written by George Eastman, Harry Townsend’s Last Stand focuses on … [Read more...]

‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Touching drama runs March 22 through April 16, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University. Harry Townsend likes his life just the way it is and doesn’t see any need for things to change. When his son, Alan, comes to visit, that’s all he seems to want to do. Harry Townsend’s Last Stand explores the relationship between father and son, displaying the complexities of family life with wit and wisdom to make the audience feel that they’re part of the relationship. Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, … [Read more...]

Avon Players’ ‘Misery’ Highlights the High Price of Fame

There is a well-known adage advising people not to meet their heroes because they’ll only end up disappointed. And nowhere is this sentiment truer than in the story of Avon Players’ latest production, Misery running now through March 25, 2023, in Rochester Hills, MI. Misery is a best-selling book by famed horror novelist Stephen King, which went on to become an iconic film starring Kathy Bates and the late James Caan. The Broadway play is written by William Goldman and starred Laurie Metcalf … [Read more...]

Avon Players Presents Psychological Suspense with Stephen King’s ‘Misery’

A quaint country cabin becomes a terrifying prison for one unlucky accident victim. A writer discovers the dark side of fandom when he finds himself at the mercy of an unhinged stranger as Avon Players presents Misery running March 10 through 25 in Rochester, MI. Based on the bestselling novel by the master of horror Stephen King that became the iconic film, Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Jeff Stillman), who is rescued from a car crash by his number one fan, Annie … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Elegance and Powerful Emotions Emanate in ‘Blues in the Night’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Lately, the temperatures outside have been all over the place, but inside Meadow Brooke Theatre (MBT), you can feel the heat from their latest production, Blues in the Night, running until March 12, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps, with original vocal arrangements and musical direction by Chapman Roberts and orchestrations and additional vocal arrangements by Sy Johnson, this staging of Blues in the Night is … [Read more...]

Symphony of Style Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Boutique

Join the Rochester Symphony Guild (RSG) on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at The Palazzo Grande for the Fashion Event of the Season. The day starts at 10:30 a.m. with shopping 22 unique Boutique Vendors showcasing the latest trends in jewelry and accessories, home décor, and a remarkable assortment of the latest fashions. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by Peppertree of Rochester’s spectacular Fashion Show sharing this spring’s hottest styles. To make reservations, call 248-933-8845. … [Read more...]

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Spring Concert performs Classical Gems

Surround yourself in classical music this Spring as the Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) presents Classical Gems, performed by the RSO’s Chamber Orchestra, and conducted by Music Director, Maestro Zeljko Milicevic. The concert will be presented on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church – 620 Romeo Road, Rochester, MI. The RSO’s Chamber Orchestra delivers a world-class and unique classical music experience. The program features selections from German, … [Read more...]

Rochester University Presents ‘Songs n’ Shorts’

Rochester University’s Theatre & Music Department presents Songs n’ Shorts: A Night of One-Acts and Music, directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA. Artwork by Liz Fulton. Rochester University (RU) Theatre & Music is delighted to present Songs n’ Shorts: a fun-filled cabaret celebrating our student’s individual artistic voices! We will be premiering six original one-acts written and performed by our talented RU students and showcasing musical theatre performances that are sure to make you … [Read more...]

Musical Revue ‘Blues In The Night’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Soulful musical runs February 15 through March 12 on the campus of Oakland University Three different women and one man who does them wrong create the perfect opportunity for Blues in the Night, the latest musical to run at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps, with original vocal arrangements and musical direction by Chapman Roberts and orchestrations and additional vocal arrangements by Sy Johnson, … [Read more...]