Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘Ring Them Bells!’

The Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB) will present their ‘Ring Them Bells’ concert on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stoney Creek High School Auditorium, 6755 Sheldon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. The concert is open to the public and free to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.   The RCCB will be joined by the handbell choirs “Reveille Ringers” from St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, directed by Bob Sheldrick, and the “Wesley Ringers” … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre celebrates the season with ‘A Christmas Carol’

Running Nov. 17 through Dec. 24, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich Top L to R: Thomas D. Mahard as Ebenezer Scrooge and Stephen Blackwell as Bob Cratchit; Bottom L to R Chase Thomas and Conrad Nichols as Tiny Tim in 'A Christmas Carol' at MBT. Photo courtesy of Sean Carter Photography A favorite holiday tradition returns to southeast Michigan when Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a handful of ghosts raise your spirits in A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre … [Read more...]

Start your Holiday Shopping at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo at the Royal Park Hotel

Shop local and begin the holiday season at the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo on Monday, November 13, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Royal Park Hotel. Over 60 businesses will be showcasing their products and services, just in time for the holidays. Attendees are encouraged to shop, discover holiday ideas and inspirations, and explore all that the businesses have to offer. Admission to the Downtown Rochester Holiday Expo is FREE and includes light refreshments and door prize drawings throughout … [Read more...]

Rochester University Presents ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Rochester University’s Department of Theatre and Music presents James and the Giant Peach, a musical directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA. From the songwriting team behind The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen comes a new musical based on Roald Dahl’s imaginative children’s book. James is sent to chop down an old peach tree by his atrocious aunts when he encounters a strange man offering magic that could change the course of his life. James soon finds himself journeying across the … [Read more...]

A holiday classic comes to life as Avon Players presents ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Rediscover the magic of believing with this holiday play for the whole family Theatergoers can check one thing off their holiday wish list: an enchanting live performance suitable for all ages as Avon Players presents Miracle on 34th Street running November 24-December 9. Kris Kringle (Chris Stepnitz) and Susan Walker (Moxie Dubuc) from MIRACLE ON 34th STREET. Photo Credit: Bryan Clifford Doris (Patty Hegel), a desperate event coordinator, hires a last-minute replacement who calls … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Launches Historic Write-In Campaign

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has officially kicked off his write-in campaign for re-election as Mayor of Rochester Hills. Mayor Barnett has been serving as Mayor of Rochester Hills since 2006 winning elections on the ballot in 2007 and 2011 along with winning unprecedented write-in campaigns in 2015 and 2019.  Under Mayor Barnett's extraordinary leadership, Rochester Hills has earned numerous recognitions both regionally and nationwide. The city has consistently been recognized as one of the safest … [Read more...]

REVIEW: ‘Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure’ Brings Murder and Comedy Together for a Killer Good Time

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle may have tired of his ‘consulting detective,’ but Sherlock Holmes still mesmerizes audiences. And nowhere was this more evident than at the Michigan Premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure running now through October 29, 2023, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Picking right where they left off this summer with Noises Off, MBT kicks off their 57th season with this wickedly funny … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Oakland University’s Multilingual ‘¡Farsa/Farce! (An Affair of International Laughter)’ is Relevant in Any Language

Oakland University Department of Theatre opened its 2023-2024 season with one of the most unique productions in recent memory — ¡Farsa/Farce! (An Affair of International Laughter) which runs now until Oct. 15 in Varner Studio Theatre on the campus of Oakland University (OU). Directed by David Gram, ¡Farsa/Farce! encompasses two plays. The first is El suplicio del placer (“The Agony of Ecstasy”) by Mexican playwright Sabina Berman, and the second is Non tutti i ladri vengono per nuocere (“The … [Read more...]

THREE MEN AND A TENOR to Headline ‘Taste & Tunes’

THREE MEN AND A TENOR coming to Taste & Tunes on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. held at Great Oaks Country Club, 777 Great Oaks Blvd., Rochester Hills, MI, and sponsored by The Rochester Symphony Guild Festival of Parties. Plan now for an evening of dining and music at “Taste & Tunes” held at Great Oaks Country Club, Rochester Hills, Michigan featuring entertainment by THREE MEN AND A TENOR. Begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by a delicious plated dinner prepared by … [Read more...]

OU presents ‘¡Farsa/Farce! (An Affair of International Laughter)’ from Oct. 5-15

Oakland University’s Department of Theatre will present ¡Farsa/Farce! (An Affair of International Laughter) from Oct. 5-8 and Oct. 12-15 in Varner Studio Theatre on the campus of Oakland University. Photo credit - Crystal Orser Directed by David Gram, ¡Farsa/Farce! Brings together two important international playwrights for an evening of physical and verbal comedy — with a social conscience. The plays interrogate issues relating to gender, identity, sexuality, and class. “The two … [Read more...]