Michigan Premiere of ‘Birthday Club’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Comedy runs January 11 through February 5, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University

Throughout the year, five women gather to celebrate their birthdays. They celebrate, commiserate, and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth, and kids, sure that with enough work—and another drink—they can solve any problem that comes their way. One by one they talk about personal, work, and family issues. Then one shares a surprising secret and the vodka hits the fan. Will Birthday Club—and their friendships—survive?

Birthday Club, by Phil Olsonruns at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester from January 11 through February 5, 2023.

Birthday Club is a comedy, so there are a lot of laughs,” says Travis W. Walter, MBT artistic director. “But there are also emotional moments that I know our audience members will identify with.”

The cast members include MBT favorites Lynnae Lehfeldt (Cheryl), Debbie Williams (Emily), Tamara PiLar (Abbie), Dani Cochrane (Kathy), and Sara Kmiec (Sarah).

 L to R: Sara Kmiec, Dani Cochrane, Lynnae Lehfeldt, Tamara PiLar, and Debbie Williams in Birthday Club at MBT.
Photos Courtesy of Sean Carter Photography

Birthday Club is directed by Travis W. Walter. Scenic design is by Brian Kessler, costume design by Marley Boone, lighting design by Phillip Hall, and sound design by Mike Duncan. Brittanie Nichole Sicker is the stage manager.

Tickets range from $37 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNT: If your birthday falls between January 11 and February 5, enjoy 1 free ticket to Birthday Club with valid proof of Birthday. All other members of your party are eligible for 20% off tickets. Call the box office at 248-377-3300 to redeem this special birthday discount. If you are a member of a birthday club, please call groups sales at 248-370-3316 for a special group discount. *Offer Not Valid on Previously Purchased Tickets*

Birthday Club is made possible through the generous support of The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild.

Meadow Brook Theatre is a professional theatre located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.MBTheatre.com or call 248-377-3300. Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution serving southeast Michigan for 56 years.

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