REVIEW: Huzzah! It’s Time to Celebrate ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Every year as the air grows colder, a debate starts heating up – when does the holiday season officially start? Is it when 100.3 WNIC starts playing Christmas music? Or is it when the switch is flipped during Lagniappe and the Big Bright Light Show illuminates downtown Rochester? In my opinion, it is neither. The official holiday season begins when Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) brings its beloved version of A Christmas Carol to life. And the time to see it is now through Dec. 24, 2023, on the … [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...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 57th Season

Featuring audience-favorite shows as well as four Michigan Premieres, Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) 2023-2024 season has something for everyone! "We are excited to be bringing you our 57th season, which is one of our best yet!" said Cheryl Marshall, MBT Managing Director. "We've got a wonderfully entertaining lineup and, of course, we're kicking things off with a great event this summer. You won't want to miss a thing!" On July 15, Meadow Brook Theatre will hold a one-night-only concert by The … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Celebrates Community and the Resiliency of the Human Spirit

As the Bible and The Byrds famously stated, ‘For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.’ For those of us in the metro Detroit area, this means once again it is that magical time of year for seeing A Christmas Carol, running now through December 24, 2022, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. L to R: Conrad Nichols (Tiny Tim), Tamara Della Anderson (Spirit of Christmas Present), Thomas D. Mahard (Ebenezer Scrooge), … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Celebrates 40 Years of Holiday Magic with ‘A Christmas Carol’

Running November 18 through December 24, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan One of southeast Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions returns for its 40th year whenEbenezer, Tiny Tim, and a handful of ghosts raise your spirits in A Christmas Carol at MeadowBrook Theatre (MBT) this November and December. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, runsat Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre to Hold Auditions for Children in ‘A Christmas Carol’

Auditions are on September 10th on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Rochester's favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol returns to Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) for its 40 Year Anniversary! Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a handful of ghosts will once again grace the streets of London to deliver a message of unity and giving. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, will run at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces its 56th Season

Featuring audience favorite shows as well as two Michigan Premieres, Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) 2022-2023 season has something for everyone! “We’re excited to finally be able to produce Little Shop of Horrors, after postponing during the 2020 season. We also greatly look forward to welcoming two fantastic Michigan Premiere plays to our stage” said Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director. “We’ve got a wonderfully entertaining lineup and, of course, we’re kicking things off with a great event … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre Brings Hope and Joy Back to the Stage with ‘A Christmas Carol’

As the air grows bitterly colder and the temperatures fall, inside Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) there is a warmth of hope rekindled as audiences are welcomed back for their long-running and beloved production of A Christmas Carol. With original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, this Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic runs at MBT on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI now through December 23. Illustration by Chet Johnson For 39 years, A Christmas Carol has greeted … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre to Hold Auditions for Children in ‘A Christmas Carol’

Auditions are on September 27 on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. A favorite holiday tradition returns to Meadow Brook Theatre for the 39th year: A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a handful of ghosts will once again grace the streets of London to deliver a message of unity. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, will run at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 55th Season

Meadow Brook Theatre’s 2021-2022 season has a lineup with a show for everyone. “We’re excited to have several Michigan premieres and a North American drama premiere during our 55th season,” said Cheryl Marshall, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) managing director. “We’ve got a fabulous variety of shows and to top it all off we'll end with a great event in the summer!" After our previous season was cut short, we are glad to pick back up and reopen our doors with a world premiere of a new … [Read more...]