REVIEW: Equal Parts Rock Concert and Theatre, Oakland University’s ‘Tommy’ Takes the Audience on an Emotional and Rewarding Aural Adventure

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Who’s original concept album Tommy – an album that became the catalyst for the 1993 Tony Award®-winning rock opera of the same name. Next month it’s playing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. with a bunch of big-name stars. But why wait when you can see it now thanks to the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance? And I highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity – especially since … [Read more...]

Avondale Theatre Company Announces 2015-2016 Season Celebrating “Two Worlds, One Family”

The Avondale Theatre Company (ATC), Avondale High School’s award-winning drama troupe, announces the main stage productions for the 2015-2016 theatre season revolving around the theme “Two Worlds, One Family,” which focuses on plays and musicals that show how opposites can attract, or struggle, to live side-by-side. “We wanted to follow up this year with a season that shook up the expectations and routine,” explains Mr. Edmond Guay, Avondale theatre teacher and director who will be starting … [Read more...]