Avon Players presents ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’

A startling discovery is but the first step on a path of life-altering exploration A best-selling novel turned much-lauded play will give audience members puzzles to ponder as Avon Players presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time running January 19-February 3 in Rochester, Mich. Fifteen-year-old Christopher (Robert Carrigan) has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the … [Read more...]

Fall in Love at First Sight with Avon Players’ Musical Rom-Com ‘First Date’

Crowd-pleasing comedy chronicles the horrors, humiliations, and occasional happy surprises of blind dating. The classic romantic comedy setup of two mismatched suitors navigating the minefield of relationships gets a fresh musical treatment as Avon Players presents First Date running May 26-June 10. When blind date newbie Aaron (Adam Silorey) is set up with serial-dater Casey (Lori Smith), a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious exploration of modern … [Read more...]

Broadway’s Felicia Finley closes Meadow Brook Theatre’s Season with ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’

Felicia Finley in 'A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline' at MBT. Photo courtesy of Sean Carter Photography Musical telling the life story of the country music legend using her songs runs May 25 through June 19, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline transports audiences through the music legend’s life, from her hometown of Winchester, Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall. Little Big Man, a disc jockey from Virginia uses her greatest hits, … [Read more...]

Laugh Along with the Avon Players’ ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

An impresario’s desperation leads to comedic confusion    Metro Detroit audiences will get a humorous view of the world of opera as Avon Players presents the classic farce Lend Me a Tenor, running March 6-21 in Rochester Hills, MI. Henry Saunders (Joe Colosi), the general manager of a Midwestern opera company, is primed to welcome the world-famous Tito Morelli (Jonathan Farrell) for his one-night-only appearance as Pagliacci. The star arrives late and is accidentally given a double dose of … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Avon Players’ ‘Deathtrap’ Thrills Audiences with Shocking Betrayals, Mistrust, and Misdirection

It is rare these days to be truly surprised at the theatre. Especially by a play that is over 40 years old. And it’s also pretty rare for everything to come together in such a spectacular fashion on opening night. But that’s exactly what happens with Avon Players’ latest production Deathtrap. A heart-pounding thriller now playing until February 1. A thriller in two acts. One set, five characters. A juicy murder in act one, terror in act two, and an ironic and astonishing resolution. This is … [Read more...]

Broadway Stars Gabe Gibbs & Coby Getzug to Lead “The Broadway Workshop”

Kincer Vocal Coaching & Artist Development hosts stars; welcomes local talent of all levels Jennifer Kincer of Kincer Vocal Coaching & Artist Development will present "The Broadway Workshop" at the nationally recognized listening room 20 Front Street in Downtown Lake Orion. The event takes place Sunday, November 4, 2:00-6:00 p.m. and features Broadway Stars Gabe Gibbs and Coby Getzug, who also work in TV, film and commercials in Los Angeles and NYC. Gibbs and Getzug will teach in … [Read more...]

“Johnny Manhattan” has Broadway Preview at Meadow Brook Theatre

Musical world premiere runs Sept. 6 – 24, 2017 It's 1958 and New York City nightclubs like the Copacabana, The Latin Quarter and El Morocco are filled with socialites and glamorous showgirls. On this night, Johnny has invited his closest friends to a private party at his nightclub, Johnny Manhattan's for a surprise announcement. Unexpected surprises abound when relationships clash and secrets are revealed in this exciting new musical bound for Broadway. With book and lyrics by Tony Award … [Read more...]

Go Behind the Scenes with Oakland University’s Production of ‘A Chorus Line’

A Chorus Line, perhaps the ultimate backstage musical, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will open at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, in Varner Studio Theatre at Oakland University. A Chorus Line, which is a stunning musical-vérité about dancers auditioning for the chorus of a Broadway show, is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. It highlights the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway ‘gypsies’ to land a job. When it opened, the show’s … [Read more...]

“Good News” comes to Stoney Creek High School!

Award winning Music Director Brandon Ulrich is once again leading a talented cast of students in the production of the annual Spring musical at Stoney Creek High School. This year’s musical, Good News, originally on Broadway in 1927,  is a story of young love on a college campus with familiar songs throughout.  Songs like ‘Button Up Your Overcoat’  and ‘You’re The Cream in My Coffee’ bring this feel-good story to life.  Showtimes are 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday April 29 and 30 and May 6 and 7. … [Read more...]