Avondale Brings “Hairspray” to the Stage and Celebrates Music, Dance, Big Hair and Racial Tolerance All at the, Same Time

The Avondale Theatre Company, Avondale High School's award-winning drama troupe, continues its bold and experimental season by going to extremes once again and taking on one of the most successful Tony-winning shows in recent history, the musical "Hairspray," for four performances, Fridays and Saturdays, April 29, 30, and May 6, 7.  Performances will be at 7:35 p.m. at the Avondale Performing Arts Centre in Auburn Hills. With book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, and music and lyrics … [Read more...]

The Mysterious Pageant Play at Oakland University- With Video

Originally done by European clergy in Latin, the medieval Pageant Play “style” offered towns a chance to celebrate the holiday, have fun, and witness scenes from the Bible. Rochester area residents now have an opportunity to enjoy the Pageant Play on the campus of Oakland University by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.   Over time, the Pageant shrank the serious tone that the clergy had intended it to be as local guilds took over the performances. It became an annual tradition … [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...]