REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’ is an Emotional, Must-See Experience

Patsy Cline’s professional musical career lasted 15 years before tragedy struck, but the legacy she left behind is still impacting artists and fans to this day. Cline wasn’t just a singer, but also a gifted storyteller and fierce advocate for others, which is evident in A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, by Dean Regan, running at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI from now until June 19, 2022. This show is more of a concert experience than a … [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...]

‘Nana Does Vegas’ has Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre

Win big with this comic farce running January 5 through 30, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. In 2018, Meadow Brook audiences met Nana and her entourage in Nana’s Naughty Knickers. Now she’s back, this time for a run at Las Vegas. Nana and her sidekick, Vera, have taken a gamble and moved to Vegas, where they’re working as seamstresses for a show. What could possibly go wrong? Nana Does Vegas by Katherine DiSavino runs at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland … [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 celebrates the return of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Running November 19 through December 23, 2021, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester One of southeast Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions returns for the 39th year when Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a handful of ghosts raise your spirits in A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre this November and December. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, runs at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Armed with Wit, ‘Clue: On Stage’ is a Killer Good Time at Meadow Brook Theatre

Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) officially kicked off its 2021-2022 season with the riotously funny Clue: On Stage, playing through November 7, 2021, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Based on the 1985 cult classic film by Paramount Pictures and the beloved Hasbro board game, Clue: On Stage was written by Sandy Rustin, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, and original music by Michael Holland. This is one of my … [Read more...]

Who did it? Where? And with what? Find out in the ‘Clue: On Stage’ at Meadow Brook Theater

Running October 13 through November 7, 2021 Six strangers, all with aliases – Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, and Miss Scarlet – gather for a mysterious dinner party at a remote mansion. When their host winds up dead, they race to find the killer. Led by the butler, Wadsworth, they must band together to solve the mystery in a hysterical fashion. But can they find out who did it, where, and with what before more bodies show up? Based on the cult classic … [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...]

REVIEW: ‘FANCY, a Country Jukebox Musical’ Sends a Strong Message of Moxie and Self-Sufficiency in World Premiere at MBT

Ladies and gentlemen, intermission is officially over! After 19 long months, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) came to life Wednesday evening for the delayed world premiere of FANCY, a Country Jukebox Musical, which runs September 8 through October 3, 2021, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Wednesday night was the first preview performance, and you could feel the enthusiasm rippling through the audience and radiating from the actors. L to R: Larissa Klinger as "Fancy" and … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Reopens with World Premiere of ‘FANCY, a Country Jukebox Musical’

Inspired by Reba McEntire’s hit recording, FANCY is the story of a young girl turned out of her mother’s house with nothing but her guitar and the clothes on her back. Her dreams come true as she rises to country music superstardom, but at what cost? Originally scheduled to end the 2019-2020 season, the world premiere of FANCY kicks off Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) return to live theatre. The chart-topping, crossover hits include “Mama, He’s Crazy,” “Before He Cheats,” “Take This Job and … [Read more...]