Take a trip on ‘Route 66’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

American musical runs April 24 – May 19, 2024, on the campus of Oakland University Ring in spring with a musical road trip from Chicago to California with 34 songs from the 50s and 60s. From “King of the Road” to “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” and, of course, “Route 66," it’s a great time to get your kicks. The musical revue Route 66, by Roger Bean, runs April 24 through May 19, 2024, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. “People are … [Read more...]

REVIEW: ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Gets Tested in the Meadow Brook Theatre Comedy, ‘Native Gardens’

Motivational speaker Wayne Dyer is credited with saying, “The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgment,” which perfectly sums up the premise of the comedy Native Gardens, by Karen Zacarías, running now through April 14, 2024, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Set in a stately and affluent Washington D.C. neighborhood, young, idealistic Latinx couple Tania (Stefania Gonzalez) and Pablo (Michael De Souza) Del Valle have bought … [Read more...]

Comedy ‘Native Gardens’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Hilarious comedy runs March 21 – April 14, 2024, on the campus of Oakland University High-powered lawyer Pablo, and his doctoral candidate, very pregnant wife, Tania have just moved into their dream house. It needs some work, but they’re excited to be next-door neighbors to community stalwarts Frank and Virginia. A disagreement over a long-standing fence line spirals into a hilarious war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. Will anyone come out smelling like a rose? Or will it all … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Say ‘Yes!’ to the Riotous ‘Father of the Bride’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Dum-dum-de-dum. Here comes the bride… and her very frazzled father! Holy matrimony turns into a cavalcade of chaos in Father of the Bride running now through February 4, 2024, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University (OU) in Rochester Hills, Mich. Before audiences saw Spencer Tracy and Steve Martin lose their minds in their respective film versions, Father of the Bride began as a 1949 novel by Edward Streeter. Since then, it has been brought to life on stage and … [Read more...]

Save the date for ‘Father of the Bride’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Classic comedy on the campus of Oakland University Edward Juvier plays the frazzled Mr. Banks in "Father of the Bride. Photo courtesy of Sean Carter Photography Mr. Banks is your ordinary suburban dad who believes that weddings are just simple affairs in which two people get married. When his daughter, Kay, announces her engagement, there’s a wedding on the horizon. He just wants everything perfect for daddy’s little girl, but he feels like his life has been turned upside down. Now his … [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...]

‘Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure’ opens season at Meadow Brook Theatre

Comic-mystery makes Michigan premiere on the campus of Oakland University The game’s afoot when everyone’s favorite detective returns in the Michigan premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are investigating the Bohemian king’s stolen letters. Faced with their toughest case yet, the duo joins forces with American actress, Irene Adler, and encounters dozens of other characters. As the international mystery unfolds, they discover spies, … [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...]

Michigan Premiere of ‘Birthday Club’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Comedy runs January 11 through February 5, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University Throughout the year, five women gather to celebrate their birthdays. They celebrate, commiserate, and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth, and kids, sure that with enough work—and another drink—they can solve any problem that comes their way. One by one they talk about personal, work, and family issues. Then one shares a surprising secret and the vodka hits the fan. … [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...]