Fan-Favorite Musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ kicks off Meadow Brook Theatre’s 56th season

Out-of-this-world musical runs Oct. 5 through Oct. 30, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI. While working as an assistant in a floral shop, shy Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant. He names it “Audrey II,” after the coworker he has a crush on. But Audrey II isn’t as “proper” as Audrey. In a deep, R&B voice, it promises unending fame and fortune to Seymour as long as he supplies it with BLOOD! But just what does Audrey II have in mind for Seymour... and the … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre to Hold Auditions for Children in ‘A Christmas Carol’

Auditions are on September 10th on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Rochester's favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol returns to Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) for its 40 Year Anniversary! Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a handful of ghosts will once again grace the streets of London to deliver a message of unity and giving. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte, will run at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Michigan Premiere of ‘The Pin-Up Girls’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Memorable musical runs April 20 through May 15, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Leanne and her friends are entertaining at their local VFW hall when they come across a collection of letters from the past hundred years. The singers are moved to put on a show inspired by the letters home from soldiers, sailors, and airmen spanning from World War I through Afghanistan. Songs range from “You Made Me Love You” and “Please Mr. Postman” to “Push It” and “Single Ladies.” The … [Read more...]

Classic Cars Rev Up for a Night at the Theatre! Meadow Brook Theatre’s 12th Annual Classic Car Nights Return

Classic Car Nights are back with three nights and two great shows to choose from! Theatre-goers who bring classic cars to Meadow Brook Theatre on a Classic Car Night receive a special discount rate and one free ticket per classic car! Show off your ‘wheels’, socialize with fellow car enthusiasts, and enjoy great live theatre! Participants are invited to bring refreshments and have a picnic in the parking lot before the show. Classic Car Nights begin Friday, April 29th during performances … [Read more...]

‘Pippin,’ Tony Award-winning musical, opens March 30 at Oakland University

Oakland University 'Pippin' cast Photo courtesy of JLBoone Photography Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award-winning 1972 musical Pippin celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Oakland University’s Department of Theatre is inviting you to join the Guardians of Splendor for some Fosse-inspired magic March 30 – April 3 in Varner Studio Theatre on the OU campus. “Over the last couple of years, isolation and disconnection have invited us to re-evaluate what is important in our lives,” said David … [Read more...]

Rochester Symphony Orchestra Welcomes the Spring Equinox with Music

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Zeljko Milicevic, invites you to its Sunday, March 20 Spring concert, “Moments in Music,” at 3:00 p.m., at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester, MI.  Oboe soloist Dr. Ann Lemke, professor of music at Oakland University, performs Albinoni’s “Concerto in D Minor.” Other light selections include Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nacht Musik” and Britten’s playful “Simple Symphony.”  Dr. Lemke’s latest CD will also be … [Read more...]

‘Sense and Sensibility’ coming to Oakland University stage Feb. 16-20

Oakland University’s (OU) School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Sense and Sensibility from February 16-20 in Varner Studio Theatre on the OU campus. Written by Kate Hamill and based on the novel by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility is a story about resilience, society, family, and choices. “Our play takes place in 1810, and follows the Dashwood sisters —sensible Elinor and sensitive Marianne — as they negotiate societal expectations and personal feelings,” said Karen Sheridan, … [Read more...]

Musical ‘Writing Kevin Taylor’ premieres at Meadow Brook Theatre

Michigan premiere runs February 9 through March 6, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Jake Pedersen and Edward Juvier Writing Kevin Taylor at MBT Photo courtesy of Sean Carter Photography Kevin Taylor is a successful New York novelist, working on his third book, but it’s overdue, and he’s stuck. He wonders if his talent has left him the way his wife did. After a meltdown broadcast on TV for all the world to see, he closes off, determined to remain alone for the rest of his … [Read more...]