Sparring Coworkers Find Love Right under Their Noses in Avon Players’ ‘She Loves Me’

A charming shop in pre-war Budapest serves as the setting for this musical romp    Avon Players’ 75th anniversary season continues with the candy-colored romantic musical She Loves Me running February 4-19.  Adam Wager as “Georg” and Caitlin O’Brien as “Amalia.” Photo Credit Bryan Clifford Set in a 1930s European perfumery, She Loves Me follows shop clerks Amalia (Caitlin O’ Brien) and Georg (Adam Wager), who share a contentious working relationship: he thinks she’s stuck up; she thinks … [Read more...]

Student Veterans of Oakland University to Host Film Screening Honoring Military, First Responders

In collaboration with campus and community partners, the Oakland University student organization Student Veterans of OU (SVOU) is hosting a special event to spotlight heroic men and women in uniform. “A Night to Honor to Our Military and First Responders” will take place on Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m., in room 156 North Foundation Hall on Oakland’s campus. The event features a screening of the award-winning film Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good. Released in 2011, this award-winning … [Read more...]

Avon Players start 2014-15 season with a ‘Big’ hit

REVIEW Even Mother Nature couldn’t dampen the opening night of Big, The Musical as Avon Players kicked off their new season on Friday. Based on the hilarious and beloved Tom Hanks movie, a near-capacity crowd braved the rain and were treated to a trip back to the decade of excess where 12-year-old Josh Baskin (played by the loveable Sonny Pacitto) makes an ill-fated wish at a carnival to be older. From there, Phil Zott easily transitions into the older version of Josh and gives a … [Read more...]

Avon Players bring ‘Heart and Soul’ to the stage with ‘Big, The Musical’

Life is much more than child’s play in this fantasy comedy Delighted audience members of all sizes will relive the era of “Cosby sweaters” and acid washed jeans while protagonist Josh Baskin lives out every kid’s fantasy of instant adulthood as Avon Players presents Big, The Musical, based on the on the classic 1987 Tom Hanks motion picture fantasy. Big, The Musical runs September 5-20. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin (Sonny Pacitto) makes a wish to be "big" on a carnival … [Read more...]