2016 Rochester Garden Club Greens Market

Rooted in Rochester since 1935, the Rochester Garden Club will hold its 70th Annual Greens Market at the Rochester Schools Administration Center December 1-3. For more about the club, please visit www.rochestergardenclub.org   … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Tyranny Rules in Oakland University’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

You are probably familiar with the saying (or the country song by Tracy Byrd), ‘If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’ And make no mistake, Bernarda Alba (Stefanie Sambrano) is one unhappy woman. The House of Bernarda Alba is set in 1936 in a small Spanish mountain town, and opens on the day Bernarda is dealing with her second husband’s funeral. Mourning his loss would explain Bernarda’s dour mood, but we quickly learn she also has contempt for her village and the people in it. However, … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre celebrates 35 years of “A Christmas Carol”

Running Nov. 11 through Dec. 23 2016, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. One of southeast Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions returns for the 35th 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 on the campus of Oakland University in … [Read more...]

Ring in the Holidays with Avon Players’ ‘Forever Christmas’

Enjoy the music of the season and laugh alongside your loved ones at this original variety show Avon Players celebrates the sounds and sentiment of the holiday season with the newest installment of its very own Christmas variety show, Forever Christmas, running Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 10. Do you remember gathering with the family, freshly popped popcorn in hand, around the 19-inch color television set to watch Christmas specials from the likes of Bob Hope, Perry … [Read more...]

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with ‘Forever Christmas’

Take time out from the hustle of the holiday season with an evening of quality entertainment from Avon Players. Starting Thanksgiving weekend, the sounds of Forever Christmas will delight audiences with the sights and sounds that make the season special. Enjoy the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester and then come check out this warm and wonderful holiday revue. Tickets are $22 for evening performances and $20 for matinees. Purchase your tickets here. Save … [Read more...]

Oakland University Theatre Explores Death, Fate, and Freedom with The House of Bernarda Alba

At 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, the theatre program at Oakland University will continue its performance season with a chilling twentieth century masterpiece, The House of Bernarda Alba, by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. As the play begins, Bernarda’s second husband has died. She has imposed an eight year mourning period on her five daughters and forbidden them even to leave the house. Angustias, Magdalena, Amelia, Martirio and Adela grow ever more resentful of their mother’s … [Read more...]

Michigan Authors Coming to Barnes & Noble in Rochester Hills

Three authors not to miss this late fall season will be visiting the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore - Nicole Curtis, Nakesha Woods, and Amy S. Eckert. All different genres from fun and engaging women. Meet the author, get the book signed, and start your holiday shopping. All events are free and open to the public. Nicole Curtis Michigan native and star of the network show Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis, will be doing a talk, with Q&A, maybe some singing, and a book … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Oakland University Delivers Adventure and Amusement with ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’

Outside, the leaves are changing and there’s a hint of winter whispering in the winds. But inside the Varner Studio Theatre on Sunday, the air was charged with passion and heroism as the Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance Department presented their first production of the 2016-2017 season, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Set against the backdrop of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, the play is based on the 1905 novel written by Baroness Emma Orczy. It features music by … [Read more...]

Launch Your Life, Taking Off Without Loading Up

Author and Coach Michael Komara Offers Free Leadership Workshop at Royal Park Hotel Individuals and business owners are invited to launch their lives into greater success and balance on October 20 at 5:00 p.m. during a free event at Royal Park Hotel when author and leadership coach Michael Komara speaks on his strategies for making life work. “Launch Your Life: Taking Off Without Loading Up,” will be an impactful one-hour seminar designed to give guests the skills they need to live full … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]