Swing into Spring with The All Night Strut! at Meadow Brook Theatre

The All Night Strut! takes audiences down memory lane with songs from the Great Depression through the post-World War II boom years. With familiar tunes like “As Time Goes By,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” everyone will be tapping their toes as they explore this musical time capsule. The All Night Strut! was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas. It runs April 25 through May 20 at Meadow Brook Theater (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University … [Read more...]

The Cat in the Hat Comes to Meadow Brook Theatre April 28

Children's Series Continues with 'The Cat in the Hat' Everyone's favorite cat comes to life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Pick Up and Go See ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ at Oakland University

Timing is everything. When Hands on a Hardbody arrived on Broadway in 2013, it ran for just 28 shows before the curtain came down. Many probably mused at how a musical about 10 down-on-their-luck Texans trying to win a truck was even relevant. Well, a lot can change in three years, and the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance couldn’t have picked a timelier subject to bring back to the stage. Based on true events and a 1997 documentary of the same name, the story centers … [Read more...]

Enter for a Chance to Win Tickets to See ‘Hands on a Hardbody’

In Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s latest production, Hands on Hardbody, ten hard-luck Texans, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. Based on true events and a 1997 documentary of the same name, the New York Times said, “You can hear America singing,” in the show’s country-rock melodies and soulful lyrics. We want to send two people to enjoy this musical production. Tell us: … [Read more...]

OU to Present ‘Hands on a Hardbody,’ an All-American Musical

Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Hands on a Hardbody, an all-American musical, from March 28 through April 7 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall on the campus of Oakland University (OU). Based on true events and a 1997 documentary of the same name, Hands on a Hardbody is the story of 10 hard-luck Texans, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, who have a chance at literally driving away with the American Dream after entering a contest to … [Read more...]

Avon Players Announces its 2018-2019 Season

Mark your calendars for another exciting season of community theatre! Avon Players is proud to announce their upcoming 2018-2019 season that's guaranteed to have audiences laughing, crying, and singing along! Call 248-608-9077 for tickets or order online at www.AvonPlayers.org. Group rates are available by calling the box office. “Like” Avon Players Theatre on Facebook for special offers on tickets. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. All seats are reserved. Steel Magnolias Sep 7, 2018 - … [Read more...]

Nick Jonas to Perform at Oakland University

Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter and Actor Nick Jonas to Perform at Oakland University  Multi-platinum, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, actor, and award winning songwriter Nick Jones will take the stage on Saturday, April 14 at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University (OU), and will feature two opening acts. Jonas released his self-titled debut album in November 2014. The critically acclaimed album included the double platinum and No. 1 U.S. … [Read more...]

Motives Abound in Avon Players’ ‘Dial M for Murder’

Fear. Jealousy. Money. Revenge. Protecting someone you love. When it comes to murder, these are the five examples Max Haliday (Chris Stepnitz) gives as justifiable motives. And each one plays a pivotal role in Avon Players’ latest production, Dial M for Murder. In many ways, Haliday is the smartest character on the stage—even if he’s not always aware of that fact. His job as an American television crime writer gives his imagination access into the deepest corners of human nature. And this … [Read more...]

World War I Era drama ‘The Snow Geese’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Michigan premiere runs from March 21 through April 15, 2018 Set in 1917, The Snow Geese follows the Gaesling family to their annual shooting party to kick off the hunting season in upstate New York. As war looms and family secrets are revealed, they try to cling to normalcy. Mother Elizabeth is determined to keep things normal for her family, but her husband has passed away as World War I rages in the distance. Oldest son, Duncan, is coming to terms with his upcoming deployment overseas. … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 53rd Season

Meadow Brook Theatre’s 2018 - 2019 season promises to please with a Michigan Premiere, a hilarious comedy, and a nostalgic musical sure to take you on a trip back in time! “This is going to be an amazing season,” said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director. “We’re so excited to kick off our 53rd Anniversary with a great event this summer and such a wonderful line-up of shows!" The summer event Marshall is referring to is the 4th annual Concert & Cuisine Benefit. The benefit event, will take … [Read more...]