REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Concocts the Right Blend of Mayhem and Merriment for a Killer Show

Elaine Harper: Have you gone crazy? Mortimer Brewster: No. But it’s only a matter of time. As Michigan’s Answer to Broadway, Meadow Brook Theatre opens its 53rd season by infusing high-energy hilarity into the 80-year-old classic, Arsenic and Old Lace. And judging by the reaction of the well-heeled crowd on Thursday night, this production is in for a crazy good run. When you mention Arsenic and Old Lace to most people, they are likely to recall the 1944 movie starring Cary Grant and Peter … [Read more...]

New Actor’s Dressing Room Brings Big Cast for Groundbreaking

Donors Gather at Meadow Brook Theatre for Groundbreaking Ceremony Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) staff and key supporters gathered last week, on the campus of Oakland University, to break ground on a new actor's dressing room. The group included the theatre's Managing Director, Cheryl Marshall; Artistic Director, Travis Walter; Board President, Thom Foxlee; and members of the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild. Leading the groundbreaking was theatre-supporter Peggy Philippi, along with her father, … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild presents the 37th Annual Luncheon on the Aisle 2018

A Delightfully Fun and Unique Theatrical Experience The Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) Guild is proud to present its longest running, and most beloved fundraising event, Luncheon on the Aisle (LOA) 2018. The event will be held on Thursday, April 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Meadow Brook Theatre located at 207 Wilson Hall located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. When guests arrive, they will be greeted by MBT Guild members and receive their event programs, … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Celebrates 36 years of “A Christmas Carol”

Running November 10 through December 24, on the Campus of Oakland University A favorite holiday tradition returns to Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) for the 36th year with A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and a handful of ghosts will once again return to the streets of London to deliver a message of unity. 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 Rochester from Friday, … [Read more...]

Join the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild for a Day to be BeWitched & BeDazzled!

A Wickedly Fun Luncheon and Pop-up Boo-tique Shopping Experience The Meadow Brook Theatre Guild is proud to present its 2nd Annual fundraising event, BeWitched & BeDazzled! The event will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the beautiful Palazzo Grande Banquet Facility located at 54660 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township. Special Guest Master of Ceremonies, Karen Carter, Chief Forecaster, WWJ-TV CBS Detroit, will be with us all day to make announcements, … [Read more...]

I Love the Piano Brings Classic American Music to Meadow Brook Theatre

Irving Berlin's "I Love a Piano" brings Classic American Music to the Meadow Brook Theatre stage Running April 19 - May 14, 2017 Meadow Brook Theatre is filled with the beloved music of Irving Berlin in its spring performance of “I Love a Piano.” As one of the premiere composers of American Music, Berlin’s classics include, “Blue Skies,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Always,” and “White Christmas,” all featured in "I Love a Piano." This magnificent musical tells the story of a … [Read more...]

Join the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild as They Present the 36th Annual Luncheon on the Aisle 2017

The Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) Guild is proud to present its longest running, and most beloved fundraising event, Luncheon on the Aisle (LOA) 2017. The event will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Meadow Brook Theatre located at 207 Wilson Hall located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. When guests arrive, they will be greeted by MBT Guild members and receive their event programs, highlighting the day’s fun-filled events. Guests … [Read more...]

Golden Musical Forever Plaid closes MBT’s 50th Season

Popular musical runs at Meadow Brook Theatre May 25 through June 19 Four guys who loved to sing – Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie – were on their way up as a musical group. They’d practiced in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company until they had all their moves and harmonies perfect. When they finally booked a gig, they knew they were going to be just like their idols The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Their future was bright. Then a bus accident lead to … [Read more...]

Sistas swings into spring at Meadow Brook Theatre

Michigan premiere runs April 20 through May 15, 2016 As one family gathers to celebrate the life of their matriarch, they have a lot to say about the role of women—especially African-American woman—in history…and they do it through songs you already know. With songs ranging from “Oh Happy Day” to “I Will Survive” and the music of artists from Billie Holiday to Beyonce, you’ll be tempted to sing along. “Sistas,” written by Dorothy Marcic, makes its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook … [Read more...]

Calendar Girls Opens at Meadow Brook Theatre

Touching comedy “Calendar Girls” springs into Meadow Brook Theatre Annie and her friend, Chris, are dedicated to the support of their local hospital. To raise funds they know they need something special to put them on the map. The ladies persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude for a special calendar. Partnering with the hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence, they publish an artistic creation. The calendar is a great success, bringing fame—and all the trials … [Read more...]