New Oakland University Construction Bolsters Master Plan for Campus

Project SUCCESS Features Expanded Wilson Hall, Next Phase of Comprehensive Student Services, Sign of Long-Term Sustainability In a long-term plan to foster student success critical to support the region’s talent pipeline and ongoing economic development, Oakland University (OU) will expand Wilson Hall, a landmark building on campus. The new construction will accommodate a range of student services to further improve graduation rates and job placement throughout southeastern … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Meadow Brook Theatre Serves Up Hilarity and Hope with ‘The Spitfire Grill’

Often the best recipes are born when a chef is faced with the dilemma of creating a dish using only the ingredients on hand. The same principle applies to the characters in Meadow Brook Theatre’s current production, The Spitfire Grill. The result? A dish that not only warms the soul, but also gives you a little kick in the pants. The Spitfire Grill first came to life in 1996 as a Sundance Festival award-winning film written and directed by Lee David Zlotoff. If you’ve watched the movie, know … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 54th Season

Meadow Brook Theatre’s 2019-2020 season has something for everyone with comedies, musicals, a drama and even a whodunit. “We’re excited not only to have Michigan premieres during our 54th season, but also to have the world premiere of a brand-new musical,” said Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director. “We’ve got a wonderfully entertaining lineup and, once again, we’re kicking things off with a great event this summer!" On July 13, Meadow Brook Theatre will hold its fifth annual Concert & … [Read more...]

‘The Spitfire Grill’ Warms Up Meadow Brook Theatre

Poignant musical runs February 13 through March 10, 2019 A newcomer has arrived in quiet Gilead. She raises her new neighbors’ suspicions, as strangers in small towns do, but Percy is a breath of fresh air in the small, Wisconsin town. The musical The Spitfire Grill tells Percy’s story, as well the Spitfire Grill’s. The owner wants to sell, but there are no takers. “That’s when Percy suggests to Hannah—the owner of the grill—that she raffle the grill off,” explains MBT director, Travis … [Read more...]

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...]

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ kicks of Meadow Brook Theatre’s 53rd season

Classic Comic Farce Runs October 3 through 28 Two sweet, older ladies who look like they wouldn’t hurt a fly have been adding a dash of something special to their elderberry wine. Poison. But what happens when their nephew, Mortimer, comes to call? Add Mortimer’s fiancée, Elaine, his uncle, who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and a host of other colorful characters, and you’ve got a houseful of hysterical chaos. Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, sponsored by Waltonwood Senior … [Read more...]

Join us for a day to be BeWitched & BeDazzled! A wickedly fun luncheon and pop-up boo-tique shopping experience.

The Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) Guild is proud to present its third annual fundraising event, BeWitched & BeDazzled! The event will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the beautiful Palazzo Grande Banquet Facility located at 54660 Van Dyke Rd. in Shelby Township. Special Guest Master of Ceremonies, Karen Carter, Chief Forecaster, WWJ-TV CBS 62 / WKBD- TV CW 50 Detroit, will be with us all day to make announcements, meet and greet with guests, and announce prize … [Read more...]

Become a Meadow Brook Theatre Season Ticket Holder

Support Local Theatre Art is alive and thriving in Oakland County with Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT), Michigan's largest producing professional theatre located on Oakland University's campus in Rochester. The theatre operates as a non-profit and employs a staff of over 40 local artists. Each season, sets, costume, lighting and sound are designed and executed in house for a truly unique theatre experience. Support the local arts by becoming a Season Ticket holder. Season Ticket holders … [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 ends season with romantic ‘Burt & Me’

Michigan premiere musical comedy runs from May 30 through June 24, 2018 In the musical Burt & Me, Joe and Lacey were high school sweethearts, but when they attended different colleges, they drifted apart. Years later, they meet again, and Joe decides to win Lacey back. All it will take is a clever plan, a little bit of luck and the songs of Burt Bacharach. Burt & Me, with book by Larry McKenna, lyrics by Hal David and music by Burt Bacharach, runs Wednesday, May 30 through Sunday, … [Read more...]