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...]

Classic Car Nights Rev Up at Meadow Brook Theatre

Meadow Brook Theatre's 9th Annual Classic Cars Nights Return Classic Car Nights are back with four nights and two great shows to choose from. Theatre goers who bring classic cars to Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on a Classic Car Night receive a special discount rate and one free ticket per classic car. Show off your ‘wheels’, socialize with fellow car enthusiasts and enjoy great live theatre. Participants are invited to bring refreshments and have a picnic in the parking lot before the … [Read more...]

Treat the Kids to a Show with ‘Chicken Little: The Sky is Falling’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Chicken Little: The Sky is Falling features the classic story of Henny Penny and Chicken Little with a fun modern twist. When Chicken Little gets bonked on the head by an unknown object, confusion reigns in the barnyard until a little critical thinking helps the animals figure out the problem. A Bright Star Touring production, Chicken Little: The Sky is Falling comes to Meadow Brook Theatre on Saturday, June 2, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12, $9 for groups of eight or more. For information or to … [Read more...]

Children’s Concert Series Back by Popular Demand Guy Louis: World of Music at Meadow Brook Theatre

Guys Louis: World Music is a cultural musical celebration featuring Native America (Drum, Shakers, Flute, Whistle), Renaissance Europe (Lute), Africa (Percussion galore), India (Sitar, Tamboura and Tabla), and Modern America (PRS Hollow Body Electric Guitar). Students explore cultures from around the globe, see exotic instruments, and get a chance for hands on participation in the singing rockin' musical free-for-all. Stick around after the concert for a special introduction to family … [Read more...]

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...]