Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Presents 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 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 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 will be … [Read more...]

The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented Presidency

Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin Speaks at Oakland University April 13 Tickets are now available for Oakland University’s 2017 Varner Vitality Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Goodwin will present her talk “How Did We Get Here: The First 100 Days of an Unprecedented Presidency,” at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Thursday, April 13 in the Athletics Center O’rena, on OU’s campus. Goodwin, who earned a Ph.D. in … [Read more...]

Literacy Summit for Rochester Community Schools

Rochester Community Schools is hosting a literacy summit on Wednesday, March 22, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the media center at Van Hoosen Middle School, 1339 North Adams Road, Rochester Hills. The purpose of the summit is to share information regarding current research and best practices in literacy and promote dialogue between community stakeholders. “Creating highly literate citizens is, first and foremost, the role of our public elementary schools,” said Executive Director for Elementary … [Read more...]

Writing for Children and Young Adults Writers’ Conference at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference – April 1, 2017 “Writing for Children and Young Adults” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on April 1 at Oakland University. For authors and illustrators of any age, this one-day event will focus on designing picture books, writing young adult novels, and publishing middle grade series. Carrie Howland from Empire Literary Agency in New York returns to her home state of Michigan to kick off the conference as the featured … [Read more...]

Go Behind the Scenes with Oakland University’s Production of ‘A Chorus Line’

A Chorus Line, perhaps the ultimate backstage musical, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will open at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, in Varner Studio Theatre at Oakland University. A Chorus Line, which is a stunning musical-vérité about dancers auditioning for the chorus of a Broadway show, is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. It highlights the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway ‘gypsies’ to land a job. When it opened, the show’s … [Read more...]

“The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin” brings family and drama to the Meadow Brook Theatre stage

Tom Durnin shows up on his son's doorstep hoping to reconnect after not speaking for five years. But it's complicated, Tom is a white-collar criminal, fresh off a sentence for investment fraud.  And coming home means facing the biggest victims of his deceit: his family. While Tom tries to win back the respect he believes he deserves, his family is forced to face the pain caused by his crime. Will they be able to put the past behind them and find a way to fit together? “The Unavoidable … [Read more...]

Film Screening and Discussion about Being Mortal on March 25 at OU

Screening and Discussion of Being Mortal Film to be held March 25 at Oakland University Oakland University, in partnership with Hospice of Michigan, will host a screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 in the Gold Rooms at the Oakland Center, located at 321 Meadow Brook Road in Rochester. The event is open to the public. “Hospice of Michigan encourages everyone to have important end-of-life … [Read more...]

“Pretty Much Everything” Graphic Design Lecture at Meadow Brook Hall

Graphic Designer Aaron James Draplin to Present Braun Memorial Lecture on the Oakland University Campus in Rochester For the 2017 Jean and Fred Braun Memorial Lecture, the Oakland University community will welcome Aaron James Draplin to campus on Wednesday, March 1. Draplin, a graphic designer and founder of the Draplin Design Co., will present his talk “Pretty Much Everything: Draplin Design Co.” at 5 p.m. at Meadow Brook Hall on OU’s campus. The Detroit native will showcase his work, … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast to Feature Reverend Faith Fowler

Reverend Faith Fowler will keynote the 36th annual Rochester Area Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. at Oakland University Athletics Center O'Rena. Reverend Fowler is executive director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS), a Detroit nonprofit agency which responds to poverty with programs for food, health care, housing and employment. In addition to all her work in social services, she serves as pastor of a church in Detroit. Rev. Fowler will speak about the … [Read more...]

The Grass Roots Performing Live for Meadow Brook Theatre’s Annual Concert & Cuisine Benefit

Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) presents THE GRASS ROOTS on July 15, 2017 for the Theatre’s annual fundraising event Concert & Cuisine. The event includes a pre-glow reception, strolling dinner and one-night-only concert with the band. All proceeds benefit Meadow Brook Theatre, a nonprofit organization and Michigan’s largest professional theatre. In the entire history of Rock n’ Roll, only 9 bands  - (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. … [Read more...]