Revisit the music of the ’50s and ’60s with ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

Poignant Musical Runs April 24 through May 19 It’s 1958 and prom is going to be fab with Missy, Suzy, Cindy Lou and Betty Jean on stage to entertain their classmates with the popular songs of the day. Enjoy your favorites from the era, including “Mr. Sandman,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Leader of the Pack,” and “It’s My Party.” Ten years later, the girls are together again at their high school reunion. Will they get the “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” they deserve? “The Marvelous Wonderettes has played … [Read more...]

Wine, Wit & Wisdom 2019

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s sixth annual “Wine, Wit & Wisdom” fundraiser is set for Saturday April 13 Taking place at the Main Library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester, the evening provides a lively mix of sustenance and knowledge. The Friends group — the library’s primary volunteer non-profit support group — inaugurated the series in 2014 and it has grown in popularity each year. The evening’s agenda? Attendees get to partake of a buffet dinner, … [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...]

Music, Theatre and Dance Students, Alumni Honored at 19th Annual Matilda Awards

The Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance (MBT) recently honored some of its top student performers and distinguished alumni during the 19th annual MaTilDa Awards, which took place in April in the Oakland Center Banquet Room. The “red-carpet” event included dinner and music, theatre and dance performances, as well as award presentations recognizing exceptional service and performance by Music, Theatre and Dance students. 2018 MaTilDa Award honorees Alumni and … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Luncheon on the Aisle

Meadow Brook Theatre Guild is proud to present its annual fundraiser, “Luncheon on the Aisle," Thursday, April 24 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Meadow Brook Theatre located on the campus of Oakland University (at Squirrel and University Dr.) located in Rochester Hills, MI. This fun-filled day includes boutique shopping, a raffle, bake sale, gourmet lunch in the theatre and scenes from The Andrew Brothers, which features hit songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, and is followed by a talk back … [Read more...]

Tiny Tim warms Scrooge again at Meadow Brook Theatre

A Christmas Carol The story has been told many times in different ways including versions made for radio and television. However, experiencing A Christmas Carol live on stage, during the holidays and close to home, proves to be a hit again this year. “We’ve been presenting A Christmas Carol for more than 30 years,” said Travis Walter, artistic director at Meadow Brook Theatre, “A lot of years it’s like a family reunion, and our audience is part of that family.” Now in its 31st production run … [Read more...]