England Study Abroad Captures History in Motion

A group of Oakland University (OU) students immersed themselves in history this summer when they spent 10 days in England as part of a study abroad. The course, “Tudors of England,” focused on the lives of the highly influential family of monarchs who ruled England from 1485 to 1603. “It would be difficult to overstate the impact of the Tudors,” said Randall Engle, course instructor and adjunct professor in OU’s Religious Studies program. “They broke religious ties with Rome, warred … [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...]

REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Embodies the Spirit of Christmas at Meadow Brook Theatre

Bah, Humbug! As I take my seat, carolers sing beautiful Victorian Christmas songs, helping me to let go of the stress of a busy day to settle in to the comfortable theatre. A Christmas Carol, originally a novella by Charles Dickens, revives my spirit as it offers an important reminder of the power of kindness and compassion toward all of humanity. I was surprised by my emotional reaction to the play, expressing tears of both sadness and joy, as the talented actors drew me into the familiar … [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...]

Meadow Brook Theatre celebrates 35 years of “A Christmas Carol”

Running Nov. 11 through Dec. 23 2016, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. One of southeast Michigan’s favorite holiday traditions returns for the 35th year when Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and a handful of ghosts raise your spirits in “A Christmas Carol” at Meadow Brook Theatre this November and December. “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 … [Read more...]

Celebrating Rochester: OU Honors College Collaborates with School in England

From the cozy confines of Oak View Hall, students in Oakland University’s Honors College recently chatted via video link with students at Rochester Grammar School in Rochester, Kent, England. The discussion marked the beginning of a yearlong collaboration in which students at both schools will share experiences of living and learning in two Rochester cities nearly 4,000 miles apart. A tale of two cities During the video discussion, students from both schools shared ideas for the … [Read more...]

Holiday fun is coming to town!

The flakes haven’t started falling, but of the holiday spirit is calling! Like cherished family traditions, the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills will once again bring good will and cheer to its merry citizens with a festive variety of holiday events. Check (twice, if you must) and see if your favorite made the list. God bless us, everyone. Don’t be a Scrooge. Spend a delightful evening in the company of Meadow Brook Theatre’s talented actors as they bring Charles Dickens’ classic … [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...]