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‘A Little More Alive’ debuts at Meadow Brook Theatre

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter February 21, 2024

From Nick Blaemire comes the original musical “A Little More Alive” to Meadow Brook Theatre — a comedy with disconsolate undertones and great folk-pop songs to keep you entertained through the whole...

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Meadow Brook Theatre presents ‘Father of the Bride’

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter January 17, 2024

Whether you know it from the films or the novel, “Father of the Bride” is a classic tale following a father who just wants to make his daughter happy for her wedding, and is also the latest play to...

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The vast, varied and artistic history of Meadow Brook’s Amphitheatre and Theatre

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter November 15, 2023

Oakland University has been home to a storied history of theater, concert, dance and artistic performances over the years. The breadth of artistic ventures students, graduates, alumni and others have accomplished...

Armstrong as Miles Dalby in Risky Business. Photo courtesy of Curtis Armstrong

From Rochester Hills to Hollywood Hills: Actor Curtis Armstrong’s ties to OU

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2023

Curtis Armstrong wasn’t always an actor on TV and film, cementing his name in timeless classics and starring alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names. He was once an aspiring actor at Oakland University,...

People of OU: Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund reflects on time at OU

People of OU: Freddy Krueger actor Robert Englund reflects on time at OU

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 27, 2023

Freddy Kreuger is a household name, whether it be from the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” or the later “Freddy vs. Jason.” With this, Robert Englund — the actor who played the horror icon...

Meadow Brook Theatre presents ‘Blues in the Night’

Meadow Brook Theatre presents ‘Blues in the Night’

Bella Javier, Arts Editor February 22, 2023

“Blues in the Night” is the latest musical to grace the Meadow Brook stage. Between the live band, entrancing harmonies and vintage vibes, what’s not to love? This show is an homage to the Modernist...

Meadow Brook Theatre presents Birthday Club

Meadow Brook Theatre presents ‘Birthday Club’

Bella Javier, Arts Editor January 18, 2023

The gender distribution of playwrights is extremely disproportionate. As of the 2016-17 season, 75.4 percent of all plays written were by men, according to the Asian American Performers Action Coalition. While...

Meadow Brook Theatre celebrates 40th anniversary of A Christmas Carol

Meadow Brook Theatre celebrates 40th anniversary of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Bella Javier, Arts Editor December 7, 2022

Meadow Brook Theatre’s (MBT) annual rendition of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” is back for another year of Christmas cheer. Some local theater-goers see this show every year, but it wasn’t...

Meadow Brook Theatre presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Bella Javier, Arts Editor October 12, 2022

Originally set to open in 2020, Meadow Brook Theatre finally brought “Little Shop of Horrors” to their stage as they opened their 56th season. Coincidentally, this year marks the 40th year of the show’s...

Photo courtesy of Antonio Vettraino, taken by Luke Fontana

Suddenly Seymour: Meadow Brook intern, understudy takes on lead role for opening weekend

Bella Javier, Arts Editor October 12, 2022

In the midst of folding roast beef for a company meal, Antonio Vettraino — Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) intern and recent graduate from Oakland University’s musical theater program — received a call...

Sam is a west-Michigan native and rising senior in OU’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program for musical theater.

Positive Space: Actor, photographer Sam VanKampen

Bella Javier, Arts Editor June 15, 2022

Pursuing a career in art — performing, visual or written — is no easy feat. Our goal with “A Positive Space” is to highlight and celebrate student artists of Oakland University who are on the up...

Meadow Brook Theatre presented The Pin-Up Girls from April 20 through May 15, 2022.

The Pin Up Girls: A heartwarming love note to our Veterans

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director May 18, 2022

From April 20 through May 15, 2022, Meadow Brook Theatre presented the Pin-Up Girls by James Hindman and Jeffrey Lodin. Featuring music from the 1920s to today, the show took the audience on an emotional...

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