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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...

Clue: On Stage is being shown at Meadow Brook Theatre from Oct. 13 through Nov. 7.

Meadow Brook Theatre brings ‘Clue’ to life

Joseph Popis, Sports Reporter October 20, 2021

The classic murder mystery Hasbro board game and movie by Paramount Pictures is being theatrically performed on stage by Meadow Brook Theatre. The murder-mystery-themed show, "Clue: On Stage," is being...

Thomas D. Mahard plays Scrooge on stage with the company of A Christmas Carol.

Holiday tradition takes the stage at Meadow Brook Theatre

Faith Brody, Life Editor November 15, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre will celebrate 35 years of performing “A Christmas Carol” this holiday season. “Folks come back to see ‘A Christmas Carol’ year after year,” said Cheryl Marshall, Meadow...

Phil Powers as Dr. Watson (left) and Ron Williams as Sherlock Holmes (right).

Meadow Brook Theatre kicks off 51st season with Sherlock Holmes

Amy Swanson, Staff Reporter October 4, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre’s 51st season is kicking off with Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.” It begins Oct. 5 and will run through Oct. 30. “In ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock...

The MBT Guild will be conducting a unique and brand new event called Bewitched & BeDazzled held off-campus.

Meadow Brook Theatre gets BeWitched and BeDazzled

Robert Andrews, Staff Reporter September 27, 2016

The Meadow Brook Theatre Guild is proud to present its newest fundraising event in support of Meadow Brook Theatre here at Oakland University. BeWitched & BeDazzled and will be held on Thursday, October...

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