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‘Jesus Christ Superstar:’ A truly stellar and spiritual experience

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter February 21, 2024

Spoilers ahead for “Jesus Christ Superstar.” One of the more controversial yet critically acclaimed musicals came to Oakland University's Varner Studio Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 15 to a sold-out...

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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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‘Mean Girls:’ The spectacle that overshadowed the film

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter February 7, 2024

Buzz surrounded the much talked about revamped “Mean Girls” movie musical after its release on Friday, Jan. 12 — both positive and negative.  Released exactly 20 years after the original movie...

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...

OUs SMTD performed Pippin from March 30 through April 3 in Varner Studio Theatre.

SMTD’s ‘Pippin’ amazes as last theatre performance of school year

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor April 4, 2022

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance rounded out the semester with its rendition of “Pippin,” which is easily the best show I’ve seen from the school. Filled with harmonizing songs, whimsical humor...

Ben Platt and Kaitlyn Dever star in the movie adaptation of Broadways Dear Evan Hansen.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’: is it really that bad? I didn’t think so

Lauren Reid, Content Editor September 29, 2021

If you’ve been on the internet lately, you’ve probably heard it: Ben Platt, a 28-year-old, is playing 17-year-old Evan Hansen? “Riverdale” much? I’ve heard it too, and after watching the...

“Forever Plaid” closes Meadow Brook Theatre’s 50th-anniversary season

Jake Smith, staff reporter June 13, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre's latest production, "Forever Plaid," tells the story of four talented singers. The show is filled with comedy and vocal talent. Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie are known as the...

In the Music, Theatre and Dance programs The Adventures of Pinocchio, the title character spends time with a real boy, who shows Pinocchio how to have fun.

Theatre department brings wooden tale to life

Jake Smith, staff reporter May 25, 2016

Pinocchio's nose grew as he lied to the "Blue Lady."

Love, luck and loss: the story of Sweet Charity

Love, luck and loss: the story of Sweet Charity

By Kaylee Kean March 19, 2014

The music, theatre and dance department is introducing its next musical production, Sweet Charity, opening this Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Varner Studio Theatre.The musical, originally directed by Bob Fosse,...

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