Next Season is Our Anniversary!!!

PrintHello Readers!!!

Well the islands have floated away here at MBT, but that doesn’t mean that we are done! Oh no! We have many other shows that you don’t want to miss. Up next is the drama Luce, about a star student who has something very disconcerting in his locker. How far would you go to protect your child?

Now, as many of you know next season marks our 50th Anniversary and boy do we have thing in store for you!! Here is just some information on next season.

Meadow Brook Theatre’s 2015-2016 season promises to please with Michigan Premieres, a hilarious comedy, and a nostalgic musical sure to take you on a trip back in time! “This is going to be an amazing season.” said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director. “We’re so excited to kick off our 50th Anniversary with a great event this summer and such a wonderful line-up of shows!” The summer event Marshall is referring to is the 50th Anniversary Kick-off and Benefit, Black Tie on the Blacktop. Tickets for the benefit event, which will take place July 18, 2015 and feature strolling dinner, cocktails, raffle and one-night-only concert by Tommy James and the Shondells are on sale now! But Black Tie on the Blacktop isn’t all MBT has to offer for their Golden Anniversary season. The regular season gets underway in October and features a sure-to-please line-up of Seven productions four of which are Michigan Premieres!

2015-2016 Season Regular Season:

Explorer'sClub webThe Explorers Club
By Nell Benjamin
Michigan Premiere
October 7 – November 1, 2015

Legends! Legends web
By James Kirkwood
January 6 – January 31, 2016

 

 

 

Atomic webATOMIC
Book and Lyrics by Danny Ginges
& Gregory Bonsignore
Music & Lyrics by Phillip Foxman
Created by Danny Ginges
Michigan Premiere
February 10 – March 6, 2016

Calendar GirlsCalendarGirls web
By Tim Firth
Michigan Premiere
March 16 – April 10, 2016

 

Sistas webSistas the Musical
By Dorothy Marcic
Michigan Premiere
April 20 – May 15, 2016

 

 

Forever PlaidForeverPlaid web
Written and Originally Directed and
Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision
and Arrangements by James Raitt
Originally Produced by Gene Wolsk
May 25 – June 19, 2016

Special Engagements:

Black Tie on the Blacktop Benefit Concert Features strolling dinner, cocktails, raffle and concert by Tommy James & The Shondells July 18 – 2015

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Charles Nolte – November 15 – December 24, 2015
Children’s Series to be announced soon! Tickets for A Christmas Carol and Children’s Series vary in price.

(TBA) Pre-Broadway tryout performance June 29 – July 24. More information about this production is coming soon to http://www.mbtheatre.com.

Tickets:

Season tickets: $138 – $211, currently available
Individual tickets: $26 – $41, available September 7, 2015
Tickets for Black Tie on the Blacktop Range from $85 – $125 and are on sale now.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol and Children’s Series vary in price.

 

So as you can see next season is going to be a great one! There is something for everyone next year. I hope that you will take advantage of our shows! You won’t be disappointed.

Until next time….Stay Tuned…

Casey S. Hibbert©

Come to the Islands!

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Hello Readers!

Some time has gone by since the Holidays, but here we are! If you are looking for a little get away from that cold, dreary weather outside; come on by the theatre to see this beautiful show! It will take you are a journey in the Caribbean and it is a wonderful story. I walked into the theatre the other day and all I can tell you is WOW!! (notice all caps). The set is gorgeous, the costumes are gorgeous, the music is phenomenal and the actors are incredible. This is going to be one of the best show this season, which means that you need to get your tickets soon.

Just to show you how beautiful the set is here are a couple of pictures taken by our Managing Director Cheryl Marshall.

OOTI set 2

OOTI set 1

Trust me when I say you want to see this show! It is full of beauty, so get your tickets soon. Call the box office at 248.377.3300 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Stay Tuned…

Casey S. Hibbert©

 

Tis the Season!

Hello Readers!!

Well you know what time it is! Tis the season for our 33rd annual production of A Christmas Carol! We have been hearing lots of carols these last couple of weeks. It is already feeling a little like the holidays around here! Speaking of holidays another one is coming quickly! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so in leu of the holidays fast approach here is a recipes that hopefully we can all try this year!

 

 

Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs

Yield – Makes 24               Active Time – 40 min.                   Total Time – 50 min, plus pickling time

beet deviled eggsThese vibrant, savory, and slightly spicy deviled eggs are perfect for parties, but easy enough to make as a snack, too.

ingredients

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar, plus 3 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, plus a pinch, divided
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus a pinch, divided
  • 1 small red beet, peeled and halved
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, tarragon, chives, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 hot chiles, thinly sliced

preparation

In a medium pot, mix 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, and 3 cups water. Add the beet and bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour into a large heat-safe jar or bowl (including beet). Add eggs, stir, and refrigerate at least 3 hours (stirring occasionally) or overnight for a darker shade of pink.

Remove eggs from liquid. Halve eggs (reserving the whites) and gently transfer the yolks to a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar, mayonnaise, herbs, and anchovy paste to the yolks. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then spoon or pipe the filling into the egg whites.

Place the chiles, remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, the remaining pinch each of sugar and salt in a bowl and let stand 15 minutes. Drain the chiles, then sprinkle over the deviled eggs. Sprinkle with additional herbs, if desired. Serve.

Stay tuned for another holiday recipe!

Casey S. Hibbert©

 

Dressing Room Chats – Episode 5 – Kara Kimmer

Meadow Brook Theatre’s Artistic Director Travis W. Walter has just interviewed Kara Kimmer backstage in her dressing room.  Kara plays Princess Aouda Fix and many other characters in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS which runs from Oct 1 – 26, 2014.

For tickets and information visit our website at www.mbtheatre.com, call the box office at 248-377-3300, or visit ticketmaster.com

Watch the interview on our youtube channel here.

Dressing Room Chats – Episode 4 – Ron Williams

Meadow Brook Theatre’s Artistic Director Travis W. Walter is back at it again… this time he interviews Ron Williams backstage in his dressing room.  Ron plays Detective Fix and many other characters in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS which runs from Oct 1 – 26, 2014.

For tickets and information visit our website at www.mbtheatre.com, call the box office at 248-377-3300, or visit ticketmaster.com

Watch the interview on our youtube channel here.

Dressing Room Chats – Episode 3 – Rusty Mewha

Meadow Brook Theatre’s Artistic Director Travis W. Walter is back at it again… this time he interviews Rusty Mewha backstage in his dressing room.  Rusty plays Phileas Fogg in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS which runs from Oct 1 – 26, 2014.

For tickets and information visit our website at www.mbtheatre.com, call the box office at 248-377-3300, or visit ticketmaster.com

Watch the interview on our youtube channel here.

Kick Off!

Hello Readers!

So as many of you know this year marks our 49th season. We have had many great shows in the past. With that being said next year is going to be BIG! To kick off our 50th Anniversary season we are having….

 

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wait for it…..

 

I know that you are getting excited…

 

by now you can’t wait for me to tell you what is happening….

 

okay I am really going to tell you…
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Meadow Brook Theatre will host Tommy James and The Shondells on July 18, 2015 for the Theatre’s fundraising event Black Tie on the Black Top. The event includes a pre-glow reception, strolling dinner and one-night-only concert with the band. The fundraiser will kick-off Meadow Brook Theatre’s 50th Anniversary celebration and all proceeds will benefit the theatre. The event is black tie optional or black tie creative! Audiences can enjoy a pre-concert reception with strolling food and wine beginning at 6:00 PM with the concert performance at 8 PM.

Tommy James and the Shondells have sold over 100 million records and have been awarded 23 gold singles and nine gold and platinum albums. The group will be performing such hits as “Crimson And Clover,” “Mony Mony,” “Hanky Panky,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” and “Draggin’ The Line.”

Tickets are not on sale quite yet, but you can call the box office at 248.370.3300 to reserve your spot so you won’t miss out! Tickets Range from $85 to $125, with exclusive early sponsorship opportunities available. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Katy Olsen Development Director at 248-370-4991 or kolsen@mbtheatre.com. Check out the flyer for more information.

Tommy James Sponsor info poster(1)

This is an exciting event and you do not want to miss it!

Stay Tuned…

Casey S. Hibbert©

Dressing Room Chats – Episode 2 – Mathew Schwartz

Meadow Brook Theatre’s Artistic Director Travis W. Walter just interviewed Mathew Schwartz backstage in his dressing room.  Mathew plays Passepartout in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS which runs from Oct 1 – 26, 2014.

For tickets and information visit our website at www.mbtheatre.com, call the box office at 248-377-3300, or visit ticketmaster.com

Watch the interview on our youtube channel here.

Dressing Room Chats Begin

Meadow Brook Theatre’s new web series “Dressing Room Chats” has just begun. This season, Artistic Director Travis W. Walter will be interviewing actors backstage in their dressing rooms to offer more insight into the shows that we produce.

In this episode Travis W. Walter interviews actor Peter C. Prouty from AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS which runs from Oct 1 – 26, 2014

For tickets and information visit our website at www.mbtheatre.com, call the box office at 248-377-3300, or visit ticketmaster.com

Watch the interview on our youtube channel here.

‘Around the World in 80 Days’ is a steampunk laugh fest

Meadow Brook Theatre’s first review for Around the World in 80 Days came in with a rating of 4 out of 5 Stars from Patty Nolan at the Examiner.com.
On October 5th, 2014 the Examiner.com published Nolan’s review which states:

“Start with a classic Jules Verne story of adventure. Add ingenious steampunk scenic and costume design to frame the action inside the ubiquity of cool scientific confidence. Bring it to life in the stylized manner of a Victorian melodrama. Place it in the hands of an ensemble cast that understands that physical comedy is a team sport. The result is a hilarious show that is full of clever surprises – fully earning the standing ovation it received on opening night.”

“The thrill for the audience is watching these five actors play almost 40 characters as they create a world that includes travel by steam ship, typhoon-worthy sail boats, trains that jump rivers, and elephants that storm through the jungle. (The stylized elephant is worth the price of admission.) The omnipresent clockwork gears and occasional puffs of steam remind us that human ingenuity, fortified by pure scientific reason, is bound to prevail in the end.”

Nolan goes on to say, “This show is visually spectacular and one of the most entertaining family-friendly productions you are likely to see.”

To read the rest of Nolan’s review… follow this link.

We are so proud of our production and we’d love for you to come and see it.  It runs at Meadow Brook Theatre until October 26, 2014. Tickets range from $26 to $41 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online through Ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing. Meadow Brook Theatre is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.