New Things Coming!

Hey there Readers!!

We are excited to announce that our brand new website is now live!! Please visit I am so excited for all of you to see it. I have been working on it all summer and it has been a fun and excited learning project for me! I can’t wait to hear all the feedback. Explorers Club is now up and running! Note to all subscribers that read this…we are offering all of you to transfer your tickets to Saturday night October 10th with no up charge. We are having a big opening night party and all of you are invited! Lelli’s of Auburn Hills will be doing specialty samplings, with specialty wine and cocktail tastings by Manny’s Liquor. Isn’t that exciting!

Now to continue with our interns please meet Garrett Harris our Acting/Administration Intern.


Where did you grow up?
I grew up In Royal Oak Michigan!

Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Wayne State University!

Favorite snack food?

Favorite actor?
My favorite Actor would have to be Mark Hamill for his voice work as the Joker

Favorite movie?

Dream vacation?
A spiritual journey through India

Do you believe in Bigfoot?
Believe in him? I know him. His name is Jimmy and we’ve been good friends for a while.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Answering this questionnaire.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?
Green most likely. I’m quite fond of Green, and energetically speaking it’s usually my primary color.

Which super power would you like to have?
Teleportation HANDS DOWN. I’ve debated this one with many people for quite some time. In every day to day life I couldn’t think of a more useful power. How amazing would it be to simply wake up, get dressed, and then poof to your next destination?

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world living or dead who would it be and why?
It would most definitely be the guru Maharaji. I couldn’t imagine bring in the love and presence of that man.

If you were trapped on a desert island and you could only take three things, what would they be?
Oh the good old Island scenario. All I would need is something to boil water in, an endless supply of seeds to grow some food, and a Hammock. Sounds like a dream to me.

Stay Tuned…Until Next Time…

Casey S. Hibbert©

Next Up!

Hello Readers!

I would like you to meet Jasmine Radetski. She is our Scene Shop intern this year. Here is her interview.


Where did you grow up?
I was born in North Carolina, but moved around a ton. My family settled in Colorado when I was in Sixth grade, but otherwise, I lived in Nevada and New York.

Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska with my degree in Theatre and a minor in studio art.

Favorite snack food?
My guilty pleasure is uncomfortable amounts of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or Sour Cream & Cheddar Ruffles.

Favorite actor?
Rachel McAdams… Because of Mean Girls & About Time…

Favorite movie?
About Time… It’s a totally sappy movie, but it tugs my heart strings.

Dream vacation?
I have always wanted to go to Italy. I would love for that to finally happen.

Do you believe in Bigfoot?
Well… There is not solid evidence to prove he does or doesn’t, but if a 200+ foot anaconda exists, it could be possible.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
The conversation in figuring out the answers to this questionnaire… Some interesting things were said.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?
Blood moon red

Which super power would you like to have?
The ability to fly.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world living or dead who would it be and why?
Julia Child because that would probably be the best dinner I will ever have.

If you were trapped on a desert island and you could only take three things, what would they be?
Practically, a motorboat, fresh water, and potatoes for food… Realistically, some good company, a super multi tool to build and catch food, and a tent for shelter.


Stay tuned for the next installment…

Casey S. Hibbert©

We’re Back!!


Hello Readers!!

I trust that you all had an awesome summer full of sun and fun! We are ready for our amazing 50th Anniversary Season and we hope you are too! This year is going to be fantastic. We have something exciting coming and that is….drum roll please….A NEW WEBSITE!! That is right we will be debuting a new website for our 50th season! We are really excited about it. It will be user friendly and interactive. It will be going live in the next week or so, so to be sure to watch for it!

With our new season comes a new batch of interns. We are looking forward to working with this awesome group! I put together a list of fun questions for them to answer. That being said let’s meet our first intern! Meet Kim Alley one of our Acting/Administration Interns!

Kim Alley

Where did you grow up?
Grew up in Redford, MI

Where did you go to school?
Graduated with a BA in Theatre from Oakland University

Favorite snack food?
I love any and all food…really, if it’s edible, I’ll eat it.

Favorite actor?
Martin Freeman

Favorite movie?
I have so many favorite movies! I have to CHOOSE?!

Dream vacation?
Visit Hobbiton in New Zealand

Do you believe in Bigfoot?
While I do enjoy a good urban legend, no, I do not actually believe that there’s a giant, undiscovered creature out there who has successfully managed to evade humans for so long.

You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?
I think I would be Bright n Bubbly Blue, because blue is my favorite color and I like to think that I’m a rather cheerful person

Which super power would you like to have?
If I had a super power, I would want it to be shape-shifting. It would make auditioning so much easier!

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world living or dead who would it be and why?
These questions are hard! There are so many people I want to meet, I can’t possibly just choose one!
If you were trapped on a desert island and you could only take three things, what would they be?
Stranded on an Island…I would take sunglasses, a water filter, and a boat :)

Stay Tuned for the next installment…

Casey S. Hibbert©

Beach Party!

Hello Readers!!

Well another show has closed, but we have one left and this one will ring in summertime! Up next is The Bikinis a Musical Beach Party. Get your swim suits on and spend time on Meadow Brook Beach! This show will get you dancing in the aisles to songs like “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”, “Heat Wave”, “These Boots are Made for Walking” and many more! Call the box office at 248.377.3300 or visit

In honor of the Bikinis this week we will be doing the top 5 beaches in the world. Just in case you decide that you want to visit one.

  1. Baia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
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  2. Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
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  3. Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
    Rabbit Beach (91649366)
  4. Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo, Cuba
    Playa Paraiso Beach (91649516)
  5. Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera, Balearic Islands
    Yachten im Hintergrund (32733292) 

Does this make you want to visit these beaches? I know I do! Don’t miss out on getting your tickets to see The Bikinis. It will be a on heck of a party! Until next time…

Stay Tuned…

Casey S. Hibbert©

The Open Seas

Hello Readers!!

I hope that everyone has been able to purchase tickets for Meshuggah-Nuns. The show is just about over, but you still have 7 chances to see it. Please call the box office to purchase your tickets at 248.377.3300 or go to

Sticking with the cruise theme…I want to show you the biggest cruise ship in the world! It is the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas.

This ship is huge!! Here are just some of the amenities aboard this luxury cruise line.

Oasis of the Seas offers passengers features such as two-story loft suites and luxury suites measuring 150 m2 (1,600 sq ft) with balconies overlooking the sea or promenades. The ship features a zip-line, a casino, a miniature golf course, multiple night clubs, several bars and lounges, a karaoke club, comedy club, five swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, theme parks and nurseries for children. Many of the ship’s interiors were extensively decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish.

Onboard recreational, athletic, and entertainment activities are organized into seven themed areas called “neighborhoods”, a concept which bears resemblance to theme park planning.

  1. Central Park features boutiques, restaurants and bars, including access to the Rising Tide bar, which can be raised or lowered between three decks. It has the first living park at sea with over 12,000 plants and 56 trees.
  2. The Pool and Sports Zone features a sloped-entry beach pool and two surf simulators.
  3. Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center features a spa for teens. The gym has 158 cardio and resistance machines, classes, and a range of spa services.
  4. Boardwalk features a handcrafted carousel, restaurants, bars, shops, two rock-climbing walls, and a temporary tattoo parlor. Its outdoor 750-seat AquaTheatre amphitheater hosts the ship’s largest freshwater pool.
  5. Royal Promenade features restaurants and shops and is viewable from a mezzanine.
  6. Youth Zone features a science lab and computer gaming.
  7. Entertainment Place features the ship’s main theater, as well as an ice skating rink, a nightclub, the casino, and smaller venues for jazz and comedy performances.

Wouldn’t you like to take a vacation on this floating city? I know I would.

Stay Tuned…

Casey S. Hibbert©

The Nuns have Docked!!

Hello Readers!!

Join the Nuns aboard the “Faiths of All Nations” cruise ship. You won’t want to miss this! Oh and in case you didn’t know the show stars Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka from Laverne and Shirley. The Nuns are docked here until May 17. You don’t want to miss this show. Also for those who are interested we will be selling the set when the show is finished. The set is modeled after a cruise ship and could be used in many nautical themed applications, and for productions such as Anything Goes. The cost is $3500 or best offer. All proceeds will benefit Meadow Brook Theatre, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Please contact Meadow Brook Theatre Production Manager, Sarah Warren for details, or to make an offer. Contact via email at or call 248-370-4588.



Get your tickets to Messugah-Nuns! now by calling our Box Office at 248.377.3300, or Come sail with us!


Stay Tuned…

Casey S. Hibbert©





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


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

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.


  • 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


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©