We are proud to announce our 52nd season, featuring 7 wonderful shows.
September 6 - September 24, 2017
Book and Lyrics by Robert Lorick
Music by Dan Goggin
An exciting new musical set in a New York City nightclub when places like the Copacabana, The Latin Quarter and El Morroco were filled with
socialites and glamorous showgirls. It’s the early 1960s and Johnny, the owner of Johnny Manhattan’s has invited his closest friends to a private party for a surprise announcement. Unexpected surprises abound as relationships clash and secrets are revealed. Don’t miss this preview at Meadow Brook for the first time prior to opening on Broadway! World Premiere
October 4 - October 29, 2017
By Paul Pörtner
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the “Shear Madness” hair salon and is chock full of up-to-the minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
A Christmas Carol
November 10 - December 24, 2017
By Charles Dickens - Adaption and Original Staging By Charles Nolte
Everyone's favorite holiday classic captivates audiences for the 35th year with the tale of a mean-spirited miser and the qhosts that haunt him. Celebrating 36 years of holiday magic!
Nana's Naughty Knickers
January 10 - February 4, 2018
By Katherine DiSavino
Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted? From the author of the 2014-15 season hit “Things my Mother Taught Me”! Michigan Professional Premiere
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
February 14 - March 11, 2018
By Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Rosemary’s journey starts with her simple Maysville, Kentucky childhood and follows her rise to Hollywood stardom. With her signature songs
woven in and out, we learn both the story of her successes on film, radio, and TV, as well as her struggles in her personal life - with a career fading during the advent of rock-and-roll and her battles with addiction and depression. Tenderly includes classic standards by Irving Berlin, Jerry Ross, Harold Arlen, and many others - with songs such as Tenderly, Mambo Italiano, Sisters, and more. Michigan Premiere
The Snow Geese
March 21 - April 15, 2018
By Sharr White
With WWI raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling gathers her family for their annual shooting party, to mark the opening of hunting season in rural upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they’ve always known. Michigan Premiere
The ALL NIGHT STRUT!
April 25 - May 20, 2018
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by FRAN CHARNAS
The All Night Strut! moves through the Depression, WWII and the post-war boom in a two-act musical celebration of the 1930s and ‘40s, filled with jazz, blues, and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary song writers such as Hoagy Carmichel, Frank Loesser, and the Gershwins. The story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era. With songs such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Minnie the Moocher, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and more.
Burt & Me
May 30 - June 24, 2018
Book by Larry McKenna - Lyrics by Hal David - Music by Burt Bacharach
In this romantic musical comedy, Joe and Lacey were highschool sweethearts who drifted apart when they attended different colleges after graduation. Years later, their paths cross again as Joe devises a clever plan to win Lacey back... with the help of one Burt Bacharach. With songs from the Bacharach and David songbook such as Wishin’ & Hopin’ , Walk On By, I Say A Little Prayer, and many more. Michigan Premiere