Auction Winners enjoy Fezziwig Tea on the set of "A Christmas Carol"

The winners of the Meadow Brook Theatre’s Dickens’ Auction Package from their annual fundraiser, Concert  and Cuisine, enjoyed a delightful tea with Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig on the set of “A Christmas Carol” following the matinee on December 14th. 

The food was preparedand served by Meadow Brook Theatre Guild members, and the guests were treated to a tour of the backstage and wardrobe shop by Mr. Fezziwig ( Chip Duford) and Mrs. Fezziwig ( Stephanie Nichols).  Guests included: Marie Hochstein of Troy, Doris Beauvais of Washington Twp., Pat Conflitti of Richmond, Ojas Alkolka of  Troy, Donna Kalmeta of Marine City, Cynthia  von Oeyen ofBloomfield Hills, Cindy Hill of Bloomfield Hills and Jeanne Mellis Blanchforder of Troy.  Christmas Carol runs from now until December 23rd on the campus of Oakland University.

Meadow Brook Theatre's Annual Concert & Cuisine Benefit will be held July 15th, 2017 and features a performance by The Grass Roots. The event consists of a strolling dinner, silent auction and intimate concert experience. Event sponsorship packages are available. Tickets can be purchased at the Meadow Brook Theatre box office by calling 248-377-3300.

For more information about the Fezziwig Tea or Meadow Brook Theatre Guild contact Maryann Foxlee at 586-781-9709

Here's to 51!!

Hello Readers!

Can you believe that we are about to start another season? We can't either. Things are ticking right along here at MBT. Tickets go on sale for our 2016-2017 season on Monday at 10am. Don't forget to call and book your seats!

Did you know on this day in history...

  • In 1765 In protest over the stamp tax, American colonist sack and burn the home of Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson
  • In 1875 "Captain" Matthew Webb becomes the first man to swim across the English Channel.
  • In 1916 The National Park Service is established as part of the Department of the Interior.
  • In 1950 President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
  • In 1981 Voyage 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
  • In 1989 NASA scientists receive stunning photographs of Neptune and its moons from Voyager 2.
  • In 1918 Leonard Bernstein, conductor, composer, and pianist, was born.

Just a few fun facts for your day! Please check back to our website, Facebook, and Twitter for updates during the season.

Casey S. Hibbert©

2015-16 Interns now moving on

Our 50th season has now closed and this year's interns have helped strike the final set and put away and cleaned the theatre and the set, prop & costume shops until the fall when next year's interns arrive and work begins again.  In past blogs you learned what previous interns have gone on to do.  Here's what the recent interns have planned -

Jasmine Radetski, our scene shop intern, will be returning to Meadow Brook Theatre for another year but this time as a scenic carpenter on our full-time staff.

Garett Michael Harris, one of the acting/administrative interns, is staying on for awhile this summer assisting the box office staff with subscription sales for the coming season.  He'll be performing for a 2nd year in "Evil Dead:  The Musical" this fall at the City Theatre in Detroit.

Kimberly Alley, the other acting/administrative intern, also knows her next acting job - in the fall she'll be performing in "Recent Tragic Events" at the Open Book Theatre in Trenton, MI.

Amy Skrodzki, our stage management intern, has already begun her 1st post-internship stage management job.  She's in rehearsals at Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre in North Carolina getting ready for performances in July & August.

Mary Liz Winther, one our costume shop/wardrobe interns, will begin working toward her MFA at Wayne State University as part of the Hilberry Theatre company this fall.  

Lauren Aquilina the second costume shop/wardrobe intern, will be taking some theatre courses at Wayne State to supplement her undergraduate degree in fashion technology as she transitions to also beginning work on a graduate degree in theatre with plans to be a member of the Hilberry company next fall.

Christa Tausney, our prop shop intern, expects to use her theatrical skills while working for the Detroit Parade Company and do other free-lance work for the coming year with intentions to begin work on a graduate degree in theatre the next fall as well.