“Fools Fall in Love” at Meadow Brook Theatre

By Daniel Skora It’s always a little stupefying when someone asks a   question that contains within it the very answer to the question itself. Like, “Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?” Or like “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”, the question posed by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers in the song that made a strong showing … More “Fools Fall in Love” at Meadow Brook Theatre

Three Cheers for Irving Berlin and Meadow Brook Theatre…

By Daniel Skora …though back in 1932 when Mr. Berlin was writing the lyrics to his whimsical song about the need to conserve during those dark days of the Depression, he would have expected a but two. He titled his song “Two Cheers, Instead of Three”, which is included in the show, and even extended … More Three Cheers for Irving Berlin and Meadow Brook Theatre…

No Forgiveness for “Tom Durnin” at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora Honesty is the best policy, but there’s not much of that going around among members of the Durnin family. Neither is there compassion, nor kindness, nor the kind of support that you would expect among family members when difficult times occur. Tom Durnin has just returned from prison and it’s the reaction … More No Forgiveness for “Tom Durnin” at Meadow Brook

“Altar Boyz” Rocks the Masses at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora It’s safe to say that Christian Rock has never been blessed with a musical group as unconventional as the Altar Boyz. Irreverent, brazen, and streetwise, the Boyz put a face to Christianity that you won’t see in church. They’re doing the final concert of their Raise the Praise Tour right here in … More “Altar Boyz” Rocks the Masses at Meadow Brook

“Mom’s Gift” Insures Wonderful Life at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora Mother Swenson has been gone nearly a year now and things have not improved much since her death. Her husband still misses her dearly. Relations between him and their overbearing daughter Kat have gotten to the point where she no longer comes by to visit. Younger daughter Brittney who lives at home … More “Mom’s Gift” Insures Wonderful Life at Meadow Brook

35 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook Theatre

By Daniel Skora Meadow Brook Theatre is celebrating its 35th year presenting the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”. The original adaptation and staging by Charles Nolte has become an annual holiday favorite with audiences, and this year Meadow Brook has scheduled over three dozen performances of the show. If you’ve somehow managed to escape … More 35 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook Theatre

it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

By Daniel Skora One of the disadvantages of writing for a newspaper is that much of what the reader sees and reads of an author’s work has been determined by someone other than the person who wrote the article. Word count, positioning, availability of space for pictures, deadlines, the title that goes above the review, … More it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

The Plaids Reunite for a Rousing Show at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora At some time, frequent theatergoers will surely cross paths with the Plaids, those four young men whose promising singing careers came to an abrupt end because of the fatal automobile accident they were involved in. And it’s also almost assured that those paths will be crossed more than once. “Forever Plaid” has … More The Plaids Reunite for a Rousing Show at Meadow Brook