Winds of War and Financial Ruin Accompany the Snow Geese at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora War changes everything, including the fortunes of the Gaesling Family in playwright Sharr White’s drama “The Snow Geese”, currently having its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre. “The Snow Geese” opened on Broadway in 2013, but in style and manner it harkens back to the formal plays of Chekov and Ibsen. The … More Winds of War and Financial Ruin Accompany the Snow Geese at Meadow Brook

Naughty Knickers Spice Up Meadow Brook Stage

By Daniel Skora A grandma can certainly be embarrassing. She’ll smother you with hugs no matter what your age. She’ll show friends and relatives those pictures she took of you in your birthday suit on your first birthday. And she’ll tell your spouse about that loser you dated in high school. But even Grandma Sylvia … More Naughty Knickers Spice Up Meadow Brook Stage

36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora You’ve got to be good to last 36 years, and Meadow Brook’s production of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”, currently celebrating its 36th season, is better than good. It’s a great show, an audience pleaser filled with memorable scenes and superb production values, and the perfect complement to anyone’s holiday … More 36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook

Audience Solves Murder Mystery at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora For a play that’s billed as the longest running show in America, “Shear Madness” remains relatively unknown in these parts. Perhaps it’s because no one wants to admit that a play that has no social conscience, no political agenda, no axe to grind or angst to worry over can actually be something … More Audience Solves Murder Mystery at Meadow Brook

“Johnny Manhattan’s” Lives Again at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora You just know that when the stage lights are glistening  in early September, there has to be something special going on at Meadow Brook Theatre. Meadow Brook is currently presenting “Johnny Manhattan”, a new musical by Robert Lorick (book and lyrics) and Dan Goggin (music). The show is not only a World … More “Johnny Manhattan’s” Lives Again at Meadow Brook

“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