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

“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