Michigan's Meadow Brook Has Musical No Way to Treat a Lady and Syncopation in 2005-06

News   Michigan's Meadow Brook Has Musical No Way to Treat a Lady and Syncopation in 2005-06
 
Meadow Brook Theatre, the longstanding LORT company in southeastern Michigan, will present Allan Knee's play Syncopation and the musical No Way to Treat a Lady in its 40th season, starting fall 2005.

The crowd-pleasing You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown will end the subscription season in spring 2006, with Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias launching the slate Oct. 12-Nov. 6.

The season was announced by artistic director David L. Regal and managing director John Michael Manfredi.

Meadow Brook's popular A Christmas Carol , adapted by Charles Nolte, plays Nov. 25-Dec. 24 as a non-subscription attraction.

No Way To Treat a Lady (Jan. 4-29, 2006) is Douglas T. Cohen's darkly comic musical thriller that follows a Broadway producer whose troubled relationship with his mother has transformed him into a killer. The winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, No Way is a co-production with the BoarsHead Theatre of Lansing and directed by Geoffrey Sherman (Meadow Brook's onetime artistic director who now leads BoarsHead).

Allan Knee's Syncopation (Feb. 8-March 5, 2006) is the Michigan premiere of a romantic comedy set in the early 20th century, when a lonely man places an ad for a dance partner and finds much more. Knee penned the libretto to Broadway's Little Women musical. Devour The Snow (March 15-April 9, 2006) is Abe Polsky's account of the Donner Party tragedy in pioneer-days California. Set in Sutter's Fort in northern California in May of 1847, it's the true story of the "ultimate struggle of man vs nature."

Clark Gesner's musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (April 19-May 15, 2006) is the hit revue inspired by Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip.

Sex and the Second City is an added attraction May 16-21, 2006. Also added, at the top of the season, Sept. 8-11, is a four-performance return of the hit Meadow Brook production of The Rocky Horror Show , playing nearby Meadow Brook Music Festival in September.

The troupe's "Edge of the Brook" series will continue in the coming year, offering specialty performances on Monday and Tuesday nights, when the theatre is dark. Expect music, readings, films and other alternative style programs.

For more information about Meadow Brook, call (248) 377-3300 or visit www.mbtheatre.com.

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A 2005-06 season preview will be presented May 10 at 7:30 PM. This special preview performance "will feature selected scenes and music from our upcoming season giving our subscribers a taste of what's to come," according to Meadow Brook, located in Rochester, MI, on the campus of Oakland University.

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