Fifty Years of Meadow Brook Theatre

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Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) began in 1966 as part of a strategy to associate professional music and theatre with Oakland University's academic programs. The theater became a reality when John Fernald, an internationally acclaimed director and head of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, accepted Chancellor D.B. Varner's invitation to establish a resident professional theatre company on the university's campus. In January 1967, the curtain rose; nearly five decades later, MBT remains a key element of Oakland County's cultural fabric. Many famous actors—including William Hurt, Curtis Armstrong, and Cindy Williams—have appeared on its stage.
ISBN: 9781467114202
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 169
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Thom F. Foxlee, MBT board president, and Maryann Foxlee, former MBT Guild president, are longtime season-ticket holders and members of MBT's 50th anniversary committee. With the support of the Oakland University Library Archives, as well as current and past technical staff, actors, university administrators, and managing and artistic directors, the authors capture the magic of MBT in this full-color pictorial history.
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