Arts at OU Events
The Oakland University Alumni Association proudly presents the Arts at OU series, which is designed to engage alumni and community members through the arts at Oakland University. The 2016-2017 series schedule highlights collaborations with Music, Theatre and Dance; Cinema Studies; and Meadow Brook Hall.
Dinner and a Movie at Meadow Brook Hall
Clue (1985 film), a “locked-room mystery”
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6 p.m.
In bringing the classic board game to life, Clue director Jonathan Lynn and screenwriter John Landis certainly weren’t the first to stage foul play in a locked mansion. But this 1980s screwball comedy-meets-murder mystery may well be the most memorable of the genre. With its tongue-in-cheek humor and madcap screenplay complete with multiple endings, the film has steadily gained cult status in the 30 years since its initial release.
The iconic characters of Clue, Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, and the lot are all here, with a cast including Madeleine Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, and a particularly memorable performance by Tim curry as the butler.
Where better to watch the classic locked-mansion murder mystery than in the dining room of historic Meadow Brook Hall? Just keep your wits about you, lest anyone sneak up from behind with a lead pipe...
Tickets are $30 for dinner and the show. Seating is limited. Click here to register.
Dinner and Student Performance of Neil Simon’s Rumors
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 6 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show time
Rumors is a madcap, slamming door farce set in a large home just outside of New York City. As the guests arrive to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the deputy mayor and his wife, they find the mayor shot in bed (don’t worry, it’s only a flesh wound!) and his wife missing. From there the hilarity ensues with cover-ups, deceptions and mistaken identities. Join in the laughter and meet these great characters doing what Neil Simon does best, making the mundane insane! Join us for a pre-show dinner in the Oakland room in the Oakland center at 6 p.m., show time is at 8 p.m. in Varner Studio Theatre. Cost is $30 per person.Click here to register.
Oakland Symphony Orchestra with the Oakland University Symphony Chorus
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Max M. Fisher Music Center
The full majesty of Orchestra Hall will provide a fitting backdrop to the Oakland Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season. The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will perform Der Ring obne Worte fur Orchester (The Ring Without Words) by Richard Wagner and compiled by Lorin Maazel. They will be joined by the Oakland University Symphony Chorus for Te Deum by Anton Bruckner. Melissa Maloney, Soprano; Barbara Bland, alto; Drake Dantzler, tenor; and John-Paul White, bass. Gregory Cunningham and Michael A. Mitchell, conductors. Cost is $35 for the pre-performance reception at 6 p.m. and the OSO performance is at 7:30 p.m. Click here to register.