(l-r) Jackey Good, Jameelah Leaundra, Parnell Damone Marcano, and Angela Birchett in
Blues in the Night at MBT
Courtesy Sean Carter Photography
Musical revue Blues In The Night at Meadow Brook Theatre
Soulful musical runs February 15 through March 12, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University.
Three different women and one man who does them wrong create the perfect opportunity for Blues In The Night, the latest musical to run at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Conceived and originally directed by Sheldon Epps, with original vocal arrangements and musical direction by Chapman Roberts and orchestrations and additional vocal arrangements by Sy Johnson, Blues In The Night, running from February 15 through March 12, 2023, is a celebration of a truly American art form.
(l-r) Jameelah Leaundra, Parnell Damone Marcano, Jackey Good, and Angela Birchett in Blues in the Night at MBT
Courtesy Sean Carter Photography
Blues In The Night is directed and choreographed by Tyrick Wiltez Jones. ”Tyrick is familiar to MBT audiences with many appearances on stage and has choreographed multiple shows for us,” says Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director. ”We’re pleased he’s able to join us as a guest director for Blues In The Night.”
“Blues In The Night has a unique way of presenting these classic blues songs,” says Tyrick Wiltez Jones, director of the show. "I feel the Meadow Brook Theatre audiences will love the way the story weaves together music from Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer.”
Cast members include Angela Birchett as The Lady from the Road, Jameelah Leaundra as The Woman of the World, Jackey Good as The Woman with a Date, and Parnell Damone Marcono as The Man in the Saloon.
Brittanie Nichole Sicker is the stage manager with scenic design by Kristen Gribbin, costume design by Karen Kangas-Preston, lighting design by Neil Koivu, and sound design by Mike Duncan.
Brian E. Buckner is the musical director, conducts the band, and plays the piano. He is joined by Russ Macklem (Trumpet), Don Platter (Saxophone), Jackson Stone (Bass) and Louis Jones III (Drums).
Tickets range from $37 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.
Blues In The Night is made possible through the generous support of The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild.
A special note: As Covid-19 is a constantly changing situation, MBT will be monitoring and adhering to the guidance given by the CDC, the State of Michigan, the Actor’s Equity Association, and Oakland University. Check the Meadow Brook Theatre website at www.mbtheatre.com for the latest information on efforts to keep everyone safe.
Meadow Brook Theatre is a professional theatre located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.mbtheatre.com or call 248-377-3300. Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution serving southeast Michigan for 55 years.
Performance Schedule with Ticket Prices
27 Total Performances
Wednesday, Feb 15
Thursday, Feb 16
Friday, Feb 17
Saturday, Feb 18
Sunday, Feb 19
Wednesday, Feb 22
Thursday, Feb 23
Friday, Feb 24
Saturday, Feb 25
Sunday, Feb 26
Wednesday, Mar 1
Thursday, Mar 2
Friday, Mar 3
Saturday, Mar 4
Sunday, Mar 5
Wednesday, Mar 8
Thursday, Mar 9
Friday, Mar 10
Saturday, Mar 11
Sunday, Mar 12
Cast and Crew
The Lady From The Road: Angela Birchett
The Woman Of The World: Jameelah Leaundra
The Girl With A Date: Jackey Good
The Man In The Saloon: Parnell Damone Marcano
Director and Choreographer: Tyrick Wiltez Jones
Musical Director: Brian E. Buckner
Stage Manager: Brittanie Nichole Sicker
Scenic Design: Kristen Gribbin
Costume Design: Karen Kangas-Preston
Lighting Design: Neil Koivu
Sound Design : Mike Duncan
Conductor/Piano: Brian E. Buckner
Trumpet: Russ Macklem
Saxophone: Don Platter
Bass: Jackson Stone
Drums: Louis Jones III
February 5, 2023, Meadow Brook Theatre and Rochester.Life Staff