Meadow Brook Theatre presents the musical life story of Rosemary Clooney in “Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical.” Created by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, the musical drama tells the life story of Rosemary Clooney, star of film, TV and radio for more than 50 years.
The MBT production stars Kim Rachelle Harris in the title role and Ron Williams as The Doctor. Performances are through March 11 at Meadow Brook Theatre, located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.
Details from MBT:
“Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical” follows the star from her start in Kentucky through her rise to stardom, with familiar songs like “Come On-A-My House,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and, of course, “Tenderly.”
“This is a great life story. There were a lot of ups and downs along the way,” said Travis Walter, MBT artistic director. “Rosemary Clooney lived an amazing life and telling the story through her songs is perfect.”
Meadow Brook newcomer Kim Rachelle Harris is Rosemary Clooney while audience favorite Ron Williams is The Doctor.
“Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical” is directed by Travis W. Walter. Terry W. Carpenter is the stage manager with set design by Kristen Gribbin, costume design by Corey Collins, light design by Scott Ross and sound design by Mike Duncan.
Jeffrey Campos is the music director, conductor and plays piano in the band, which also includes Ryan Crum (bass) and Nick Matthews (percussion).
Tickets range from $28 to $43 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.
In a special event, Rosemary Clooney’s nephew, Carlos Campo, will be joining the audience for a talk back after the performance on Friday, February 16. The talk back is included with ticket purchase for that evening.
“Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical” is made possible through the generous support of The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Kresge Foundation, The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild.
Meadow Brook Theatre is 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 more than 50 years.
The photo above depicts Kim Rachelle Harris and Ron Williams in Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical.