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Posted: 05/08/13

The cast of "Life Could Be A Dream" being performed at Meadow Brook Theatre through May 19.

(Photo courtesy of Rick Smith)

New doo-wop musical 'Life
Could Be a Dream' at MBT

      The Big Whopper Radio contest is coming up and the Crooning Crabcakes are hitting the stage.
       The boys just need a little polish - and a great lead singer - and they'll be ready for the big time.With songs like "Runaround Sue," "The Duke of Earl," "Angel Eyes" and the title song, "Life Could Be a Dream" is sure to rock you back to the 60s for a great time. "There are songs that everyone knows and loves, along with a fun story," said director, Travis W. Walter. "People are going to leave the theater humming."
       Written by Roger Bean, "Life Could Be a Dream" runs through May 19 at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.
       The Crooning Crabcakes are played by Lucas Wells (Denny), Mathew Schwartz (Eugene) and Joe Lehman (Wally). Sam Perwin plays Skip Henderson, with Allison Hunt as Lois Franklin.
       "Life Could Be a Dream" is directed by Walter, MBT's artistic director, with choreography by Tyrick Wiltez Jones. Terry W. Carpenter is the stage manager with scenic design by Brian Kessler, costumes by Corey Globke, lighting by Reid G. Johnson and sound by Mike Duncan. Music director Daniel Feyer plays keyboards and directs the band, which includes Laurie Burns (reeds), Sig Hepler (guitar), P.J. Vasquez (bass) and Nick Matthews (percussion).
       Tickets range from $25 to $40 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at (248) 377-3300 or going online at Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.
       This production of "Life Could Be a Dream" is made possible through the continued support of Extended Stay Hotels and the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild.

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