Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway kicks off School of Music, Theatre and Dance theatre season

Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway kicks off School of Music, Theatre and Dance theatre season
Take a trip back in time to the “Roaring Twenties” as Oakland University’s Theatre Department opens its season with Bullets Over Broadway the Musical, written by Woody Allen. The show opens in Varner Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 5 and runs for 11 performances October 5 – 8 and October 11 – 15. Photo: JLBoone Photography

Take a trip back in time to the “Roaring Twenties” as Oakland University’s Theatre Department opens its season with Bullets Over Broadway the Musical, written by Woody Allen, based on the screenplay for the film Bullets Over Broadway by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath.

The show opens in Varner Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 5 and runs for 11 performances between October 5 – 8 and October 11 – 15.

 

Nominated for six Tony Awards, Bullets Over Broadway, centers on the production of a new play for the Broadway stage. David, a young playwright desperately in need of financial backing, accepts the aid of a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. It’s an offer David literally can’t refuse. Bullets Over Broadway uses songs of the 1920s, which Woody Allen said made the musical come to life. It’s loaded with big laughs and colorful characters. Bullets Over Broadway is musical comedy with a bang!

 

The Wednesday, October 11 performance of Bullets Over Broadway is part of the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance Celebration Series presented by Oakland University Credit Union. The seven-event series will run throughout the 2017–18 performance season to celebrate the inaugural year of the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance. More information about the rest of the SMTD Celebration Series is available on the OU website.

 

Varner Studio Theatre is located on the Oakland University campus at 371 Varner Drive. Maps of the campus are available at oakland.edu/map. Ample free parking will be available in lots 26 and 24.

 

Tickets may be purchased online without service fees at startickets.com or by phone at (800) 585-3737. They can also be purchased at the Varner Box Office on OU’s campus. Tickets ordered online or by phone can be picked up at the box office one hour before the performance begins.

 

Directions and complete ticket information are available at http://www.oakland.edu/mtd/tickets

 

For more information about Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance programs and performances, call (248) 370-2030 or visit oakland.edu/mtd


Performance Schedule:

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
    (NOTE: Oct 14th 2 p.m. performance is during Homecoming festivities. Allow extra time for parking)
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.