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‘The Spitfire Grill’ at Meadow Brook February 13–March 10

Preview February 08, 2019 Encore Staff

ROCHESTER—The Spitfire Grill with music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book by Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, runs February 13 through March 10, 2019, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Tickets range from $30 to $45 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.

A newcomer has arrived in quiet Gilead. She raises her new neighbors’ suspicions, as strangers in small towns do, but Percy is a breath of fresh air in the small, Wisconsin town. The musical The Spitfire Grill tells Percy’s story, as well the Spitfire Grill’s. The owner wants to sell, but there are no takers.

Emily Hadick plays Percy with Mary Robin Roth as Hannah. The rest of the cast includes Cory Cunningham (Joe), Dan Fenaughty (Caleb), Kimberly Rachelle Harris (Effy), Larissa Klinger (Shelby) and Michael Brian Ogden (The Visitor).

The Spitfire Grill is directed by Travis W. Walter, with musical direction by Jeffrey Campos. Terry W. Carpenter is the stage manager with scenic design by Kritsen Gribbin, costume design by Liz Goodall, lighting design by Phillip Hall and sound design by Mike Duncan.

Jeffrey Campos also plays keyboard. The remainder of the band includes Michael McGillivray (violin), Joan Hovda (cello), Sig Helper (guitar/mandolin) and John Orischak (accordion).

Week of 2/18/2019

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