NANA DOES VEGAS to perform at Meadow Brook Theater


In 2018, Meadow Brook audiences met Nana and her entourage in Nana’s Naught Knickers. Now she’s back, this time for a run in Las Vegas. Nana and her sidekick, Vera, made a bet and moved to Vegas, where they work as seamstresses for a show. What could go wrong?

Katherine DiSavino’s Nana Does Vegas takes place at the Meadow Brook Theater on the University of Oakland campus in Rochester from January 5 to 30, 2022.

“Nana Does Vegas is a joke,” says Travis W. Walter, artistic director of MBT. “We know a lot more about what’s going on with the characters on stage than they do. We can see the hilarity coming, and it doesn’t disappoint when it arrives. Many of the characters from the first show are back, as is the actors that our audience loved in these roles. “

Mary Robin Roth as Sylvia, Trudy Mason as Vera, Franny Kromminga as Bridget and Dale White as Tom reprise their roles from the original play. New characters include Gia played by Dani Cochran, Dino played by Richard Marlatt, Frank played by David Westley Skillman, and Jo played by Cheryl Turski. Jai Carrero, Grant Cleaveland and Lexi Farrer complete the cast.Nana Does Vegas is directed by Travis W. Walter with choreography by Debbie Williams. Terry W. Carpenter is the Stage Manager with Stage Design by Brian Kessler, Costume Design by Shireen Unvala, Lighting Design by Eric Van Tassell and Sound Design by Mike Duncan. Tickets range from $ 36 to $ 46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theater box office at 248-377-3300 or online at Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group rates.

Nana Does Vegas is made possible by 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 Theater Guild.

A special note: As Covid-19 is an ever-changing situation, MBT will monitor and adhere to guidelines given by the CDC, the State of Michigan, the Actor’s Equity Association and the University of Oakland. Check the Meadow Brook Theater website at for the latest information on efforts to keep everyone safe.

Meadow Brook Theater is a professional theater located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. For more information, please visit or call 248-377-3300. The Meadow Brook Theater has been a non-profit cultural institution serving Southeast Michigan for 55 years.


Chris B. Hall