AU President to Provide ‘Talk Back’ After Theatre Show

Ashland University President to Provide ‘Talk Back’ After Theatre Show

1/31/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University, will be doing a “talk back with the audience” following a theatre production that will feature his aunt Rosemary Clooney.

Rosemary Clooney was a star of film, TV and radio for more than 50 years, and the show, “Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical,” will illustrate the story of her ups and downs as told through the songs she made famous. “Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical” by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman runs Feb. 14 through March 11 at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

In a special event, Rosemary Clooney’s nephew, Dr. Carlos Campo, who serves as the 30th president of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, will be joining the audience for a talk back after the performance on Friday, Feb. 16. The talk back is included with ticket purchase for that evening.

“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.”

“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.

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 Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

Meadow Brook Theatre is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. For additional information, please visit or call 248-377-3300. Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution serving southeast Michigan for more than 50 years.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###