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‘Sweet Smell of Success’ set at Rockford College

Monday, April 06, 2009  
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For immediate release – 4/6/09
Contact: Chuck Brown, Communications, 815-226-3374


The musical “Sweet Smell of Success” will be performed at Rockford College April 30 – May 2 at 8 p.m. and May 3 at 2 p.m. in the college’s Maddox Theatre. 

Based on the 1957 novel by Ernest Lehman and later adopted as a movie before debuting on Broadway in 2002, the musical is set in New York City in 1952 and follows the exploits of gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker, syndicated to 60 million readers across America. JJ has the goods on just about everyone in the U.S., from the President to the latest starlet. Meanwhile everyone, including J. Edgar Hoover, Sen. Joe McCarthy and a battalion of hungry press agents seek to attach their news to a client that JJ might plug.

A Drama Desk award nominee in 2002 and nominee for outstanding musical in the 2002 Tony Awards, “Sweet Smell of Success” is the final Rockford College musical of the season.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors and may be purchased through the Rockford College box office located in the Clark Arts Center, phone 815-226-4100. The performance contains mature content. 


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