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Musical ‘The Glorious Ones’ set at Rockford College April 22 – 25

Friday, April 09, 2010  
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For immediate release – 4/7/10
Contact: Rockford College Box Office, 815-226-4100

"The Glorious Ones,” a musical based on the novel by Francine Prose, will be performed at Rockford College April 22–25 in the college’s Cheek Theatre.

Both slapstick and serious, the musical follows a traveling band of actors in 16th century Italy as they search for immorality and love on a journey that leads right to present day. Characters include the charismatic leading man, the sly harlequin, the quack "dottore," the old miser, the voluptuous leading lady, the devoted dwarf, and the elegant Moon Woman.

Hailed by the New York Times as "a valentine to the actor's life – joyfully naughty, with buoyant music by Stephen Flaherty and a bawdy book by Lynn Ahrens," the show contains mature content. The Rockford College production is directed by performing arts professor Jeff Hendry.

Performances are Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 general admission; $7 for students and seniors. For more information, call the Rockford College box office, phone 815-226-4100.

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