Rockford College presents The Spitfire Grill

The Rockford College Performing Arts Department will perform The Spitfire Grill in Maddox Theatre in the Clark Arts Center, on the Rockford College campus, at 8 p.m., Sept. 28-30, and Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information, call the Rockford College Box Office at 226-4100. Maddox Theatre is accessible.

The Spitfire Grill is a musical based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, and features music by James Zalcq and lyrics by Fred Adley.

This upbeat show, with a folksy score that works hand in hand with its story of hope and redemption, is directed by Rufus Cadigan with musical direction by Timm Adams. The heroine of this musical, Percy Talbott, has just served a prison term when she arrives in a town that she had only seen in a travel magazine. The town of Gilhead turns out to be an economically depressed dead end, but her arrival leads to major changes in the lives and attitudes of everyone with whom she becomes involved. The Spitfire Grill is a warmhearted and engaging musical.

From the Sept. 27-Oct.3, 2006, issue

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