RVC Foundation presents an afternoon at Starlight Theatre July 22 with Geppetto & Son

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The Rock Valley College (RVC) Foundation will host an afternoon at the Starlight Theatre featuring the world premiere of Disney’s Geppetto & Son Sunday, July 22. Attendees are invited to a dessert and beverage tent compliments of Giovanni’s from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. with the performance scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Individual tickets can be purchased for $30, and a 10-ticket block is $250. The ticket block is a great opportunity to reward employees, vendors or family and friends with a lovely afternoon at the Starlight Theatre. All proceeds will benefit the faculty/staff grant programs, the administration of more than 150 scholarships through the RVC Foundation, and other Foundation programs.

This summer’s Starlight production of Geppetto & Son will be the first complete production of this new musical. It is based on Walt Disney’s Pinocchio and the Disney made-for-television movie titled Geppetto.

Celebrated songwriter and composer Stephen Schwartz wrote the music and lyrics for the TV movie Geppetto and for the new musical Geppetto & Son. Schwartz was the first composer/lyricist to have three successful Broadway shows running simultaneously (Godspell, Pippin and The Magic Show). He also wrote lyrics for the film scores of Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and wrote songs for Disney’s The Prince of Egypt, including the Academy Award-winning song “When You Believe,” which was performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.

To order tickets for this special event, call (815) 921-4502.

from the July 18-24, 2007, issue

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