Scripts due Dec. 3 for The Rockford Follies (Not Totally Legal)

From press release

Rockford Dance Company (RDC) has issued a call for scripts for its upcoming fund-raiser The Rockford Follies (Not Totally Legal), which will be produced at the Coronado Theatre Feb. 26, 2011. Script submission deadline is Dec. 3.

Building upon the concept of the popular and successful Legal Follies, produced by Prairie State Legal Services for more than a decade, RDC will open writing and casting beyond the legal community. This will become a true community event since community volunteers will be writing, singing, dancing and acting in this endeavor.

RDC is asking writers to submit their scripts regarding local or national politics online at Submission includes a one-page application form. Applications are also available in the RDC offices at the Riverfront Museum Park.

A writing committee is being assembled and led by Connie Kuntz. This committee will review and choose the winning scripts. Writers will be contacted and will be asked what kind of involvement they want in preparing for the production. A writer could claim the right to cast and rehearse the scene themselves, or do nothing at all.

Auditions will be at 10 a.m., Jan. 15, 2011, in Kresge Hall at Riverfront Museum Park. Everyone is invited to the casting call. Singers, actors and dancers are needed for the show.

On stage leading the cast in comical spoofs featuring edgy political satire and community humor will be the co-masters of ceremonies, Paul Logli, president and CEO of the United Way of Rock River Valley, and Ian Linnabary, an attorney with Reno & Zahm, LLP. Joining Logli and Linnabary are local celebrities Mimi Murphy, Doug Mark, Steve Vrtol, Linda Abronski, Dave Syverson, Rosemary Collins, Judy Emerson, Anne O’Keefe, John Beck, Tim Dimke and Steve Larsen, among others.

For info, visit or call (815) 963-3341.

From the Nov. 24-30, 2010 issue

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