Romantic comedy ‘No, No Nanette’ at Rockford College April 26-29

Rockford College students Andrew Harth (from left), Katie Kuehner, Ramaad Morris and Lauren Emery.

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The Rockford College Performing Arts Department presents the romantic comedy No, No Nanette April 26-29.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday.

All performances will be at Clark Arts Center in Maddox Theatre, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. The Clark Arts Center is accessible.

No, No, Nanette is a lighthearted framework for the music of Vincent Youman. It tells the story of Jimmy Smith and all the trouble he gets into, and out of, on a summer weekend.

Included in the score are perhaps two of the most famous show tunes ever written: “Tea for Two” and “I Want to Be Happy.” Standard numbers like “Too Many Rings Around Rosie” and “You Can Dance with Any Girl at All” accompany many other delightful songs.

The whole experience is refreshing, silly and uplifting! The production is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The show is also the first college production to use the newly-installed lighting and dimming system in Maddox Theatre.

No, No Nanette is based on the book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel, with music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach. The show is directed by Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Deborah Mogford, musically directed by Associate Professor of Music Timm Adams and choreographed by Cyndi Conley.

Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors (55 and older). Group rates are available.

Contact the Rockford College Box Office for tickets and additional information at (815) 226-4100 or Box Office hours are 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

This performance is also part of the Spring 2012 Forum Series. To see the complete Spring 2012 series lineup, visit

Posted April 25, 2012

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