Rockford Senior Follies returns to Nordlof Center

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Public Library Nordlof Center will host the Rockford Senior Follies musical review and celebration at Aug. 21-22. 

The shows are at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, and 2 p.m., Thursday. It features emcee Paul Logli and pianist Carl Cole.

Proceeds from the three performances will benefit the Nordlof Center’s “Lobby Lift” project, which replaced the broken device in the lobby. The new lift will be used to transport persons in wheelchairs or with other mobility constraints to the upper level of the theater to specified seating designed to accommodate them.

The Senior Follies, the only senior musical show troupe in the area, has been performing since its inception in 1994. For the past 25 years, it has produced annual musical shows as fundraisers for local senior-related causes. Its 40-member cast and director are unpaid.

A 2014 RAMI Award winner, Angie Fellows has performed with Senior Follies since its inception and is responsible for writing scripts and directing productions.

“I like what Senior Follies has done for the image of old age,”  Fellows said. “It demonstrates that growing older doesn’t mean growing old.”

The Nordlof Center is the library’s cultural venue and p;erforming arts center 118 N. Main St. It offers rentals of two theater spaces, an art studio, multiple rehearsal and multi-purpose rooms, and the Walmart Computer Classroom, with high-speed WiFi access throughout for library and community events and technology training.

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