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Spooked: Words & Music for the Dead of Night

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Professor Timm Adams, conductor/director

Join us—if you dare—for one ghoulish night of ghostly sounds, sinister songs, and haunted tales in a Halloween program that will send chills down your spine! Rockford University Performing Arts Department partners with the RU English Department, Rockford Public Library, and Rock Valley College Concert Choir for a night you will not soon forget.

In addition to music by classical composers J.S. Bach, György Orbán, and Benjamin Britten, the choirs will also present macabre musical tales from Sweeney Todd, Nightmare Before Christmas, Phantom of the Opera, and Rocky Horror Picture Show. The two winners of the Rockford Public Library/English Department’s “It’s Alive!”: Ghost Story Writing Contest will read their award-winning short stories, and short selections from two of Shakespeare’s darkest scenes will round out the haunted evening.

A costume contest with prizes of up to a $100 gift card will commence at 7:15, and the performance will begin at 7:45. Don’t miss this spooktacular evening! 

Subarea:Rockford East State

Rockford University Clark Arts Center (Cheek Theatre, Maddox Theatre, Art Gallery) - 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108 - The main entrance to Rockford University is at 5050 East State Street. Easier access to the Clark Arts Center (Maddox Theater, Cheek Theater and Art Gallery) is from the back entrance of the campus off Turner Street. The first building to come into view is the Clark Arts Center with public parking lots on the left.

Spooked: Words & Music for the Dead of Night
  • October 26, 2018
  • Rockford University Clark Arts Center, Maddox Theatre
  • Free will donations - Suggested donation, $5 for student, $10 for adult