Local theatre group reaches higher level

Rogue River Community Theatre Company’s board of directors includes (l–r) President Kenneth Homrich, Secretary Shannon Rop, Vice President Michael Jonkman, Director of Theatre Patricia Rose, and Treasurer Stephanie Gamble.

The curtain is opening on a whole new approach to community theatre in Rockford, with the debut of the Rogue River Community Theatre Company (RRCTC). “The nonprofit corporation, formed this summer, is taking local theatre to a higher level of professionalism and community engagement,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Homrich, head of an […]

Rockford father-daughter bond forged in fear

Normal

Family values explored in ‘The Meaning of Normal’ by BETH ALTENA Anyone who knows Phil Mann can concede he does a convincing creepy. Surprisingly, so does his daughter, lovely 16-year-old Tiffany, a straight-A student who will be a junior this year at Rockford High School. The two were recently featured in a news segment titled […]

Winners announced in third annual ArtCapsule in Rockford

BEST IN SHOW—Stacy Niedzwiecki, displayed at Epic Coffee House.

Local talent filled Rockford during the third annual ArtCapsule event in downtown Rockford, and voters picked the winners in each of three categories as well as Best in Show. Local photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki was the overall winner with her photograph earning her Best in Show. In the Photography category Paul Willis, whose work was on […]

Auditions Sept. 5 for Titanic play presented by Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford

It’s been 100 years since the unsinkable HMS Titanic went down in the north Atlantic, but the lives of its passengers will be revisited in the upcoming theater production “A Ship of Dreams.” Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford is holding auditions September 5 for the two-act play that traces the lives of passengers […]

Art camp has nature theme

Rogue River Community Theatre Company held their 9th Annual Summer Arts Camp at North Rockford Middle School July 16-20. It was a huge success. This year’s theme was about ecology, animals and nature: "All Creatures Bright and Beautiful." Pictured are camp members and the instructors.