ROCKFORD, Mich.-- The Rogue River Community Theatre Company is offering families a unique way to beat boredom during the dog days of summer with its first summer stage production.
"Cheaper by the Dozen," a loveable, time-honored story, will be presented in the North Rockford Middle School auditorium beginning this evening Thursday, Aug. 7 and running through Saturday, Aug. 9.
The cast of 17 actors ranges in age from 7 to 70. The story is based on the celebrated children's novel published in 1948 and made into a movie in 1950 and again in 2003. It's a coming-of-age story about the oldest of 12 children and her interactions with family, notably her parents. The play is narrated by two of the older siblings.
"'Cheaper by the Dozen' will really play with the audience's emotions,'' director Shannon Rop said. "It has funny, sad, happy and poignant moments.''