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About the Show

"Rolf(e) - The Musical" - Book, Music & Lyrics by Robert John Ford


You know him as the villain from "The Sound Of Music," but how did a gazebo-dancing messenger boy become a member of the Nazi Youth movement during one fateful summer?  And exactly how do you spell his name? "Rolf(e)" tells the hilarious back-story of a misunderstood teenager and unheralded hero who would do anything for love while secretly leading the resistance.  Combining music in the style of Rodgers & Hammerstein, the teen angst of “Spring Awakening,” the laughs of “The Book of Mormon,” and the bawdiness of “Cabaret,” “Rolf(e)” is a musical for the entire family... assuming the kids in the family have already figured out how to bypass any parental controls on their TVs and devices. 

A workshop production will be presented in November 2021 in Des Moines.  Updated info will be posted here in October.  

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Upcoming Productions

2021 - RJFCreative workshop production, State Historical Building, Des Moines, IA (3 performances) - Workshop Production

Previous Productions

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Press & Reviews

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2021 - Iowa Arts Council major grant

Photo & Video Gallery

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