Tickets are on sale now for one of Rockford’s favorite holiday traditions, J. R. Sullivan’s Hometown Holiday. This seasonal variety show returns to the Sullivan Theater in the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St. December 8-10.
Joining this year’s Hometown Holiday cast is E. Faye Butler, who returns to her hometown after a successful run in Chicago Shakespeare Theaters Taming of the Shrew. An Auburn High School graduate, Butler has appeared at the Goodman, Court, Northlight and Steppenwolf Theaters as well as in numerous productions from East to West Coasts. She is the winner of six MEDIAJeff Awards, four Black Theater Alliance Awards as well as the local Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) award. She last appeared in the 2015 production of Hometown Holiday.
Other talented actors and musicians in this, the 22nd production of the show, include J. R. Sullivan, Daniel Patrick Sullivan, Shawn Wallace, Randy Sabien, Kayla Carter, Megon McDonough, Linda Abronski, Marcella Rose Sciotto and cast newcomer James Farruggio. Hometown Holiday is custom-made each year for the Rockford community and includes holiday-inspired storytelling, comedy and seasonal and popular songs. An all-new Rockford story by J. R. Sullivan, founder of the former New American Theater and producer of Hometown Holiday, closes the show.
Tickets at $25 each are on sale beginning November 8 at the BMO Harris Bank Center and Coronado Performing Arts Center Box Offices, or at www.ticketmaster.com by calling 815.968-0595 (service fees will apply). Tickets also will be available, for cash or check, at the Rockford Area Arts Council, 222 E. State Street, or J. R. Kortman Design, 444 N. Main St.