December 10, 2017
22nd Annual Hometown Holiday at Nordlof Center ::
Date: Sunday December 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Nordlof Center
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.
“This is the joy of the season for me,” according to J. R. Sullivan, helming his 22nd edition of the Hometown Holiday show. “With music, comedy, story and song, Hometown Holiday is a celebration of a place, of friendship, of family and of home. For me the celebration of the season will always start with Hometown Holiday in downtown Rockford.
Supporting sponsors for this 22nd Hometown Holiday production are GrahamSpencer Brand + Content and WNIU/WNIJ with assistance of the Rockford Area Arts Council. Visit jrsullivanhometownholiday.com.