J. R. Sullivan’s “Hometown Holiday,” the popular holiday variety show produced and presented by J.R. Sullivan of New American Theatre fame, featuring holiday inspired story telling, comedy and popular songs, returns to the Sullivan Theater in the Nordlof Center (the old NAT) in downtown Rockford December 13 and 14. This year's performances will mark the 18th holiday season since 1994 that Sullivan has presented his show featuring a talented cast of actors and musicians from Rockford and Chicago.
Showtimes are Friday, December 13 at 7:30PM and Saturday, December 14 at 3:00PM and 8:00PM. Seating is general admission.
Hometown Holiday 2013 features new talent as well as a returning company of musicians, vocalists and well-known actors! Singer and songwriter Shawn Wallace returns, joined by the extraordinary jazz violinist and multi-instrumentalist Randy Sabien. Singer and actress Marcella Rose Sciotto returns after her successful appearances in the 2010 and 2011. They will be joined again this year by Linda Abronski, Stephen Vrtol III, Daniel Patrick Sullivan Jeff Christian, and talented newcomer Keewa Nurullah of Chicago. Of course, this year's show will also feature another favorite moment: an all-new Rockford story by J. R. Sullivan.
“Our show’s recipe remains the same for tradition's sake,” said Sullivan. “We blend music - from jazz, folk, pop and holiday favorites with comedy and good old fashioned storytelling, usually with a local twist. We have a talented and diverse cast of folks who absolutely love working together and doing this show – and for me, it's a cherished opportunity to come back home for a hometown holiday. It's an honor to again look forward to performing on the stage that now bears my name.”
Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling the BMO Harris Bank Center at 815-968-5222 or visiting ticketmaster.com