A ROCKFORD HOLIDAY TRADITION CONTINUES!

ENJOY TWO ALL-NEW MEMORY-MAKING HOURS OF SEASONAL COMEDY AND STORYTELLING SPICED WITH A WONDERFULLY ECLECTIC SELECTION OF MUSICAL INSPIRATION. WARM YOUR HEARTS WITH J.R. SULLIVAN AND HIS CAST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Because of unforeseen circumstances, Miles Nielsen will not perform at the 8 p.m. Saturday, December 10 presentation of JR Sullivan’s Hometown Holiday. (He WILL be performing at both 4 p.m.shows on Saturday and Sunday, December 11.)

Hometown Holiday is pleased and excited to welcome Hayward Williams, a singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, in Mr. Nielsen's stead at the Saturday evening show. Williams was a member of Exit, an award-winning Milwaukee-based band. In 2002, he independently released Manoverboard, a solo project , which allowed him the opportunity to play solo engagement throughout the U.S. and Europe.

His most recent recording is Haymaker. Williams joins cast members Linda Abronski, Kayla Carter, Randy Sabien, Marcella Rose Sciotto, Daniel Patrick Sullivan, J. R. Sullivan, Steve Vrtol, Shawn Wallace and Holland Zander.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hayward Williams to our show,” said J. R. Sullivan. “He is an extraordinary singer-songwriter who will add his lustrous talent to our Saturday night performance.”

People who wish to change their Saturday 8 p.m. performance tickets to another performance may exchange them at any of the ticket outlets. Tickets at $25 are available at the BMO Harris Bank Center and Coronado Performing Arts Center box offices, JR Kortman and the Rockford Area Arts Council.

Tickets also available through ticketmaster.com or by calling 815.968.0595 (service fees apply).


CAST:

Linda Abronski
Kayla Carter
Miles Nielsen
Randy Sabien
Marcella Rose Sciotto
Daniel Patrick Sullivan
J. R.Sullivan
Stephen F. Vrtol
Shawn Wallace
Holland Zander
Hayward Williams


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10: 4PM & 8PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 - 4:00 PM

Sullivan Theater - Nordlof Center
118 North Main Street
downtown Rockford

ALL SEATS $25


PURCHASE TICKETS

A Story From Hometown Holiday Past: A Five & Dime Christmas

Each year’s Hometown Holiday performance includes rousing music, hilarious comedy and maximum merriment. Prior to each show’s big musical finish, tradition requires master storyteller J.R. Sullivan take the stage and regale the audience with a tale about his formative years in Rockford. The lights go down, the spot light hits stage center left and J.R. holds the audience in the palm of his hand, as he did in 2011 when he wove a web of memories that started high atop a hill near St Peter’s Cathedral and ended in the waiting hands of his little sister on Christmas night. Click the link below to access a PDF of the script. Enjoy it! And, please… join us for this year’s Hometown Holiday and more good cheer December 10 and 11 in festive downtown Rockford at the Nordlof Center on the J.R. Sullivan Stage.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!


VIEW PDF

IT'S LIKE PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION - BUT THIS HEART-WARMING VARIETY SHOW IS CUSTOM-MADE EACH AND EVERY YEAR FOR OUR VERY OWN ROCKFORD COMMUNITY. PLEASE JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF HOLIDAY MERRY MAKING LIVE ON STAGE WITH J.R. SULLIVAN AND HIS TALENTED FRIENDS: Linda Abronski, Kayla Carter, Miles Nielsen, Randy Sabien, Marcella Rose Sciotto, Daniel Patrick Sullivan, J. R.Sullivan, Stephen F. Vrtol, Hayward Williams, Shawn Wallace & Holland Zander



VIEW A PERFORMANCE OF “SURRENDER” FEATURING MILES NIELSEN AND HOLLAND ZANDER

WARM YOUR HEARTS WITH J.R. SULLIVAN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10: 4PM & 8PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 - 4:00 PM

Sullivan Theater - Nordlof Center
118 North Main Street
downtown Rockford

ALL SEATS $25


TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:

BMO HARRIS BANK CENTER & CORONADO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE BOX OFFICES, Rockford Area Arts Council, JR Kortman


Tickets online: ticketmaster.com

phone: 815-968-0595