One of Rockford’s holiday traditions, J. R. Sullivan’s Hometown Holiday, returns to the Sullivan Theater in the Nordlof Center. This seasonal variety show is custom-made each year for the Rockford community.
This year is the 21st production of Hometown Holiday, featuring holiday-inspired storytelling, comedy and seasonal and popular songs. Rockford natives Miles Nielsen and Holland Zander will join a returning company of talented musicians and actors, including Shawn Wallace, composer and pianist; Randy Sabien, jazz violinist and multi-instrumentalist; Marcella Rose Sciotto, Daniel Patrick Sullivan and local favorites Linda Abronski and Steve Vrtol. An all-new Rockford story by J. R. Sullivan will close the show.
Tickets are on sale at the BMO Harris Bank Center and Coronado Performing Arts Center Box offices, or at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 815.968.0595 (service fees will apply). Tickets are also available, for cash or check, at the Rockford Area Arts Council and JR Kortman.
Directions: Nordlof Center is on N. Main St. between W. State and Mulberry Streets. From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). Go north on IL 2 to the downtown area. Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry or along the Rock River behind the library.