10th Annual Hometown Holiday Dec. 5-7

Join Charlotte’s Web as they ring in the season with the 10th edition of the Hometown Holiday, a delightful show filled with great music, drama and comedy. Don’t miss the holiday event that has become an endearing Rockford tradition.

You have a choice of three dates: Friday, Dec. 5 or Saturday, Dec. 6, both at 7:30 p.m., or Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. The show will be presented at Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St.

New American Theater founder and internationally acclaimed director Jim Sullivan was recently named Associate Artistic Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Accomplished comedic actress and national recording artist Megon McDonough (Friday and Saturday only) is best known as an inaugural member of The Four Bitchin’ Babes. Randy Sabien, who has received national accolades, has been called “the past, present, and future of jazz violin.”

Celebrated Chicago pianist and singer Shawn Wallace returns for his third year with the show. Award-winning actor Michael Nowak is host of the popular WGN radio program Let’s Talk Gardening. Rockford favorites Linda Abronski and Stephen F. Vrtol have been delighting theater fans with their comedic acting for more than two decades.

The show is co-sponsored by David & Christine McCarty, Gordy & Mary Ann Smith Charitable Foundation, Joyce Ramer, Janet Kjellstrom, and Northern Public Radio WNIJ 89.5.

Tickets are $18, or $14 for groups of 12 or more. Tickets are available at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., 963-6765; The Postal Shoppe, Edgebrook Center, 397-7301; and Tin Whistle, N. Main & Auburn, 963-0270; or by mail with check and SASE, Charlotte’s Web, 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. For Web information, call 964-2238.

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