Rockford’s E. Faye Butler to perform at Ten Chimneys in Wisconsin

E. Faye Butler
E. Faye Butler

Staff Report

MILWAUKEE — Friday, Nov. 21, Ten Chimneys Foundation will welcome back its 2012 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, Rockford’s own E. Faye Butler, for an electrifying night of storytelling and live music.

The event, Keeping the Home Fires Burning at Ten Chimneys: An Elegant Evening with a Fellow, will transport guests back to the era of the Lunts and Ten Chimneys during its heyday.

In a cabaret setting, E. Faye and her four-piece band will perform classics from the Great American Songbook, and will remind guests why her Master Teacher while at Ten Chimneys, Joel Grey, famously said in Cabaret, “In here, life is beautiful.”

E. Faye Butler is an accomplished actress and singer who has received international acclaim. She is the only Lunt-Fontanne Fellow thus far to be nominated by two theaters in one year — the Arena Stage and Goodman Theatre, respectively. Her accolades include six Joseph Jefferson Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, a Barrymore Award, four Black Theatre Alliance Awards, an Excellence in the Arts Award, an Ovation Award, a Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) Award, and the 2011 Sarah Siddons Award. In 2012, she was inducted into the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

An Evening with a Fellow” begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at the Lunt-Fontanne Program Center at Ten Chimneys at S43 W31575 Depot Road, Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. Tickets are $75 per guest, which includes hors d’ouevres and a complimentary drink. Cabaret table seating. Reservations: (262) 968-4110.

Ten Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Those who visit, like guests of the Lunts, are welcomed into the Lunts’ extraordinary home without the fuss of ropes or barriers. Tours of Ten Chimneys not only celebrate the one-of-a-kind collection the Lunts amassed during their lifetimes, but also honor the values found in every corner of the Lunts’ lives, both on the stage and in the house they called home for more than half a century. For more information, call (262) 968-4110 or visit

Posted Nov. 20, 2014

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