[While in town to rehearse, Roger Hendricks Simon also gave an acting workshop to performers.]
Tomell: Where are the local dancers from?
Cunningham: Elburn, St. Charles, Bloomingdale, Wheaton, Batavia, Geneva, Itasca, Wayne and Crystal Lake.
Tomell: You've teamed with the show's producer Tressa Mohler?
Cunningham: She is really kind and generous to allow me to take the vision and run. I'm very grateful for that trust of the producer giving me my wings and allowing me to fly. In turn, the cast flies.
If you go
WHAT: "The Nutcracker"
WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2
WHERE: Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin
COST: $25 to $50
INFO: cbcnutcracker.com, 630-893-1444