December 1-23

Book by John Reeger, Music and Lyrics by Julie Shannon
Directed by Gary Oesch

Based on the true story of the Rouse Simmons, The Christmas Schooner tells the story of a Great Lakes shipping captain. Every year, he risks life and limb to transport Christmas trees from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Chicago's German immigrants during the late 19th century. One winter becomes particularly deadly and the captain must discover how much he will risk for Christmas. This critically-acclaimed musical features a powerfully moving story and an exquisite score of both original music and traditional holiday favorites.

"... the only Christmas show that feels like it belongs to Chicago." - The Chicago Tribune


Gustav Steve Chung
Alma Dawn Hagerty
Peter Mark Torma
Karl (9) Blake Allison
Karl (16) Braden Allison
Rudy/Man #1 Derek Bacon
Oscar/Man #2 John Berecz
Steve/Man #3 Alan Holody
Hans/Man #4 Daniel Grey
Officer Wells Joe Roman
Cameos/Man #5 Tony Hutti

Enid/Woman #1 Dani Mazick
Martha/Kate/Woman #2 Libby Klesmith
Olive/Rose/Woman #3 Lisa Blodgett
Mary Claire Daugherty Isabella Maxwell
Mary Claire Daugherty Julia Nurenberg


1st Source Bank

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