Christmas-schooner-920

The Christmas Schooner

Mercury Theater (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

155 ratings
4.7 average rating
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25 reviews
45 stars
attended Nov 20 2011

"We all have a story," With this rousing song, the musical based on a true story, begins. The words "heart-warming", and "poignant", come to mind when I think of this... continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 09 2011

The Christmas Schooner was a beautiful surprise. My mom and sister came in for an early Christmas. Tickets through Goldstar were very reasonable and I figured the play... continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 07 2011

Lively production. Honest sentiment. Great performances by actors, singers and orchestra. Highly recommended for all ages.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 15 2011

This musical could become a new family tradition. This bittersweet true story was truly a delight to watch. It made the audience laugh and cry at the same time. The... continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 30 2011

This performance was delightful, full of beautiful singing and lively dancing. There was a great deal done with a small stage moving from Michigan to a schooner at sea. ... continued

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4 reviews
17 stars
attended Dec 01 2011

This was a very pleasant surprise!...wonderful songs, great acting and very good singers...liked the story very much....based on a true story about early Chicago...worth seeing...great Holiday feeling!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

Excellent acting and musical performance. My three children, age 7 and 9, enjoyed it as well. The story takes you back to immigrant times and illustrates how the Christmas spirit of giving underlies our traditions. Bring a Kleenex.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 25 2011

I attended this show with my 7 year old son who loves boats. We both LOVED it. There is not a bad seat in the theater, which is wonderful. The production was first... continued

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2 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 01 2011

If you'd like something to get you in the Christmas spirit, go to "The Christmas Schooner." The production is creative and the music is first-rate.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

Enthusiastic cast, great music, great story of interest to Chicagoans. Highly recommend for the entire family.

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0 stars
attended Dec 02 2011

Excellent! Very well done.Music was fantastic and the actors were passionate. Great way to start the holidays.

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1 stars
attended Nov 30 2011

It was a very heartwarming well performed musical with beautiful voices and great acting.

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0 stars
attended Nov 25 2011

My boyfriend and I have seen several productions of this show- all were good but this is our favorite so far. The cast and singing were superb. The Mercury was suitable for this show- any larger the show would have lost it's intimacy.-Mike

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1 review
4 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

This was the first time I attended this play. The production was excellent; the cast was vibrantly alive and the voices were marvelous. Having just seen "The Sound of... continued

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25 reviews
45 stars
attended Dec 05 2012

I just saw "The Christmas Schooner" for the third time, accompanied by someone who was also seeing it again, also by two newcomers. We all loved it. The music is... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 02 2012

Great music, heartfelt acting, and it was much more fun than watching the Bears lose. At intermission they were ahead 14 to 10. I would recommend The Christmas Schooner to anyone.

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43 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 03 2011

Great acting, good story, beautiful singing and so refreshing to hear people repeat "Merry Christmas" rather than the generic "happy holidays".
Imparts the TRUE Christmas spirit. A great treat for the entire family!

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 08 2011

We enjoyed this show immensely. It's a good story, the singing was great, and it's both entertaining and poignant. I thought everyone gave a strong performance -- I would go again and take friends!

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 05 2012

Christmas Schooner: one of the few 'musicals' I could
totally understand the words being sung. impressive acting talents that included excellent vocals. a real heartwarming, thought provoking story. creative stage setting.

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8 reviews
16 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

Wonderful play to put you in the Christmas spirit. Good story, music and wonderful cast . . . hope it becomes a Christmas tradition.
Loved the Mercury Theatre - very intimate and a good sound system.

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