Venue Details

59 Star Starred
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
773-325-1700
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Member Tips

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3/4 of audience was business casual. No need to dress up for show.
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Goldstar Member
Not a lot of parking around neighborhood. They did have a valet there.
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Goldstar Member
Take public transportation instead if you can.
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Goldstar Member
Bar next door was decent food and on a Sunday evening not too crowded.
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Goldstar Member
No need to dress up
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Goldstar Member
Parking was easy, used the school parking lot 1/2 block from theater
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Reviews & Ratings

155 ratings
4.7 average rating
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4 reviews
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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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More Information

Website

http://mercurytheaterchicago.com/shows/the-christmas-schooner/

Quotes & Highlights

“A sacred part of a Chicago Christmas!” —Chicago Tribune

Description

The Christmas Schooner is based on a beloved Chicago story. The ‘Rouse Simmons’, a Great Lakes schooner was known as “The Christmas Tree Ship.” Its captain risked life and limb to transport fir trees from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Chicago’s German immigrants during the late 19th century. A timely and stirring tale of love and loss, The Christmas Schooner reminds us of tradition, and our responsibility to celebrate the living while honoring our heritage. 

A holiday favorite musical tradition, this production is helmed by the award-winning team of L. Walter Stearns (director), Eugene Dizon (musical director) and Brenda Didier (choreographer).

The Christmas Schooner is an Actor’s Equity Association affiliated production.

Running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission.