The Christmas Schooner: A Heart-Warming Holiday Musical
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On top of terrorists, IEDs, hostile populations and hellish conditions, female soldiers in the U.S. military face another enemy -- sexism -- that must be battled at the front and at home, on-duty and off. Worse, it is an enemy that is often fought alone, without help or even acknowledgement of colleagues and superiors. Lonely Soldiers: Women at War in Iraq is a play that explores the struggles, both visible and invisible, facing today's female soldiers. Adapted from Helen Benedict's book The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, the play features monologues and scenes taken directly from Benedict's interviews with real soldiers. Directed by Austene Van, Lonely Soldiers stars seven actresses playing specific soldiers who served during the early years of the Iraq War. Learn More
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- "...an entertaining and often moving production...a welcome change of pace from some of the more familiar fare on offer for the holidays." --<em>Minneapolis Star Tribune</em>
- "...embracing the idea of treasuring traditions, friendships and family ties... it's a warm and worthwhile voyage to another era." --<em>Pioneer Press</em>
The Christmas Schooner
Book by John Reeger
Music and Lyrics by Julie Shannon
Co-directed by Ron Peluso and Jan Puffer
Choreographed by Jan Puffer
Music Direction by Andrew Fleser
A heart-warming musical about a German-American shipping captain and his crew who braved the icy waters of Lake Michigan to bring Tannenbäume (Christmas trees) to the immigrant families of Chicago. Heartfelt storytelling — with wonderful music and dance — captures the true spirit of the holidays, celebrating the joy of giving and the importance of sharing traditions between generations and between neighbors.