Venue Details

113 Star Starred
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Christmas Schooner"
227 ratings
4.7 average rating
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9 reviews
15 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
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 would be average but decent for a holiday play. Wow. Were we blown away. Every...continued

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5 reviews
5 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 lead male and female roles were done beautifully. Our favorite role -...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

  • “A sacred part of a Chicago Christmas!” —Chicago Tribune
  • “This year’s voyage is overflowing with sincerity and love, and audiences will indeed ‘Take it, and pass it on.’” —Colin Douglas, Chicago Theater Review
  • “A full, uproarious cast finds harmony in the telling of a now classic Chicago holiday show.” —Kaitlyn Kearn, Chicago Stage Standard
  • “It is the story itself and the ensemble of actors … that tell this story and make this more than a play, but rather an experience and even better a memory.” —Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago


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

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