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– photo courtesy of the Mercury Theater Chicago

The outstanding Mercury Theater Chicago will navigate into the holiday season with a production that can only be described as the epitome of the Christmas spirit.

“The Christmas Schooner” has delighted Chicago audiences in hundreds of performances at various theaters over the years; Mercury Theater is taking on that role for its second year.

The production is based on the true story of an actual, “Christmas Tree Ship” which sailed in the early 1900’s from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Chicago.Β  The ship’s contents (which no doubt you have already deduced!) provided thousands of Christmas trees to German immigrants in order to spread the spirit of Christmas throughout the community.Β  The above noted photo includes the Captain and two Crew members of the, “Christmas Tree Ship”; you can also see the Christmas trees ready to be sold or given to a soon-to-be excited family (no doubt)!

The production opens this evening, Wednesday, November, 26th, and runs until Sunday, December 28th (Wednesday – Sunday each week).

I have the wonderful pleasure of attending a performance next week, and I will be writing a post all about it!Β  Please watch for it to be arriving soon at shores of The Chicago Files!


17 thoughts on “The Christmas Schooner Soon to Set Sail!

  1. Brett says:

    I hope you have a great time at the show! Bringing cargo across any of the Great Lakes is always harrowing and I’m sure they had more than their share of challenges.


    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, Brett! Yes, and this particular ship was no exception. I shall be revealing more in the review about the performance. You most definitely have foreshadowed some of its content!! Cher xo πŸ™‚


  2. Sounds like the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!


    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi Veronica! Oh yes, I think so too! Thank you, and I can’t wait to ‘report’ back!! Cher xo


  3. andy1076 says:

    ah.. holiday festivities begin!


    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Ice cream for everyone!!!! ;-P

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      1. andy1076 says:

        Cheers to that! 😊

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank YOU for stopping by! I am really looking forward to writing about this play! Cher xo

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  4. Allison says:

    Have soooo much fun, Cher!! πŸ™‚ XOXO


    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Awh, bless! Thank you, dear!! Cher xoxo

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  5. Don says:

    Enjoy it Cher. Really sounds good.


    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, dear Don! I am looking forward to it, and writing about it as well! Cher xo


  6. Poetsmith says:

    Enjoy the performance.Cher. Will look forward to your story on the play! Happy Thanksgiving Day. πŸ™‚ Love, Iris


    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Thank you, dear Iris! I am looking forward to seeing it and shall report back! Ah, thank you!! Love, Cher xo


  7. Joseph Nebus says:

    Oh! I gave my father a book about the Christmas Tree Ship just last year, it happens.


    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Oh really, Joseph! So you are familiar with this story! Cher xo


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