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The Christmas Schooner

schoonerBased on the historic Great Lakes voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, The Christmas Schooner tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition despite his wife’s misgivings – until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

A bi-annual tradition at Connecticut Theatre Company, we are proud to present the show for a third time. This beautiful critically acclaimed musical fills the heart with holiday spirit and delights both young and old.

Directed by: Erin Campbell

Musical Directed by: Nathaniel Baker

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Dates & Times


Show Date Show Time
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 7:00 PM
Friday, December 9th, 2016 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 2:00 PM
Friday, December 16th, 2016 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 18th, 2016 2:00 PM


Thanks to all who auditioned for The Christmas Schooner. The full cast list is posted below and we will be emailing you all regarding the first rehearsal/read through.

Peter Stossel: Doug McCarthy
Alma Stossel: Susan Smith
Young Karl: Ben Stone-Zelman
Older Karl: John Ververis
Gustav: Duane Campbell
Martha/Kate/Woman # 1: Kristen Norris
Enid/Woman # 2: Hannah Rubitz
Olive/Woman # 3: Jodi Dickson
Mary Claire/Young Girl: Remy McCoy
Steve: Stephen Maher
Oskar: Robert Melendez
Rudy: Bobby Hannafey
Rose: Rose Masselli Morse
Ensemble: Chris Dunn, Calum McConnell