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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