2014 - 2015

The Christmas Schooner

book by John Reeger
music & lyrics by Julie Shannon
directed by: Lisa Smith
performed on: December 5, 6 & 7, and December 12 & 13, 2014


This critically acclaimed holiday musical 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.


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The Cast and Crew

Adam Schott Peter Stossel
Allison Streasick Alma Stossel
Jim Petersen Gustav Stossel
Jackson McDowell Karl Stossel (age 9)
Bradley Pringle Karl Stossel (age 15)/Young Man
Michael Mcdonald Rudy/Man 1
Tom Sparrow Oskar/Man 2
Brett Wefel Steve/Man 3
Richard Hingst Hans/Officer Wells/Man 4
Christine MacRae Enid/Woman 1
Kathy Manchester Martha/Kate/Woman 2
Lauren Dayton Olive/Rose/Woman 3
Julia Edwards Mary Claire Daugherty/Young Girl
Amy Lindblom Chorus
Christina Fick Chorus
Vanessa Sparks Chorus
Lisa Smith Director
Becki Woodhams Assistant Director/Stage Manager
Sheila Tabone Musical Director/Accompianist
Jan Betka Props
Lou Betka Props