The Christmas Schooner

November 28–December 16, 2018
Shedd Theatre, CPAC

549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

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An adventure for the whole family! The crew of a Great Lakes schooner risks everything to bring the Christmas spirit to Chicago in the late 19th century. Families and kids of all ages will be touched by this heartwarming musical that reveals the real meaning of Christmas.

"A warm holiday glow...a poetic piece of storytelling theater...a heartwarming musical about what families go through in times of laughter and tears." –The Columbus Dispatch

"Brings a lot of holiday spirit to life...Tenderly staged and sweetly performed." –The Columbus Dispatch


Wednesdays = $20.00
Thursdays = $30.00
Sundays = $35.00
Fridays and Saturdays = $40.00

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Student Tickets: Students can purchase $15 tickets by calling the CAPA Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939 during normal business hours, or in-person at the performance. Bring a valid student ID to claim your tickets at the performance. Availability cannot be guaranteed.


Presenting Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsor:
LBrands Foundation   Old Trail Printing
Season Sponsor:
Season Partner:
LBrands Foundation   Columbus Metropolitan Library
Presenting Partner:
Media Sponsor:
Columbus Recreation and Parks   WOSU


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Production Team

Karl (age 9)
Oscar Humbert
Joe Bishara & Kirsten Upchurch

Dennis Kohler
Music Director
Quinton Jones

Liz Wheeler
Stage Manager
Kirsten Upchurch

Joe Bishara
Scenic Designer
Amy Sue Hazel

Rudy, et al.
Ben Hartwig
Lighting Designer
Brendan Michna

Oskar, et al.
Nick Van Atta
Costume Designer
Marcia Hain

Steve, et al.
William J Darby IV
Sound Effects Designer
Rowan Winterwood

Hans, et al.
Kenneth Hjortsberg
Technical Director
Joe Wolfle, Jr.

Karl (age 15)/Storyteller
Colin Sproule
Prop Master
Nicholas Ruby

Hannah Sayre
Assistant Stage Managers
Angela Kelly & Ashlyn Keska

Olive, et al.
Natalie Szczerba
Caroline Dittamo

Kate, et al.
Julie Russell

Mary Claire/Storyteller
Katie Hjortsberg

Martha, et al.
Lisa Thoma

Lexi Kepling

Nicolas Brunet

Evelyn Strayer

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