CHRISTMAS SCHOONER Opens Tonight at Center for the Arts

Christmas Schooner opens at Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro, TN tonight, December 5th and runs until Sunday, December 21st with 7:30pm showings on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm matinees on Sundays.

Center for the Arts is located at 110 W. College St. in Murfreesboro, TN. The mission for the Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enhance the quality of our community by providing a variety of arts and opportunities which will educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages, and income levels. The Center for the Arts will advance art awareness through quality theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibits, educational programs, life-long learning and community activities thus improving overall quality of life in our community. The Center for the Arts is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Take a ride on The Christmas Schooner! The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. This critically acclaimed musical features a powerful, moving story, and an exquisite score of original music and traditional holiday favorites.

Based 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 timely and stirring tale of love and loss, The Christmas Schooner reminds us of tradition, family, and responsibility. This delightful holiday musical requires strong male talent and a sensibility for classically inspired material.
Produced & Directed by Cyndie Verbeten

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