The Christmas Schooner
Book by John Reeger | Music and Lyrics by Julie Shannon
(Musical) 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. Based on the historic Great Lakes voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800s and early 1900s, 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.
Produced by Liz Mildenstein and Bill Righter | Directed by Tessa N. Silvestro
Music Director Will V. Derr |Choreographer Benjamin Simpson
The Port Tobacco Players would like to invite the audience to Applebee's of La Plata after the show to celebrate Opening Night with the Cast and Crew of "The Christmas Schooner". Applebee's will be offering Half Price Appetizers as well as $3.00 Drink Specials. Come out to meet and mingle with the cast and crew to help celebrate this exciting night.
Parking at PTP has changed!
There is a new Urgent Care center next to the theater - NO theater parking is allowed in the urgent care lot. Ample parking is available across the railroad tracks. Limited parking is available directly in front of the theater, along the side of the theater or down North Oak Ave at the University Of Maryland building.