ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH — THE MUSICAL!

 

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See the ELEANOR Cast at Millennium Park for the Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, November 22
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Celebrate the Holiday Season at Millennium Park Campus with Holiday Traditions

The FREE fun begins November 22 with the 106th City of Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting, the Millennium Park Art Market and ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Millennium Park will be the epicenter of holiday cheer in Chicago, featuring your favorite seasonal traditions, Chicago’s official Christmas Tree, ice skating, music, exhibitions, an art market and free family fun. The 106th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 22, at 6pm, featuring music performances, Santa Claus and more.

The program will feature Grammy® Award-winning artist Jonathan Butler who grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and recently released his second Christmas album, Christmas Together. Also performing will be Cielito Lindo, a modern Latino Mariachi made up of the 9-member Lucero family. Performing the traditional music of Mexico, these 4th generation musicians are passionate about inspiring families to enjoy music, culture and creativity together. Following, rag doll Eleanor and the elves from Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical will show off their wrapping and "rapping.” The music performances will be followed by a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The evening’s headliner, the City of Chicago’s 106th Christmas Tree, will be selected and announced in early November. Nominations are open through Friday, October 18.

For the complete schedule of events, visit millenniumpark.org

We're excited about the World Premiere of Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish-The Musical. It’s the perfect interactive show for families. And, there’s a BONUS!
Every child can take a "Selfie with Santa" onstage after the show and mingle with the elves. Bring your cellphone and share the experience on social media.

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October 26, 2019
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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR NEW

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ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH - THE MUSICAL©,
NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 29, 2019

Eleanor’s cast led by talented faces, both fresh and familiar

 (October 11, 2019) – Tickets for the new family-friendly holiday production, Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical, debuting at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, November 19 - December 29, 2019 are now on sale! Presented by Chicago-based DMT Entertainment, the 65-minute musical is an engaging tale of friendship, family, and the magic of the holiday season.

The Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical ensemble of 11 features faces both familiar from local stages and on the rise, including Rockford-based musical theater pro Samantha Bonzi in the title role of Eleanor, alongside singer/songwriter and actor Lindsey Jane Bullen; Chicago Kids Company member Cara Chumbley; Blank Theatre Company co-founder Claire Latourette; Drury Lane veteran Kim Green; local Emmy Award winner Scott Gryder; Jeff Award nominee John Marshall Jr.; Chicago singer, actor, and voice artist Erin Parker (member of Actor’s Equity); Lucille Lortel Award nominee Emily Rohm (member of Actor’s Equity); Sydney Swanson in her professional stage debut; and Chicago Shakespeare Theater regular David Turrentine (member of Actor’s Equity).

 Single tickets are priced at $29.50, with family packs of four tickets available for $100, and are on-sale now at https://www.eleanorswish.com or by calling 773-40-GREEN. Group discounts also available, check ticket website. Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical is recommended for ages 3 and up. Each ticket includes the opportunity for every girl and boy to take a selfie with Santa immediately following the performance. Grown-ups are encouraged to have their cell phones ready to capture the moment.

 Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical is based on the heartfelt book of the same name by Chicago creative powerhouse Denise McGowan Tracy and tells the story of a rag doll named Eleanor who lives in a magical world. Despite her love for her North Pole family, including Santa, Mrs. “Cookie” Claus, Clara Claus, and the elves - Twinkle, Sprinkle, and Sparkle, Eleanor's very merry Christmas wish is for a best friend and home of her own. Realizing that wishing is not enough, she writes a letter to Santa expressing her wish. The letter opens the door to answering many questions and to the journey which leads to her wish (and others) coming true.

 Performance schedule: Previews take place Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m., prior to an official opening night Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.  Performances Nov. 20 – Dec. 29, take place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 1 and 5 p.m.  Special holiday shows added, check the website for details.

Press Contact
The Silverman Group
Lisa Dell
Louise Yingduo Liu
312.932.9950 lisa@silvermangroupchicago.com