Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – The Musical

Eleanor's Christmas Wish
Eleanor's Christmas Wish

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. With the help of her elf friends, she realizes that wishing is not enough and so she writes her own 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.

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The Highest Rated Shows In Chicago
—Theatre in Chicago

“In just over an hour, Tracy and Butler-Duplessis’s sweet, surefooted show celebrates family, hope, and the importance of knowing when it’s time to move on. … (Samantha) Bonzi is thoroughly endearing, but the supporting cast of elves (including Emily Rohm’s glammed-out Clara, keeper of the list) provide comic relief and keep the young audience engaged.”
—Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader

“‘Eleanor’ is toe-tapping holiday delight”
—Hillary Bird, Chicago Parent

“Filled with charm, humor and a heartfelt message.”
—Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune Feature

“Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish-The Musical has it all! … more than anyone could ask from a Christmas story. …a million lovely life lessons wrapped in a small shiny story.”
—Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader

“Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish-The Musical A New Holiday Classic!”
2019 Top Children’s Play
—Rick & Brenda McCain, ChicagoNow.com|Let’s Play

—ABC 7 Roz Varon Weekender Report

“…bursts with festive fun for the whole family. …endearingly heartfelt performances by a captivating cast. …(and) a team of expert designers baking love and character into every aspect of this show.”
—Quinn Rigg, Chicagoland Musical Theatre

“… a delightful story with eight wonderful songs that does it all for those little people in your life — as well as for those of us who are still children at heart. …this joyful little gem of a show has been beautifully produced with brilliant holiday sets by Kehoe Designs and imaginative, brightly colored costumes by Tatjana Radisic.”
—Julian Frazin, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

“Honestly, even if I didn’t have little ones with me, I would have loved this enchanting story of friendship, family and the magic of the season. But if you do bring the kids and/or grandkids, which you should if you have any, there’s a Meet & Greet and selfie photo with Santa on the stage following every performance.”
—Felicia Dechter, Skyline

“…for the younger theater patrons, wouldn’t something new be exciting! Well, their wish has come true! … delightful… adorable… marvelous… I relied on my friend Barry’s grandson, Hamilton who just turned three. His words “I loved it. My favorite part was Christmas.”
—Al Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

“filled with charming characters, catchy musical selections and an important message about friendship and making wishes come true.”
—Eloise Vladez, Northwest Indiana Times

“Eleanor … Simply Sparkles With Holiday Magic. … Make “Eleanor” a part of your holiday season as a new Christmas tradition. …If you can only see one show for the holidays, you’ll want to make it ‘Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish!’”
—Anna & Wes Hessel, People and Places