Palace Theater’s ‘Eleanor’ is a gift for the family

“Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – The Musical,” tells the story of a rag doll who lives in the magical North Pole, but longs for a best friend and a home of her own. Santa's elves appear in this scene from the acclaimed production, which had its world premiere last year. New Haven’s Shubert Theatre and Waterbury’s Palace Theater are streaming video of “Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – The Musical,” Nov. 27-Dec. 27.

Move over, Grinch. Dash on, Rudolph. Time to go, Buddy the Elf. No time to wait for the Polar Express. There’s a new Christmas story in town and she’s a rag doll named Eleanor, named after that wonderful lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a remarkable First Lady to FDR.

Just in time for the whole family for the holidays, you’re invited to stream “Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish-The Musical” written by Denise McGowan Tracy until Dec. 24 from Waterbury’s Palace Theater.

Even though Eleanor lives at the North Pole, surrounded by people who love her, like Santa and his wife Cookie, Sprinkle and Sparkle, Clara, Shimmer and Glimmer, she has a secret wish. She feels that, as a rag doll, she needs a best friend of her own.

Every year she helps make toys for all the good little boys and girls on Santa’s nice list, but she desperately wants one special friend and home that is hers alone. Every year she watches Santa fill his sleigh with presents, but she is never chosen. It’s fun to bake cookies with Cookie Claus all year, but Eleanor gets sadder and sadder when no little girl asks for her as a special present for Christmas.

With cheery tunes like ”The North Pole is a Magical Place,” “Wrap It Up” and “Make Your Wish,” these beautifully costumed characters will sing and dance their way into your heart. When Eleanor determines she will write a letter to Santa specifically telling him her wish, she hopes her dream will come true. Is there a little girl out there who is wishing for a rag doll of her very own?

Learn how a wish is just the start of a dream. May all your Christmas wishes and dreams come true.

This world premiere musical from 2019 in Chicago can be streamed to your home by calling the Palace Theater at 203-346-2000 or online at eleanorswish.com. Tickets are $20 for a household using code PALWAT20. In addition there are two Merry Christmas Party Presents with special gifts from Eleanor available to order for $45 and $60, plus shipping and handling.

The Shubert Theatre in New Haven and the Palace Theater in Waterbury have again partnered to offer their respective audiences the opportunity to enjoy a holiday offering for the whole family sponsored by the Bank of America Holiday Series.

“Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish – the Musical” is available to stream for the Shubert Theatre audiences this holiday season or for the Palace Theater Waterbury audiences. To purchase tickets go to : www.shuberttheatre.org or www.palacetheaterct.org .

Connecticut Media Group