Long Center Presents

Eleanor's Very Merry Christmas Wish

November 27, 2020


About the show


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 many answered questions, and to the journey which leads to her wish (and others) coming true.

The 65-minute musical written by Denise McGowan Tracy, with eight original songs by composer/lyricist Kathleen Butler-Duplessis and McGowan Tracy, is bursting with heartwarming lessons for kids of all ages of the importance of friendship, family, and working hard to make your dreams come true.


Visit the Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish website and use promo code LONGAU20 when you register to purchase.

Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you will receive a unique household viewing access code via email on November 27th. This email will include instructions on how to watch from the comfort of your home, surrounded by family and friends. Your ticket will grant you 48-hour access to watch any time between November 27th and December 27th. You don’t want to end up on “The Naughty List” so be sure not to hit “Play” until you are gathered around and ready to enjoy the show!

Plan for twinkle. Plan for cheer. Holiday 2020 is drawing near.