About the Show:
Based on the beloved 1983 movie of the same name, A Christmas Story, The Musical! builds on the story of Ralphie Parker and adds an energetic musical theater score to create a brand new incarnation of the holiday institution. Since the movie's release, generation after generation has discovered the humor in its hysterical portrayal of a classic American Christmas. Many fans see themselves in Ralphie, the wide-eyed kid who just wants the perfect gift for Christmas but finds that the world has some tough lessons for him to learn.
The musical's book is faithful to the original material by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd while achieving a fresh appeal, and the songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are a memorable mix of comedy and sentimentality (take, for instance, titles such as "What a Mother Does," "Ralphie to the Rescue," "Before the Old Man Gets Home," "When You're a Wimp," and, of course, "Red Ryder"). Order your A Christmas Story tickets today and experience this Christmas classic in a brand new way! A Christmas Story is on tour for December, so see your favorite movie-to-musical this winter season!
Ralphie Parker is a normal suburban kid growing up in the 1940's in Hulman, Indiana. His only wish for Christmas this year is to get one thing under the Christmas tree: an official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Unfortunately, his mother is less than thrilled about the prospect, and she constantly repeats to him one ominous prediction: "You'll shoot your eye out!" But Ralphie won't take no for an answer; he has a few tricks up his sleeve to make sure that gun makes his Christmas merry.
On his journey, Ralphie has several misadventures as he is forced to deal with his pesky little brother, Randy, a friend who takes a dare and gets his tongue stuck to a frozen lamppost, a sociopath, yellow-eyed bully, a less-than-jolly department store Santa, and his eccentric parents. Not to mention a very unfortunate utterance of a particularly touchy four-letter-word. Order your tickets to A Christmas Story to see this classic tale told onstage!
Creative Team (Original):
Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Book: Joseph Robinette
Director: Matt Lenz
Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Scenic Design: Walt Spangler
Costume Design: Elizabeth Hope Clancy
Lighting Design: Howell Binkley