All Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder Model Air Rifle – and he wants it bad! A Christmas Story: The Musical is a hilarious story of the young Ralphie doing all he can to ensure he gets what he wants for a Christmas present. Based on the 1983 classic movie of the same name, the musical has all the humor from the film along with a sprinkle of heartfelt, uplifting songs. The musical had a successful run at the Broadway during last Holiday season and now it will be touring more cities. More venues will soon be announced so keep a look out for your city. The idea of this Holiday season just got exciting with A Christmas Story!
Event name: A Christmas Story: The Musical
Broadway Premier: November 19, 2012
Popular musical numbers:
It's a Major Award
Ralphie to the Rescue
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out
Set in the 1940's Indiana A Christmas Story takes us to the world of a bespectacled young boy, Ralphie. He wants a model air rifle Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas. Ralphie is desperate to get his wish fulfilled but it is not so easy. A kooky leg lamp, a bunny rabbit costume, a department store Santa and a dare to lick a freezing flagpole stands in his way of getting his desired present.
Presented with a bunch of toe-tapping musical numbers by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the musical came out on Broadway in 2012. The production presented at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre broke records and warmed critics and audience with its sweet, Christmas time feel. This Broadway hit went on to receive three Tony and six Drama Desk nominations, enchanting everyone with a loveable story – a story that can make even the most sulking Grinch smile.
What's New in the Musical
The upcoming performances of A Christmas Story: the musical are going to be especially exciting as Dan Lauria, the original cast member, is returning by popular demand to narrate the lovely stories. Joining him will be the Broadway production cast members John Bolton, Erin Dily and Caroline O'Connor in their roles of The Old Man, Mother and Miss Shields respectively. Jake Lukas (Newsies) will be playing the cute Ralphie.
A Christmas Experience like None Other
There are many Holiday musicals out there but A Christmas Story: The Musical enjoys a special place among them. This musical is loved by kids and adult equally. People who loved watching the 1983 movie have high expectations from the musical and they are never disappointed. The makers of the musical understood that fans of the movie wouldn't want the story to stray too far from the original one. They were successful in that respect. Taking all the most humorous parts from the movie, they elevated them by giving a playful and inventive musical number to each.
Entire ensemble of the musical is worth praising for their performances. Well-written, well-directed, well-choreographed, it's a five star for A Christmas Story in every way. A review of WNBC says "run fast and get your tickets". They are not wrong; A Christmas Story tickets really are such a revered commodity in the Holiday season.