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A CHRISTMAS STORY

25 Nov - 31 Dec 2014

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An unexpectedly delightful holiday musical with a slew of sprightly songs.

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Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Set in the 1940's in the fictional town of Hulman, Indiana, A Christmas Story tells of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas.

The biggest obstacle standing in his way is his mother's fear that "You'll shoot your eye out!" But Ralphie is a man with a mission, and he hatches a series of schemes designed to win his coveted holiday prize.

Along the way, he has to deal with his annoying little brother, a friend with his tongue frozen to a lamppost, a yellow-eyed bully, a cantankerous department store Santa, the neighbors' dogs, his old man's obsession with a "major award" he's won in a contest, his mom's militant defense of her Christmas turkey, a smoke-belching furnace, and an untimely, four-lettered slip of his tongue.

A Christmas Story is based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd. With songs both funny and sentimental by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story paints a refreshing holiday portrait of a simpler time in America. Unforgettably capturing every child’s holiday wonder with deliciously wicked wit, a nostalgic eye, and a heart of gold, it’s a Christmas present that audiences of all ages will be sure to embrace and cherish for generations to come.

This Tony Award-nominated production debuted in Seattle in 2010, and was first performed on Broadway in 2012. The production will finally take to a Broadway stage, as well as select stages in the USA, again this year.

Additonal Information

Dates

Opening night: 25 November 2014

Booking through until: 31 December 2014

Audience

Suitable for audiences of all ages and a great night at the theater for families!

Run time

Around two hours and 30 minutes long including one intermission

And before you stop reading

Images used are from a previous production of this musical and so may not reflect the current casting or design

What You Say

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

Nancy Mead: “Absolutely Wonderful”

I will start by admitting that I have never seen the Christmas story mov... more

Rosemary Costello: “Absoutely Fabulous”

Thought this was for kids only. Boy was I wrong. Unbelievable, Dan Lauria... more

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