Talk about a perfect holiday gift! Tickets are now available for the A Christmas Story, The Musical, the upcoming Broadway adaptation of the 1983 Christmastime favorite. With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Joseph Robinette, the John Rando-directed production is set to begin performances on November 5 and open officially on November 19. The limited engagement will run at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through December 30.
Based on the classic holiday film of the same name, A Christmas Story is the tale of Ralphie, a boy who has only one wish for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. As Ralphie tries to make his Christmas dream come true, he encounters a cranky department store Santa, a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole, pink bunny pajamas and a kooky leg lamp.
12-year-old Johnny Rabe leads the cast as Ralphie, with Joe West stepping in at certain performances. The cast includes Erin Dilly, John Bolton, Zac Ballard, Caroline O’Connor, Eddie Korbich and Dan Lauria. The ensemble features Tia Altinay, John Babbo, Charissa Bertels, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, Andrew Cristi, Mathew deGuzman, Thay Flloyd, George Franklin, Nick Gaswirth, Mark Ledbetter, Jose Luaces, Jack Mastrianni, Mara Newbery, Lindsay O’Neil, Sarah Min-Kyung Park, J.D. Rodriguez, Analise Scarpaci, Lara Seibert, Jeremy Shinder, Luke Spring, Beatrice Tulchin, and Kirsten Wyatt.
A Christmas Story features scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Ken Travis, wig design by Tom Watson, orchestrations by Larry Blank, music direction and supervision by Ian Eisendrath, dance music arrangements by Glen Kelly and vocal arrangements by Justin Paul.