What Is the Story of A Christmas Story?
Based on the classic 1983 holiday movie, A Christmas Story follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, a daydreamer from Indiana who spends his days counting down to the most exciting day in any kid's life: Christmas. All he wants is an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle, but as his parents and teachers warn him, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” A Christmas Story chart’s Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that his perfect gift ends up under the tree on Christmas morning.
No coal in the Christmas stocking for this entertaining family show, which sticks close to its source material while establishing an engaging personality of its own.Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter
Zac Ballard, as younger brother Randy, is a delight. Director John Rando borrows film techniques like freeze-frame and simulated slow motion to great effect.Review by Tanner Stransky from Entertainment Weekly
What Is A Christmas Story Like?
A Christmas Story is a bright, buoyant Broadway retelling of the 1983 holiday perennial, a cherished and much-repeated family film during the Christmas season. All of the movie’s best-loved moments are in the production, including the Old Man's leg-shaped lamp, the tongue-on-a-flagpole scene, the bunny suit, the Santa slide and all of Ralphie’s extravagant daydreams. The show is a big Broadway musical, complete with dazzling dance numbers, gorgeous sets and an incredibly talented cast of youngsters who play Ralphie and his classmates.
Is A Christmas Story Good for Kids?
Yes, yes and yes! If your children like the movie upon which the show is based, they’ll love the Broadway production. A Christmas Story is completely family-friendly and will delight kids of all ages, who will be enamored with the fun dance numbers, colorful sets and costumes, and even an appearance from the big jolly guy himself (Santa). The show also boasts a large ensemble of children, which may even inspire your young ones to catch the theater bug!