Holiday Classic A Christmas Story Hitting the Stage
12.02.10 by BJSprecher
One of the things many holiday revelers look forward to each year is catching another viewing or three of A Christmas Story, a modern movie classic based on the short stories of the late Jean Shepherd. If you're one of those aforementioned revelers who can't get enough of watching Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) nearly shoot his eye out with his Red Ryder BB Gun on the small screen, you now have another option—A Christmas Story: The Musical! The production, which began previews last night and will run from December 9th through the 30th at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, is being executive produced by Billingsley himself, who said that the movie is a natural for a stage adaptation.
A Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally. I’m excited to bring this film to the stage because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the world of musicals.
The musical is said to be true to the movie and includes an original score from the Broadway composing team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.