A Christmas Story, The Musical

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From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage in Louisville at The Kentucky Center November 27 – December 2.

Tickets for A Christmas Story, The Musical are on sale NOW and available in person at The Kentucky Center, by phone at 502-584-7777 and 800-982-2787, and also online at KentuckyCenter.org.  Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling Jenny Ward at 502-569-3060.

 

PERFORMANCE ADDED TO MEET DEMAND!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st at 11 AM

 

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A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”).  An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.

I took my two older boys to see the show on opening night and we all really loved it!  Every last detail that we knew from the movie is included in this show and the musical numbers were out of this world!  I was especially impressed by all of the young children cast members and by all of the tap numbers (tap is my favorite).

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Hailed by The Associated Press as “a joyous Christmas miracle,” The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” A Christmas Story, The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was a critical and commercial success. The musical was nominated for three TONY Awards® including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.

A Christmas Story, The Musical features a festive and nostalgic holiday themed score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land), with a book by Joseph Robinette, based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite.  The tour features direction by Matt Lenz, and TONY Award® winner Warren Carlyle’s Broadway choreography will be reset for the tour by Jason Sparks. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL features scenic design by Mike Carnahan, with costume design by Lisa Zinni and lighting design by Charlie Morrison. The hounds will play themselves.

We loved Ralphie and Randy and their friend Flick, who is still getting his tongue stuck to a flagpole in this show too!  The costumes were true to the era and the sets were realistic to what life would have looked like back when this show is set!  

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A Christmas Story, The Musical will play The Kentucky Center November 27-December 2.  The performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm, Friday & Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Saturday matinee at 2 pm, Sunday matinee at 1 pm, and Sunday evening at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are available in-person at The Kentucky Center box office, by phone at 502-584-7777 and 800-982-2787, and also online at KentuckyCenter.org.  Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling Jenny Ward at 502-569-3060.

A Christmas Story, The Musical is produced by Big League Productions, Inc. Led by President and Executive Producer Daniel Sher, Big League is celebrating its 27th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and the world. For more information visit www.bigleague.org.

 

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The Louisville Theatrical Association, founded in 1938, is a civic, not-for-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors.  LTA’s mission is to sustain the Broadway Series as a dynamic and primary source of performing arts entertainment; to maintain the series as a resource to enhance the quality of other arts activities in the Louisville area; to assist in the preservation of historic theatre properties; and to extend community participation in the arts through programs of education.  LTA is a member of the Fund for the Arts.

 

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