The Turkey-Eating, Gift-Giving, Triple-Dog-Daring Musical!
From the composers of “The Greatest Showman” and “Dear Evan Hansen” | 2013 Tony® Award Nominee BEST MUSICAL | BEST BOOK | BEST SCORE
Based on the classic 1983 holiday movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL 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 THE MUSICAL chart’s Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that his perfect gift ends up under the tree on Christmas morning, and includes all of the movie’s best-loved moments, such as 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.
Opens: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Closes: Sunday, December 3, 2023
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College
Music & Lyrics | BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL
Book | JOSEPH ROBINETTE
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 1 | 7:00PM
SATURDAY | DECEMBER 2 | 2:00PM & 7:00PM
SUNDAY | DECEMBER 3 | 2:00PM
Tickets: On Sale to the Public – November 13, 2023
Adults: $30. | Seniors/Military: $25. | Students/Kids: $20.
Direction | JARED WATSON
Choreography | KATIE DUPONT
Musical Direction | SETH TAYLOR
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR & JARED WATSON
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | TBD
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM
Enrollment & Timeline information
“I WAS DAZZLED” –The New York Times
“A CHARMING TRIUMPH INFUSED WITH UTTER JOY.” –Associated Press
“A TRUE GIFT!”–New York Magazine
“THE BEST DARN MUSICAL I’VE SEEN IN YEARS!” –WOR Radio
“RUN FAST AND GET YOUR TICKETS.” –WNBC
A CHRISTMAS STORY 2023 CAST
The Old Man BRYAN GRISHAM
SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT