This holiday season, America's #1 Christmas movie comes to life on stage as a hilarious holiday musical. A Christmas Story, The Musical! will play at Detroit's Fisher Theatre from November 15 - 27. Tickets for the Detroit performance of A Christmas Story, The Musical! will go on sale Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m. at the Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com.
A Christmas Story, The Musical! features a bright holiday score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Joseph Robinette based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite. Acclaimed director/choreographer Warren Carlyle (Broadway's Finian's Rainbow, Follies, An Evening With Hugh Jackman) will helm the production. Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie in the original 1983 film, serves as a producer for the holiday tour.
"A Christmas Story has become such a special part of the holiday season for so many families," says producer Peter Billingsley. "I'm really excited to bring the musical to new audiences and long-time fans across the country."
A Christmas Story, The Musical! chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way towards the holiday gift of his dreams, a Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB Gun ("You'll shoot your eye out kid!"). A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a double-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between young Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Produced by the film's original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, it's a perennial holiday classic that will entertain the whole family.
A Christmas Story, The Musical! features scenic design by Walt Spangler (Desire Under the Elms); costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy (Passing Strange, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?); lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys, Memphis); orchestrations by 2011 Tony nominee Larry Blank (Catch Me If You Can); musical supervision by Ian Eisendrath (5th Avenue Theatre's Sunday In The Park With George, West Side Story); dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen (Memphis, The Addams Family) and casting by Stephanie Klapper (Dividing the Estate, The Tempermentals) Peter Billingsley joins commercial producers Gerald Goehring (Frankenstein: The Musical), Roy Miller (West Side Story revival, The Drowsy Chaperone), Michael Mitri (Frankenstein: The Musical), Pat Addiss (Promises, Promises; Spring Awakening), Louise Beard, Mariano Tolentino, Tim Laczynski, Bartner/Jenkins Entertainment, Angela Milonas and Bradford W. Smith .
Performance times for A Christmas Story, The Musical!, appearing Nov. 15 - 27, 2011 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:
- Tuesday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. (No performance on Nov. 24)
- Thursday, Nov. 17 matinee at 1 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of A Christmas Story, The Musical! range from $29-$79 (includes parking and facility fees) and go on sale August 1, 2011 at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com or www.BroadwayinDetroit.com, and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787. Limited premium seats will be available at the box office only. For group sales (12 or more) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (313) 871-1132. For additional information, call (313) 872-1000 or visit www.BroadwayinDetroit.com.
The Detroit engagement of A Christmas Story, The Musical!, is sponsored by Chrysler.
For more information, visit www.aChristmasStoryTheMusical.com or www.broadwayindetroit.com.