Family Holiday Classic: A Christmas Story, The Musical

dec 6 - dec 23, 2019
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Banj Pasek & Justin Paul
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 by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, IL.
Performance Times:
7:00 PM Thursdays & Fridays; 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays; 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM Monday, Dec. 23
School Matinees:
9:30 AM, Dec. 16-17, 2019

We triple dog dare you to see this show!

Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, IN, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts: an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

Family Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse family theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

The performance at 1:00 PM on Sunday, Dec. 15, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.




Sponsored by:

Old Man
Brett Spahr
Jean Shepherd
Adam Beilgard
Jackie Schmillen
Miss Shields
Stephanie Schneider
Ryan Henzi
Shea Beilgard
Maddox Wajda
Davin Lyman
Sam Nigg
Alexander Baker
Bumpus Hounds
Will Johnson
Joy Mielke
Flick's Mother
Chelsea Flynn
Other Kid (Waitress)
Addyson Hall
Other Kid (Nancy)
Dilana Sears
Greg Millar
Fantasy Villain/Delivery Man/Ensemble
Greg Kephart
Mary Beth/Can Can Girl/Ensemble
Lily Spahr
Esther Jane/Ensemble
Ashlyn Yu
Gabriel Ray Carnes
Levi Cooper
Madeline Davis
Mya Fisher
Grace McGill
Isabella Nielsen
Carly Penick
Lexi Thiessen
Natalie Thomas
Maxwell Schaeffer
Music Director
Brenton Brown
Megan Helmers
Scenic Designer
Nicholas Amundson
Costume Designer
Angela Lampe
Lighting Designer
Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager
Jason Crowley
Assistant Director
Peter Dean
Assistant Music Director
Sara Kottra
Assistant Stage Manager
Pilar Burg