A Christmas Story, The Musical
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.
Note: A strobe light is used in this performance.
Come early and enjoy the sounds of the season in the West Lobby from these local artists. Performances begin 20-30 minutes prior to curtain times listed below.
Dec. 6, 7:00 PM performance: Trastevere Winds
Dec. 7, 1:00 PM performance: Urbandale Community Swing Band
Dec. 7, 5:00 PM performance: Fermata the Blue
Dec. 8, 1:00 PM performance: The Christmas Belles Handbell Quartet
Dec. 8, 5:00 PM performance: Nathan Thiessen
Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:00 PM performance: WFAE Singers from the DMCPH
Friday, Dec. 13, 7:00 PM performance: Pella Madrigals
Saturday, Dec. 14, 5:00 PM performance: Corbett Reeves
Sunday, Dec. 15, 1:00 PM performance: Harp Choir
Sunday, Dec. 15, 5:00 PM performance: Molto Voce
Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:00 PM performance: Stefanie Harper & Jason Kessler
Friday, Dec. 20, 7:00 PM performance: GottaZING!
Saturday, Dec. 21, 1:00 PM performance: Michael Howland & Sierra Howland
Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:00 PM performance: Heather Tragesser, Christine Yoder, Ember Tragesser, & Katherine Yoder
Sunday, Dec. 22, 1:00 PM performance: Jenny Throckmorton
Sunday, Dec. 22, 5:00 PM performance: John & Anne Claes
Monday, Dec. 23, 5:00 PM performance: Bailey Dorr & Bobbi Jo Dorr
- 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
- Run Time:
- 2 hours 15 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.
- Content Advisory:
- Playhouse family theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up. 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.
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