As I write this post, Thanksgiving is in six days and I haven’t started to plan my menu; Christmas is in thirty-two days and my shopping isn’t close to being finished. One thing that I can cross of my list for this holiday season is seeing A Christmas Story The Musical!
The Texan and I took a road trip to Boston on Wednesday evening, stayed in a swanky hotel and took in a show. Pretty fancy date night for us! It was the first musical for both of us – we’ve been to the ballet and plays. I had the impression that a musical was like an opera where they’re just singing and singing and singing. That’s not how it is at all. There is a great balance of singing and acting.
If you’re not familiar with the movie, you are missing out on a classic!
The story from a cherished movie classic that has enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. The story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a tripledog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Co-produced by the film’s original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical is musical comedy entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.
I’ll have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about this whole thing – I wondered how they could make a movie into a musical. Would it have the same message? Would it still be as entertaining? The answer to both questions was a resounding YES!
Dan Lauria did a fantastic job in the role of the narrator. He told the story so well – it was just like the movie!
You’ll see all of your favorite movie scenes come to life in the musical. Of course, there was An Important Award.
This was my favorite part – a leg lamp kick line! Who doesn’t love a good kick line?!
And Ralphie was desperate for the Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun! But all the adults told him “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” Poor kid!
If you’re curious about the flag pole, it is possible to get your tongue stuck to the flag pole in the winter! Have you ever tried doing that?
This great clip gives you a look at what to expect from this musical comedy.
Taking the family to see A Christmas Story The Musical is a wonderful addition to your holiday celebration. You can purchase discounted tickets using the code LEGLAMP and this link.