From Bring It On to Pippin, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2013

Show: A Christmas Story, The Musical
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Preview: Nov. 7, 2012

Opening: Nov. 19, 2012
Closing: Dec. 30, 2012

Creators: Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Direction by John Rando. Choreography by Warren Carlyle.
Original Principal Cast: Dan Lauria as Jean Shepherd, John Bolton as The Old Man, Erin Dilly as Mother, Johnny Rabe as Ralphie, Zac Ballard as Randy, Joe West as Ralphie (at certain performances) and Caroline O'Connor as Miss Shields.

Synopsis: According to producers, "In 1940's Indiana, 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 triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. A Christmas Story, The Musical is holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold."

Check out photos from A Christmas Story's opening night on Broadway.

Christmas Story songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul preview "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun":

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