PHOTO CALL: A Christmas Story: The Musical! at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre

News   PHOTO CALL: A Christmas Story: The Musical! at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre
The Seattle debut of A Christmas Story: The Musical!, based on the Jean Shepherd stories and 1983 film of the same name, began performances at the 5th Avenue Theatre on Nov. 30.

The cast of A Christmas Story: The Musical! features young Washington-based actor Clarke Hallum as Ralphie, John Bolton (Curtains) as the Old Man, Anne Allgood as Mother, and Matthew Lewis a Randy. Joining them are River Aguirre (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Orville Mendoza (Adrift in Macao), Frank Corrado, Eric Polani Jensen, Carol Swarbrick, Matt Wolfe, Keenan Barr, Ashton Herrild, Matthew Lewis, Dexter Johnson, Walker Caplan, Wilder Cufley, Larson Eernissee, Drea Gordon, Shaye Hodgins, Olivia Mora, Erich W. Schleck, Cameron Washington, Mira Wellington, Candice Donehoo, Brandon O'Neill, Billie Wildrick, Jadd Davis, Krystle Armstrong, Jared Michael Brown, Sarah Davis, Aaron Finley, Frances Leah King, Jenny Shotwell and Ty Willis.

Based on the stories of radio humorist Jean Shepherd, the classic holiday story concerns Ralphie Parker, whose holiday wish is a Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. The 1940s-set comedy follows Ralphie through his holiday campaign for the gift of his dreams, complete with a visit to Santa at Higbee's Department Store, a racy lamp, the family's exploding furnace, an experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost and more.

Here's a look at the production:


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