Don’t shoot your eye out! Go see “A Christmas Story: The Musical” instead. There’s an infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare that ends in frozen tears – that’s really all you need to get in the holiday spirit when A Christmas Story: The Musical comes to Walton Arts Center Dec. 10-15.
Nominated for three 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, the Associated Press calls A Christmas Story: The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face,” according to a press release.
Set in 1940s Indiana, a young, bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. A few obstacles and many distractions stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish (we all know ’em, and now there’s stage tunes involved).
From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story: The Musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage.
Showtimes include 7 p.m. Dec. 10-11, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 14, and 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets start at $40 plus fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479-443-5600 or by visiting the website. Theater-goers can also reserve $7 parking with their tickets.