If you love the re-runs of the antics of Ralphie Parker at Christmas time on TV, you must make it out to the Orpheum Theatre In Memphis for the Musical stage version in November.
Big League Productions Inc., presents this tale of Ralphie and his high hopes of getting a Red Ryder® air rifle for Christmas, and everyone’s prophetic words, (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”)
In a statement released by Orpheum Press Relations Manager, Christina Torres, a synopsis of the musical is described
“A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
Playing at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis Nov. 25 – 30
Tickets on sale October 10th at 10:00 AM
Memphis, TN – This holiday season, for the first time in Memphis, one of America’s favorite Christmas movies comes to life live-on-stage in a hilarious, large scale Broadway musical at the Orpheum Theatre November 25 – 30, 2014. A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams: an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a double-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical, following its smash hit Broadway run, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.
A Christmas Story, The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was a critical and commercial success. The musical was nominated for three TONY Awards® including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical. The Associated Press called A Christmas Story, The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times wrote “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”
A Christmas Story, The Musical features a festive and nostalgic holiday themed score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with a book by Joseph Robinette, based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite. The 2012 Broadway production was originally directed by John Rando and the new national tour direction will be by Matt Lenz. Tony Award® winner Warren Carlyle’s Broadway choreography will be reset for the tour by Jason Sparks. Scenery, costumes, and lighting will be based on the Broadway designs by Walt Spangler, Elizabeth Hope Clancy, and Howell Binkley, with the new concepts for the national tour created by Mike Carnahan, Lisa Zinni, and Charlie Morrison respectively. The hounds will play themselves.
A Christmas Story, The Musical will play at the Orpheum Theatre November 25 – November 30, 2014:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:30 PM
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:30 PM
Friday, November 28, 2014 2:00 PM
Friday, November 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:30 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).”
Ticket are $20 – $125
Group sales can be purchased at 901.529.4226 or Steinkamp@orpheum-memphis.com