A Christmas Story the Musical
By Joseph Robinette
Directed by Terry Dvorak
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!", "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't.
Produced by Verona Area Community Theater at Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., Verona
Performances: November 29 - December 2, 2018
Thursday, November 29th 7:30PM
Friday, November 30th 7:30PM
Saturday, December 1st 2:00PM
Saturday, December 1st 7:30PM
Sunday, December 2nd 2:00PM
Ticket Prices: $17 for Adults, $12 for Students through High School and Seniors 65+
For tickets, visit www.vact.org/tickets
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will be held September 23rd and September 24th at the VACT Building located at 103 Lincoln St. in Verona, WI. Registration will open at 5:30pm and auditions will begin at 6:00pm.
For more information about auditions please visit www.vact.org/auditions