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In 2006, a musical theater version of the now classic story was created, featuring a book by veteran playwright Joseph Robinette.
In 2008, theatrical producers Gerald Goehring, Michael F. Mitri, and Michael Jenkins came aboard and director Eric Rosen joined the creative team.

December 2008 saw a very successful reading of the musical in New York City, featuring film and stage star Beau Bridges as Jean Shepherd himself, narrating the tale, Gregg Edelman as The Old Man, Liz Larsen as Mother, and Annie Golden as Miss Shields. In Spring 2009, Kansas City Repertory Theatre was chosen as the site for the World Premiere of A Christmas Story, The Musical!, where it debuted on November 20, 2009. The production shattered box office records and was hailed a triumph by press and patrons alike.


The commercial tryout of "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" took place at the acclaimed 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, WA during the holiday season of 2010.

This staging exceeded financial and attendance projections and clearly validated the popularity of the beloved movie title in a large, commercial venue. 68,735 people saw the show during its holiday run and the box office had a substantial increase over White Christmas - the holiday show featured the year before - becoming the second highest single-ticket selling show in the 5th Avenue’s history.

2011 brought "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" on a five-city National Tour, starting at the Hershey Theatre in Pennsylvania on November 8th and concluding in Chicago, Illinois on December 30th at the legendary Chicago Theatre. The tour will be helmed by renowned director John Rando and choreographer Warren Carlyle.

In 2012 "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" was ready for Broadway and opened for 8 weeks at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater to rave reviews.

The all-new cast features Dan Lauria’s narration asthe older Ralph originally done by Jean Shepherd in the movie. John Bolton is cast as Ralphie’s father; Erin Dilly as Ralphie’s mother and Johnny Rabe captures every essence of the ‘Ralphie’ character.



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