A CHRISTMAS STORY Ends Return Holiday Engagement Today at The Theater at Madison Square Garden
A Christmas Story, The Musical ends its return engagement at The Theater at Madison Square Garden today, December 29, 2013. The production began previews on December 11, ahead of an opening night on December 12.
Dan Lauria (Lombardi, "The Wonder Years," "Sullivan and Son") as Jean Shepherd, John Bolton (Spamalot, Contact, Titanic, "Boardwalk Empire," "Gossip Girl') as the Old Man, Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly (Nice Work if You Can Get It, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mother and Caroline O'Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge) as school teacher Miss Shields reprised their roles in the production. Eli Tokash (Mary Poppins) played Ralphie at certain performances, while Noah Baird played little brother Randy, and Jake Lucas (Newsies, Far From Heaven), donned the famous spectacles as the lead role of Ralphie.
The story takes place in 1940's Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas-a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a tripledog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Co-produced by the film's original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, TheMusical is musical comedy entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.