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Jean Shepherd News

 
Date of Birth: July 26, 1921
Date of Death: October 16, 1999 (78)

Birth Place: Hammond, IN, USA
A CHRISTMAS STORY THE PLAY Announced At Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre! Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY THE PLAY Announced At Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces a return to live theatre with the opening of its traditional holiday production of A CHRISTMAS STORY THE PLAY.  

A CHRISTMAS STORY- THE MUSICAL Opens at SCERA November 27 Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY- THE MUSICAL Opens at SCERA November 27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020

Director DeLayne Bluth Dayton has wanted to direct “A Christmas Story: the Musical” for a long time, but the show was never available. The rights were consistently snagged by touring companies.

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY Photo The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2020

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Company presents A Christmas Story November 27th through December 13th.

Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97 Photo Wynn Handman, Producer and Acting Teacher, Has Passed Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

Wynn Handman, the famed New York acting teacher and Artistic Director of The American Place Theatre, died at home April 11, 2020 of Covid-19 related pneumonia. He was 97.

BWW Interview: Chris Carsten of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Saenger Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Chris Carsten of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - Dec 17, 2019

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit, Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen comes A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL which brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans Dec. 17 - 22.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL At Cole Theatre, Waipuna Hotel, Auckland Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL At Cole Theatre, Waipuna Hotel, Auckland
by Monica Moore - Dec 11, 2019

Is there anything better than family and the anticipation of Christmas as December's end draws closer? That is the question we were delighted to answer at the opening night of 'A Christmas Story the Musical'. And it is a resounding 'No'. With all the negativity in the world at the moment it was lovely to have a night to sit back, relax and be transported to a time where childlike innocence and family values were paramount.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Playhouse: A Tale of Two Chr Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Playhouse: A Tale of Two Christmas Stories Part 2
by DC Felton - Dec 10, 2019

What do you get when you cross a classic holiday movie with the Oscar, Tony, and Grammy award-winning team of Pasek and Paul? You get ”A Christmas Story: The Musicalal” playing as this year's holiday classic at Des Moines Playhouse. While this may be the second version of ”A Christmas Story” opening this weekend, this review will not be a comparison of the two.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Morrison Center Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Morrison Center
by Jessa moore - Dec 4, 2019

A Christmas Story, based on the popular 1983 movie of the same title, comes to the Morrison Center for a limited engagement as the second show of the 2019-2020 season. Set in Indiana in the 1940s, we see a simpler time, unpolluted by the violent and somewhat fearful ways of the 21st century. The Morrison Center did a fantastic job setting the stage for a beautiful scene of family, friends, and the frenzy that often happens during the Holidays. While waiting to go into the theatre, I noticed children were there with parents and older couples enjoying date night. There was a happy buzz circulating throughout the theatre; The feeling was contagious and simply put, welcoming. There aren't many musicals that resonate the feeling of community, this one definitely had it.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Eccles Theater is a Heartfelt Holiday Treat Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Eccles Theater is a Heartfelt Holiday Treat
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 4, 2019

The national tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, currently playing at the Eccles Theater, is a heartfelt exploration of childhood with a wonderful score brimming with memorable songs.

BWW Review: It All Comes Down To A CHRISTMAS STORY at Toby's Photo BWW Review: It All Comes Down To A CHRISTMAS STORY at Toby's
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 2, 2019

Hang your stockings, mull your beverage of choice and light up your leg lamp, then go to Toby's in Columbia to see A Christmas Story, The Musical, music and lyrics written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Joseph Robinette. It's a sweet series of youthful holiday escapades full of quirky characters, brought to you with a wealth of warm fuzzies, in Toby's usual heartwarming style.

Slow Burn Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere of A CHRISTMAS STORY Photo Slow Burn Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

In a special holiday offering, JetBlue present's Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of the musical New York magazine called 'A true gift! A sparkling adaptation with a surefire charmer of a score,' when the regional premiere of A Christmas Story, The Musical sponsored by American National Bank comes to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater Friday, December 13-Sunday, December 29.

BWW Review: A Christmas Story at CMPAC is “A Major Award” Photo BWW Review: A Christmas Story at CMPAC is “A Major Award”
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Nov 29, 2019

A CHRISTMAS STORY Opens On December 5 At Star of the Day Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY Opens On December 5 At Star of the Day
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

Star of the Day  presents the A CHRISTMAS STORY, the stage version of the classic holiday film based on the stories of Jean Shepherd.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at THE GEORGETOWN PALACE Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at THE GEORGETOWN PALACE
by Jesse Griffith - Nov 27, 2019

The Georgetown Palace's production of A CHRISTMAS STORY is an action-packed musical extravaganza suitable for the whole family. Based on the 1983 American film classic of the same title, A CHRISTMAS STORY takes us back in time to a post-depression era town in Indiana as narrated by author Jean Shepherd (Art Rodriguez). Shepherd shares with us the story of Ralphie Parker's most memorable boyhood Christmas as told from his perspective and vivid imagination. You see, Ralphie desperately longs for a BB gun, but not just any old BB gun, it must be a 'Red Ryder Carbine action 200-shot Range Model air rifle'. Ralphie is convinced that this one present will not only make his life complete, but with this one present he can be the town hero, if the universe will only grant him this one small wish. In his desperation, Ralphie manages to rattle just about everyone around him, especially his mother, father, little brother, and schoolteacher.

Photo Flash: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY Photo Photo Flash: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre rings in the holidays with the stage adaptation of the popular movie, A Christmas Story: The Musical. Now on stage for the first time at Beef & Boards, the Tony Award-nominated show features all the fun of the film!

Desert Stages Presents The Humorous Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS STORY Photo Desert Stages Presents The Humorous Holiday Classic A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

Desert Stages Theatre (DST) announces the opening of the comedic holiday tale, a?oeA Christmas Story the Playa?? on Saturday, November 29 at Scottsdale Fashion Square. This production is based on the classic American 1983 motion picture of the same title, written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark as well as Jean Shepherd's novel a?oeIn God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.a??

BWW TV: Celebrate A CHRISTMAS STORY's Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night! Photo BWW TV: Celebrate A CHRISTMAS STORY's Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2019

Ralphie is coming to the rescue because it's the the seventh anniversary of A Christmas Story The Musical coming to Broadway! To celebrate us counting down to Christmas, we're looking back at the show's opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with the official Broadway debut of the now Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-winning songwriting duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Check out this video to see the pair alongside John Bolton, Dan Lauria, Erin Dilly, and more!

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!! A CHRISTMAS STORY Rings In The Holiday At The McCallum Photo You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!! A CHRISTMAS STORY Rings In The Holiday At The McCallum
by David Green - Nov 18, 2019

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musicalDear 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 at the McCallum Theatre for three performances a?" Tuesday, November 26, at 8:00pm, and Wednesday, November 27, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.

BWW Review: Ralphie Rides to the Rescue in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway Photo BWW Review: Ralphie Rides to the Rescue in A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Broadway On Tour
by Courtney Symes - Nov 10, 2019

a?oeYou'll shoot your eye out, kid!a?? can mean one thing and one thing only. A Christmas Story, the Musical is on the first stop of its holiday tour here in Sacramento. Based on the 1983 movie, the musical boasts songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the duo responsible for Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land. This season, viewers are in for an extra treat as the Community Center Theatre undergoes its massive renovation. Broadway on Tour shows are being performed in the beautiful, historic Memorial Auditorium, which has itself just undergone updates, including acoustical improvements that have made the venue a contender in quality.

A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL Will Come To SLC In December Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL Will Come To SLC In December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

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 in Salt Lake City at the Eccles Theater, December 3-8, 2019. Best availability at 10am on Saturday, December 7.

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