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The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601
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"A Christmas Story, The Musical!"
32 ratings
4.4 average rating
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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 24 2011

It was wonderful. My husband related to it because he 6 yrs old in 1940. We loved the father in it. He has a lovely voice and can dance too. Dot Barry

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attended Dec 24 2011

Faithful to the story with most musical pieces enjoyable. The second half was the best. Lamp number was great. They need to work on the opening-song was weak and it felt lackluster. The theater should not allow candy wrappers that they sell into...continued

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12 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 24 2011

An excellent, amusing and faithful musicalization of the holiday film favorite!

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“Highly recommended. … An enchanting holiday gem …” -Chicago Sun-Times
“3.5 stars. … The cast is both experienced and stellar.” -Chicago Tribune
“Holiday fun with exceptionally great performances, and so much song and dance sparkle, it could put your eye out! I double dog dare you ‘not’ to have a good time.” —Dean Richards, WGN TV & Radio


Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. Set in the 1940’s in the fictional town of Hulman, Indiana, A Christmas Story tells of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas.

The biggest obstacle standing in his way is his mother’s fear that “You’ll shoot your eye out!” But Ralphie is a man with a mission, and he hatches a series of schemes designed to win his coveted holiday prize.

Along the way, he has to deal with his annoying little brother, a friend with his tongue frozen to a lamppost, a yellow-eyed bully, a cantankerous department store Santa, the neighbors’ dogs, his old man’s obsession with a “major award” he’s won in a contest, his mom’s militant defense of her Christmas turkey, a smoke-belching furnace, and an untimely, four-lettered slip of his tongue.

A Christmas Story is based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd. With songs both funny and sentimental by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story captures every child’s imagination with deliciously wicked wit, a nostalgic eye, and a heart of gold.