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526 Star Starred
The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from ClergyOpinion1
8 events 4 reviews

Since we loved the film and Jean Shepherd, we worried we might not like the musical. We were wrong - it was great! I think Jean himself would approve. The lyrics were perfect, the whole treatment was very respectful of Shepherd and his gem of a...continued

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Review from Richard Pahl
26 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 24 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathleen Kolb
29 events 11 reviews

Wonderful musical! Wonderful seats! Thank you goldstsr!

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Review from Analisa
31 events 8 reviews

I was a little disappointed, because the regular Ralphie did not perform, and an understudy took his place. Reviews said the best part of the show was the regular Ralphie; While much of the play was familiar, it didn't quite have the charm of...continued

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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.

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