The Charleston Light Opera Guild will once again present “A Christmas Story” in December 2016. The Guild’s 2015 production of the musical version of the popular film classic was well-received with several sold-out audiences. The 2016 production is slated for evening performances on December 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 PM. There will also be matinees on December 17 and 18 at 2 PM. All performances will be held at the Norman L. Fagan State Theater at the Culture Center.
This is sure to be a wonderful experience and a great gift that will mean more than any random trinket that you wrap. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered online or purchased at the door.
The musical received rave reviews on its Broadway run. The book is by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. It is based upon the Warner Brothers motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark and upon the book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” written by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd.
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Homan, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts – an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. The musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his Christmas tree.
The versatile score varies from ballads to show-stopping full ensemble numbers. All the popular scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; bar of soap in the mouth; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner and many more.