October 20, 2017 -- 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 Austin at the Long Center, December 29-31.
Tickets for A Christmas Story are available now at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical,has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family.
Hailed by The Associated Press as “a joyous Christmas miracle,” The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” A Christmas Story, The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was a critical and commercial success. The musical was nominated for three TONY Awards® including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.
A Christmas Story, The Musical features a festive and nostalgic holiday themed score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land), with a book by Joseph Robinette, based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite. The tour features direction by Matt Lenz, and TONY Award® winner Warren Carlyle’s Broadway choreography will be reset for the tour by Jason Sparks. A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL features scenic design by Mike Carnahan, with costume design by Lisa Zinni and lighting design by Charlie Morrison. The houndswill play themselves.
A Christmas Story, The Musical is produced by Big League Productions, Inc. Led by President and Executive Producer Daniel Sher, Big League is celebrating its 27th season of producing, general managing and booking Broadway musicals and special attractions for touring throughout North America and the world. For more information visit www.bigleague.org.
ABOUT THE LONG CENTER
The Long Center is an iconic, world-class performing arts center right in the heart of downtown Austin that serves more than 450,000 individuals annually. Built “by the community for the community, ”the Long Center is home to the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera and Ballet Austin.
Artistic excellence is a cornerstone of the Long Center, whether it be through supporting our resident companies and local artists, or bringing an impressive and diverse array of exceptional artists from all corners of the globe to Austin for the Long Center Presents program. In addition, as a nonprofit the Long Center collaborates with community partners, offers unique educational and outreach programs, hosts a variety of free events designed to engage a broad range of the public, subsidizes rental costs for emerging art groups, and provides tickets to charitable and community-based organizations.
For more information, please visit TheLongCenter.org or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.