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A Christmas Story, The Musical! To Reschedule Holiday Engagement in 2012

Date: 10/30/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National Press Representative for A Christmas Story, The Musical!:
Brett Oberman at Keith Sherman & Associates (212) 764-7900, brett@ksa-pr.com

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! TO RESCHEDULE HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT IN 2012
www.AChristmasStoryTheMusical.com

The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical! have announced that the December 18 – 30 engagement originally scheduled to play at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts later this year, will be rescheduled to play a subsequent holiday season run. No further details regarding 2012 engagements of A Christmas Story, The Musical! have been announced at this time.

Jerry Goehring, the producer of the show said, “Of course we are disappointed that we will not be able to present A Christmas Story, The Musical! to the Toronto audience during the 2012 holiday season, and we hope to have the opportunity to reschedule a Toronto run once our future programming plans are confirmed.”

America’s #1 Christmas movie came to life on stage as hilarious holiday musical when A Christmas Story, The Musical! launched a national holiday season tour November – December 2011 with stops in Hershey, PA; Detroit, MI; Raleigh, NC; Tampa, FL; and Chicago, IL; The musical features bright holiday score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Joseph Robinette based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite. Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer) directed the production with Warren Carlyle (Finian’s Rainbow, Follies, An Evening With Hugh Jackman) choreographing. Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie in the original 1983 film, serves as a producer.

The story from a cherished movie classic that’s enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. In 1940’s Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Produced by the film’s original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical! is a holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.

A Christmas Story, The Musical! features scenic design by Walt Spangler (Desire Under the Elms); costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy (Passing Strange, The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?); lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys, Memphis); orchestrations by 2011 Tony nominee Larry Blank (Catch Me If You Can); musical supervision by Ian Eisendrath (5th Avenue Theatre’s Sunday In The Park With George, West Side Story); dance arrangements by Glen Kelly (The Book of Mormon, Scottsboro Boys), and casting by Stephanie Klapper (Dividing the Estate, The Tempermentals). Peter Billingsley joins commercial producers Gerald Goehring (Frankenstein: The Musical), Roy Miller (West Side Story revival, The Drowsy Chaperone), Michael F. Mitri (Frankenstein: The Musical), Pat Flicker Addiss (Promises, Promises; Spring Awakening), Mariano Tolentino, Louise H. Beard, Michael Filerman, Scott Hart, Timothy Laczynski, Bartner/Jenkins Entertainment, Angela Milonas, Bradford W. Smith.

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