‘A Christmas Story: The Musical’ Debuts Tomorrow at Barrow-Civic Theatre

| December 6, 2018

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – “A Christmas Story: The Musical” begins on Friday, December 7, at the Barrow-Civic Theatre.

“Don’t shoot your eye out” as you prepare yourself for Franklin Civic Operetta Association’s production of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at the Barrow-Civic Theatre.

The musical will be performed on Friday, December 7, Saturday, December 8, Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.

There will also we shows on Sunday, December 9, and Sunday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m.

The all-American Christmas classic turned Broadway hit is heralded by the Associated Press as “a charming triumph infused with utter joy.” Based on the 1983 film, the show follows the childhood dreams and schemes of young Ralphie, whose heart is set on getting one thing and one thing only for Christmas – the official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range air model rifle with a compass in the stock.

Along the way, we discover the stuff of pink nightmares (think bunny suit), the power of fishnet-clad lamps (careful, it’s fra-GEE-lay), and the wintry hazards of sticking a warm tongue to a cold metal pole. With its timeless scenes, quirky innocence, and nostalgic warmth, this musical trip down memory lane will leave the whole family bright-eyed and cheerful. It’s far and away the most fun you’ll have this holiday season!

The cast stars Tyler Best as Jean Shephard the Narrator; Eli Moser as Ralphie; Andrea Fenske as Mother; Rick Rogers as The Old Man; Matthew Myers as Randy; Jordan Zerbe as Schwartz; Ayman Braiber as Flick; Hannah McCarthy as Miss Shields; Devon Zerbe as Scut Farkus; Brooke Whitling as Grover Dill; Alex Webster as Esther Jane; Sarah Fox as Mary Beth; and Ian Best as Santa.

The ensemble includes Joni Hulse as the Head Elf and Adult Chorus; Kevin Fox, Jackson Donovan, Alyshia Graham, and Lillian Hensley in the Adult Chorus; Ryah Smith, Cameron Whitling, Clarice Carlson, Audrey Botts, Brenna Mowry, Rowan Master, and Jasey Donovan in the Youth Chorus; and Maddy Phillips, Julie Hines, Madison Zimmer, Evelyn Hanold, Kaitlyn Moore, and Lena Devinney as Tappers.

The Production Team is made up of Producers Tammy Dulaney, John Kluck, Brandy Richards, and Jerry Ziegler; Director Jill Lander; Music Director Mary Beth Hutchinson; Stage Director Betsy Kellner; Choreographer Hannah McCarthy; and Costumer Cheryl Heffernan. Lights and Sound by David Kellner, Set design by Anthony Farone.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for Senior/Military, and $14.00 for Student/Child.

To purchase tickets, click here; visit the Barrow-Civic Theatre at 1223 Liberty Street in Franklin; or call 814-437-3440.

Discounts are available for groups, educators, and families.


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