‘A Christmas Story, the Musical’ coming to Auburn Ave

Local cast brings classic to stage

Auburn Community Players presents “A Christmas Story, the Musical” at the Auburn Ave.

Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, with 2 o’clock matinees on Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18 at the historic theater, 10 Auburn Ave.

The musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, 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.

Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic 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; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others.

The Auburn Community Players is comprised of local, volunteer actors from the community. They produce two musicals a year, rehearsing and building sets and costumes in their spare time. To audition or volunteer, visit the ACP Facebook page or contact the Auburn Parks Department at 253-931-3043.

Tickets are $15 regular, $13 students and seniors. To order, call Parks, Arts & Rec or order online for will call-only pickup through Brown Paper Tickets at auburnwa.gov/arts.