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The Charleston Light Opera Guild will produce the musical version of a holiday favorite film, A Christmas Story. The 2016 production is slated for evening performances on December 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 and matinee shows on December 17 and 18 at the Norman L. Fagan State Theater at the Culture Center.

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.



Kennie BassJean Shepherd
Eric B. HudnallThe Old Man
Elizabeth Cary Brown  Mother
Tayan CooperRalphie Parker
Zene CooperRandy Parker
Toni M. PilatoMiss Shields
Marc D. GoldenSanta
Will ManahanScut Farkus
Trey PrittGrover Dil
Casey WhiteFlick
Thomas WardSchwartz
Katherine AkersWhimp Kid
Amelia AllenMary Beth
Emma AlleyEster Jane
Susannah AtkinsHead Elf
Amy AtkinsFlick's Mom
Macy BelcherElf
Delaney BrasselleElf
Claire ButlerSchwartz's Mom
Isaiah CanterburyWhimp Kid
Rudy CapeceWhimp Kid
Emma DooleyElf
Dawson EagleElf
Kat EllisElf
Jake GuthrieElf
Dwedee KobbahElf
Ava PiersonWhimp Kid
Caroline ShriverElf
Lucy SmithWhimp Kid
Clint ThomasTownsperson
Ashley VanBrocklinElf
Delaney Wells Whimp Kid
Ireland WileyWhimp Kid
Paige WorkmanElf


Nina Denton Pasinetti Director/Choreographer
Bobby Hodges, Jr. Musical Director
John Patrick Accompanist
Tom Pasinetti Technical Director




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