11.09.2019

A Christmas Story, The Musical Prompts Laughs and a Tear: A Review

A Christmas Story, The Musical Prompts Laughs and a Tear: A Review

by Michael P Coleman

Do you remember when you wondered whether Santa Claus was gonna come, and bring you what you wanted on Christmas Eve?

Not like today, when you know the big guy will stop by. Back when you wondered. Hoped. Dreamed.

If you need a nudge to dredge up that memory, A Christmas Story, The Musical is playing in the newly-renovated Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento. The charming show opened last night and will run through November 17.

History was made at last night’s opener, as A Christmas Story, The Musical is the first Broadway production to play at the historic Memorial Auditorium. As Sacramento is enjoying higher than average temperatures this November, you might be reluctant to attend a nostalgic, unapologetically yuletide show.

But I’d encourage you to get over that and treat yourself to this wonderful production. After all…

Christmas is only 46 days away.

The Tony-nominated Broadway musical adapts the 1983 classic holiday film to the stage, bringing all of your favorite set pieces and phrases (the flag pole, the bunny PJs, the leg lamp, “fragile,” “You’ll shoot your eye out!”) to life with a set of catchy tunes by the songwriting team behind Dear Evan Hanson, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman. The show’s choreography is equally engaging, but none of that would have worked if not for a brilliant ensemble that made it hard for me to single out standouts.

But I will.

Click here to read MPC’s full review, including details on the show’s standouts.

Click here for tickets to A Christmas Story, The Musical. 

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