This classic and comedic holiday tale follows the escapades of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker who wants one thing for Christmas, and one thing only: An Official Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun. There’s only one problem: everyone else is convinced he’ll shoot his eye out! Filled with quirky and lovable characters, this zany, heartfelt, and nostalgic Christmas musical is a delight for young and old. “The Empire Theatre Company is committed to bringing excellent, entertaining, theatre to the Grand Forks community,” said Executive Director Emily Montgomery. “We are so excited to bring this production to life!”
A Christmas Story, The Musical is directed by Chris Berg, music directed by David Henrickson, choreographed by Erin Porter and assistant directed by Daniella Lima. This production features regional and local actors Kalla Baker, Alan Benjamin, Mirko Drago, Chris Feldmann, Mairi Ferguson, Maura Ferguson, Ellory Gardner, Grant Gardner, Casey Hennessy, Emma Jackson, Misti Koop, Stefanie Kurtz, Amy Lyste, Emma Lyste, Calli Medley, RJ Morin, Laura Nelson, Hyrum Patterson, Ian Peterson, Charles Russell, Lauren Sanner, Tessa Sanner, and Justin Schepp.
When: November 25-26 at 7:30pm, November 27 at 2:00pm, December 1-3 at 7:30pm and December 4 at 2:00pm
Where: Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave Grand Forks, ND 58201
Tickets: $22 for adults and $17 for students and military
Purchase tickets weekdays at 701-746-5500 or anytime at www.empireartscenter.com.
The Empire Theatre Company is a program of the Empire Arts Center. The Empire Theatre Company’s mission is to produce contemporary plays and musicals that are well-crafted and bold. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the third production in ETC’s fifth season, which also includes the following productions: Peter and the Starcatcher, and Blackbird.