A Christmas Story
The Musical November 25 - January 3
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Based on the movie "A Christmas Story" and "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash"
Directed by Nick Bowling
THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
“truly one of the best stage productions for the holiday season in Chicago…Dean’s List ‘A’”
Dean Richards, WGN-TV & Radio
“superbly performed…sheer delight”
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“high-spirited, warm-hearted, highly recommended”
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“I couldn’t stop smiling. And I wasn’t alone.”
Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald
CLICK HERE for more reviews.
ABOUT THE SHOW
One of the most watched and beloved Holiday movies ever made comes to life in a full-blown musical production on the Paramount stage.
It’s the story of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker growing up in middle-America in the 1940s. With Christmas right around the corner, Ralphie has his bespectacled sights set on one thing – a Red Ryder BB Gun. But at every turn, the young daydreamer hears those five words that are the bane of his existence: “you’ll shoot your eye out.”
It’s a story filled with laughs, dreams, warmth and family. A story filled with a department store Santa, a Leg Lamp, a Snow Suit and friends that will never leave your side – even if your tongue is stuck to a Flag Pole. The music is energetic, unforgettable and ranges from gentle ballads to full-on show-stopping numbers. The imagery takes you back to an easier time we often long for, but the message stays the same: family, friendship, love – the holidays are nothing without them.
Bring your family and celebrate the holidays with the perfect feel-good musical for the season.
Rated PG. Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Estimated Runtime: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission
Out of respect for our patrons, children ages 2 and under are not permitted in the theater unless they attend a specific designated children’s show.
Bring home a piece of Paramount’s biggest season yet. From t-shirts to magnets to leg lamps and more, we’ve got something for everyone. Be sure to visit any of the Broadway Merchandise stations in the Grand Gallery during intermission, before or after any Broadway performance. CLICK HERE to check out all our available merchandise.
“DON’T SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT” FAMILY PACKAGE
Buy Tickets to A Christmas Story: The Musical and stay overnight at the Broadway Hotel Aurora/Naperville, located minutes from the theatre. Package includes:
- One Night’s Lodging for up to 2 Adults and 3 Kids in Standard Suite
- $25 Two Brothers Roundhouse Gift Card
- $9 Admission Vouchers to Chicago Premium Outlets Ice Skating Rink (bring your own skates; additional $3 per skate rental)
- One Keepsake Leg Lamp or Ralphie Bunny Suit Ornament
- FREE Hot Breakfast at Broadway Hotel Aurora/Naperville
Oh Fuuuudge….all this for as low as $119*! We “Double Dog Dare You” to book and make your family’s holiday memories in Downtown Aurora this year. CLICK HERE for more details or call 630.896.2800 to make your hotel reservations.
*Prices vary by day of the week. Hot Tub and Fireplace Suites available at extra cost. Reservations require 48-hour advance notice and are subject to availability. Limited availability on holiday weekends and for special events. Valid through January 3, 2016. Hotel package and show tickets sold separately.
PREMIUM GUEST EXPERIENCE
Upgrade your night out with the Premium Guest Experience. Enjoy open bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts before the show and during intermission in an exclusive private area. CLICK HERE to learn more.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
CLICK HERE to take a look at the Opening Night Reception for A Christmas Story: The Musical.
CLICK HERE to meet the cast of A Christmas Story.
CLICK HERE to read notes on the show from director Nick Bowling.
SIGN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
There will be two certified sign interpreters translating all dialogue and lyrics into American Sign Language at A Christmas Story on Thursday, December 17 at 7 p.m.
There will also be sign interpreted performances for Hairspray (February 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.) and West Side Story (April 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.).
Become a subscriber and see all three shows for an unbeatable price. Call 630.896.6666 and ask for the Interpreted Performance Subscription.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Paramount Theatre is a charitable, non-profit organization. CLICK HERE to show your support.