November 25, 2015 – January 3, 2016
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Bring the family together and celebrate the season with one of the most beloved Holiday traditions of all time. It’s A Christmas Story: The Musical.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Paramount Theatre is a charitable, non-profit organization. CLICK HERE to show your support.

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Meet the Team


Michael Accardo *

Old Man

previously in Elf The Musical, The Music Man and A Christmas Story

Michael Harp


Previously in A Christmas Story

Philip Earl Johnson *

Jean Shepherd

making Paramount Theatre debut

Ericka Mac *

Miss Shields

previously in CATS

Danni Smith *


making Paramount Theatre debut

Blake Barnickel


making Paramount Theatre debut

Ricky Falbo

Grover Dill

previously in The Who’s Tommy & Les Misérables

Mark David Kaplan *

Santa, Fantasy Villain, Ensemble, u/s Jean Shepherd

previously in A Christmas Story

Theo Moss


previously in A Christmas Story

Reid Patrick Tomasson

Scut Farkus

making Paramount Theatre debut

Matthew Uzarraga


previously in Joseph…Dreamcoat and Miss Saigon

Aubrey Adams *

Dance Captain, Ensemble

previously in The Who’s Tommy & Les Misérables

Audrey Billings *


previously in Miss Saigon

Cody Bolithon

Sammy, u/s Ralphie

making Paramount Theatre debut

Grier Burke

Suzy, u/s Mary Beth, u/s Esther Jane

previously in A Christmas Story

Jonathan Butler-Duplessis *

Previously in Disney’s The Little MermaidA Christmas StoryTommy, Hair, and In the Heights

Aaron Choi *

Waiter, Chief Elf, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Michael Di Leo

Roy, u/s Dill, u/s Schwartz, u/s Farkus

making Paramount Theatre debut

Samantha Erne

Esther Jane

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jason Grimm

Second Bank Robber, Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Jillian Jocson

Waitress/ Ensemble

making Paramount Theatre debut

Matthew Keffer


making Paramount Theatre debut

Alanna Lovely


making Paramount Theatre debut

Eloise Lushina

Mary Beth

previously in Mary Poppins

Tyler Martin

Scooter, u/s Randy, u/s Flick

making Paramount Theatre debut

Erin McGrath *


making Paramount Theatre debut

Jason Richards

Ensemble, u/s Old Man

making Paramount Theatre debut

Summer Naomi Smart *

Can-Can Girlfriend, u/s Mother

making Paramount Theatre debut

Peyton Shaffer


previously in Mary Poppins, The Music Man & Annie

Holly Stauder *

Mrs. Schwartz, Ensemble, u/s Miss Shields

previously in Annie, Cats & Mary Poppins

Dana Tretta *

Chief Elf, Ensemble

previously in A Christmas Story and Hair

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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