COMING TO CLEVELAND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON at Near West Theatre!
Holiday celebrations of A Christmas Story’s 30th anniversary begin with the Cleveland premiere of A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Near West Theatre in Ohio City
It’s Cleveland’s only musical version of the beloved holiday family classic, performed by a hometown cast of 55, including 31 children and teens!
Performances: November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
December 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2013
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Meanwhile, In New York City…
The Musical will be performed by the original production company at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden Dec. 11-29.
Peter Billingsley, who played Ralphie in the movie, will continue as co-producer of the New York production of A Christmas Story, The Musical.
Peter Billingsley, the actor who starred as the nine-year-old bespectacled hero “Ralphie” in the 1983 irreverent holiday film classic A Christmas Story, will continue in his role as producer of The Musical adaptation of the perennial favorite. Billingsley, who has since gone on to a successful career in Hollywood as an actor, producer and director.
“A Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally and to audiences worldwide,” said Peter Billingsley. I’m excited to bring this film to the stage because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the exciting ingredients that become available in the world of musicals. Just think about the idea of a Leg Lamp Kickline! I am honored to be part of this brand new musical and look forward to bringing it to audiences everywhere.”
Peter Billingsley has been a member of the Hollywood community since the age of three, appearing in television commercials in the 1970s before jettisoning to fame with the holiday classic A Christmas Story in 1983, where he portrayed the unforgettable Red Ryder BB gun-seeking Ralphie Parker. Since then Billingsley has taken his talent behind the camera, bringing his comedic genius and impeccable timing to both film and television. As a producer, he has earned an Emmy nomination for the critically acclaimed Independent Film Channel TV show “Dinner for Five,” and has also worked as Executive Producer on the hit films The Break Up and Four Christmases with his longtime friend and collaborator Vince Vaughn, as well as working as producer on the 2008 blockbuster Iron Man. As a director, his most recent film was Couples Retreat, starring Vaughn and Jon Favreau. Currently he’s developing the big screen adaptation of Melissa Marr’s fantasy novel “Wicked Lovely,” which Billingsley will produce along with Valeri Vaughn.