As the year creeps toward a close, the television networks are rebooting all the holiday movies in their hard drives. Top among the list of America's favorites the last quarter-century is the comedy "A Christmas Story," about an Indiana kid's feverish quest for a Red Ryder BB gun.
Kansas City, MO – The story has been adapted for the stage before, but not as a musical. It's this new version, "A Christmas Story, The Musical!", that's appearing at Kansas City Repertory Theatre this holiday season. And, as KCUR's Steve Walker reports, it's likely to be headed to Broadway later next year after its Kansas City debut.
"A Christmas Story, The Musical!"
November 20, 2009 - (extended through) January 3, 2010
Based on the Warner Brothers Movie "A Christmas Story" and Jean Shepherd's novel "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash"
Directed by Eric Rosen
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and lyrics by Scott Davenport Richards
Produced by Gerald Goehring, Michael F. Mitri & Michael Jenkins
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