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'A Christmas Story, The Musical' Adds New Depth to Beloved Characters

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is performing A Christmas Story, The Musical from December 5th to December 23rd.  CTC Executive Director George Quick and Youth Theatre Director Scott Dunlap (who is directing this show) join us to discuss how the musical compares to the classic 1983 film A Christmas Story.  The musical gives expanded roles and new depth to some of the film's characters, such as Ralphie Parker's mother.

The CTC first performed this musical last year, and many of the cast members are returning, including Cannon Hunt as Ralphie, Benjamin Brown as Randy and Greg Rambin Sr. as Jean Shepherd.

From the CTC Web site:

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Book by Joseph Robinette Directed by Scott Dunlap Based on books and short stories by Jean Shepherd and the MGM Movie, A Christmas Story America's most beloved holiday movie is now a Big Broadway musical! Back this holiday season by popular demand! This is a bright, bouyant, musical retelling of the cherished and much-repeated family comedy. All of the best-loved moments from the holiday film are in the production, including the leg lamp, the tongue-on-a-flagpole, the bunny suit, the Santa slide and all of Ralphie's extravagant daydreams. A New York hit at holiday time, all the fun is right here at home again this year, complete with dazzling dance numbers, scrumptious songs, and an incredibly talented cast of youngsters (and adults!).