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A Christmas Story, The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.

Product Code: CD2000

  • Musical
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 15m., 10w. May expand to 20+m., 15+w.
  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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$11.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $105/perf

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This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!", "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't.


It has come to our attention that some issues exist within the scores for A Christmas Story, the Musical. In particular, please note that in song #7, “What a Mother Does,” measures 141-144 are missing within the Full Score and individual orchestral parts; however, they are notated correctly within the Piano/Vocal and Vocal parts. To address this issue and/or any other discrepancies, we suggest you compare the Full Score with the Piano/Vocal as you tailor the music for your production.

Due to the complexity of the music for this title, we do not currently have a time frame for making the necessary corrections. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Musical
  • Product Code CD2000
  • Cast Size 25
  • Min. Royalty Rate $105/perf
  • Cost $11.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min


  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583424087
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"A true gift! A sparkling adaptation with a surefire charmer of a score." -New York magazine

"I was dazzled." -The New York Times

"Joyous! … A musical that dares mess with one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time and yet manages not only to do the film justice, but top it. … It’s a charming triumph of imagination." -Associated Press



Counting Down to Christmasmp3Download
Red Rydermp3Download
The Genius on Cleveland Streetmp3Download
When You're a Wimpmp3Download
Ralphie to the Rescuemp3Download
What a Mother Doesmp3Download
Sticky Situationmp3Download
A Major Awardmp3Download
Just Like Thatmp3Download
Up On Santa's Lapmp3Download
Before the Old Man Comes Homemp3Download
Somewhere Hovering Over Indianamp3Download
A Christmas Storymp3Download


Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Memorial Opera House Valparaiso Indiana 11/24/2017 12/10/2017
Theatre Sarnia Sarnia Ontario 11/17/2017 11/25/2017
Fulton Theatre Company Lancaster Pennsylvania 11/1/2017 12/31/2017
Magic Valley Repertory Theatre Filer Idaho 12/14/2017 12/18/2017
Chino Community Theatre Chino California 12/1/2017 12/17/2017
Patchogue Theater Patchogue New York 12/13/2017 12/31/2017
Midtown Arts Center Fort Collins Colorado 11/10/2017 12/31/2017
Algonquin Arts Theatre Manasquan New Jersey 11/25/2017 12/10/2017
Athens Theatre DeLand Florida 12/1/2017 12/23/2017
Venice Little Theatre Venice Florida 11/14/2017 12/10/2017
Lakeland Community Theatre Lakeland Florida 12/1/2017 12/10/2017
Grace Tipling Hall Shelburne Ontario 12/1/2017 12/10/2017
Riverside Children's Theatre Vero Beach Florida 12/8/2017 12/16/2017
St. George Musical Theater St. George Utah 11/30/2017 12/16/2017
Elkhart Civic Theatre Bristol Indiana 11/17/2017 12/10/2017
Montgomery Theater San Jose California 12/1/2017 12/10/2017
Washington Pavilion Sioux Falls South Dakota 12/14/2017 12/17/2017
East Ridge High School Woodbury Minnesota 12/1/2017 12/10/2017
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Simi Valley California 11/18/2017 12/23/2017
Berger Performing Arts Tucson Arizona 11/30/2017 12/3/2017
BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATRE Fort Myers Florida 11/23/2017 12/25/2017
Playhouse Merced Merced California 11/17/2017 12/10/2017
Theatre Tallahassee Tallahassee Florida 12/1/2017 12/10/2017
Christian Brothers College High School St. Louis Missouri 12/8/2017 12/10/2017
The Barnstormers Theater Building Ridley Park Pennsylvania 12/2/2017 12/17/2017
Charles A Brown Historic Ice House Bethlehem Pennsylvania 12/5/2017 12/17/2017
Off Broadway Live Santee California 12/1/2017 12/17/2017
River Valley Players Henry Illinois 11/3/2018 11/11/2018
Bartlett High School Bartlett Illinois 11/30/2017 12/2/2017
The Sooner Theatre of Norman, Inc. Norman Oklahoma 12/8/2017 12/17/2017
Little Theatre on the Bay North Bend Oregon 11/24/2017 12/17/2017
Pearl Theater Houston Texas 12/1/2017 12/17/2017
4 Kidz Sake of Wichita Falls Wichita Falls Texas 11/17/2017 12/16/2017
Aurora Arts Theatre CORPUS CHRISTI78 Texas 11/17/2017 12/30/2017
Masquers Theater Soap Lake Washington 11/17/2017 12/17/2017
Little Lake Theatre Co. Canonsburg Pennsylvania 11/23/2018 11/23/2018
Shooting Star Productions St. Louis Missouri 11/30/2017 12/3/2017
Algonquin Arts Theatre Manasquan New Jersey 11/25/2017 12/10/2017
Pickens County High School Jasper Georgia 12/8/2017 12/9/2017
Seventh Street Theatre Chino California 12/1/2017 12/17/2017
The Lamp theatre Irwin Pennsylvania 12/8/2017 12/10/2017
Yorba Linda High Yorba Linda California 12/15/2017 12/17/2017
The Farris Theatre Richmond Missouri 12/1/2017 12/3/2017
Four County Players Barboursville Virginia 11/17/2017 12/17/2017
The Richfield Lutheran Theater Company Minneapolis Minnesota 12/8/2017 12/10/2017
Central Kitsap Middle School Silverdale Washington 11/24/2017 12/17/2017
Thalian Association Wilmington North Carolina 12/8/2017 12/17/2017
Michael J. Fox Theatre Burnaby British Columbia 11/2/2018 11/18/2018
Riverbank Theatre Marine City Michigan 11/16/2018 12/22/2018