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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 | Tony Award (nominee)

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* 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.

$11.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $125/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 $125/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 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.

Customer Reviews

"We absolutely loved putting up this re-imagined classic. The music is so fun and allowed us to showcase our youth of all ages. Our only concern with this title is the Chinese Restaurant scene and the heightened sensitivity to cultural stereotypes."
Review by Tina Crandall-Gommel, MT Ed, Rochester, N.Y.
"We enjoyed this production so much - very moving and entertaining - and the audience loved it too!"
Review by Stacey Bresee, Masquers Theater, Soap Lake, Wash.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"In a small space with limited wing space, we utilized an upstage elevated platform that we could hide furniture underneath. the platform served as the boys bedroom and Santa's mountain. we even added a slide to the platform!"
Tip by Tina Crandall-Gommel, MT Ed, Rochester, N.Y.

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
Toby's Dinner Theatre Columbia Maryland 11/6/2019 1/5/2020
Beef And Boards Dinner Theatre Indianapolis Indiana 11/21/2019 12/31/2019
High Desert Center for the Arts Victorville California 12/12/2019 12/22/2019
The Arts Center of Cannon County Woodbury Tennessee 11/8/2019 11/23/2019
Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner Massachusetts 11/29/2019 12/8/2019
Amaturo Theater Broward Center For The Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale Florida 12/12/2019 12/29/2019
Weathervane Playhouse Newark Ohio 12/19/2019 12/29/2019
Berkeley Playhouse Berkeley California 11/8/2019 12/22/2019
Stars Theatre Restaurant Bakersfield California 11/30/2019 12/21/2019
Clear Space Theatre Rehoboth Beach Delaware 11/29/2019 12/15/2019
Chappelear Theatre at Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware Ohio 12/13/2019 12/16/2019
Empire Performance Studio Riverside California 12/6/2019 12/15/2019
Lucie Stern Community Theater Palo Alto California 11/8/2019 11/24/2019
Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy Topeka Kansas 11/29/2019 12/22/2019
Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts Beaumont Texas 11/29/2019 12/15/2019
First Stage Theater Issaquah Washington 12/7/2019 12/22/2019
Bengt Sjostrom Theatre Inside Rockford Illinois 12/6/2019 12/15/2019
Georgetown Palace Theatre Georgetown Texas 11/22/2019 12/30/2019
The Orpheum Theatre Twin Falls Idaho 12/13/2019 12/22/2019
Theater West End Sanford Florida 12/6/2019 12/22/2019
Pheasant Run Theatre St. Charles Illinois 12/6/2019 12/8/2019
Park Junior High School La Grange Park Illinois 11/1/2019 11/2/2019
LaComedia Dinner Theatre Springboro Ohio 11/5/2020 12/31/2020
Horton Grand Theatre San Diego California 11/29/2019 12/29/2019
Greenville Area Recreation & Community Center Greenville Michigan 12/6/2019 12/14/2019
CM Performing Arts Center Oakdale New York 11/16/2019 12/22/2019
Andrews Hall/Sonoma Community Center Sonoma California 12/6/2019 12/22/2019
Victor J Andrew High School Orland Hills Illinois 12/5/2019 12/7/2019
Des Moines Community Playhouse Des Moines Iowa 12/5/2019 12/23/2019
Old Church Theatre New Rockford North Dakota 11/15/2019 12/15/2019
Historic Elsinore Theatre DBA Elsinore Theatre Salem Oregon 12/19/2019 12/29/2019
Bartlesville Community Center Bartlesville Oklahoma 12/10/2019 12/12/2019
Landers Center Theater Southaven Mississippi 12/13/2019 12/22/2019
The Golden Chain Theatre Oakhurst California 11/22/2019 12/22/2019
Nancy Bock Center for Performing Arts The Woodlands Texas 12/13/2019 12/15/2019
McCoy’s Grand Theater Moorefield West Virginia 11/29/2019 12/8/2019
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre Centerville Utah 11/18/2020 12/19/2020
College of Coastal Georgia Kingsland Georgia 12/12/2019 12/15/2019
Shannondell Performing Arts Theater Audubon Pennsylvania 7/10/2020 7/19/2020
Morinville Community Cultural Centre Morinville Alberta 12/19/2019 12/21/2019
Wylie Performing Arts Center Abilene Texas 12/5/2019 12/5/2019
Ohlook Performing Arts Center Grapevine Texas 12/6/2019 12/22/2019
Cutting Hall Palatine Illinois 12/28/2019 12/29/2019
Nutley High School Nutley New Jersey 12/5/2019 12/7/2019
Silvermoon on Broad Texarkana Texas 11/21/2019 11/24/2019
Medina County Show Biz Company Medina Ohio 12/6/2019 12/15/2019
The Everett Theatre Middletown Delaware 12/6/2019 12/15/2019
Phoenix Theatrics Duryea Pennsylvania 12/6/2019 12/15/2019
Sketch Club Players Woodbury New Jersey 12/6/2019 12/15/2019
SaskExpress Theatre Regina Saskatchewan 12/4/2019 12/16/2019