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Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Christmas Story, The Musical To Stop At The Fisher Theatre {Press Release}

I have this yearly tradition. On the day after Thanksgiving, I watch A Christmas Story while I set up my Christmas tree and decorate my home for the coming holiday. And what could be better than that? Seeing it on stage, of course.

This year, I will be seeing A Christmas Story, The Musical when it comes to the Fisher Theatre in November. {Perfect timing for my tradition, huh?}I'm so excited and can't wait to share more about it with you then.

For more details, read the press release below.

Music & Lyrics By Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book By Joseph Robinette
Directed and Choreographed By Warren Carlyle

Peter Billingsley, Star of the Original 1983 Film,
is a Producer for the New Holiday Musical

Fisher Theatre
November 15-27, 2011

Tickets on Sale Monday, August 1!

DetroitMI, July 20, 2011 – This holiday season, America’s #1 Christmas movie comes to life on stage as a hilarious holiday musical. A Christmas Story, The Musical! will play at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre from November 15 – 27. Tickets for the Detroitperformance of A Christmas Story, The Musical! will go on sale Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m. at the Fisher Theatre box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at

A Christmas Story, The Musical!  features a bright holiday score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Joseph Robinette based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite. Acclaimed director/choreographer Warren Carlyle (Broadway’s Finian’s RainbowFolliesAn Evening With Hugh Jackman) will helm the production. Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie in the original 1983 film, serves as a producer for the holiday tour.

“A Christmas Story has become such a special part of the holiday season for so many families,” says producer Peter Billingsley. “I'm really excited to bring the musical to new audiences and long-time fans across the country.”

A Christmas Story, The Musical! chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way towards the holiday gift of his dreams, a Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB Gun (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a double-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between young Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Produced by the film’s original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, it’s a perennial holiday classic that will entertain the whole family.

A Christmas Story, The Musical! features scenic design by Walt Spangler (Desire Under the Elms); costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy (Passing StrangeThe Goat or Who Is Sylvia?); lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey BoysMemphis); orchestrations by 2011 Tony nominee Larry Blank (Catch Me If You Can); musical supervision by Ian Eisendrath (5th Avenue Theatre’s Sunday In The Park With GeorgeWest Side Story); dance arrangements by August Eriksmoen (MemphisThe Addams Family) and casting by Stephanie Klapper (Dividing the Estate, The Tempermentals)Peter Billingsley joins commercial producers Gerald Goehring (FrankensteinThe Musical), Roy Miller (West Side Story revival, The Drowsy Chaperone), Michael Mitri (FrankensteinThe Musical), Pat Addiss (Promises, PromisesSpring Awakening), Louise Beard, Mariano Tolentino, Tim Laczynski, Bartner/Jenkins Entertainment, Angela Milonas and Bradford W. Smith .

Performance times for A Christmas Story, The Musical!appearing Nov. 15 – 27, 2011 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:

-          Tuesday through Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. (No performance on Nov. 24)
-          Thursday, Nov. 17 matinee at 1 p.m.
-          Monday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
-          Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m.
-          Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
-          Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of A Christmas Story, The Musical! range from $29-$79 (includes parking and facility fees) and go on sale August 1, 2011 at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at or, and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787.  Limited premium seats will be available at the box office only. For group sales (12 or more) please or call (313) 871-1132. For additional information, call (313) 872-1000 or

The Detroit engagement of A Christmas Story, The Musical!is sponsored by Chrysler.

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**I've been invited to Press Night at the theater to review this show and have been given 2 complimentary passes. I've received no other compensation for posting this press release. I just want you to know more about it so you can go and enjoy it while it's in town. Show review to come soon!**



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