Cast Wants Families To Form New Memories With 'A Christmas Story' Musical

Nov 24, 2016

The infamous Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story
Credit kotulas.com

Did you know that the classic movie A Christmas Story had been turned into a Tony-nominated musical? According to artistic director Todd Espeland, who helms the Kalamazoo Civic production opening on Friday, all your favorite things from the movie are still there - Ralphie's obsession with getting a BB gun for Christmas, facing scary mall Santa, father winning the leg lamp -  but they've been heightened. In an interview with Cara Lieurance, Espeland, along with 13-year old Liam Fagan (Ralphie), Sharon Bradford (Mother) and Tim Kilmarten (The Old Man), discuss their roles and how the large cast has brought the show together in a six-week rehearsal process.


A Christmas Story, The Musical opens this Friday and runs through December 17. For ticket information, visit the Kalamazoo Civic website

You can stay in touch with WMUK music on FacebookTwitter, and by signing up for our eNewsletter.