You have to see the new musical, A Christmas Story, at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. I promise you it is worth your drive and time. I triple dog dare you to join in the theatrical fun at the 5th this holiday season.
If you love the film version of A Christmas Story, you will truly enjoy this musical version.
The lyrics and melodies of the new musical are creative and help tell the familiar story in a fun and exciting way.
The musical stays pretty close to the film version and each time some new prop come into play the audience gets excited as they await the adventure about to come.
The perfect example it the leg lamp!
When the big wooden box is rolled onto stage, the audience knows what’s coming as they giggle and prepare for the introduction to THE lamp – the coveted lamp by many men!
And then there’s the tongue on the flagpole. As Flick gets triple dog dared into sticking his tongue on the frozen pole audiences begin to laugh hysterically.
The cast was outstanding and young Ralphie Parker, played by Clarke Hallum was blessed with talent to spare.
He never flinched at his lines and his singing voice was just short of miraculous, especially for someone so young.
The other kids in the cast were also superb actors and vocalists.
On another exciting note, the original Ralphie Parker, Peter Billingsley, was in the audience and was part of the creative team. It was exciting to see how he has changed over the past 25 years and to see his interest still remains in this timeless Christmas tale.
I even triple dog dared my 14-year-old son to introduce himself. He took me up on the dare, by the way and was greeted with warmth and excitement from Billingsley.