The Royal Theatre presents the beloved classic, “A Christmas Story: The Play.” This production is directed by Matthew Burns, produced by Daphne Shoppach, and sponsored by Everett Buick GMC.
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Enjoy humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s Midwest. Sponsored by Everett Buick GMC, A Christmas Story. This version is written by Philip Grecian.
Performance times are Thursdays through Sundays, December 7th-17th. See the list of dates and times below.
Thu Dec 7 🕖 7pm
Fri Dec 8 🕖7pm
Sat Dec 9 🕖7pm
Sun Dec 10 🕑2pm
Thu Dec 14 🕖7pm
Fri Dec 15 🕖7pm
Sat Dec 16 🕖7pm
Sun Dec 17 🕑2pm
This play is at the Royal Theatre in downtown Benton. The street address is 111 S. Market Street. Just look for the big ROYAL marquee.
Purchase tickets at https://theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com/. Seats are assigned. To choose which seats you will get, use the desktop version of your internet browser. Ticket prices are $15.00 general admission, $12.00 military, senior and college student discount, $8.00 for school age children and younger.
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CAST & CREW (Pics below)
The cast includes Josh Farmer as Ralph (the narrator), Thomas Duch as Ralphie, Summer Brinley as Mother, Ben Wright as The Old Man, Nicholas Walters as Randy, Ashley Merrill as Miss Shields, Jovi Byrd as Esther Jane, Lucy Farmer as Helen, Griffin Taylor as Flick, Brayden Armstrong as Schwartz, Beau Goldthorpe as Scut Farkus.
Frankie Goldman as Desperado 1/Ensemble, Nate Palmer as Desperado 2/Ensemble, Jonathon Armstrong as Santa/Ensemble, Quinton Cavanagh as Radio Voice, Emma Hicks, Haven Barnard, Madi Campbell and Avery Wagnon as Ensemble.
Production staff includes Matthew Burns as Director, Michelle Anderson as Production Assistant, Daphne Shoppach as Producer, and Susie Goldman as Parent Liaison.
MORE ABOUT THE STORY
This tale follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store.
The persistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
Other elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkus, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold flagpole; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become Saline County’s favorite holiday event this year.
A Christmas Story is rated family friendly. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
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