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Lewiston Civic Theatre presents A Christmas Story the Musical, November 30 – December 17

Lewiston Civic Theatre presents the holiday classic A Christmas Story the Musical, November 30December 17, 2023.

 

The Lewiston Civic Theatre triple-dog-dares you to see its production of A Christmas Story the Musical, the classic holiday tale of Ralphie Parker and his quest for the perfect Christmas present. Join us for this heartwarming production running from November 30 to December 17, with performances Thursdays – Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Get your tickets now for a memorable experience this holiday season!

With music and lyrics by Tony- and Oscar-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) and a book by Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story is based on the classic 1983 film of the same name. Director, Larry Goodwin, says, “This production will be a highlight of your holiday season!”  Experience your favorite Christmas movie brought to life on stage before your eyes as nine-year-old Ralphie Parker adventures his way to an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. It’s got it all, the maniacal department store Santa, the infamous leg lamp, a triple-dog-dare to lick a frozen flagpole, and much more. Nominated for three Tony Awards in 2013, A Christmas Story the Musical is a classic and heartfelt holiday tale backed by a magnificent score.

Leading the cast in these holiday shenanigans is Connor Stout playing Ralphie Parker, along with TJ Richardson as his “Old Man”, and his real life mom, Amy Stout as his stage mom. Ripken Canner and Eddie Bell are sharing the role of Randy, his little brother stuffed in a snow suit until he can’t get his arms down. Ralphie’s best friends Flick (the kid who licks the pole)  and Schwartz (the one who triple dog dares him) are played by Rayland Zeliff and Bentley Smith. Lisa Lovelace Squires makes her LCT debut as their teacher Miss Shields, and the cast is filled out by an outstanding ensemble of LC Valley adults and kids that are some of your very favorites on stage.

Christmas Story the Musical will perform at the Normal Hill Campus (the old Lewiston High School Auditorium), with performances Thursdays – Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit lctheatre.org

 

Content Advisory: A Christmas Story the Musical contains some mild adult language and some suggestions of strong language. Please use the classic movie of the same title as a reference for content. If you feel the movie is appropriate for your family, the musical content is similar.

Christmas Story the Musical  is generously sponsored by Clearwater Paper, Mike’s Mechanical, Professional Realty Services/Loris Profitt, CCI/Speer,  Advantage Advertising, Inland 360, Big Country News/Nelly Broadcasting, P1FCU, Grocery Outlet, and Robert Shepherd/Coldwell Banker.

All programming at Lewiston Civic Theatre is made possible through the support of the City of Lewiston.

Founded in 1964, the Lewiston Civic Theatre shows played in the Porthouse in downtown Lewiston. The Porthouse no longer stands, due to constant water damage from the tides of the Snake River, which were known to flood – but not cancel a show. As LCT survived those tides, so has it survived the search for a new home. While the performance spaces moved from time to time throughout the years, time and time again, always resilient, the Lewiston Civic Theatre has proven that theater is the people that create it, not  the building that houses it.  Currently, season productions are performed at the former Lewiston High School Auditorium (1114 9th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501), also known as the Normal Hill Campus in special arrangement with the Lewiston Independent School District. The Lewiston Civic Theatre is committed to be a creative home for actors, directors, and designers to collaborate and enrich the cultural life of the LC Valley and surrounding areas. We are an inclusive organization that welcomes and encourages participation and volunteers from all of our community at large.

Lewiston Civic Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers theatrical productions and theater education opportunities year round.