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Gene Weygandt (left) as legendary cowboy Red Ryder and Clarke Hallum as his biggest fan, Ralphie Parker (photo © Carol Rosegg)

Light and Lively: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” Is an Early Christmas Present for Triangle Theatergoers

The light-and-lively national mini-tour of “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” which features an invigorating score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a sassy script by Joseph Robinette, based on the ever-popular 1983 Warner Bros. motion picture, is an early Christmas present for Triangle theatergoers still digesting their Thanksgiving turkey.

Five-City Tour of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” Hopes to Score a Bull’s Eye in Raleigh, NC

“The [1983] movie lends itself beautifully to the musical-theater genre,” claims director John Rando, “because so much of the movie is seen through the imagination of Ralphie Parker (Clarke Hallum)…. He imagines himself a cowboy, and he wants a [genuine Red Ryder] BB gun.”