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A Christmas Story: The Musical! Ralphie To Produce

Ralphie Parker Returns To The Stage Had to make sure I put up this article for our hard working reporter HAMMER. Christmas Story is one of his all time favorite movies. He goes on and on about how great this film is. Well this news should give a pep in his step. Peter Billingsley ­-- star of 1983’s A Christmas Story­­ -- has signed on to executive produce the musical adaptation of the film. “A Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally,” says Billingsley, who played 9-year-old Ralphie Parker . “I’m excited to bring this film to the stage because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the world of musicals.” With previews beginning Wednesday at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre (and running Dec. 9-30), A Christmas Story: The Musical! will remain loyal to the film adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s short stories and includes an original score from Broadway composing duo Benj Paske and Justin Paul. After gaining household recognition as the Red Ryder BB Gun-see