A Christmas Story

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Book by Joseph Robinett
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.

Directed by Sheryl Cleveland
Vocal Direction by Char Gaines
Choreography by Cody Garcia

Stars Theatre Restaurant
1931 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Show Times
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: Lunch at 1 p.m. Show at 2 p.m.

Dinner + Show, Adult: $70
Show Only, Adult: $45
Dinner + Show, 18 and under: $50
Show Only, 18 and under: $30

Holiday Prime Rib
Roasted Turkey
Vegetable Quiche

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About the Show
This musical, which received rave reviews during its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!", "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't.

"A true gift! A sparkling adaptation with a surefire charmer of a score." -New York magazine

"I was dazzled." -The New York Times

"Joyous! … A musical that dares mess with one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time and yet manages not only to do the film justice, but top it. … It’s a charming triumph of imagination." -Associated Press

Bob Anderson as Jean Shepherd (Narrator)
Braxton Briscoe as Ralphie
Julie Gaines as Mother
Gabriel Carbajal as The Old Man
Brandon Antongiovanni as Randy
Noah Santillan as Schwartz
Campbell Cleveland as Flick
Emily West as Esther Jane
Sarah Skenfield as Mary Beth
Dorian Speights as Scut Farkus
Brianna Baker as Gerty Dill
Daryn Gonzales as Nancy
Tara Haner as Miss Shields
Kenneth Whitchard as Santa

Ensemble: Grace Wilkes, Sophia Seaney, Madeline Wells, Ethan Taft (Schwartz u/s), Bayleigh Shumaker, Kya Haner, Darcie Shugart, Grimm Gingras, Sophia Resolme, Charlotte Smith