My family and I recently had the opportunity to check out a theater production at the beautiful Hershey Theater.
On Tuesday, November 3rd we loaded up and headed to Chocolatetown, USA to see my absolute favorite Christmas movie turned musical, A Christmas Story.
For those of you that aren’t up late on Christmas Eve wrapping gifts and watching 24 straight hours of A Christmas Story the movie, here is a quick summary.
It is the story of author & radio host Jean Shepherd. It is based on his childhood growing up in 1930′s Indiana. It is many of his short stories woven into one great Christmas movie. It is told through the eyes of Ralphie and his quest to get the greatest Christmas gift ever, an official Red Ryder carbine-action two hundred shot range model air rifle.
The musical did not disappoint. You know how when something is a favorite, nothing can live up to it? I will admit I was afraid going to this because of how much I do love the movie and I can say I was very happy with it. The acting was great as well as the music. I am finding myself days later still singing the songs to myself.
The best part, I think, was seeing how much my oldest son Logan enjoyed it. I had tried telling him about it on the way but he said he didn’t remember the movie. Once the show started he was on the edge of his seat the entire time. Cole, our youngest, fell asleep on the way over and stayed sleeping until towards the end of the second act. He woke up just in time to see Santa Claus and the end when Ralphie ‘shoots his eye out’.
A Christmas Story the Musical is playing at the HersheyTheater from Novmeber 8-13, 2011 and tickets range from $25.00-$65.00.
If you can’t make this show be sure to check out some other great productions coming to the theater in the coming months.