A Christmas Story

By Philip Grecian

December 2 - 18, 2022

"Grecian's script retains Shepherd's wry, tongue-in-cheek humor." — Orange County Register

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Cast & Production


Ralphie Parker

    Brycen Richter +
    Everett Poe *

Ralph Parker

    Randy Margison

Esther Jane Alberry

Penny Badtke +
Kiera Koczorowski *


Cooper Stavrou +
Lily Honaker *

Helen Weathers

Lily Turner

Miss Shields

Roseanne Mader


Janice Zimmerman


Justice O’Dowd

The Old Man

Kevin Kelly


Danica Larson +
Clara Poe *

Santa Claus 

Jim Kelleher

Scut Farkus 

Dakota Walk

Black Bart & Leg Lamp Delivery Man

Kyle Poe

Red Ryder

Matthew Craig


Hailey Badtke
Matthew Craig
Elliot Joung
Olivia Steffen

+ indicates Candy Cane Cast
* indicates Jingle Bell Cast


Creative Team

Philip Grecian
Based On
The motion picture A Christmas Story, ©1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distrbuted by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Regina Reynolds
Darius Russelle
Stage Manager
Janice Albrecht
Set Designer
Art Jones
Set Construction
Jim Sands
Matthew Craig
Set Painters & Dressers
Regina Reynolds
Miranda Monticelli
Light Design 
Ken Albrecht
Light Tech
Ken Albrecht
Sound Design 
Gene LeFave
Sound Tech
Ken Albrecht
Costume Coordination 
Regina Reynolds
Lindsey Yates-Badtke
Janice Albrecht
Fight Captains
Adam Armstrong
Isaac Armstrong
Puppet Crafter
Kathy LeFave
Mitten & Scarf Crafter Emilia Reynolds
Michelle Self
Iva Trocke
Poster Hanger
Glenn Szalkowski

About The Show

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.
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