Wayne Theatre

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Come join us for a classic story, toe tapping music and many strolls down memory lane!

Book by Joseph Robinette. 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.

This musical, which received rave reviews on 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.

All tickets will have a fee of $6 added at purchase.  ($3 for the Historic Preservation of the Wayne and $3 for Ticket Handling)


TICKET ADD-ON OPTION: MEET SANTA CLAUS
Before our Saturday matinee performances on December 11 and December 18, you can add a very special Meet & Greet Santa Claus Experience.

This Pay What You Will is a ticket add-on option for either matinee performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical on Dec. 11 and/or Dec. 18 with the Meet Santa Claus experience available beginning at 1:00 pm on both Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 only.

Simply purchase your tickets for the matinee show on Dec. 11 or Dec. 18 and choose the Meet Santa Claus add-on option to add this unforgettable experience!

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The Wayne Theatre depends on the generosity of our contributors to entertain the Shenandoah Valley with the best artists and shows. With ticket sales funding just 40% of operations, sponsorships and donations help make each star-studded season possible. The Wayne Theatre Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Donations may be mailed to:

Wayne Theatre Alliance
P.O. Box 1821
Waynesboro, VA 22980

To make a donation by phone:

The Wayne Theatre Alliance is also able to take phone donations via Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover and Debit Cards are all accepted). Please call 540-943-9999.

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