'A Christmas Story' aims to open on Broadway

Associated Press
FILE - In this November 8, 2011 theater file photo released by Keith Sherman & Associates, actor Clarke Hallum portrays Ralphie in a scene from "A Christmas Story, The Musical." Producers are looking for actors, singers and dancers who stand no more than 4-foot-11 to fill the shoes of Ralphie and his friends as they prepare a musical version of the classic film "A Christmas Story" for Broadway. Performances begin Nov. 6, 2012 in New York with an opening night set for Nov. 19. (AP Photo/Keith Sherman & Associates, Carol Rosegg, File)
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FILE - In this November 8, 2011 theater file photo released by Keith Sherman & Associates, actor Clarke …

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers are looking for actors, singers and dancers who stand no more than 4-foot-11 to fill the shoes of Ralphie and his friends as they prepare a musical version of the classic film "A Christmas Story" for Broadway.

Performances begin Nov. 6 in New York with an opening night set for Nov. 19. The musical spent much of last year on a national tour.

The show has more than a dozen catchy songs written by Benj Pasek and composer Justin Paul, with titles including "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun" and "A Major Award."

Both the 1983 film and musical are based the story of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker's desperate attempt to land an air rifle as a Christmas gift, despite warnings that he'll shoot his eye out.

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Online: http://www.AChristmasStoryTheMusical.com

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