A Christmas Story the Musical (Lunt-Fontanne) BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
November 19, 2012
Closing:
December 30, 2012

Theater: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre / 205 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

The story from a cherished movie classic that's enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. In 1940's Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas--a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Produced by the film's original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical! is holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF A Christmas Story the Musical (Lunt-Fontanne)

    Dreams of a Big Haul From Santa Claus

    Charles Isherwood

    November 19, 2012: You’d have to have a Grinch-size heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face when Luke Spring, a 9-year-old dynamo with feathers for feet, starts tapping his little heart out in “A Christmas Story,” a new musical that opened on Monday night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Clad in a sleek black suit, his high-wattage grin beaming into the auditorium, this energetic little charmer raises such a merry clatter with his nimble dancing that it all but brings down the house.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF A Christmas Story the Musical (Lunt-Fontanne)

    Musical of 'A Christmas Story' is joyous

    Mark Kennedy

    November 19, 2012: We've all seen the scene in "A Christmas Story" when the kid gets his tongue stuck on a frozen flagpole. Now on Broadway is that very same scene – plus the kid actually singing through it, or at least trying to sing.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF A Christmas Story the Musical (Lunt-Fontanne)

    A Christmas Story, The Musical

    David Rooney

    November 19, 2012: Leaving aside It’s a Wonderful Life, I confess my tolerance for holiday movies is pretty low. Likewise for holiday musicals. But A Christmas Story wore down my defenses. A cut above the pack, it’s cute, corny, wholesome and sentimental – all basic requirements for family-friendly seasonal stage entertainment. But it also packs ample heart into its wistful glance back to a time when rewards were simpler, communities were closer-knit, and both parental and filial roles were less polluted by the infinite distractions and anxieties of contemporary life. In short, a time when happiness was just a Christmas gift away.

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  • AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF A Christmas Story the Musical (Lunt-Fontanne)

    Score rescues oddly staged 'A Christmas Story: The Musical'

    Matt Windman

    November 19, 2012: Dear Santa: I have an unusual Christmas wish this year: I want fewer Christmas musicals going forward.

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  • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF A Christmas Story the Musical (Lunt-Fontanne)

    A Christmas Story: The Musical

    Tanner Stransky

    November 19, 2012: For pop culture fanatics, it's not really the Christmas season until you hear this line: ''You'll shoot your eye out!'' And now, one doesn't have to wait to tune into TBS' A Christmas Story loop on Christmas Eve for that classic yuletide utterance — the quip has officially landed on the Great White Way, too. After a multi-city try-out tour in 2011, a musical version of the holiday classic movie just opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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