John Bolton
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
John Bolton
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Complete casting has been announced for 5th Avenue Theatre's production of A Christmas Story: The Musical!, to run November 26-December 30. Eric Rosen will direct, with choreography by Kelly Devine.

Based on the stories of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and adapted from the 1983 family holiday film, the show follows young Ralphie Parker, as he schemes his way towards the holiday gift of his dreams -- a Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. The musical features a book by Joseph Robinette and a score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

11-year-old Clarke Hallum will star as Ralphie Parker. As previously reported, the cast will feature John Bolton and Anne Allgood, who will play The Old Man and Mother, respectively. The cast will also include Frank Corrado (Jean Shepherd), Carol Swarbrick (Miss Shields), Orville Mendoza (Elf/Waiter), Eric Polani Jensen (Pierre), and Matt Wolfe (Santa). Jadd Davis, Candice Donehoo, Brandon O'Neill, and Billie Wildrick will play the Radio Quartet.

Additional child actors will include Keenan Barr (Grover Dill), Ashton Herrild (Scut Farkus), Matthew Lewis (Randy Parker), Dexter Johnson (Flick), and River Aguirre (Schwartz).

The ensemble includes Walker Caplan, Wilder Cufley, Larson Eernissee, Drea Gordon, Shaye Hodgins, Olivia Mora, Erich W. Schleck, Cameron Washington, Mira Wellington, Krystle Armstrong, Jared Michael Brown, Sarah Davis, Aaron Finley, Frances Leah King, Jenny Shotwell, and Ty Willis.