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Chris Hoch and Elena Shaddow Preview Paper Mill Playhouse's A Christmas Story

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical takes the stage in Milburn, New Jersey.

Chris Hoch leads Paper Mill Playhouse cast of A Christmas Story in a Leg Lamp kick-line.
Chris Hoch leads the Paper Mill Playhouse cast of A Christmas Story in a leg-lamp kick line.
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The stars of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Benj Pasek and Just Paul's Tony-nominated musical A Christmas Story: The Musical met the press at their rehearsal studio on November 18. The show, with a book by Joseph Robinette, runs November 25-January 3 at the Milburn, New Jersey venue.

Broadway vets Chris Hoch and Elena Shaddow lead the cast as The Old Man and Mother. Judah Immanuel and Colton Maurer share the role of Ralphie, with Hudson Loverro as Randy, Ted Koch as Jean Shepherd, and Danette Holden as Miss Shields.

The adult ensemble includes Kyle Nicholas Anderson, Jacob ben Widmar, Jillian Butler, Andrew Cristi, Madge Dietrich, Carlos Encinias, Marjorie Failoni, Ellie Fishman, Thay Floyd, Benjamin Howes, Karen Hyland, Charlie Johnson, and Kirsten Wyatt. The children's ensemble includes Laurel Caruso, Vincenzo Faruolo, Parker James Fullmore, Ruby Griffin, Mackenzie Lewis, Anna McCarthy (Madison, NJ), Ryan McInnes, Gabriel Reis, Anthony Rosenthal, Dana Beth Steiner, and Gavin Swartz.

Check out photos from the press preview in the gallery below.

Brandon Ivie directs the production, alongside Mara Newbery Greer (choreographer), Ben Whiteley (musical director), William Berloni (animal trainer), Walt Spangler (scenic design), Stephen Carmody (scenic coordination), Elizabeth Hope Clancy (costume design), Leon Dobkowski (costume coordination and additional design), F. Mitchell Dana (lighting design), Randy Hansen (sound design), and Leah Loukas (hair and wig design).

For more information and tickets, click here.