Anne Allgood, John Bolton, Clarke Hallum, Orville Mendoza, et al. Set for 5th Avenue Theatre's A Christmas Story: The Musical!
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.