Ralphie to the Rescue is one of our favorite songs in the whole show. Our kids are already enthusiastically singing it, and we can't wait to see it on the big stage at The Chicago Theatre. ChiIL Mama caught a rehearsal of A Christmas Story the musical in Chicago, exactly 2 months before Christmas and two weeks into the rehearsal process. The rest of the country was counting down to Halloween, but the cast was in their own dual holiday version of A Nightmare Before Christmas, with A Christmas Story by day and Halloween decor by night.
Since then, they've been on a 6 city tour and have come full circle, back to Chicago again. A Christmas Story the musical is set to open at The Chicago Theatre tomorrow night! It was such fun to catch a sneak peek, early in the production and interview Ralphie and his brother, a number of Chicago kids, Gene who plays Jean/the narrator, who is also a Chicago native, and the Tony Award winning director.
We'll be airing all of those interviews and another big song and dance number (hint: it involves leg lamps!) today, as we count down to opening night 12/14/11! We'll have a full review after tomorrow, but based on our sneak peek and reviews from the run so far, we're super stoked to see the show, and highly recommend getting your tickets before they sell out.
Check out our interview with two talented kids from Seattle who play brothers in the show. This is the first touring show for both of them, and word is they're not only holding their own, but thoroughly entertaining and impressing audiences!