ChiIL Mama was thrilled to be invited to observe and video tape the rehearsal of A Christmas Story The Musical. They're set to open at The Chicago Theatre this Wednesday, the 14th, and we are indeed counting down the days to Christmas. We're also eagerly counting down the days till A Christmas Story opens. We'll be there opening night and have a full review for you. For now, we're counting down the days till the show opens with our family 4 pack ticket give away for 1 of our lucky readers, and loads of exclusive video footage.
We have original interviews with the Tony Award winning director, adult and kid actors from the Chicago area, and the child leads from Seattle. We also have fabulous early rehearsal footage from some of the big song and dance numbers. Back when the rest of the country was in Halloween mode, this dedicated cast was already living their own version of A Nightmare Before Christmas, with holiday cheer all day and spooky, October decor by night.
We were fortunate to get a sneak peek just 2 week into the rehearsal process, and exactly 2 months before Christmas, and can't wait to see how the show has grown and evolved when they open here in two days. When we spoke to the actors, they were just about to embark on a 6 city tour. Now they've come full circle and are back to where it all began in October, to finish out their run and bring us to the big day itself! The show runs here December 14th-30th.
Tomorrow we'll announce our ticket winner on Free Ticket Tuesday. And we'll have a day full of fun footage. So check back with ChiIL Mama like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.