WATERVILLE — The Waterville Opera House will present “A Christmas Story, the Musical!”

Based on the popular holiday movie, this charming musical adaptation follows the adventures of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker on his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts, an Official Red Ryder, carbine-action, 200-shot, Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a familiar response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.

“A Christmas Story” runs Dec. 2-11 at the Waterville Opera House.

Tickets cost $24 for adults, $22 for youths and seniors, $49 family pack in second balcony.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2,3,9 and 10; and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 and 11.

For more information, call 873-7000 or visit www.operahouse.org.

The musical has been nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, as well as multiple Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Featuring a catchy, toe-tapping musical score that would please The Grinch himself, audiences are sure to enjoy holiday hits “It All Comes Down to Christmas,” “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out,” and “Ralphie to the Rescue.”

Ralphie is played by Andrew Lyndaker, Randy is Dawson Noonan, and Mr. and Mrs. Parker – Daniel Eccher and Kristen Thomas.

Ensemble: Tatiana Ames, David Germain, Michael Lugo, Kalyn Black, Margi Hayes, Mel Morrison, Michael Bryan, Allie Kimball, Jeff Rancourt, Emmy Carlson, Robyn King, Madelyn Rancourt, George Coleman, Evelyn LaCroix, Lydia Schofield, Tim Croce, Beth Lambert, Jeralyn Shattuck, Janet Delile, Dante Lambert, Isaac Tardy, Meredith Eccher-Mullally, Gabe Lessing, Alice Willette, Brady Gardner, Uri Lessing and Bianca Wright.

Production Team: Direction by Debra Susi, Musical Direction by Ben McNaboe, Choreography by Adam P. Blais, Lighting and Scenic Design by Chad Lefebvre, Costume Design by Travis M. Grant, and Sound Design by Jayson Murray.

Waterville Opera House’s 2016-17 season programming is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Harold Alfond Foundation, Colby College, Kennebec Savings Bank, Maine General Health, Central Maine Motors, Golden Pond Wealth Management, Inland Hospital, GHM Agency, JS McCarthy Printers, Marie Cormier, and The Sukeforth Family Charitable Foundation. A Christmas Story is presented through special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

About The Waterville Opera House

The Waterville Opera House has been Central Maine’s cultural center since 1902, treating audiences of all ages to the magic of the performing arts. The 810-seat venue has been host to theatrical productions, ballet performances, concerts, vaudeville and comedy acts, touring shows, as well as a variety of community celebrations and special events. Each year, the Opera House draws 30,000 patrons, reaches 4,000 students through its education performances, and features 250 youths in their theater camps and productions. From the classics to new releases the Waterville Opera House has a seat for you. For more information, visit www.operahouse.org.

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