Kick off your holiday season with laughter by going to see "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the San Francisco Playhouse. An endearing and playful production, it's sure to get even the most jaded person into the spirit.
Based upon the beloved 1983 film "A Christmas Story," written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash," written by Jean Shepherd, this musical version features music and lyrics by the Tony, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning songwriting team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul with book by Joseph Robinette.
Directed by Susi Damilano, it follows the familiar tale of Ralphie Parker (Jonah Broscow), a nine-year-old boy living in Hohman, Indiana, who's on a mission to receive an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle for Christmas. He just needs to overcome a few obstacles first, like convincing his dad, The Old Man (Ryan Drummond ) and his mom (Abby Haug) that it's a good idea.
With a strong ensemble cast that features delightful, young performers including Jonah Broscow as Ralphie and Kavan Bhatia and Jake Miller alternating the role of quirky, younger brother Randy, it’s a musical the entire family can enjoy.
“A Christmas Story: The Musical.” Through Jan. 13, 2018. $20-$125. San Francisco Playhouse, 2nd floor of the Kensington Hotel, 450 Post St., S.F. (415) 677-9596, http://bit.ly/2BpHw34