Be careful - or you might just ‘shoot your eye out’ with excitement as humorist Jean Shepherd’s A CHRISTMAS STORY takes The STAGE for the 2017 Holiday Season!

The memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s - A CHRISTMAS STORY follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a Red Ryder BB Gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself to no avail.

With Stage Adaptation by Philip Grecian and based upon the 1983 Motion Picture - all of the elements of the classic story are present: the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school sully, the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue and a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasty scenarios and more!

A CHRISTMAS STORY is directed by Robert Wamsley, with assistant direction by Emmy Lou Harris and features a talented cast: Sam Pynes (as Ralph), Alex Hesser (as Ralphie), Violet Spader Kirk (as Mother), Mike Masters (as The Old Man), Ryan Ostrander (as Randy), Evan Works (as Schwartz), Cooper Hogan (as Flick), Grayson Palermo (as Skut Farkas), Catie Reed (as Esther Jane Alberry), Ella Swank (as Helen Weathers), Stacey Troxel (as Miss Shields), Reed Westerhoff (as Cowboy, Tree Lot Owner & Delivery Man), and Ensemble: Alex Rownd, Ally Fricke and Charlotte Schuerman.

For tickets, please call The STAGE Theater Box Office at 402.512.1808 or visit The STAGE Theater website at:

A CHRISTMAS STORY, sponsored by Carl Mesecher, Financial Consultant – Thrivent Financial will ‘light up’ The STAGE November 30th - December 3rd & 7th -10th, 2017.

We are proud to be YOUR STAGE Theater for the Holidays!


  • Occurred Thursday, November 30th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Friday, December 1st, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, December 7th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Friday, December 8th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, December 9th, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
  • Occurs Sunday, December 10th, 2017 @ 2:00 pm


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