Halloween is over and a strong whiff of Christmas is coming from Pullman, where Regional Theatre of the Palouse opens “A Christmas Story, The Musical” tonight.
The musical holds tight to the movie’s iconic scenes: the boy who gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole, rough-and-tumble school bullies, the hideous leg lamp, the unwanted bunny suit, etc. The score, composed by Tony award-winning artists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers like, “A Major Award,” “Up on Santa’s Lap” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out.” Based on the book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash,” song and dance shoots the movie version into a new dimension for lovers of this beloved story about family bonds and holiday expectations.
If You Go
WHAT: “A Christmas Story, The Musical”
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, Nov. 3-4, 8 and Nov. 9-11
1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4- 5 and Nov. 11-12.
WHERE: Regional Theatre of the Palouse, 122 N. Grand Ave., Pullman
COST: $12 to $20 by calling (509) 334-0750, online at rtoptheatre.org or
at the door