A Christmas Story, The Musical brings a major award to Myers Dinner Theatre patrons for the holidays!

The Parkers (Samantha Bagdon and Thomas J. Besler) discuss the infamous Leg Lamp, in one of the iconic scenes of A Christmas Story: The Musical. This fan-favorite runs from Nov. 19 through Dec. 19 at Myers Dinner Theatre in Hillsboro, Ind.

The final production in Myers Dinner Theatre’s 25th Anniversary season will be A Christmas Story: The Musical, opening Nov. 19 at 12 p.m., and running through Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.

Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and 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 similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. This hilarious adaptation will be directed by Charles Burr of Michigan, who directed MDT’s

Nana’s Naughty Knickers, and has been seen on our stage as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol Musical and as Fagin in Oliver! Choreography will be provided by Sarah Philabaum of Maryland with Music Direction by John D. Phillips of Indianapolis. The production features a wealth of MDT Alumni, including Dawson Allen, Emery Jane Allen of Crawfordsville, Brayden Stedge of Clarks Hill, Samantha Bagdon of New Hampshire, Elsa Scott Besler of Missouri, , Travis Bird of Decatur, Mahlon Nevitt of Crawfordsville, Ty Hanes of Ohio, Lillian G. Meagher of Bloomingdale, Anthony Meek of Plainfield, Anthony Christopher Milfelt of Missouri, Emmie Wright of Danville, Thomas J. Besler of Iowa as The Old Man and Preston Dildine of Crawfordsville as Jean Shepherd. Joining this outstanding Ensemble will be Kinley Barney of Crawfordsville and Bodie Ray as Ralphie Parker, both of whom are making their MDT debut.

A Christmas Story opens on Nov. 19, and runs through Dec. 19, with weekday and Saturday matinees seating for dinner at 12 p.m. and curtain at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances seat for dinner at 6:30 p.m. with curtain at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee with seating for dinner at 1 p.m. and curtain at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 765-798-4902 ext. 2, or by visiting our website at Performance dates vary, so please consult our online calendar for show dates and times. Theatre prices are $50 for dinner and theatre, $37 for students (ages 4-18), and show-only for $35. Prices do not include taxes and handling fee. Season Tickets, group pricing and bus parking are also available. Myers Dinner Theatre is located at 108 Water Street in Hillsboro, Ind., and we are pleased to offer handicap accessibility.