A true gift! A sparkling adaptation with a surefire charmer of a score. I was dazzled. Joyous! A musical that dares mess with one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time and yet manages not only to do the film justice but top it. It’s a charming triumph of imagination.
A true gift! A sparkling adaptation with a surefire charmer of a score.
I was dazzled.
Joyous! A musical that dares mess with one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time and yet manages not only to do the film justice but top it. It’s a charming triumph of imagination.
From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the critically-acclaimed films La La Land and The Greatest Showman, A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® toy BB gun. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Associated Press calls A Christmas Story, The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd. Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.
KCRW Member Night
KCRW members are invited to join us on select evenings for KCRW Member Nights—a series of performances with pre-show receptions exclusively for KCRW members. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and beverages (including wine!) at Kendall’s Brasserie before select performances. Just use promo code KCRW during checkout to access your KCRW Member discount and automatically RSVP to the reception.
Receptions begin at 6pm and performances begin at 8pm.Learn More
We’ve curated the perfect night on the town for you! See A Christmas Story The Musical and dine at one of the hottest restaurants downtown, San Laurel at the Conrad Los Angeles!
On select performances* of A Christmas Story The Musical a limited number of “dinner and a show” tickets are available with a dinner reservation at San Laurel at the Conrad Los Angeles.
*This promotion closes 48 hours (about 2 days) prior to each dinner reservation time slot. Any further questions regarding your dinner reservation can be directed to The Conrad by calling 213.349.8585.
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Original Direction on Broadway by John Rando
Choreography by Warren Carlyle
Directed by Matt Lenz
Executive Producer Dan Sher
The Ahmanson Theatre is located at 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90012.Learn More
Tickets range from $40-$169.
Friends Ticket Presale
On sale: September 25, 2023
Donate $100 and access tickets to all Center Theatre Group shows before the general public for an entire year, with preferred pricingLearn More
American Express® Early Access
On sale: September 27, 2023
American Express® Card Members are invited to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public.Learn More
On sale: October 4, 2023
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The performance length is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.
Recommended for all ages. Children 6 and under are not admitted, unless otherwise noted for specific productions. For more information, please visit our Show Guide for Parents.Learn More
American Express® Card Member Performance
Join us for the American Express® Card Member Performance to access exclusive opportunities and post-show events.
Performance date: Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 8pm
Accessibility and Amenities
Our ACCESS program is committed to accessibility for all audiences. We offer a number of services to accommodate persons requiring mobility, vision, and hearing access.
One Saturday matinee for every mainstage Center Theatre Group production is designated as an ACCESS performance. These performances are designed for patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and/or have low vision. ACCESS performances at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre all offer American Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description.
Performance date: December 16 2pm
- Book by
- Joseph Robinette
- Music & Lyrics by
- Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
- Original Direction on Broadway by
- John Rando
- Choreography by
- Warren Carlyle
- Directed by
- Matt Lenz
- Executive Producer
- Dan Sher