VACT rings in the holiday season with “A Christmas Story: The Musical”

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MADISON (WKOW) — Verona Area Community Theater is taking us back to the 1940s Hohman, Indiana with their upcoming production of the iconic Christmas tale “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”

On Wednesday, Matthew Powell, who plays Ralphie Parker, and Alyssa Dvorak, the show’s choreographer, joined the Wake Up Wisconsin crew to tell them what fans of the movie can expect this weekend.

A Christmas Story tells the story of Ralphie Parker, a 9-year-old boy with a dream of owning a Red Ryder Carbine-Acton BB Gun. With Christmas coming up right around the corner, he needs to find a way to convince his parents that the BB Gun is the perfect gift. However, every time he brings up the idea he is always met with a “you’ll shoot your eye out.” Dvorak says fans of the movie will find all of the iconic moments including the Bunny Suit, the Flag Pole, and the Leg Lamp.

“[The musical] takes the story and those funny iconic moments from it and adds a lot more heart to it,” said Dvorak. “You get to a lot more personal relationships…alongside the leg lamp, the flagpole, all of those classic moments from the movie.”

Performances run from November 29th to December 2nd at the Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center with performances at 7:30 pm on the 29th, 30th, and 1st and 2:00 pm on the 1st and 2nd. The Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center is located at 300 Richard St.

Tickets are $17 for regular admission and $12 for seniors 65 years and older and children/students through high school. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, depending on availability.

To purchase advance tickets online, click here.

Nick Buffo

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