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LCT Announces Beloved Christmas Classic, ‘A Christmas Story’

La Crosse, WI – 11/13/17 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, November 20, 2017 for A Christmas Story. Performances begin December 7, 2017, and continue through Sunday, December 17, 2017. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

Adult Ralph Parker recounts the Christmas he celebrated as a nine-year-old living with his parents and younger brother in northern Indiana. This particular Christmas was special: his contest-obsessed father won a prize and the never-ending battle with the house furnace. Ralphie faced challenges of his own: clashing with the town bullies and discovering a new relationship with soap. But most memorable was what he wanted more than anything for Christmas: an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle, aka a BB gun. Retold with a touch of childhood fantasy, these Christmas stories remind us all why we love the holidays.

“Although it was considered a flop by box office standards when it was released in November of 1983, the film A Christmas Story has endured and is now considered by many to be the best Christmas movie of all time. Come enjoy this beautiful, live telling of the classic story of a young dreamer who just wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. It is sure to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone.” said LCT Executive Director, Grant Golson.

A Christmas Story is directed by Phil Addis. This production also features set design by Noah Files, costume design by Irina Christel, lighting design by Tim Harris, props design by Bonnie Jo Bratina, sound design by Tim Harris, stage management by Emily Ware, and assistant stage management by Dawn Havican.

The performers are Dan Radtke as Ralph, Beckett Cottrell and Carter Mandell as Ralphie Parker, Lynn Schulze as Mother, Josh Miner as The Old Man, Isidore Thomsen as Randy, Sue Ann Davis-Mitley as Miss Shields, Owen Scott as Flick, Soren Miner as Schwartz, Annabelle Yusten as Esther Jane, Rubie Stetzer as Helen, Brandon Haring as Scut Farkas, Josh Lichty as Cowboy, Avery Gerstenberger as Tree Lot Owner, Michael Kruse as Delivery Man, Greta Speckeen as Black Bart, Joe Theisen as Santa, Kaleb Azene as Desperado 1, Sam White as Desperado 2, Kat Stahmann as Elf 1, Savannah Steiger as Elf 2, and Ensemble members Andrew Egan, Molly Frey, Andrew Hatcher, Lilly Picha, Natalia Poterucha, Joe Theisen, and Sophia Valentina Nicolai.

“The audience will see the pure innocence, love, anticipation, and passion that a child exerts while waiting to open that ultimate gift sitting under the Christmas tree,” said Director, Phil Addis.

Tickets are $28/$24 for adults, $16 for students/youth, and may be purchased over the phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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