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A Christmas Story

We double-DOG-dare you to see it!

Tickets on sale November 20, 2017

  • DEC 7-17, 2017
  • Lyche Theatre
  • Holiday Comedy–Theatre G


By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story c. 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, andBob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

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.

Performance dates & times

  • December 7-8, 7:30pm
  • December 9, 2:00pm*
  • December 9, 7:30pm
  • December 10, 2:00pm*
  • December 14-15, 7:30pm
  • December 16, 2:00pm*
  • December 16, 7:30pm
  • December 17, 2:00pm*

*Matinee performance.

Directed by guest artist Phil Addis

Addis is semi-retired, working part time at WKBT News 8 as Floor Crew. He has worked in over fifty shows at LCT since 1973. Most recently, he was in Twelve Angry Men, Wit, and Billy Elliot. He is the recipient of five Dionysus awards. Stage credits include several area theaters as well. Addis also wrote a serio-comedy "God's Piñatas". In December, Addis will be showcasing some of his photography at the La Crosse Public Library’s main branch. Addis resides in La Crescent, with his wife, Deb.

  • Photos
  • Cast
  • Production Team

Dan Radtke

Lynn Schulze

Miss Shields
Sue Ann Davis-Mitley*

Esther Jane
Annabelle Yusten*

Josh Lichty

Desperado 1
Kaleb Azene*

Molly Frey

Natalia Poterucha*

Ralphie Parker
Carter Mandel*

Isidore ‘Izzy’ Thomsen*

Soren Miner*

Scut Farkas
Brandon Haring

Black Bart/Elf
Savannah Steiger

Andrew Egan*

Lilly Picha*

* = LCT Main Stage Debut

Phil Addis

Set Designer
Noah Files

Costume Designer
Irina Christel

Lighting Designer
Tim Harris

Props Master
Bonnie Jo Bratina

Sound Designer
Tim Harris

Stage Manager/Asst. Director
Emily Ware

Asst. Stage Manager
Dawn Havican

Interim Technical Director
Tim Harris

Technical Director
Erek Weis

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