The Players Club of Swarthmore presents "A Christmas Story: The Musical" through Saturday, Dec. 8.

Based on the classic movie "A Christmas Story" released in 1983, "A Christmas Story: The Musical" features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Joseph Robinette. "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is directed and choreographed by Nate Golden. Music direction is by Madi Juleskusky

In "A Christmas Story" The Musical," the audience meets young Ralphie Parker (Mikey Geddes, of Holmes) and learn about his desperate quest for the most perfect of Christmas presents, a Red Ryder BB Gun. Ralphie dreams of scenarios to convince his mother (Katie Elizabeth Hughes, of Philadelphia), his teacher, Miss Shields (Constance Clay Pelesh, of Media), and Santa (Sean Wiley, of Woodlyn) to help him get his present. The audience also sees his wacky home life with his dad, The Old Man (John Paul Cappiello, of Drexel Hill), and little brother, Randy (Amelia Carnahan). Jean Shepard (Terry Tracy, of Drexel Hill), a grown-up Ralphie, is the narrator.

Performances will be Nov. 23, 24 and 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, 2 and 8 at 2 p.m.

Audiences can meet the artists in a talk back discussion following the Dec. 2 performance. 

Tickets are available online at

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