A Christmas Story

November 27, 2013 - December 29, 2013
Show Info

"As the father, Chris Gibson delights with his creative cursing of life’s inconveniences and stubborn devotion to the (now-iconic) tacky leg-lamp he wins in a contest!"
- Austin American-Statesman

Behind The Scenes of “A Christmas Story” at ZACH

by Abby Carney, do512.com
December 12, 2013

Ralphie Parker and his tragically unhip pink bunny suit are quintessential emblems of Christmas–necessary elements for conjuring holiday spirit. “A Christmas Story,” based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, is currently playing at ZACH Theatre, and is guaranteed to transport you to 1930s era Hammond, Indiana, the setting of Ralphie’s quest for a Red Ryder BB gun to call his own. (Read more.)

Based on the classic holiday film, young Ralphie and his quest for the Red Ryder B.B. Gun comes to delightful life on stage! Visions of pink bunny suits, tongues stuck on flagpoles, turkey-loving dogs and Pop’s beloved fishnet leg lamp will make all your family’s sugar-plum Christmas wishes come true.


Executive Producers:


Title Sponsor:

Wells Fargo

Supporting Sponsor:

Cord Shiflet, Realtor


Make it Dinner and a Show: Click here for Dining Discounts.

Please Note: Ticket price is not refundable. Late-comers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Unclaimed seats at curtain time are subject to release to patrons on standby.

"You'd have to have a Grinch-size heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face ..."
The New York Times



Ralph Parker, The Narrator Marco Perella
Mother Meredith McCall
The Old Man Chris Gibson
Miss Shields Lara Wright
Ralphie Parker Keaton Brandt & Magnus Bohls
Randy Parker William May & Diego Rodriguez
Scut Farkas Tristan Tierney
Schwartz Will Sendera
Flick, Esther Jane U/S Delaney Wingrove
Helen Weathers Ella Devany
Esther Jane Alberry Abby Roland
Ensemble, Helen U/S Zia Schwartz Kinzy
Ensemble, Esther Jane U/S Anna McGuire
The Old Man Rehearsal U/S Scotty Roberts


Directed by Dave Steakley
Scenic Design Michelle Ney
Lighting Design Sarah E.C. Maines
Costume Design Susan Branch Towne
Sound Design Craig Brock
Wig & Hair Design Serret Jensen
Properties Design Scott Groh
Stage Manager Lisa Goering
Asst. Stage Manager Catherine Anne Tucker
Asst. Stage Manager Megan Smith

or call 512-476-0541, x1

Based on the motion picture by

Only ages 5 and up are permitted at this production.

Season Sponsors:
Holiday Inn Schlotzskys
202 South Lamar - Austin, TX 78704 - Phone 512-476-0541
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