The legacy of A Christmas Story won’t end with the Christmas-day “24 Hours of A Christmas Story marathon and the annual conventions and filming location house tour. Peter Billingsley, an actor who is probably best known as Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story, is executive producing a musical adaptation of of the film for the Seattle stage. Billingsley’s childhood acting efforts lead into a Hollywood career as a producer on Jon Favreau’s directorial efforts and most recently, he tried to direct a feature film — Couples Retreat (we’ll forget that happened).
Benj Paske and Justin Paul wrote the original score, and preview performances will begin on Wednesday at the 5th Avenue Theatre, where the production will run from December 9th to the 30th (click here to see a schedule). Billingsley tells THR that he hopes to bring “the play to more stages” across the nation, however nothing has been announced. Hit the jump to see some clips from a previous production of the musical.