on Thursday, December 8, 2016
Of all of the movies in the world, two of the three I’ve seen more than any others are Christmas movies. I can walk through most of the dialogue and storylines of both “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “A Christmas Story.” I thoroughly enjoy those two classics, and I’m extremely excited to see “A Christmas Story” on stage as the Waterloo Community Playhouse presents the play this holiday season.
The family-friendly show is extremely close to what you’ll see during the 24-hour broadcast of the 1983 movie in the next few weeks. You’ll have a chance to see all of your favorite characters, plus some of the movie's iconic scenes. But you’re going to get a unique version of the show as well because the local actors and actresses bring a special personality to the characters they play.
As we visited with Executive Director Norman Ussery, he told us that the local characters are what makes this show incredibly unique. He said the interaction between the boys who play Ralphie and Randy is very special and makes the Waterloo Community Playhouse’s adaptation of this Christmas classic a smashing success.
This is a great opportunity to spend some time together over the next couple of weeks. Just be careful what you wish for this holiday season. You may shoot your eye out!
"A Christmas Story"Dec 9-11, 15-18 | 7pm; Sun 2pmHope Martin Theatre, WaterlooAdmission: Adults $22; Students $12
Plus, come enjoy a festive dinner (catered by Laughing Tree Cafe) before the show on Friday, December 16 at 5:30pm. Cost is $17.99. Visit the Waterloo Community Playhouse website for Dinnertainment menu and tickets.
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- Aaron Buzza, Waterloo Convention & Visitors BureauPhoto Credit: The Courier.