Opening night for this community theater show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, December 7, with a celebratory gala after the show. The audience is invited to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks with the cast and crew after the performance.
Show dates and times are:
December 7 7:00 PM
December 8 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 9 1:00 PM
December 14 7:00 PM
December 15 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 16 1:00 PM
All shows will be performed at the Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.AbramsTheatre.com or by calling the box office at 920-826-5852.
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.
All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!”, “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.Buy Tickets Now!
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2019 SEASON SNEAK PEAK
Abrams Spotlight Productions first show of the 2019 season is Oliver! A wildly entertaining musical that brings Charles Dickens’ timeless characters to life from his novel, the story tells of a poor orphan and his associates scrambling to survive in Old London Towne and begging for “more … please.” This family musical show truly gives meaning to singing for your supper. Oliver will be presented March 15, 16, 17 and March 22, 23, 24
ASPI’s second show of the 2019 season is Footloose. Kick off your Sunday shoes with the stage musical based upon the hit 1984 movie with the same name! With a rockin’ rhythm of the Top 40 score, augmented with new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates young people and the wisdom of guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Footloose will be presented June 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30
Escanaba in da Moonlight
Our “After Dark” Production for the 2019 season is Escanaba in da Moonlight. When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book. This play will be presented September 12, 13, 14, 15 and September 19, 20, 21, 22.
Elf the Musical Jr
The last show of the 2019 season is our kids musical- Elf the Musical Jr! Based on the hilarious holiday film, this fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity! Elf Jr. is a kid friendly version of the modern day classic with lots of toe-tapping songs and dance numbers including “Sparkleyjollytwinklejingley” and “There is a Santa Claus.” This production showcases our talented youth in the area, so stop out and come see this show stopping performance! Elf the Musical Jr will be presented December 6, 7, 8 and 13, 14, 15.
Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. is a non-profit community theatre organization formed January 2003. Since 2007 we have been presenting three shows per year in our home, The Byng Community Theater. Please come and visit us at our next show!