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Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas; An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas.
This new Broadway musical is based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd. With songs both funny and heartfelt by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. It's the Christmas present that you'll cherish all holiday long.
Performance times are Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sun., 1 p.m.
It is April 1955. Churchill, aged 80, agonizes in his wartime bunker below London. After dinner with the Queen and Prince Philip, Churchill must decide whether to resign as Prime Minister. The Cold War is gathering pace. He does not trust his successor. Churchill is tired, forgetting names and losing his grip.
As he tries to decide what to do, he reviews his unique life, filled with history-changing events and people, glorious speeches, pithy comments and funny stories. He shares his difficult relationships with his father and his son, and shows all the wit and wisdom that has made Churchill beyond one of history's greatest figures into an imperishable legend.
Playwright/actor Andrew Edlin performs his tour de force one-man show as the charismatic statesman, orator and wit, Sir Winston Churchill. A memorable evening with one of the world's most extraordinary characters, Edlin's powerful performance segues from iconic speeches to private revelations, from witty stories to brilliant commentary.
The Bluff City Theater will present seven performances from Jan. 23-31.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.
This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream...or a really great pair of shoes.
Performances are Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. Additional performances Sun., Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and Thu., Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.
It's Britain in 1927, and Daisy Meredith is the first girl from public elementary school allowed to access to the hallowed halls of Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Full of hilarious characters and splendid scrapes, this riotous story celebrates with a sly wit and a big heart.
It will be performed in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Don’t miss “Heart and Music: The Music of William Finn & Jason Robert Brown,” Jan. 23-25 at the Springfield Contemporary Theater.
In January, our Sunday Songbook Series has a special extended edition featuring an evening with two of musical theatre's strongest living storytellers: composer/lyricists William Finn (Falsettos, A New Brain, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, The Bridges of Madison County).
Accompanied by an eight-piece orchestra, you won’t want to miss this night of stories told through song. This performance is created and music directed by Alex Huff (Avenue Q, Ain't Misbehavin') and will feature Jennifer Armstrong, Mitch Brauer, Lloyd Holt and others to be announced at a later time.
Performances scheduled for Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m.
Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights.
Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper; direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell; and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out.
Performance schedule: Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, friendships and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.
Rock and Roll's best kept secret... revealed, Million Dollar Quartet.
Showtimes: Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Watch BBC’s Dan and Jeff take on the ultimate challenge, all seven Harry Potter books parodied in 70 minutes, with the help of endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a very frightening fire-breathing dragon, and even a game of Quidditch involving the audience!
The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Missouri Theatre.
“Shining City” makes its Springfield area premiere Jan. 9–11, 15–18 at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre.
Guilt-ridden John reached out to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the therapist can only do so much to help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives. From the author of “The Seafarer,” “Shining City” is a haunting, inspired and absolutely glorious Irish ghost story for our times.
“Shining City” is written by Conor McPherson, directed by David Rice and features Jeff Carney, Jared Hinde, Whitney Russell-Ice and Jordan Thomas. Performances are Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m.
This production contains adult language and subject matter.
Springfield Contemporary Theatre invites you to enjoy “Painting Churches,” by Tina Howe – a co-production with Resident Artist Ensemble and finalist for the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Gardner and Fanny Church are preparing to move from their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Once a famous poet, Gardner now is retired and slips in and out of senility as his wife Fanny valiantly tries to keep them both afloat. They have asked their daughter, Mags, to come home to help them move. Mags hopes that she will finally be able to paint their portrait. During this time she to come to terms with them and they with her.
“Paining Churches” is directed by Sarah J. Wiggin and features Julie Bloodworth, Terry Bloodworth and Maggie Marlin.* Performances are scheduled Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers, under a Special Appearance Contract.
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