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A Christmas Story at Ahmanson Theater

Why see A Christmas Story?

The Holiday Classic comes to the stage

What do a leg lamp, pink bunny pajamas, and a department store Santa all have in common? Why, they're all featured in the beloved Yuletide movie A Christmas Story of course! Following the exploits of pint-sized protagonist Ralphie, Bob Clark's holiday classic jumps from the screen and onto the Ahmanson Theatre's stage in this Tony-winning musical adaptation this December!

What is the story?

The bespectacled youngster Ralphie has his hands full dodging bullies and dreaming of the perfect Christmas present - a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. Much to his chagrin, his pleas fall on deaf ears, his mother, teacher and even a local Santa say the dangerous toy is more likely to take an eye out than provide hours of endless entertainment. When the big day finally approaches, there are many wonderful presents waiting for Ralphie under the tree, but no sign of the coveted BB gun...

Key Information

Covid 19 secure

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Run Time

Two hours and 35 minutes with one interval


Finished Dec 31, 2023


Customer reviews

Debbie sjogren

A Christmas story the musical

This show is spectacular! How wonderful to have a show I can bring my grandchildren to and not worry about the Content - It was so heartwarming and wonderful, opened up conversation for me with my children. Everything was just excellent!!! Even that cute little bully ... Read more

Nancy mead

Absolutely wonderful

I will start by admitting that I have never seen the Christmas story movie so I I knew nothing about the story except ralphie wanted the rifle real bad , I was so pleasantly surprised , it was wonderful, the acting the singing ,the dancing and especially the story .i loved every minute of the entire show! The actors were fantastic and please tell Dan Lauria he was excellent ,just as he was in Lombardi ! ... Read more

Rosemary Costello

Absoutely Fabulous

Thought this was for kids only. Boy was I wrong. Unbelievable, Dan Lauria and the rest of the cast were fabulous. Music, dancing the kids all so entertaining. Don't miss it!!! ... Read more


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