Hammond statue to immortalize 'A Christmas Story' prank By Andy Grimm Tribune reporter
Visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will get a special treat now after the unveiling of a statue of Flick in the famous "Triple Dog Dare" scene from A Christmas Story. The statue was cleverly placed right up against the existing flagpole in front of the center to complete the scene.
A Christmas Story - Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic by Caseen Gaines - Illus by Ian Petrella
Now, in time for its 30th anniversary, the story of the making of the film - and what happened afterwards - is being told for the first time. Complete with rare and previously unreleased photographs and drawing on original interviews with cast and crew, A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic is sure to make you glad you didn't shoot your eye out!
Celebrating 30 Years of A Chrismas Story NECA announces new products for 2013
This year marks a full 30 years since the original A Christmas Story was released, and we're celebrating the anniversary of this holiday classic by expanding our already-extensive A Christmas Story line of ornaments, replicas, and of course, leg lamps!
2nd Season for Broadway Musical A Christmas Story Returns
After a very successful 1st season on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, Christmas Story, The Musical will return for a second season and begins rehearsals in NYC on October 7th. The production will run through December 29, 2013.
Playbill Drawings: A Christmas Story by : Ken Fallin - Illustrator
Illustrator Ken Fallin specializes in charicature style and does a lot of wotk for the Wall Street Journal and PLAYBILL.com. He explains in his blog about doing his latest one based on the successful musical adaptation od A Christmas Story, which just finished an 8 week run on Broadway.
Jean Shepherd Revisited! A Christmas Story - The Musical Should Not Be Missed!
Ann Liguori who interviewed Shep in 1997 for WFAN wrote a review about the ACS Musical for the CBS New York website:
The Holidays are officially upon us. Let the festivities continue! And although the Knicks and the Giants should put a smile on your face with their play of late, if you're looking for a show that delivers a winning outcome every time and assures fun for the entire family, I highly recommend you see A Christmas Story - The Musical, playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. . .
In 1994 the 1st 'sequel' to "A Christmas Story" came out and in Jean Shepherd's own words it was a 'turkey'. It was directed by Bob Clark, written by Shepherd, Clark, and Leigh Brown (same as ACS) using his stories that he told for so many years and most importantly, it was narrated by Jean Shepherd whose golden voice provided much of the magic in all his movies. But as Shepherd admitted later the casting was terrible.
Fast forward to early 2012 when it was announced there would be a sequel. Very little was known about it and it wasn't until the trailer hit that we had any inkling as to what it was about. Now we know...
Peter Billingsley targets 'Christmas Story' for Broadway by Molly Woulfe - NWI Times
He still has those baby blues.
Take that, you'll-shoot-your-eye-out worrywarts.
Don't get Peter Billingsley, aka Ralphie in "A Christmas Story," started on his peepers. The former child star, 40, admits his eyesight is so bad he'd miss a target the size of Higbee's.
"Face it, I'm legally blind," the Los Angeles-based actor-turned-filmmaker jokes. "Those were my real glasses I wore in the movie. I wear contacts now."
Ah, but his long-term vision is 20-20.
After ducking "Christmas Story"-related projects for more than 25 years, Billingsley is embracing his signature role as Jean Shepherd's youthful alter ego. The original Ralphie is serving as producer of "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" It's based on the 1983 film about a little boy longing for a BB gun in Depression-era Indiana....
Chicago actor steps into Shepherd's shoes, past in 'Christmas Story' musical by Molly Woulfe - NWI Times
The scene is Christmas Eve in the mid-1970s. A solitary disc jockey at WOR radio in New York draws late-night fans into the dear, distant past. Growing up in Indiana in the 1940s, his entire kid-year hinged on glorious, beautiful Christmas ....
Then "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" roars to double-barreled life in flashback. Bespectacled grade-schooler Ralphie Parker (Clarke Hallum) yearns for a Red Ryder BB gun, The Old Man (John Bolton) bags a Major Award and Mother (Rachel Bay Jones) declares war on leg lamps. The Chicago-mounted adaptation of Jean Shepherd's yule film concludes a five-city tour with a Dec. 14 to 30 run at The Chicago Theatre.....
This holiday season, the Indiana Welcome Center features six animated display scenes from "A Christmas Story" as well as weekend events and opportunities to meet the cast of the movie. The displays include Higbee's Department Store Window, Flick's Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It's a Major Award, Santa's Mountain at Higbee's, The Bumpus Hounds and the Parker Living Room.
The redesigned A Christmas Story Comes Home exhibit opened last weekend and remains until Jan. 8 in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the center, Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue South.
A Christmas Story: The Musical Peter Billingsly takes the show on the road
Peter Billingsley is one of the producers of "A Christmas Story: The Musical," which kicks off a five-city national tour Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Hershey Theatre in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Peter, who played Ralphie in the movie, returns to Hershey years after appearing there to promote his part as Messy Marvin in Hershey's Syrup commercials back in the 1980's.