The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting “A Christmas Story the Musical”. Performances will be on November 21, 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8pm; and on November 22, 23, 30, December 7 at 2pm. Tickets are $24 (senior/student tickets are $22 on matinees only). This production marks the New Jersey Premiere of this musical, directed by Scott Hart, one of the producers of the Broadway musical. Musical Direction is by Charles Santoro and Choreography is by Megan Lahiff Ferentinos.
Christmas Story, with book by Joseph Robinette, and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, is a new musical based on the holiday cult-classic movie of the same name. It tells the story of Ralphie and his family, and his comic quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts-an Official Red Ryder,carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. This production marks the New Jersey Premiere of this musical.
The cast of “A Christmas Story the Musical” features Tom Schopper (of Bloomingdale NJ), Cheryl Bookstaver (of Montville NJ ), Lynn Hart (of Wharton NJ), Jeffrey Gallup (of Montville NJ), Matthew Quirk (of Nanuet NY), Bob Mackasek (of Mendham NJ), James Ignacio (of Roseland NJ), Liam Driscoll (of Chatham NJ), Jacob Lesser (of Gillette NJ), Luke Mitchell (of Pompton Lakes NJ), Jonathan G Galvez (of Linden NJ), Ayla Schwartz (of Montclair NJ ), Amanda Vogel (of Livingston NJ), Dana Efron (of Summit NJ), Zachary Petzinger (of Parsippany NJ), Megan Bodmer (of Oxford NJ), Anita Freedson-Jackson (of SouthOrange NJ), Craig Stevens (of Oak Ridge NJ), Katie Weigl (of Ridgewood NJ), Alan Van Antwerp (of Little Falls NJ), Roxanna Wagner (of Mendham NJ), Salvatore Bellomo (of Lodi NJ), Michal Efron (of Summit NJ), Pearl Hart (of Oakland NJ), Vinnie Plantamura (of Washington Twp NJ), Nikki Simz (of Pompton Lakes NJ), James Lopez (of Lake Hiawatha NJ), Evie Turner-Salerno (of Washington Twp NJ), James Russo (of Wayne NJ), and Susan Hagen (of Boonton NJ).
The production staff includes Director: Scott Hart, Assistant Director: Lauren Moran Mills, Musical Director: Charles Santoro, Producer: Nancy Zeidenberg, Choreographer: Megan Ferentinos, Stage Manager: Erin Gilgur, Assistant Stage Manager: Regina Novicky, Set Design: Greg Cilmi, Set Construction: Todd Mills, Stage Crew: Jeff Kinkead, Rita La Manno, Ron Mulligan, Daniel Schopper, Thomas Wertheimer, Lighting Design: Nicholas Marmo, Sound Design: Larry Wilbur, Props: William Ward, Props-Crew: Sarah Wertheimer-Lopez, Costumes: Janice Schopper
The Barn Theatre is located on Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Exit 47 from Route 287. For more reservations, information or directions, call The Barn Theatre Box Office at (973) 334-9320, or visit The Barn Theatre on the web at www.barntheatre.org