A Christmas Story: The Musical Brings Classic Holiday Movie to Life on Walton Arts Center Stage

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Oct. 22, 2019 – An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare – that’s really all you need to get in the holiday spirit when A Christmas Story: The Musical comes to Walton Arts Center Dec. 10-15.  

Nominated for three 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, the Associated Press calls A Christmas Story: The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”

Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. A few obstacles and many distractions stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story: The Musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage.

Tickets start at $40 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. Patrons also can get reserved parking for $7 when they purchase their show tickets.

Show Times:  

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.