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A Christmas Story: The Musical – World Premiere Recording (Seattle) 2010

#MusicalMonday Stream A Christmas Story Musical + Pasek and Paul Behind-The-Musical

A delightfully impish tale set in Indiana in the 1940s, based on the 1983 film of the same name, A Christmas Story takes its inspiration from the writings of humorist Jean Shepherd and his story about 9-year-old Ralphie, whose only wish for Christmas is to get a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle.

In the clip below, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul explain the challenges they had to overcome when writing the score for A Christmas Story’s adaptation to the Broadway stage. They also talk about the freeing aspect of the writing process and the thought process behind writing one of their favorite songs, Ralphie to the Rescue. Listen to the catchy tune featured in the complete album and watch Pasek and Paul’s commentary below!