Holiday Classic Takes the LACA Stage - A Christmas Story


One boy, one Christmas, and one holiday wish. Ralphie Parker must convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa Claus himself that the Red Ryder air rifle is a perfect gift for Christmas. The stage version of the perennial and cherished holiday tale of the season, “A Christmas Story,” is co-produced by Lakeside Civic Players and West Shore Community College Performing Arts.

The production runs Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 18-20, at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts newly refurbished Performance Hall.

“A Christmas Story” is sure to delight area audiences, young and old, according to the director, Christine Plummer.

The now iconic 1983 film “A Christmas Story” and its stage version are both delightfully funny holiday classics that tell the story of Ralphie Parker, a 1940’s nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present—an “official Red Ryder, 200-shot, carbine-action, range-model air rifle with a compass and a thing that tells time built right into the stock!”

Ralph’s mother adamantly refuses because, as she famously fears, he “will shoot his eye out.” The movie and the play are based on the childhood memoirs of growing up in the Midwest by celebrated humorist Jean Shepherd (from his riotous book “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash”).

“A Christmas Story” is the perfect holiday gift for the entire family, adds Lakeside Civic Players board member Heather Tykoski. “We are happy to partner with WSCC in presenting this timeless comedy in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory.”

Tickets for “A Christmas Story” are available online 24/7 or by calling the WSCC box office at 843-5507.

For additional information about the production, email Rick Plummer at, or call him at 843-5928.

Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations