WMC Action News 5 gets a backstage look at "A Christmas Story the Musical"

Published: Nov. 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Instead of watching "A Christmas Story" on repeat this holiday season, you can see the holiday classic live on stage.

WMC Action News 5's Kendall Kirkham got a backstage look at "A Christmas Story: The Musical."

The play, opening at The Orpheum Memphis this week, adds song and dance to what is arguably one of the most popular holiday movies of all time.

"It's probably the biggest prop show I've ever worked on," said production stage manager Jean Shephard.

Shepard says the stage version, which debuted on Broadway in 2012, is filled with even more fun for the whole family.

"It's not all about comedy," she added. "There are some very touching and moving moments in the show."

There is something for the "Little Ralphie" in all of us as we kick off the holiday season.

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