A Christmas Story-The Musical here for the holidays with TUTS
What would Christmas be without one of the holiday’s most favorite stories?
Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is doing their part to complete everyone’s holiday experience with their production of A Christmas Story-The Musical from December 8-20 at The Hobby Center.
The 1983 comedy classic, A Christmas Story, has been cleverly adapted for the stage and is part of the TUTS’ annual beloved tradition for a holiday main-stage production, which is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season.
Based on the amusing, heartwarming adaptation of the cult-classic film, the show follows Ralphie, played by Houstonian, Estus Stephens and his quest for the official Red Ryder BB model air rifle. Included are the highlights of the pink bunny suit, a fishnet lamp and many other antics of Ralphie and his friends and family in this holiday classic.
Special events in conjunction with the production include:
- Kids’ Night: TUTS presents a number of pre-show children’s activities in theme with A Christmas Story, on Wed., December 9. Theatregoers are also encouraged to bring an (unwrapped) gift to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
- OUT@TUTS: Houston’s LGBT social theatre group hosts a cabaret-style evening at Artista, with complimentary bites, happy hour drink specials while mingling with cast members and other musical theatre enthusiasts on Thursday, December 10
- Breakfast with Santa: On Saturday, December 12 and December 19 the Downtown Aquarium features a 9 a.m. breakfast buffet of scrumptious eats, as Scuba Santa spreads holiday cheer. Guests receive an Aquarium day pass featuring rides and attractions along with 10% off tickets to the 2 p.m. matinee performance of A Christmas Story. Saturday, December 12 and December 19.
- “HOL-ALE-DAY” Experience at Karbach Brewery: On Thursday, December 17, enjoy a couple of Houston’s finest craft beers (including the holiday exclusive Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Black Ale), light bites, A Christmas Story trivia, along with photo opportunities and two actual Red Ryder BB target shoots. Includes round-trip transport and tickets to the evening performance of A Christmas Story.
Tickets, starting at $30, and more information available at www.TUTS.com/events. Also by phone at 713-558-8887 (TUTS) or (888) 558-3882 or in person at TUTS box office at 800 Bagby. Special offer for group of 10 available at 713) 558-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTOS COURTESY OF TUTS