You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!
“It all comes down to Christmas” as hosts Bobby and Kristina discuss 2012’s A Christmas Story: The Musical on My Favorite Flop’s out-of-town, limited-edition Christmas Special. ABOUT A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Based on the popular 1983 film, A Christmas Story: The Musical tells the story of Ralphie Parker, a child in 1940s Indiana, who desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. After numerous regional productions, out-of-town tryouts, and national tours, the musical finally opened on Broadway for a limited engagement in 2012. The show features a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The Broadway production cost $9.5 million dollars to produce, making it impossible to pay back investors during the show's limited engagement — officially earning its status as a “flop.” Despite its "failure" on The Great White Way, A Christmas Story: The Musical has continued to tour across America, remain popular in the regional market, and was even adapted for television in 2017. Original Broadway Cast Johnny Rabe/Joe West as Ralphie Parker Zac Ballard as Randy Parker Dan Lauria as Jean Shepherd Erin Dilly as Mother John Bolton as The Old Man Caroline O’Connor as Miss Shields J.D. Rodriguez as Schwartz Jeremy Shinder as Flick Jack Mastrianni as Scut Farkus John Francis Babbo as Grover Dill Analise Scarpaci as Esther Jane Beatrice Tulchin as Mary Beth Eddie Korbich as Santa Kirsten Wyatt as Mrs. Schwartz Andrew Cristi as Restaurant Waiter