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A Christmas Story

The Musical

Nov 1 - Dec 29, 2024 / The Goodspeed - 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423 view map

Goodspeed unwraps a glittering musical version of the beloved movie classic just in time for the holidays. The only thing little Ralphie wants for Christmas is a BB gun. But to get it, he must navigate all the obstacles of the yuletide season. Will a neighborhood bully, a strict school teacher, a distracted dad and a department store Santa thwart his quest? There’s something for everyone in this hilarious love letter to Christmas past. A package of naughty and nice nostalgia to warm your winter!

Book by

Joseph Robinette

Music and Lyrics by

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Based on

the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd

Music Direction by

Adam Souza

Choreographed by

Mara Newbery Greer

Directed by

Hunter Foster

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.


Nov 1 - Dec 29, 2024


The Goodspeed

Run time

Approx. 2.5 hrs (including intermission)

Age Rating


Friday Dinner Theatre Package

Includes dinner at the Gelston House (located next door to The Goodspeed) and a ticket to the 8pm performance. Only $86!

$40 Under 40

Saturdays, Nov 2, 9 & 16
$40 tickets are available to those under 40 years old. Call the Box Office to order.

Family Nights

Nov 6, 7, 9 & 10
$15 tickets for teens ages 5-18 with purchase of adult ticket for the evening performances on November 6, 7, 9 & 10 – with autographs on Saturday, November 9! Call the Box Office to order.

Teacher Night Out

Friday, Nov 8 at 8pm
Just $49 per person. Teachers get a discounted ticket and a free drink in a souvenir cup. Two tickets per valid teacher ID. Call the Box Office to order.

Military Discount

Nov 8-10
$10 off tickets for active military or veterans and their families for evening performances. Limit 6 tickets. Use Code HERO10 when ordering.

Thanksgiving Food Drive 2-For-1

Monday, Nov 25 at 2 & 7:30pm
Buy one, get one free tickets for select seats with a generous non-perishable donation to the East Haddam Food Bank. Call the Box Office to order.

Meet The Cast

Thursday, Dec 12, 7:30pm
FREE! A lively discussion with the cast after the evening performance on Thursday, December 12.

Open Caption Performance

Friday, Dec 6 at 8pm
Call the Box Office, or choose the designated pink seats when ordering online.

Student Rush

$15 tickets available for any evening performance, beginning at 10am on the day of the show. Must have valid student ID.

Dinner Discounts

Reserve tickets for a Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday evening performance and enjoy special dinner offers at local restaurants.

For more details on any of these offers or to purchase tickets, please contact the Box Office at 860.873.8668. All offers valid on select seats for new purchases only and subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Handling fees may apply.

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