Before I launch into an unqualified rave of this new musical, I have a two-part confession: Somehow I managed to make it to adulthood without seeing the holiday movie that's a December constant.
And, though critics are supposed to be open-minded, I admit that I approached Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with some trepidation figuring that this would pre-sell itself and therefore did not have to be all that good.
It has been known to happen with holiday shows, given the built-in audience of people coming to New York to shop and see the tree. Slick producers think they can put anything on the stage and people will come. Add to that how beloved this movie is, and it was inevitable that a production would happen.
So "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" is a delightful surprise. It is terrific fun, sweet without ever condescending, and mines the time in which its set, »
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