Celebrate the holidays with hilarity when Apex Theatre Studio presents “A Christmas Story”, a full-length comedy based on the beloved film. Performances are Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The production is under the direction of Ian Mairs, managing director of Apex Theatre Studio and features a combination of faculty, students, and guest artists from the Northeast Florida area.
Humorist Jean Sheperd’s memoir of growing up in the mid-west of the 1940s follows Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. All the elements from the classic motion picture are here: the exploding furnace, the school bully, the boys experiment with a wet tongue on a lamp post and the infamous leg lamp. The Orlando Sentinel exclaims “Classics bloom quickly in modern times…you don’t have to have grown up with 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his ache for an air rifle under the tree to think of ‘A Christmas Story’ as a Christmas must. And [this] version is just as kindly and just as cockeyed as ‘A Christmas Story’ is meant to be.”
Friday, December 14 — Doors Open 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Saturday, December 15 Matinee — Doors Open 1:30pm / Show 2:00pm
Saturday, December 15 — Doors Open 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase your Reserved Seating tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.