On the evening of November 30, my teenage daughter & I had the privilege of attending Western Canada Theatre’s production of, “A Christmas Story” I was so excited about the play as the movie has been a Christmas tradition in our family for many years. Having seen the original movie with my future husband and then with both of our children for many years after, it definitely had become one of our favorite activities of the season. I had high expectations & couldn’t wait to see the movie come to life.
From the start, I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed. Several times my daughter & I looked at each other, nodded simultaneously & laughed together whole-heartedly. We waited with anticipation for the next scene & it always delivered true to form.
We wanted to give our congratulations and thanks to the entire cast & crew for a performance well done. Very special thanks to the main characters, Sebastion Tow, Anita Wittenberg, and Thom Marriott who played Ralphie, mom, & dad, respectively. Sheanna James who played Ralphie’s teacher was a natural fit. Also, thanks to Shane Carty, the narrator, for a wonderful job.
The set was a terrific highlight. From the sound effects of that infamous basement furnace, to the neighbor’s barking dogs, and of course the star of the play, the leg lamp. The costumes were so impressive, especially the clothing worn by Ralphie’s friends, Schwartz & Flick, the big red snowsuit worn by Randy, Ralphie’s younger brother, & the outfit worn by the neighborhood bully, Scott Farkus.
It was a memorable, fun night that was a great addition to our Christmas season!