On Saturday was the Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade and A Christmas Story had a float featured in the parade for the first time this year!
We also had the wonderful opportunity to promote the show on WRAL's morning news at 7:30 am. I brought Langdon Ogburn, who is starring as Ralphie, and Tim Caudle, who is starring as Ralph, in the production to have a quick morning chat with Kelcey Carlson.
Tim, Kelcey & Langdon
Before the interview, we stopped at Starbucks for some hot coffee since it was pretty cold outside! Some people actually stopped Langdon and said "You look like the kid from that movie...A Christmas Story!" And we informed them that yes, he was in fact playing Ralphie in A Christmas Story, running December 7-24 in A.J. Fletcher Theater. It was great that they knew exactly who he was!
After the interview, it was time for the first day of rehearsals. We gathered the cast together for the first time for a little meet & greet, coffee and doughnuts before they dove into the material.
Since this is the first time that we (producer Broadway Series South, co-producer Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy and NC Theatre, who are general managers on the show) have done the show, the set is brand new! Check out the model of the set pictured below. It is currently being built and painted. I can't wait to see the finished product!
For more information on A Christmas Story and to purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.