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A Christmas Story Live! (2017)



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From Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! is inspired by the holiday classic feature "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production "A Christmas Story: The Musical." Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked") and Adam Siegel ("Grease: Live") will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary ("Grease: Live," "Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") serving as co-executive producers and writers. Scott Ellis (the 2016 Broadway revival of "She Loves Me," "Weeds") is an executive producer and will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski ("Grease: Live," "Dancing with the Stars") is an executive producer and will serve as the live television director. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("Dear Evan Hansen," "La La Land") who composed the original score to "A Christmas Story: The Musical," will compose several new songs for the LIVE television event airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

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Critic Reviews for A Christmas Story Live!

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

If this live musical craze continues, can I request a follow-up from this same creative team?

December 18, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"A Christmas Story Live!" lacked the feeling of a piece of theater unfolding in front of the audience's eyes in real time, like a slick magic trick.

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

It is a risky business turning a near-perfect thing into a somewhat less-perfect thing, but it feels churlish to cavil about so much hard work done in a celebratory spirit.

December 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Packed too densely with needless smarm and excess songs, A Christmas Story Live stretched itself to three precisely executed but tedious hours.

December 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Although the cast is quite appealing and the show well staged (with hardly a hiccup or blooper), it couldn't liven up the flat material. A three-hour runtime made it a slog, and the musical was overstuffed with songs.

December 17, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A Christmas Story isn't meant to challenge, it's meant to comfort. And as reheated holiday leftovers, A Christmas Story Live! just about hits the spot.

December 17, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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