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Celebrate A CHRISTMAS STORY's Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV Nov. 19, 2019
Ralphie is coming to the rescue because it's the the seventh anniversary of A Christmas Story The Musical coming to Broadway! To celebrate us counting down to Christmas, we're looking back at the show's opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with the official Broadway debut of the now Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-winning songwriting duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Check out the video below to see the pair alongside John Bolton, Dan Lauria, Erin Dilly, and more!
A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the 1983 movie perennial, arrived on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season, opening on November 19th 2012 and playing an eight-week limited engagement through December 30.
By Michael Rielly
World largest Christmas maze now hiring
October 5, 2019
Think you could play the part of an elf? What about a toy soldier? Enchant Christmas is hiring! Billed as the world’s largest Christmas light maze, Enchant Christmas is hiring hundreds of people for character actors and customer service roles. Interviews are expected to take place during the next few weeks at Tropicana Field, where the event will take place.
People are asked to send a headshot and resume to email@example.com for consideration to play a Christmas "enchantress," elf, toy soldier or townsfolk.
Availability must be open for at least either Christmas Eve or Day, among other requirements. From Nov. 22 to Dec. 29, the ballpark’s outfield is slated to be outfitted with a massive light display and a Christmas market with more than 60 local food and merchant vendors.
Tickets are $19.99 and are on sale now at stpete.enchantchristmas.com. People interested in customer service jobs are asked to visit the Tampa Bay Rays' website and click on "enchant opportunities."
By Michael Rielly
Early Christmas display causes Monroe resident to call the city
October 5, 2019
Christmas in September ... It’s not a holiday you hear celebrated often in the fall, but the Schmitt family Christmas celebration took place in Monroe in mid-September this year.
“Every year we get together for Christmas and we’ve done this for as long as I’ve known,” Monroe resident David Schmitt said.
Schmitt is a native of Wisconsin and most of his family still lives there. At 54 years old, Schmitt is the youngest of nine siblings who still try to get together to celebrate the Christmas holiday each year.
“The drive to Wisconsin, where my family is from, it’s kind of hard to do in December,” Schmitt said. “So this year we said, ‘How about Christmas in Ohio?’ September, good driving weather ... nice weather ... I thought, ‘Perfect, everybody could come here for Christmas.’”
“As everybody gets older we don’t get to see each other as often and living so far away from each other. It was really wonderful to just be able to have everyone together,” Donna Schmitt said.
To celebrate the early holiday family gathering, Schmitt decorated his house with lights and ornaments three months ahead of the actual Christmas holiday. The early appearance of Christmas décor had at least one resident concerned enough to call the city of Monroe.
“All you had to do was pull in the driveway and ask us and we would have told you... probably offered you a beverage,” Donna said.
The city asked the Schmitt’s to remove some decorations that were too close to the road. No citations were issued and the family was given 60 days to remove any other decorations that were not in compliance with the city code.