BOSTON (CBS) – An energetic performance based on the 1983 classic film “A Christmas Story” is playing at the Boch Center Wang Theater in Boston.
“I think what the musical adds is the story is so heartwarming and so exciting,” said actor Nick Davis, part of the orchestra. “It’s a big Broadway musical so it’s a great sight you don’t find in a movie.”
Performances in Boston are more special for Davis, a Needham native. He used to enjoy “A Christmas Story: The Musical” from these chairs.
“To see this exact performance, at this exact theater… here I am, eight years later, doing this performance myself, which is absolutely amazing,” Davis said.
Nick will share the spotlight with two crowd favorites, the Bumpus Hounds.
“They went after Sam Hartley’s character, The Old Man. They chased him on stage several times during the musical,” said dog trainer John Grimsley.
“Their 15 minutes of fame steals the show every night, no doubt. They are so sweet. They’re cute. And it was so dramatic,” said Sam Hartley, who played The Old Man and worked closely with the dogs on set.
There will be eight shows in total at the Wang Theater through December 19 before the show moves on to the final two stops on the tour.
“We are ready to start, welcome opening night. We are ready for that energy. I think it’s going to be a great night of fun for every member of your family,” Hartley said.
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https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/12/10/a-christmas-story-the-musical-boch-center-wang-theatre/ Musical Performances Begin at Boch Center Wang Theater on Friday – CBS Boston