Celebrate the holidays with hilarity and Apex Theatre Studio this December. On Friday, Dec. 18 through Sunday, Dec. 20, Apex Theatre Studio will present “A Christmas Story,” a full-length comedy based on the beloved film, at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Limited capacity tickets for Apex Theatre Studio presents “A Christmas Story” are currently on sale.
Humorist Jean Sheperd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest of the 1940s follows Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. All the elements from the classic motion picture are here: The exploding furnace, the school bully, the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a lamppost and the infamous leg lamp.
The Orlando Sentinel exclaims “Classics bloom quickly in modern times ... you don't have to have grown up with 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his ache for an air rifle under the tree to think of ‘A Christmas Story’ as a Christmas must. And [this] version is just as kindly and just as cockeyed as ‘A Christmas Story’ is meant to be."
The production is under the direction of Ian Mairs, managing director of Apex Theatre Studio and features a combination of faculty, students and guest artists from the Northeast Florida area. Extra safety measures such as students and patrons being required to wear masks for the duration of the performance, as well socially distanced seating implemented.
Now in its seventh year, the nonprofit Apex Theatre Studio fosters young artists who possess a passion and curiosity for acting, singing, dancing and stagecraft through a series of master classes, intensives, readings and theatrical presentations. For more information on Apex Theatre Studio, go to apextheatrejax.com.
Tickets for “A Christmas Story” are available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Office, as well as all Ticketmaster outlets.