A Christmas Story


A Beloved Holiday Classic

Adapted by Phillip Grecian

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store, and is always given the same response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. 

You won't want to miss this Holiday Classic which is great fun for the whole family!


Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30pm

Thursday, December 12 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 13 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 14 at 4:00pm

Saturday, December 14 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 15 at 1:00pm (Theatre for All Performance)


Tickets are $17 for the general public, $12 for NMU Faculty/Staff, Seniors, and Military, $10 for students, and $5 for NMU students.

Located in the Forest Roberts Theatre.


Cast List

Ralph Dustin Golden
Ralphie Parker Evan Harma
Mother Sara Parks
The Old Man Jason Parks
Randy Jack Johnson
Miss Shields Riley Fields
Flick Nate Wood
Schwartz Sevi Voight
Esther Jane Alberry Avonlea Kuhlman
Helen Weathers Marin Johnson
Scut Farkas Winston Leonard
Grover Dill Christian Leonard
Desperado 1 Mickie Wiza
Desperado 2 Charlie Edwards
Black Bart Ian McCullough
Tree Lot Owner Seth Bowen
Santa Claus John Fatla
Delivery Man Paul Leow
Mrs. Schwartz Heather Isaacson
Voice on Radio Christian Sharp
School Ensemble Lyla Isaacson, Elysie Isaacson, Talyn Rasmussen
Families Ensemble Heather Issacson, Lyla Isaacson, Elysie Issacson, Christian Leonard, Katie Spengler, Talyn Rasmussen, Ian McCullough, Emma Block, Winston Leonard, Christian Sharp


Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone.

† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.


Creative Team

Director Teagan Sturmer
Scenic Designer Lex van Blommstein
Lighting Designer Vic Holliday
Costume Designer Shelley Russell
Sound Designer Dan Zini
Properties Master Hannah Carey, Keli Crawford-Truckey
Technical Director David Pierce
Production Stage Manager Katherine Marsh
Producer Bill Digneit

Indicates work done in partial fulfillment of the senior capstone.

† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.



Additional Artistic Staff

Assistant Stage Manager Sylvia Bednarczyk
Associate Technical Director Emily Baker
Assistant Scenic Designer Hannah Carey
Master Electrician TBA
Light Board Operator  TBA
Sound Board Operator TBA
Spotlight Operators TBA
Audio 2 TBA
Run Crew

Mickie Wiza, Charlie Edwards, Ian McCullough, Seth Bown, Paul Leow

Costume Maestro Joel Shinavier
Costume Helpers Kate Karling, Megan Hibbard

† Indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.




Forest Roberts Theatre Staff

Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Costume Shop Crew

Erin Culp, Frances Dykema, Masie Johnson, Kate Karling, Eric Mackall, Sabrina Nelson, Joel Shinavier, Esther Teng, Zoe Zimmer

Scene Shop Foreman Ross Johnson
Carpenters and Painters

Emily Baker, Emily Kendall, Keegan Downey, Alec Vanhorn, Audree Stephens, Taylor Venegas, Ester Teng


Lighting and Sound Supervisor Dan Zini
Electrics Crew

Jacob Stipe, Justin Vant’ Hof, Sam Stauffer, Eric Honig

Prop Artesians Keli Truckey, Hannah Carey
Box Office Manager Nick Salin
Assistant Box Office Manager Sophie Sam
Box Office Staff

Abby Macek, Jacob Laitinen Leah Danielson, Marina Morse, Micah Munts

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† indicates membership in Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.


Cast Bios