A Christmas Story

November 27 - December 27, 2020



Book by: Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Director: Kirsten Chandler
Choreographer: Jill Gorrie
Music Director: Don LeMaster

Nine year old Ralphie Parker wants one thing for Christmas, and one thing only: An Official Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun. There’s only one problem: everyone else is convinced he’ll shoot his eye out! Undeterred, he begins his saga of convincing all the necessary players, from his sweet and protective Mother, to his straightlaced teacher, Miss Shields, all the way to Santa Claus himself, that he needs that gun for the protection of his loved ones, and maybe even a little cowboy glory to call his own.

Ralphie’s vivid imagination conjures up several showstopping numbers, from “Ralphie to The Rescue” in which he defeats every foe a young boy can think of (robbers, mustache twirling villains, and of course, the school bully), to thrilling tap routine performed by a gun moll-esque Miss Shields, who sheds her sweater set and romance novel for a glittery red gown and a whole lot of moxie!

In light of the international health crisis, we want you to know that the health and wellbeing of our patrons and volunteers is of the utmost importance. Currently, SDMT is following the City of San Diego’s directive to honor the recommendations of the CDC to cancel large gatherings until further notice. Our entire calendar of performances is being reviewed on a continual basis and will be reevaluated over the upcoming weeks to align with the city of San Diego’s direction. As changes come about, you will be notified. If there is a need to postpone or cancel a production, we would be grateful for your support by, donating the price of your ticket, or accepting a gift certificate for a future production.


Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


  • Recording devices of any type are prohibited in the Horton Grand Theatre.
  • Patrons are asked to turn cellular telephones off or to a “no sound” setting upon entering the theatre. Please, no texting during the performance.
  • As a courtesy to other patrons and the performers, please stay seated until the final curtain call has ended and the house lights have been turned on.
  • Patrons are discouraged from bringing infants, toddlers and children under the age of five to performances. If children are causing a disturbance to other patrons, house management reserves the right to ask the parent to remove the child from the theatre.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Horton Grand Theatre at any time.
  • Every person must have a ticket and seat assignment, regardless of age.
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