A Christmas Story

The Story

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. The consistent 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. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

The Event

Come see the family event. Doors open an hour before show time to enjoy the preshow activities.
We will have:
  • A photo booth
  • A craft table for kiddos to make ornaments for gifts
  • A cookie and cocoa/coffee bar
  • And, yes, Santa has agreed to come with his Merry Elves.

This is a family friendly holiday event. We will also be raffling off the Leg Lamp! The Red Ryder BB Gun and Randy’s Toy Tin Zeppelin.  Don’t miss all the holiday fun! 

The Cast

Ralph: Aaron Barksdale
Ralphie: Christopher Babilon
Flick: George Babilon
Scut Farkas: Jovi Womble
Schwartz: Makenley Hamilton
Mother: Melissa Myers
Old Man: Cory Sullivan
Randy: Remy Sullivan
Ms. Shields: Rebecca Babilon
Esther Jane: Lexie Sadler
Helen: Jasmine Goldman
Santa: Santa (Scott Capers)
Elf 1/Black Bart: Joshua Alan Luna
Elf 2/Desperado 2/Christmas Tree lot Salesperson: Sarah Cunningham
Desperado 1/Chief Elf/Hype Girl: Leah McWilliams
Sound Recordings: Cory Lykins
Director: Joelle May
Asst. Director: Aaron Barksdale
Stage Manager: Jill Sullivan
Media and Sound: Ryan Waltman and Aaron Barksdale
Lights: Ryan Waltman, Aaron Barksdalee and Maribel Myers
Front of House Coordinator: Donna Krebs


Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, at 7:00 PM; Sunday, December 10, at 2:00 PM


Assembly Hall at Jackson County Fairgrounds

2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula, MS