Victoria Players’ “A Christmas Story”

Randy (Austin Endsley) and the Old Man (Joshua Henwood) react to Mother (Abby Todd) asking Ralphie (Heidi Chabot) to try his new bunny outfit.

December 16, 2022
Article by Rachel Scofield

Photos by Amy Lynn

The Victoria Players Children’s Theater (VPCT) production of A Christmas Story opens tonight at 7 pm and runs through December 18.

The play is based on Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s entitled, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash which inspired the 1983 movie, A Christmas Story

The play sticks closely to the motion picture “as it follows Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas,” said director Jill Henwood. “The temperamental furnace, the old man’s lexicon of curses, a major award and the school bully.”

Santa (AJ Buford) forces Ralphie to shoot down a slide to the shock of his elf helper (Molly Sattely) and grown-up Ralph (Alaina Smith).

The 2.25 hour run time includes a 15-minue intermission at which time concessions will be available.

Show times are December 16 at 7 pm, December 17 at 2 pm, December 17 at 7 pm and December 18 at 2 pm. Ticket prices start at $10.00 each and are available online.

All performances will be at the Victoria Opera House on 101 South Main Street, Baltimore.

Built in 1905, the Victoria Opera House is the last remaining historical opera house in Fairfield County.  The theater ceased functioning as a movie house in the early 1960s and became a storage space until Baltimore Downtown Restoration began to lease the space in 2013.

To learn more about the opera house or to donate to its restoration, please visit

In the Spring, VPCT will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Dates and times to be announced.

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