Get Ready for "A Christmas Story" the Musical! From Ralphie! 

Peter Billingsley aka Ralphie Parker of 1983's "A Christmas Story" has signed on as executive producer of the musical adaptation of the film according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Billingsley won our hearts as the 9-year-old Ralphie and most recently, the actor made his first feature directorial debut with last year's "Couples Retreat."

Previews for the stage musical version of "A Christmas Story" begins today at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and will run from Dec. 9-30 just in time for the Holidays!

Apparently, "A Christmas Story: The Musical!" will remain loyal to the film's adaptation of Jean Shepherd's short stories. Original score is from Broadway composers Benj Paske and Justin Paul.

Billingsley told THR, “I’m excited to bring this film to the stage because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the world of musicals.”

I can't wait to see the "Red Ryder BB Gun" song-and-dance routine! :happy

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