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Kids Take The Spotlight In BDT's 'A Christmas Story'

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) - In the holiday favorite "A Christmas Story," Ralphie just wants a Red Ryder Air Rifle for Christmas and the story recounts his efforts to make sure it ends up under the Christmas tree. A musical that's based on the classic 1983 movie (which itself was based on stories of the radio humorist Jean Shepherd) is now playing at the BDT Stage in Boulder.

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CBS4 Critic-At-Large Greg Moody loves Shepherd's stories, citing their clear-eyed memory and caustic edge.

Moody gives a lot of credit to the adults in the Boulder Dinner Theatre's cast -- Wayne Kennedy, Scott Bayett, Alisha Meyers and Jodie Brusso Rubald -- but says the real stars are the kids. They help bring home Ralphie's determination to get that Red Ryder, even with the constant warning of "You'll shoot your eye out."

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It's a perfect family outing to enjoy a favorite holiday tradition. The performances run through Jan. 5.


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