Elf recently got the musical treatment and it looks like another beloved holiday movie is getting the same.
According to THR, A Christmas Story is being developed into a musical by none other than it's star Peter Billingsley.
"A Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally," says Billingsley, who played 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and will executive produce the musical. "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."
With previews beginning Wednesday at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre (and running Dec. 9-30), "A Christmas Story: The Musical!" will remain loyal to the film adaptation of Jean Shepherd's short stories and includes an original score from Broadway composing duo Benj Paske and Justin Paul.
"I am honored to be a part of this project and look forward to bringing the play to more stages," says Billingsley. "Just think about the idea of a leg-lamp kickline."
Did you know that Billingsley has been busy working behind the camera? He produced such films as 2006's The Break Up and 2008's Four Christmases. He most recently made his feature-length directorial debut on 2009's Couples Retreat.
What is your favorite scene from A Christmas Story?