This is the opening night of the Cedar Street Players’ stage production of “The Christmas Story,” a musical version of the movie that is rated as one of America’s favorite holiday films.
The main character is Ralphy, a 9-year-old boy who desperately wants a Red Ryder BB gun and the adventures he experiences in 1940’s America as he anxiously awaits Christmas.
The role is played by Rolla High School freshman Audrey Smith, who is older than the Ralphy role, a girl not a boy, and who could not know how much simpler life was in the 1940’s. Audrey tells us how she got into the role.

She even performs some of the songs in the play.
“The Christmas Story” is being performed at 7:30 every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 9th through the 19th at the Cedar Street Playhouse in Rolla. Saturday and Sunday matinees will be held at 2 p-m.
For tickets, go online to, or call 573-364-9523.