Exciting news from Broadway Utica! 

Local Sauquoit actress Allie Kiesel will play the part of Mary Beth in the upcoming production of A Christmas Story, The Musical.

Allie is in New York City right now preparing for her first ever role in a Broadway production, and even better is that she will open her first show right here in her hometown of Utica!

"This has been so fun and I can't wait to perform for my family and friends," Kiesel said.

Broadway Utica Director Derek Clark added his praise for the 11-year-old Sauquoit student:

"I'm beyond excited to officially announce Allie Kiesel's role in the Broadway production of 'A Christmas Story, The Musical.' This is a great opportunity for her and a huge compliment to the community. I ask everyone to come out and support Allie."

Follow Ralphie Parker on his Christmas adventures and wishing for a Red Ryder Air Rifle in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story," coming to the Stanley.

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"

The famous line comes to life at the when Broadway Utica presents "A Christmas Story - The Musical," on Tuesday, November 15th and Wednesday, November 16th. Both shows start at 7:30pm.

"A Christmas Story - The Musical" will have you reliving your favorite moments from this classic tale as Ralphie tries SO hard to get that Red Ryder Air Rifle for Christmas. You'll remember Ralphie's father "winning an award" and receiving that cooky leg lamp. Oh, and don't forget about those "adorable" fuzzy, pink, bunny pajamas. And all the other adventures that Ralpie must endure as he hopes for the gift of his dreams.

Tickets are now on sale for this show. Prices range from $29 to $74. You can get your tickets by calling Broadway Utica at: (315) 724-7196 or stopping by at the box office on Genesee Street. You can also get more details by visiting: BroadwayUtica.com