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'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

'A Christmas Story' draws visitors to NWI, but Cleveland throws bigger bash

CLEVELAND | The line to see the house where much of "A Christmas Story" was filmed didn't stretch all the way back to Terre Haute, but it did extend down a block of clapboard working-class homes that stood in on the silver screen for the bygone Hammond where Jean Shepherd grew up.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Welcome Center display is window to a dream

Welcome Center display is window to a dream

HAMMOND | “Let’s do this!” exclaimed Rich AmRhein, of Valparaiso, as he helped pull down the curtains covering a new window scene for “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center on Thursday.

November 07, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Actor James Broderick and the "Original" Leg Lamp from PBS's "Phantom of the Open Hearth"

Actor James Broderick and the "Original" Leg Lamp from PBS's "Phantom of the Open Hearth"

Actor James Broderick plays Mr. Parker and David Elliott (right) is Ralphie in the 1976 PBS movie 'The Phantom of the Open Hearth,' based on Shepherd's story of his father's prized Leg Lamp.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'A Christmas Story, the Musical!' opening tonight in Chicago

OFFBEAT: 'A Christmas Story, the Musical!' opening tonight in Chicago

TAMPA | Philip Potempa is reporting from Florida while traveling this week.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
'Christmas Story'

'Christmas Story'

Peter Billingsley, producer of 'A Christmas Story, The Musical!' and the film's original Ralphie, poses for a photo outside The Chicago Theatre. He hopes the show makes it to Broadway next year.

December 13, 2011 12:00 am
Peter Billingsley targets 'Christmas Story' for Broadway

Peter Billingsley targets 'Christmas Story' for Broadway

Peter Billingsley, producer of "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" and the 1983 film's original Ralphie, poses for a photo outside The Chicago Theatre. The Chicago run of the show concluded Dec. 30.

December 13, 2011 12:00 am
Gene Weygandt and Clarke Hallum in "A Christmas Story, The Musical!"

Gene Weygandt and Clarke Hallum in "A Christmas Story, The Musical!"

Gene Weygandt (left) plays the Narrator, aka Jean Shepherd, and Clarke Hallum is Ralphie in "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" adding fun and favorite songs to the 1940s tale of a little boy's desire for a BB gun under his Christmas tree.

December 09, 2011 12:00 am
Long-awaited 'Christmas Story, The Musical' begins Chicago run Wednesday

Long-awaited 'Christmas Story, The Musical' begins Chicago run Wednesday

Child actor Clarke Hallum, who's cast as the wide-eyed coveted lead role of Ralphie in the new stage production "A Christmas Story, The Musical!," said some of the best performance advice he's received to prepare is to "relax and remember to just be a kid."

December 08, 2011 5:15 pm Photos

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'A Christmas Story' gets holiday stage treatment in Chicago

'A Christmas Story' gets holiday stage treatment in Chicago

It's been two years in the making and now theater audiences are getting their holiday wish of a new stage favorite just in time for the annual gift exchange.

November 14, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Producers of 'A Christmas Story' stage musical in region today for research

OFFBEAT: Producers of 'A Christmas Story' stage musical in region today for research

Get ready for what's shaping up to be a holiday stage hit.

October 26, 2011 12:00 am
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