A Christmas Story - Rosebud Theatre Review
Updated: Nov 21, 2019
By Philip Grecian
Directed by Paul F. Muir
Synopsis: Christmas is coming and little Ralphie really wants a BB gun. His “Old Man” wins a tacky leg lamp that his Mom is none too happy about. The furnace explodes. And the neighbourhood dogs steal the turkey right out of the oven. It’s a crazy family Christmas where everything that could possibly go wrong, does.
Based on the classic film, this throwback 1930’s Christmas comes with all the old-fashioned family fun and fixings. ‘Tis the season to come be entertained by this holiday favourite!
Submitted by Karalee Braun
Driving around the last few corners before the valley opens up before you and you see the picturesque hamlet of Rosebud... Is an anticipation I look forward to with each trip back to this amazing gem.
I have been many times to Rosebud and have watched it grow and change. The whole experience starts when you walk into the mercantile; blending new and old flavours. On one side, the new restaurant, on the old, the original entrance and lobby to the mercantile which is now their gift shop. Being ushered to our table, we pass the named dining rooms; The Barn, the Shed and my favourite, The Greenhouse, just to name a few. The food is always fantastic and fresh, with lots of options including vegetarian, vegan and those with food sensitivities or allergies. There is lots of time to enjoy your meal, while enjoying the musical entertainment that comes through each room. For those who need to walk off the delicious meal, there are a few quaint little artisan shops around the town to peruse as well as the museum and the Akokiniskway gallery only a few paces past the Theatre. And then there is the show...
A Christmas Story is a great family friendly story with some sly jokes popped in there to keep the adults on their toes. The set was amazing, complete with a metal pole for getting a tongue stuck to, a slide to enjoy after sitting on Santa’s Lap, and of course, let’s not forget the beautifully shaped female leg lamp which almost takes center stage.
From the wonderful hospitality from start to finish, a delicious meal and then an unforgettable show, this little hamlet gives you a wonderful little getaway from the big city life, and leaves you in quiet wonder as you climb the valley on your way out. It is always a magical experience and one that I encourage everyone to visit.
A Christmas Story runs up until December 22.
Get your tickets at https://www.rosebudtheatre.com/shows