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Paradise Theatre presents A Christmas Story

Based on the motion picture, a young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. A classic holiday favorite!

Celebrate opening night with wine and cheese at 7:00 pm. Wine sponsored by the Gorman Family and Lachini Vineyards.

Running November 18 through December 10th. Show times are Fridays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. The musical is performed in two acts with one intermission. Approximate running time is 2 hrs including the intermission. All patrons must occupy a seat. There is no lap seating.

Purchase tickets online:
253-851-PLAY (7529)
Adults $25 /Senior-Military $18/ Students $10 Main floor- $2 more in the Mezzanine Seating. Media comps available to review show!

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse shows for its 2016-2017 Season to be presented in their NEW Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign “Act Local” to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor.

“This season is going to be full of thrillers, love stories and farces,” says Vicki Richards, Executive Artistic Director of Paradise Theatre, Gig Harbor’s only live theatre and performing arts education center, “as we launch an entire season at our new downtown venue along with our ongoing capital campaign, ‘Act Local’. We are taking this opportunity to create a permanent home for our uplifting, high quality, family-friendly theatre and to continue our mission of introducing young people here on the Peninsula to lifelong skills of goal-setting and teamwork through expressive arts education. We are asking our neighbors to ‘Act Local’ and save LIVE theatre here in Gig Harbor.”

The goals of the campaign are to raise enough capital to acquire and develop a performing arts center in Gig Harbor which includes a 250-seat main stage, a 60-seat black box theater, dressing rooms, a music room, rehearsal space, 3 classrooms plus fully equipped kitchen, scenic and costume shops. Act Local has completed PHASE I of a 4 PHASE campaign that included a new temporary relocation in downtown Gig Harbor. We have received grants from Dimmer Family Foundation, Key Bank, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Charitable Trust Fund and a recent $10,000 donation from an individual from our community. Act Local is also being supported by a $120,000 per year Google Ad Grant and a technology grant of CRM software (a $15,000+ annual value) from Salesforce Foundation.

“Wait Until Dark” a mystery drama, by Frederick Knott
Jan 20-Feb 11, 2017

“West Side Story” American Musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Mar 10-Apr 2, 2017

“Lend Me A Tenor” a comedy farce, by Ken Ludwig
Apr 14-May 6, 2017

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” a musical comedy, Music by Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics by Dick Scanlan, Book by Richard Morris and Scanlan
June 16-July 8, 2017

“Curtains” a musical comedy who-dun-it, Book by Rupert Holmes, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander
Aug 4-26, 2017


Vicki Richards
Executive Artistic Director
Paradise Theatre