Midnight Radio: A Christmas Story
Follow Ralphie on his quest for the perfect Christmas gift and watch as we recreate all the most iconic moments from the movie including the infamous Pink Nightmare bunny pajamas and The Old Man’s prized leg lamp.
This December, Midnight Radio will be taking on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story! Skip the TV marathon this year and get in on the action with Foley sound effects, cheeky commercial spoofs, and a dizzying array of vocal acrobatics all done live before your eyes. Follow Ralphie on his quest for the perfect Christmas gift and watch as we recreate all the most iconic moments from the movie including the infamous Pink Nightmare bunny pajamas and The Old Man’s prized leg lamp.
A longtime fan favorite, our Midnight Radio series takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes! Always memorable, often irreverent, and never at midnight or on the radio, Midnight Radio is the perfect holiday tradition. Plus! Don’t miss our free Happy Half-hour 30 minutes before every show with free drinks and interactive holiday-themed amusements!
General Admission Ticket: $35
Student Ticket (with Valid ID only): $25
Discounts for Groups of 10 or More: Call Fred at 412.471.0999.
A Christmas Story was written by Philip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, & Bob Clark.
Dec 7 • Thursday • 8pm (opening night • tickets are only $30)
Dec 8 • Friday • 8pm
Dec 9 • Saturday • 8pm
Dec 14 • Thursday • 8pm (Foley & Sensory Workshop/Audio Description)
Dec 15 • Friday • 8pm
Dec 16 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm
Dec 20 • Wednesday • 7pm (Pay What You Want)
Dec 21 • Thursday • 8pm
Dec 22 • Friday • 8pm
Dec 23 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm
Opening Night • Dec 7 • Thursday • 8:00pm
To celebrate the opening of Midnight Radio: A Christmas Story we’re offering $5 off every ticket. No promo code necessary. Bring a group to save even more (email Fred Frances at email@example.com for details).
Foley & Sensory Workshop • Dec 14 • Thursday • 6:45pm
Come to the theater early to experience the Foley equipment hands-on! Jingle some bells and create footsteps in the snow as you get to play with the equipment we use to bring the story to life through sound. The cast of A Christmas Story will be on hand to show you how. Doors open at 6:30pm and the workshop begins at 6:45pm. Free and open to all patrons (no show ticket necessary).
Pay What You Want • Dec 20 • Wednesday • 7:00pm
Bricolage is pleased to offer tickets to this performance at any price! Pay any amount at the door starting at 6:30pm (tickets are available on a first come, first served basis). All seats are general admission.
Midnight Radio features Braille and large print programs. Audio Description is available on Thursday, December 14th, along with a free pre-show Foley & Sensory Workshop. Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access and features accessible all-gender restrooms. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. We encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable in the comments section when purchasing tickets or by contacting Fred Frances at 412.471.0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click below for photos from some of our past Midnight Radio episodes.
See What Everyone Else Is Saying
Wait till you see/hear the celebration of the Major Award, and the twisted-carol version of the jingle for the “show’s sponsor,” Meatloaf and Cabbage.– Michelle Pilecki, Pittsburgh City Paper
The result, as “Midnight Radio” fans know, is guaranteed fun. Bricolage has made the genre its own (maybe even invented it) and has polished it to a happy sheen.– Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A complimentary “Happy Half-Hour” warmed bellies and spirits as guests interacted with holiday-themed activities (I couldn’t pass up the giant present selfie station!) pulled from threads woven through the show we were all about to enjoy.– Gwenyth Gamble Jarvi, PGH in the Round
You knew it was coming: Midnight Radio, the Bricolage Production Company series that performs old-school radio plays live, follows its holiday stagings of It’s A Wonderful Life (2014) and Yinz’r Scrooged (2015) with A Christmas Story.– Bill O’Driscoll, Pittsburgh City Paper
Meet the Cast & Crew
- A Christmas Story was written by Philip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, & Bob Clark
- Jeffrey Carpenter
- Parag S. Gohel
- Tony Bingham
- Tami Dixon
- Monteze Freeland
- Adam Seligson
- Maura Underwood
- Deana Muro
- Cello Fury
- Phill Madore