Good News Matters: Stage Production Helps Local Charity


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – One of the most classic Christmas movies has come to life on stage at the Studio Theater, and they’re using the show to help a very loved cause in our state.

Eight-year-old Abigail is spending the Christmas season at the Ronald McDonald House in between treatments for Ewing’s Sarcoma. 

The house gives Abigail and her family a place to stay and play.

“It’s been such a blessing to be here. They’ve helped us in so many ways,” says Alice Shelton, Abigail’s grandmother. 

And a local theater is helping make the Christmas season brighter for sick children and their families. 
A Christmas Story is playing at the Studio Theater, and the cast and crew held some of their rehearsals at the Ronald McDonald House. 

“Abigail and I got to watch little bits and pieces of it and we got to talk to some of the kids which was exciting,” Alice adds. 

And they’re providing tickets to see the show.

“We gave 160 free tickets to the Ronald McDonald House for families staying there to have just two hours of a moment away and step inside another world and enjoy the show with their family,” says Mark Burbank, Director of A Christmas Story.

They’re also hosting a benefit night Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. to raise money for the house. 

It’s a show that’s guaranteed to bring a smile. 

“It means something to all of us. It’s very special,” says Alice.

Click here to get tickets to the benefit show or to any performance of A Christmas Story.

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