'A Christmas Story, The Musical' at Fisher Theatre in Detroit

There's only one thing little Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas – and his quest for that Red Ryder Action Air Rifle BB gun is the basis for A Christmas Story: The Musical, heading to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit Nov. 15-27, 2011.

Based on the 1983 cult classic movie, this tale has long been a favorite of anyone who's ever been a kid. Desperate to make sure that BB gun ends up under his Christmas tree, Ralphie hatches a series of schemes to ensure his dream comes true – despite the prediction from his mom, teacher and even Santa that he'll "shoot his eye out."

All the while, he's dealing with an annoying little brother, a yellow-eyed bully, a friend whose tongue sticks to a frozen lamppost and his father's obsession with a notorious major award he's won in a contest.

It's a trip down memory lane for most, and good fun for the entire family (ages 5-plus). Tickets range $29-$88.85.

See the Metro Parent listing for show times, the address and more on A Christmas Story: The Musical.