Fox’s upcoming live musical event, A Christmas Story Live! will also feature a Hanukkah song!
Actress Ana Gasteyer told ET at the Double Standards convert in New York City on Sunday that a new fun number was added to the production. “They’ve written a really fun Hanukkah number. The music is fantastic.” The Saturday Night Live alum who will play Mrs. Schwartz in the production added that “Even though A Christmas Story is clearly a Christmas story – it’s fun to have a Hanukkah song join the ranks of the Christmas songs in the musical. I think everybody felt like it can really be a holiday experience.”
The production is inspired by the 1983 holiday classic feature film A Christmas Story as well as the 2012 Broadway adaptation. The new song was written for Gasteyer’s character by Pasek and Paul, an Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony-winning composing team (La La Land and Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen).
The live broadcast will take place on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. Gasteyer will appear alongside former SNL co-star, Maya Rudolph as well as Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos.
A Christmas Story Live! premieres Sunday, December 17