Best Wishes Kaden and Katie in 'A Christmas Story, The Musical'

Kaden Hinkle and Katie Phipps, two young but seasoned Denver stage professionals, were chosen from a local audition to perform as part of the ensemble while the national touring production of A Christmas Story, The Musical plays The Buell Theatre in Denver. Hinkle, 12, will perform from Dec. 18-21. Phipps, 11, will perform from  Dec. 22-27 (the matinee performance only on Dec 27; no appearance on Christmas Eve).

In the video above, friends from previous productions wish the pair well. Video by John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Katie Phipps and Kaden Hinkle Phipps and Hinkle have previously performed together twice on metro stages. They both appeared in the Arvada Center’s 2013 holiday production of A Christmas Carol, and just recently they played siblings Jane and Michael Banks in Mary Poppins for BDT Stage.  

Guests on our video include cast members from the DCPA Theatre Comany’s A Christmas Carol (through Dec. 27), and BDT Stage’s current staging of The Addams Family (through Feb. 27). Also: Ben Dicke and his wife, Emily, offer a song of support. Dicke directed and starred in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the Aurora Fox; Hinkle played Jackson’s son.

A Christmas Story, The Musical, which played on Broadway in 2012, follows young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”).

Video on the casting of Katie Phipps and Kaden Hinkle by David Lenk and John Moore for the DCPA NewsCenter.

A Christmas Story, The Musical: Ticket information

  • Performances through Dec. 27
  • Buell Theatre
  • 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
  • TTY: 303-893-9582
  • Groups of 15 or more: 303-446-4829
  • Also: Purchase in person at The Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at
  • Previous NewsCenter coverage of A Christmas Story, The Musical:
    Denver, meet your Ralphie Parker
    Two young local actors join tour in Denver
    Video highlights from the show

    BDT Stage The Addams Family

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