Colum Cross, a sixth grader at Guilderland's Farnsworth Middle School, plays Ralphie Parker as a child, Richard Cross, Colum's dad, plays "The Old Man."
Criss Macaione plays the mom and Jane Nielson plays the teacher.
"These kids are really talented. They are not impersonating the movie characters; they are using them as the basis and are developing their own characters,"Suriano said. "Every fantasy that Ralphie has in the movie shows up on stage."
Opening night is Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. for adults and $9. for 12 years and younger. Reservations are recommended, at 356-3197. The show runs through Saturday, Dec. 15. Old Songs is located at 37 South Main St. in Voorheesville. ""