Meet the kids who got cast in A Christmas Story


John Francis Babbo

Age: 11

Hometown: River Forest

Role: Bully-toadie Grover Dill

Parents: Thomas and Heidi

School: Fifth-grader at Roosevelt Middle School

Where you may have seen him: As Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol" at Goodman Theatre

Favorite numbers: "Ralphie to the Rescue," a yee-haw number where the kids gallop on stick horses, and "When You're a Wimp." As Grover Dill, "I do a bullying routine and throw snowballs. We throw a paper towel wrapped in tape in rehearsals."


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