Maya Rudolph is heading to Fox!
Rudolph will play the mother of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker.
The 45-year-old actress is no stranger to singing. She was a backup singer for several years before SNL, performed with The Rentals and is in a Prince cover band with her friend, Gretchen Lieberum.
A Christmas Story: The Musical is based on the 1983 classic film, which was written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and the 1966 novel, In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Shepherd. The musical takes place in 1940s Indiana and centers on a child named Ralphie, who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.
A Christmas Story is the latest live TV event for Fox, following Grease: Live in January 2016, which starred Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit and Vanessa Hudgens. Fox will debut a live production of Rent at some point in the future.
A Christmas Story will air Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.