Rudolph Musical Returns to Tour 50 Cities This Year

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“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has taken the country by snowstorm.” – Hartford Courant

TGPR looks forward to another touring season of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special,  is back by popular demand following two successful years of touring North America.

This year, three North American tours will run concurrently and visit more than 50 cities this holiday season. The national tour — a “holiday staple” (The Boston Globe) and an “utterly charming, top-notch production” (Orlando Sentinel) – kicks off November 14.

See the press release below for more information.

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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER LIVE ON STAGE

Touring Musical is Stage Adaptation of CBS’ Highest Rated Christmas Special of All Time

More Than 50 Tour Dates Announced Including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago

NEW YORK – AUGUST 10, 2016 – The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will return live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com). Back by popular demand following two successful years of touring North America, the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster will help Santa save Christmas during three North American tours visiting more than 50 cities this holiday season. The national tour — a “holiday staple” (The Boston Globe) and an “utterly charming, top-notch production” (Orlando Sentinel) – kicks off November 14.

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is rapidly becoming a tradition for   generations of children and adults,” says producing partner Jonathan Flom. “We are excited to bring the show to many more fans this year through extended engagements in new cities including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago .”

Projections, costumes and characters will be faithfully brought to the stage against a backdrop of nostalgic set designs. The cast brings high energy to classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and loveable puppets highlight the charming “roughness” from the television show’s stop-motion effects. Flom says, “We address all of the familiar story elements from the television special with a talented cast and puppeteers who help recreate the magic on stage. Since the special itself is a classic musical, the stage show does not feel at all like an adaptation and audiences are surprised and delighted when they hear full performances of additional iconic songs associated with the TV special, such as “Fame and Fortune” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the appearance of his bright, shining nose, is excluded from the Reindeer Games. He flees Christmastown and meets up with new friends Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius.  After finding The Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph journeys home, where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can Rudolph rescue his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?

Rudolph’s partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center continues this year. A new illustrated storybook, T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games, will be available this year only at the stage show performances and other locations where Rudolph is appearing, such as at theme parks, zoos, aquariums and science centers. A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the books will be donated to PACER.

For more information, visit www.rudolphthemusical.com.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is produced by Right Angle Entertainment, Iconic Entertainment Studios and Premiere Producers LLC. North American tour dates include (subject to change):

November 14 Jackson, MS Thalia Mara Hall
November 16-17 Cedar Falls, IA Gallager Blue Dorn
November 17-20 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
November 19 Galveston, TX Grand Opera House
November 20 College Station, TX Rudder Auditorium
November 21 Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall
November 22 Conway, AR Reynolds Performance Hall
November 22-23 Fort Worth, TX Bass Hall
November 23 Baton Rouge, LA River Center
November 25 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre
November 25-27 Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park
November 26 South Bend, IN Morris PAC
November 27 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Hall
November 28 Columbia, MO Jesse Auditorium
November 29 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center
November 29 Newport News, VA Ferguson Center
Nov. 29-Dec. 18 New York, NY Theatre at MSG
November 30 Des Moines, IA Civic Center
November 30 Roanoke, VA Berglund PAC
December 1 Winston-Salem, NC LJVM Coliseum
December 2 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
December 2 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center
December 3-4 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
December 4 Bismarck, MD Bismarck Civic Center
December 6 Mason City, IA N. IA Comm. College Aud.
December 6 Rutland, VT Paramount Theatre
December 7 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion
December 7-8 Schenectady, NY Proctor’s Theatre
December 8 Wichita, KS Orpheum Theatre
December 9 Lawrence, KS Lied Center of KS
December 9-11 Hartford, CT The Bushnell Theatre
December 10 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
December 11 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
December 12 Fargo, ND Fargodome
December 12 Reading, PA Santander PAC
December 13 Fairfield, IA Stephen Sondheim Center
December 13 Utica, NY Stanley Performing Arts Center
December 14 Akron, OH Civic Theatre
December 15 Morganton, WV Comma Auditorium
December 16 Richmond, KY EKU Center for the Arts
December 16-18 Denver, CO Buell Theatre
December 17 Louisville, KY Brown Theatre
December 18 Huntsville, AL Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
December 19 Pensacola, FL Saenger Theatre
December 20 Modesto, CA Gallo Center
December 20 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
December 21 Daytona, FL Peabody Auditorium
December 21 Thousand Oaks, CA Kavli Theatre
December 22 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theater
December 22 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
December 23 West Palm Beach, FL Kravis Center
December 23-24 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre

-Dan Grody, TGPR