Rudolph & friends are coming to Syracuse

 

When you think of Christmas there is one reindeer that comes to mind and his name is … Rudolph! Our favorite reindeer will be coming to life on the Landmark Theatre stage at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical will take you on Rudolph’s magical journey through his search of acceptance of his red nose, finding homes for the toys of Misfit Island, conquering the Abominable Snow Monster and saving Christmas with his shiny, bright red nose. This classic still has families falling in love with this holiday special and now is your chance to catch it live for one night only! Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 23. For ticket prices and information, visit Ticketmaster

 

Play Synopsis
In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut and has been delighting audiences across the country for over 50 years. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is a wonderful new way to experience this family tradition,” says producing partner Jonathan Flom. “This show entertains and, at the same time, helps spread the important and timeless message that we should celebrate our differences.”

Projections, costumes and characters are faithfully brought to the stage against a backdrop of nostalgic set designs. The 12-foot-plus-tall Abominable Snow Monster is jaw-dropping. 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, “The familiar story elements from the television special are addressed 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 see performances of songs such as “Fame and Fortune” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” that are heard but not performed in the TV special. 

Credit: rudolphthemusical.com

 

 

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