The national tour of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” comes to FolsomBy: Telegraph Staff
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
When: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19; 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20; 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23
Where: Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College
Ticket Price: #32–$52; Premium $62; Students with ID and Children $28.
Speaking to the misfit in all of us, the beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.
From Santa Claus to Rudolph himself, these favorite characters come to life in an adventure that teaches us that whatever makes you different can be that that makes you special.
The stage adaptation of the highest rated Christmas TV special of all time, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” began in 1964. The beloved stop-motion animated television classic made its network television debut and has been delighting audiences across the country for more than 50 years.
For the Folsom performances – eight in all – 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. Producing partner Jonathan Flom notes that “the familiar story elements from the television special are addressed with a talented cast and puppeteers who help recreate the magic on stage.”
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 the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ is a wonderful new way to experience this family tradition,” Flom said. “This show entertains and, at the same time, helps spread the important and timeless message that we should celebrate our differences.”
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” is produced by Right Angle Entertainment, Iconic Entertainment Studios and Premiere Producers LLC.