RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER SOARS TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH
LIVE ON STAGE NOVEMBER 22-23, 2016 AT BASS PERFORMANCE HALL
AND NOVEMBER 25-27, 2016 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK
The Family-Friendly Stage Adaptation of CBS’ Highest-Rated Christmas Special of All Time Returns to Dallas-Fort Worth for a limited holiday engagement.
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (October 12, 2016) – The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest rated holiday television special will be live on stage with the critically acclaimed RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL at Bass Performance Hall November 22 and 23, for four performances presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. This fun family classic will then head to Dallas, where it will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park November 25-27, for five performances presented by Dallas Summer Musicals.
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 that will 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.
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 and we are so excited to bring the show to fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex,” says producing partner Jonathan Flom.
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. In preparation for the Dallas-Fort Worth run, the show will be adding new flying elements and an enhanced set and scenic design to create an even more fantastic theater experience for Rudolph fans.
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 Christmas town 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.
Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, starting at $27.50, are now on sale. To charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at http://www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.
Single tickets for the Dallas engagement of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, starting at $20, are now on sale at http://www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX.
Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount, priority seating, and many more benefits. Please call 214-426-4768 or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.
Performing Arts Fort Worth’s 2015-2016 BROADWAY AT THE BASS season comes to a close – a crashing close, that is – with PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Oct. 20-30.
The exciting new 2017 BROADWAY AT THE BASS SEASON will feature eight shows: ANNIE January 17-22; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Feb. 14-19; LET IT BE March 21-26; MATILDA June 13-18; THE BODYGUARD Aug 1-6; BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Sept. 12-17; RENT Oct. 17-22; and the return of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS Nov. 14-19.
Season tickets are on sale now at the Bass Performance Hall box office or online at www.basshall.com.
Dallas Summer Musicals’ 2016-2017 season will feature ten shows starting with RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, Nov. 25-27, 2016; BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND, Dec. 6-18, 2016; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Jan. 31 – Feb. 12, 2017; STOMP, Feb. 14-19, 2017; THE ILLUSIONISTS, Feb. 28 – Mar. 5, 2017; LET IT BE, Mar. 7-19, 2017; KINKY BOOTS, Mar. 28 – Apr. 9, 2017; CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS, May 23 – June 4, 2017; and closing the season will be THE BODYGUARD, July 18-30, 2017.
In addition, Disney’s THE LION KING will be roaring back to the Music Hall in DSM’s 2017-2018 Season! Subscribing for the 2016-2017 Season is the only way to guarantee priority access to tickets now for this highly anticipated return.
Dallas Summer Musicals’ six-show season tickets, starting at $112, are now on sale online at http://www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, in person at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas or by phone at 214-346-3300.
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL is produced by Right Angle Entertainment, Iconic Entertainment Studios and Premiere Producers LLC.