Rudolph Musical Soars into 50 North American Cities This Holiday Season

Family-Friendly Stage Adaptation of CBS’ Highest Rated Christmas
Special of All Time Returns with Three North American Tours

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph
the Red-Nosed Reindeer
, made its network television debut delighting
audiences across the country. Today it was announced the “most famous
reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated television
special will return live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Reindeer: The Musical
Back by popular demand following last year’s critically acclaimed and
hugely successful inaugural tour, 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 50 cities this holiday season.

“Because our inaugural run was so popular, we will have three tours this
year in an effort to bring Rudolph and his friends to even more families
and young theatregoers across North America,” says Producing Partner
Jonathan Flom. “New cities include Philadelphia, Detroit, Salt Lake City
and Pittsburgh, where the show will become part of the Broadway series.”
The show is also returning to many other markets where it toured last
year, such as Boston, Hartford and San Antonio, and returning to both
Raleigh and Orlando as stand-alone season long productions.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical practically
transports audience members into the television special as songs drive
the plot while familiar and nostalgic set design with projections,
costumes and characters are brought to stage. The cast brings new energy
to the classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and loveable
puppets help showcase the charming “roughness” from the television
show’s stop-motion effects. “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,” says Producing Partner Bob Penola.

The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the
appearance of his bright, shining nose, is ousted from the reindeer
games in Christmas-town. He flees town, meets up with new friends Hermey
and Yukon, and a series of funny and endearing adventures ensue
including a visit to The Island of Misfit Toys. Rudolph journeys home,
where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can
Rudolph save his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?

The production will expand on its campaign benefiting PACER’s National
Bullying Prevention Center that launched in conjunction with the tour
last year (more details will be announced).

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Produced by Iconic Entertainment Studios, Right Angle Entertainment and
Wishing Star Productions, tour dates include (subject to change):

November 17   Spokane, WA   INB Theatre
November 17-22 Toronto, ON Princess of Wales
November 18 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
November 20-22 Salt Lake City, UT Capitol Theatre
November 23 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Hall
November 23 Casper, WY Casper Events Center
November 24 Great Falls, MT Civic Center
November 24-25 Fort Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
November 25 Kalamazoo, MI Miller Auditorium
November 25 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
November 27 Rutland, VT Paramount Theatre
November 27-28 Cerritos, CA Center for the Performing Arts
November 27-29 Austin, TX Long Center for the Performing Arts
November 28 Stamford, CT Palace Theatre
November 29 Mesa, AZ Mesa PAC
November 29-30 Schenectady, NY Proctor’s Theatre
December 1 Pueblo, CO Memorial Hall
December 1-6 Boston, MA Shubert Theatre
December 2 Manhattan, KS McCain Auditorium
December 3 Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium
December 3-6 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
December 5 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
December 7 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
December 8 Lime, OH Civic Center
December 8-9 Hershey, PA Hershey Theatre
December 8-9 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre
December 9 Cincinnati, OH Aaronoff Center
December 10 Wilkes-Barre, PA FM Kirby Center
December 10 Muncie, IN Emens Auditorium
December 11 Amarillo, TX Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
December 11-13 Hartford, CT Bushnell PAC
December 12 Tampa, FL Morsani Hall
December 13 Orange Park, FL Thrasher Horne Center
December 15 Owensboro, KY Riverpark Center
December 15 Midland, TX Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
December 16 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
December 17 Akron, OH Civic Center
December 17 Abilene, TX Abilene Civic Center Auditorium
December 17-20 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theatre
December 18-19 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
December 19 Galveston, TX The Grand 1894 Opera House
December 20 Peoria, IL Civic Center
December 21 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
December 21-23 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
December 21-24 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
December 22-24, 26-27 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall
December 26-27 Baltimore, MD Lyric Theatre


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