Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, sponsored by Children’s Health, are on sale NOW! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will
perform two shows on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. DFWChild is the official media partner for the Family Entertainment season.
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. The national tour is a family favorite -- a “holiday staple” (The Boston Globe) and an "utterly charming, top-notch production" (Orlando Sentinel).
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.
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. The show offers a free toolkit to teachers that leverages the powerful messages from the Rudolph story to teach important character values. In addition, a portion of proceeds from venue sales of the book, T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games, will be donated to PACER.
Tickets for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer range from $25 to $80 and may be purchased online at www.attpac.org/family, by telephone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office is open 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and before performances – closed Saturdays and Sundays. For groups of 10 or more please call 214-978-2879 or visit attpac.org/groups.
Center Members get access to the best available seats. Call Membership Services
at 214-978-2888 or go to www.attpac.org/support to join.
ABOUT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
For more than ten years, the AT&T Performing Arts Center has been “Staging the Amazing” from its 10-acre campus in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center, a nonprofit foundation, operates and programs three of the nation’s finest venues - the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre and Strauss Square - as well as our vibrant public green space, Sammons Park.
Attending live performances at the Center, you’ll experience world-class theatre, the finest in international dance with TITAS/Dance Unbound, opera, rock, comedy, cutting-edge speakers and more. We’re a favorite stop on national Broadway tours, an arts incubator for emerging art groups, and a launching pad for world premieres, more than 70 since the Center opened! And this is where you can see the award-winning work of our five resident companies: Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and Texas Ballet Theater.
The Center serves our community through a range of programs. Each year thousands of students experience our arts education programs like Open Stages and Disney Musicals in the Schools, which excite them about the arts and boost education outcomes. Our Community Partners and ArtsBridge-Powered by Toyota programs help ensure access to the arts for Dallas families that might not otherwise enjoy these cultural experiences. All these programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of donors and members.
The Center’s mission is to be a public gathering place that strengthens community and fosters creativity through the presentation of performing arts and arts education programs. For more information about the AT&T Performing Arts Center and to purchase tickets, support these programs with a donation, and become a member visit www.attpac.org.