unnamed (6)In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. The longest-running and highest-rated television special comes to life, live on stage with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”(www.rudolphthemusical.com), featuring the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas during a tour this holiday season. The musical will be presented at the Rosemont Theatre (5400 North River Road in Rosemont) for four performances on December 18 -19.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” is so faithful to the original show that it practically transports audience members into the television special. The songs drive the plot while familiar and nostalgic set designs, costumes and characters are brought to stage. The cast brings new energy to the classic songs and dialogue, while puppets help showcase the charming “roughness” from the television show’s stop-motion effects.

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 productions will also tie in with the #ShineBright social media campaign which is a celebration of uniqueness that will be championed by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Workshops, lesson plans and special performances will use the story as a platform for teaching important lessons about diversity and tolerance.

Rudolph and friends will visit the Rosemont Theatre (5400 North River Road) in Rosemont for special performances on Friday, December 18 at 7 pm. and Saturday, December 19, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Tickets are on sale August 21 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com, or call866.448.7849. For group sales, visit www.grouptix.net or by calling 773.327.3778 for group ticket deals.
For more information, visit www.rudolphthemusical.com.