Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Opened Nov 25, 2005
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Discover how the world's most famous reindeer acquires his glowing ruby-hued nose and saves Christmas in the spectacular, entirely new Children's Playhouse musical production of Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer at Casa Mañana Theatre. Initially Rudolph's glowing nose and lack of self-confidence makes him an outcast among the other reindeer. But when foggy, stormy weather on Christmas Eve makes navigating Santa's sleigh nearly impossible, Rudolph's nose turns him into a major asset. Several new characters join Dasher, Prancer, Comet, Cupid and the other reindeer in this holiday favorite. Rudolph's one true friend is Randolph, a rather enormous elf who is also ostracized by the other North Pole residents, because of his size. Dr. Van Elfing, a brilliant German inventor and scientist, joins the traditional cast, as do two elves who serve as sarcastic commentators at the Reindeer Games - Jingle and Jangle. Also, Frosty the Snowman plays a crucial role in this contemporary retelling of the classic story, which is complete with magical toys that spring to life. The charming score includes Christmas classics such as "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," mixed with infectious originals like "Find My Way," "Stick Together," and even a reindeer rap. The new Rudolph book, lyrics and music are by Rob Hood and Sarah Slaughter, two long-time Children's Playhouse performers. Hood also directs. Kathryn McCann is the musical director, with choreography by Holly Lee. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sunday, November 27 at 2 p.m. Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3 at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4 at 2 p.m. Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. Friday, December 16 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 21 at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 22 at 7 p.m. Friday, December 23 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 24 at 2 p.m.

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