‘Rudolph’ musical coming to DeVos Performance Hall

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As audiences and families begin flocking back to theaters, the “most famous reindeer of all” will fly into Grand Rapids for a holiday show.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,” a live stage show inspired by the made-for-television movie of the same name, will make a tour stop at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

In 1964, the stop-motion animated TV classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” made its network debut and has been shown across the country for 57 years.

Following six years of touring and more than 600 performances, the stage show “Rudolph” and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, will return to help Santa save Christmas.

“‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’ is a wonderful new way to experience this family tradition,” said Jonathan Flom, producing partner of the show. “The national tour is a family favorite.”

Projections, costumes and characters are brought to life against a backdrop of nostalgic set designs, and the cast brings energy to classic songs and dialogue, while puppets recreate the TV show’s stop-motion effects.

“The familiar story elements from the television special are addressed with a talented cast and puppeteers who help recreate the magic on stage,” Flom said.

Tickets are available here and also will be at the DeVos Place box office during regular box office hours.

More information is available online.

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