RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER is coming to the Downey Theater next month

The critically acclaimed live show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns this fall to entertain families in theaters across North America. The nationwide tour featuring the “most famous reindeer of them all” and his friends from the longest-running and highest-rated holiday television special will fly to Downey at the Downey Theater for 2 shows (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) on November 12. After seven years of successful touring and over 600 performances, Rudolph and the jolly cast of characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, along with the audience, will help Santa save Christmas. For more information on the tour, visit

Tickets are available for purchase at the box office or online here.

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut and has delighted audiences across the country for nearly 60 years. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is an intriguing way to experience this family tradition and stays true to the iconic TV special,” says producing partner Jonathan Flom. The national tour is a family favorite — “Rudolph Took the Country by Snowstorm” (Hartford Courant) and “A Magical Time…and an absolutely charming, top-notch production” (Orlando Sentinel ).

Projections, costumes and characters are faithfully staged against a backdrop of nostalgic scenographies. The abominable snow monster over 12 feet tall is breathtaking. The energetic cast brings great energy to the classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and lovable puppets underline the charming roughness of the TV show’s freeze-frame effects.

Flom says, “Familiar story elements from the television special are tackled with a talented cast and puppeteers who help recreate the magic on stage.” Since the special itself is a classic musical, the stage show doesn’t feel like an adaptation at all, and audiences are surprised and delighted when they see performances of songs such as “Fame and Fortune” and ” Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” which are heard but not performed on the special.

The story tells of a young Rudolf who, due to the appearance of his shiny, shiny nose, is excluded from the Reindeer Games. He flees Christmastown and meets new friends Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius. After finding The Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph returns home, where a snowstorm of epic proportions threatens Christmas. Can Rudolph save his family and friends and help Santa save the holidays?

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