Rudolph to get Greensburg glowing

November 28, 2018 by  

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ first appeared on television screens in 1964, and has returned every year since. Now, he is coming to Greensburg, live on stage in ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: the Musical’.

The original production was based on the well-known Christmas song by Johnny Marks, and this in turn was adapted from poem of the same name that Robert L. May, Marks’ brother-in-law, wrote in 1939. In 1964, the show appeared on NBC, but in 1972, CBS acquired it, and the network has shown it ever since, which makes ‘Rudolph’ the longest continuously-running special about Christmas in television history. Although CBS is the only network to air the special, it now broadcasts it several times during the holiday season.

The stage production has taken the characters that everyone loves and put them onstage. These include Santa and Mrs. Claus; the prospector Yukon Cornelius; the Abominable Snow Monster (also known as a “bumble”); Hermey the Elf, who wants to be a dentist; Clarice, the young doe who falls in love with Rudolph, red nose and all; and Rudolph himself. The tale speaks to anyone who has ever been teased about being ‘different’, and how it does not mean being less.

The production is suitable for all ages, and is scheduled for 6:30 pm tonight, November 28. Theaters that stage productions like this can use poster printing to create advertisements for the event.