Rudolph on his way to Wilmington

November 25, 2017 by  

The “most famous reindeer of all” is on his way to Wilmington, when Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical comes to the city for two performances.

The stage show is based on the 1964 animated television show that people have enjoyed annually for more than 50 years. Jonathan Flom, who is producing the show, says the live performance is a new way for people to enjoy the traditional tale.

The show has all the iconic characters from the television special, including the Abominable Snow Monster, Yukon Cornelius, and Hermey the Elf (who wants to be a dentist), as well as Santa, Rudolph, and all the other reindeer.

The stage production is faithful to its roots in television, and at the same time, takes advantage of the magic of a live performance. Projections are used to faithfully recreate the backgrounds, and the costumes too are from the original special. Puppets are used to mimic the “roughness” of the original’s stop-motion animation. In addition, songs like ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Fame and Fortune’, that are heard but not seen in the television special, are given full performances on stage.

‘Rudolph’ will appear tomorrow, November 26, at 2:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm, at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in Wilmington.

Events like this are even more fun if managers work with a printing company to create artwork to decorate the venue.