It was another fun outing for the GGG boys as we ventured into Philadelphia for some Christmas spirit with Rudolph the Musical at the Merriam Theater. We really enjoy the Broadway in Philadelphia series of performances so when we received the invitation for this one, it was an absolute no-brainer. Who could resist a fun family outing with everyone’s favorite reindeer?
About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut delighting audiences across the country. The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest running and highest rated television special will return live on stage when Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical makes its Philadelphia premiere Dec. 17 – 20 at the Merriam Theater as part of Broadway Philadelphia. Broadway Philadelphia is presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization.
Back by popular demand following last year’s critically acclaimed and hugely successful inaugural tour, the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster will help Santa save Christmas!
Dates and times for the Philadelphia performances include:
- December 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
- December 19, 2015, 11:00 am
- December 19, 2015, 2:00 pm
- December 19, 2015, 5:30 pm
- December 20, 2015, 11:00 am
- December 20, 2015, 2:00 pm
- December 20, 2015, 5:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now to the public and start at $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Sts. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Merriam Theater box office 250 S. Broad St, (open during performances only). Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical practically transports audience members into the television special as songs drive the plot while familiar and nostalgic set design with projections, costumes and characters are brought to stage. The cast brings new energy to the classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and loveable puppets help showcase the charming “roughness” from the television show’s stop-motion effects.
The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the appearance of his bright, shining nose, is ousted from the reindeer games in Christmas-town. He flees town, meets up with new friends Hermey and Yukon, and a series of funny and endearing adventures ensue including a visit to The Island of Misfit Toys. Rudolph journeys home, where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can Rudolph save his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?
For more information, visit www.rudolphthemusical.com
Thank you to the Kimmel Center and Merriam Theater for inviting us to see Rudolph the Musical!
It was such a fun show and a great experience for the GGG boys! Now, if only I could take that Christmas spirit and use it to help me finish my Christmas shopping!
GGG was invited to attend this performance. I received four free tickets for my family. As always opinions are my own.