On Stage: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical


By / / Guess what we’re doing for the weekend… In an attempt to capture the 1964 TV classic’s old-timey charm, the live musical adaptation of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is being staged at the Shubert Theatre this week. The team behind the touring, live musical production has gone to extreme lengths to re-create the “Christmas Town” first fashioned by the Rankin/Bass production company 50 years ago. Executive producer Alison Spiriti says the contemporary stage adaptation channels its charming roughness. “What we really try to do is capture the patina of the show in our set pieces, the colors,” Spiriti, an Everett native, said. “And actually finding actors that can really replicate the voices of the beloved characters of Hermey and Rudolph — where Rudolph says, ‘I’m cute, I’m cute,’ that kind of nasally sound.” For good measure, the musical is also tied into ShineBright, a social media anti-bullying campaign that celebrates the misfit in all of us. You can still get tickets for the weekend shows right here. Via