'Rudolph' musical soars into Kalamazoo

Contact: Cara Barnes
Photo of Rudolph, Yukon Cornelius and Hermey from Rudolph the Musical.

The famiiy-friendly musical will be at Miller auditorium for one performance.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical," a critically acclaimed show based on the longest running and highest rated television special, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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In the well-known story, the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters including Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius band together to help Santa save Christmas.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" 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 loveable puppets help recreate the charming "roughness" from the television show’s stop-motion effects.


"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer, Seat n Sleep and Pepsi. Tickets are on sale now and range from $35 to $55. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2245.

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