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Posted on 03 Dec 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.04 — Sunday 12.06

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Iconic TV movie ‘Rudolph’ becomes a very familiar family stage musical

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen … heck, you know the entire cast of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the TV perennial brought to life in charming stop-motion animation more than 50 years ago. But do you recall that Dallas got a chance to see the most famous reindeer of all … live? As with last year, the stage adaptation of the tuneful morality play (complete with the familiar songs and even the familiar style of the cut-out classic) comes to the stage of the Majestic for three more performances.

DEETS:
The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St.
Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday– Sunday at 2 p.m.
TicketDFW.com

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Modern Christmas classic ‘Elf’ takes flight at Fair Park as a musical

You can tell it’s Christmas when the holiday shows turn out in force, especially when a classic from one medium comes to the stage. One of the more recent is the musical adaptation of the Will Ferrell film comedy Elf, about a human adopted by Santa Claus who eventually returns to the big city. With a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, and a script from the authors of The Drowsy Chaperone and The Producers.

DEETS:
Fair Park Music Hall
901 First Ave.
Dec. 8–20
DallasSummerMusicals.org

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 4, 2015.

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