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Posted on 03 Dec 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.04 — Sunday 12.06


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.

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


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.

Fair Park Music Hall
901 First Ave.
Dec. 8–20

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

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