RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER™: THE MUSICAL PLAYS THE PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER ON DECEMBER 20

Monday, July 13, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER™: THE MUSICAL PLAYS THE PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER ON DECEMBER 20

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RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL PLAYS THE PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER ON DECEMBER 20

Rudolph Soars from Screen to Stage in Family-Friendly Adaptation of Highest Rated Christmas Special of All Time

 

PEORIA, IL – July 13, 2015 – 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 longest running and highest rated television special comes to life, live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com), featuring the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters.  Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas during a tour this holiday season.

 

Rudolph and friends will visit the Peoria Civic Center Theater on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25, $35, $45, and $65, go on sale Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:00 am, and are available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.  For group discounts on groups of 10 or more, please call 309.680.3551.

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is so faithful to the original show that it practically transports audience members into the television special.  The songs drive the plot while familiar and nostalgic set designs, costumes and characters are brought to stage. The cast brings new energy to the classic songs and dialogue, while 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?

 

The productions will also tie in with the #ShineBright social media campaign, which is a celebration of uniqueness that will be championed by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.  Workshops, lesson plans, and special performances will use the story as a platform for teaching important lessons about diversity and tolerance.

 

For more information, visit www.rudolphthemusical.com.

 

About the Peoria Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.

 

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats.  As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houstons NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

 

SAVOR

SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management.  Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.

 

The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities.  SAVORs commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible.  SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.  To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com

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