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The holiday classic soars off the screen in this Broadway Junior, 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas! Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerJR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph.

Opens: Friday, NOVEMBER 25, 2023
Closes: Sunday, NOVEMBER 27, 2023
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College

Music & Lyrics | JOHNNY MARKS
Script Adaption | ROBERT PENOLA
Arrangements | TIMOTHY SPLAIN
Orchestrations | TIMOTHY C. WHITE
Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
adapted from the story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks
Developed by Character Arts Creations, LLC

Schedule:
FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 25 | 6:00PM
SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 26 | 2:00PM & 6:00PM
SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 27 | 2:00PM

Tickets: CLICK HERE or CALL/TEXT 218-9978 (b/t noon-4p, Mon.-Fri.)
All Tickets: $15.

Musical & Stage Direction | LIESL CRUZ
Choreography | KAITLYN BROWN
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | TBD
Sound Design | BRYAN GRISHAM

“An inspired, spellbinding, wonderfully-realized tale and a dazzling, visually/morally beautiful treat for the eyes, ears, heart and soul that richly weaves an all-inclusive journey based in culture, heritage, friendship and self-importance.” – The Playlist

“The “Hamilton” creator and the island personalities of Moana make beautiful music together in this charming seafaring epic.” – USA Today

RUDOLPH CAST

Sam
The story’s narrator – and a snowman! Sam remembers the winter of “the big storm” – so well, in fact, that he decides to tell the whole story. Sam should be a strong singer and actor. As the narrator, the audience should understand every word Sam says! Choose an actor with a warm and welcoming stage presence for this important role.
Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Santa Claus
Needs no introduction! Choose a more mature actor with a great stage presence who can act, carry a tune, and completely embody this significant character role.
Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Mrs. Claus
Another classic Christmas character. Cast an actor in this role that can make strong character choices and can be kind but firm with her husband.

Donner
Rudolph’s father and a proud member of the team who pulls Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Donner does not sing a solo but should be a strong actor. It’s great if he reads as older onstage and pairs well with Mrs. Donner.

Mrs. Donner
Rudolph’s mother. She loves her son and even sets off to find Rudolph after he runs away. Mrs. Donner does not sing a solo, so cast a good actor who reads as older onstage and pairs well with Donner.

Young Rudolph
The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose. Young Rudolph should be a good actor and ideally appear younger onstage.
Gender: male, Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: G#3

Rudolph
The hero of the story! This lovable misfit struggles to fit in due to his glowing, red nose. Rudolph should be an excellent actor and singer, and he should be able to embody the emotional heart of the story.
Gender: male, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: A#3

Bumble
The Abominable Snow Monster can either be a few students operating a puppet or one student costumed as the monster. Bumble does not sing a solo, so this role should feature an actor with a great stage presence.

Hermey
A bit of an odd elf – he doesn’t want to make toys; he wants to be a dentist! Like Rudolph, Hermey is a misfit, and they become close friends over their shared outsider status. Cast a talented actor who can sing, act, and bring this dentist elf to life!
Gender: male, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3

Boss Elf
A great role for a student who is a natural leader and has good comedic instincts. Boss Elf grumbles about Hermey’s interest in dentistry at first, but it’s only because he cares so much about making perfect toys for Santa – he doesn’t mean any harm. Cast a good actor in this role.
Gender: male

Fireball
One of the yearlings. He is not particularly nice to Rudolph after his glowing nose is revealed. Fireball does not sing a solo, so this is a great role for a good actor who may not have the strongest singing voice.
Gender: male

Clarice
A doe who takes a liking to Rudolph in spite of his glowing, red nose. She is kind to him and even goes to look for him after he runs away. Clarice sings “There’s Always Tomorrow,” so cast an actor with a great singing voice who is able to portray Clarice’s kindness, patience, and gumption.
Gender: female, Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Elves
The Elves (including Elf 1, Elf 2, Elf 3, Elf4, and Aviator Elf) are Santa’s helpers and the choral backbone of the show. Elves 1 – 4 sing solos, and Aviator Elf has a featured spoken line. Be sure to cast strong singers as Elves 1 – 4, and feel free to add as many additional Elves as students who want to be involved in your production!
Vocal range top: C5, Vocal range bottom: B3

Coach Comet
The coach in charge of training the yearlings. He is good at his job, even if he is a little gruff, and doesn’t take kindly at all to Rudolph’s glowing red nose. Coach Comet doesn’t sing a solo, so cast a good actor in this role who will read as older onstage compared to the yearlings.
Gender: male

Clarice’s Father
A great role for a newcomer to the stage. Although he does not sing a solo, his brief cameo really drives home that Rudolph is an outcast in Christmastown.
Gender: male

Yukon Cornelius
A prospector in the hunt for silver and gold, Yukon has a big personality and is not afraid of anything, including Bumble. Yukon sings “Fame And Fortune,” but keep in mind that this song can be done in a character voice. The most important qualities for this performer are a commanding stage presence, the ability to make strong character choices, and a willingness to chew the scenery!
Gender: male, Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: C4

King Moonracer
A great cameo role. This character does not sing a solo but should embody a regal, authoritative presence onstage. King Moonracer cares about the Misfit Toys on the island and wants to help them find real homes. Cast a good actor in this role who can command the stage.
Gender: male

Charlie-In-The-Box
The sentry on the Island of Misfit Toys. Sad to be named Charlie instead of Jack, Charlie-in-the-Box has several important lines and a few solos. This is a great role for a good actor and singer who can project and speak clearly onstage.
Vocal range top: B4, Vocal range bottom: C4

Dolly
Lives on the Island of Misfit Toys. This small role includes a solo and a few lines – ideal for a talented new performer who’s not quite ready for a lead role.
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: E4

Cowboy
One of the Misfit Toys. They have a few featured lines and are perfect for younger performers who may be new to the stage.
Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: E4

Train
One of the Misfit Toys. They have a few featured lines and are perfect for younger performers who may be new to the stage.

Plane
One of the Misfit Toys. They have a few featured lines and are perfect for younger performers who may be new to the stage.

Bird-Fish
One of the Misfit Toys. They have a few featured lines and are perfect for younger performers who may be new to the stage.

Spotted Elephant
Lives on the Island of Misfit Toys. This role is perfect for a new performer.

Ensemble
Roles include: Herald Reporter, Chicago Reporter, Daily Mail Reporter, Daily News Reporter, Chronicler Reporter, Reindeer (including Reindeer 1, Reindeer 2, Reindeer 3), Elves (including Elf 1, Elf 2, Elf 3, Elf 4, and Aviator Elf), Yearlings, Misfit Toys

SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE SHREVEPORT REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL WITH FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF SHREVEPORT

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