FORT WORTH, TX -- It’s the seasonal classic synonymous with the holiday, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Now, everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer is coming to life on stage at Bass Hall. That’s right, "Rudolph" in now a musical.
Every detail of the iconic 1964 television show is recreated perfectly in the production. Yes, in case you’re wondering, the show even features the Island of the Misfit Toys.
"It’s a great way to experience something you’ve known for such a long time,” actor Leo Thomasian told NewsFix.
Thomasian plays Rudolph, the loveable reindeer who learns to embrace his glorious, glowing nose and save Christmas.
"The show is all about finding who you are, and being brave and learning new things about yourself so that you can fit in,” Thomasian explained.
Thomasian took NewsFix on a backstage tour of the show set to open Tuesday.
"There are actually several different flying sequences we do throughout the show,” Christopher Deaton said. Deaton is the General Manager of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tour.
"This spike mark here is actually part of the sequence when Rudolph battles the abominable snow monster of the north in Act II,” Deaton explained about the set.
"This show is very similar to that film," Thomasian added. "It’s almost a bit of a carbon copy; not quite, but almost. The only difference is it’s live people on stage.”
Both Deaton and Thomasian noted the show's appeal to all ages.
“You know, it’s funny, you’d think the kids would enjoy it the most, but the adults enjoy it just as much," Thomasian said. "Mostly because of the fact it’s such a nostalgic experience for them. A lot of them grew up with it. It’s been around for 51 years now.”
A new take on a holiday classic, one even the misfits are sure to enjoy.
You can catch Rudolph at Bass Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 24-25, with two performances each day.
The musical flies back into town December 3-6 at Majestic Theatre in Dallas.