How Can You Run With a Shell on Your Back? -- An Aesop's Fables Musical
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Rudy and his friends light up the stage in this exciting new musical adaptation of the holiday TV special that celebrates the misfit in all of us. From Rudolph, the reindeer who tries to hide his very shiny nose before he realizes he can save Santa's Christmas, to his pals Clarice, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and even the Abominable Snowman, this song-filled, large-scale extravaganza brings their unforgettable adventures to life. In addition to the classic title song by Johnny Marks, the original soundtrack boasts great tunes like "There's Always Tomorrow," "We're a Couple of Misfits," "Silver and Gold," "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and more. Learn More
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I am not sure of the age range it was directed to. My 7 year old grandchild (quite sophisticated and a theatre goer) thought only OK and my 12 year old thought it too young for her - more for 3rd and 4th graders. Music and performances were solid, Roeder engaging.
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- "It's a treat that will charm audiences 6 to 60." --Chicago Sun-Times
After-school detention is transformed into an adventure when a teacher shows six students the power of a good fable. Aesop’s stories, which have engaged readers of all ages for thousands of years, get a modern twist with high-spirited songs and lovable characters.
This hour-long production is most enjoyed by ages 6 and up.
Music, lyrics and book by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler
Directed by Peter Flynn
Choreography by Devanand Janki
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