We attended opening night of the musical, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical,” at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
There was a large audience and most of the kids were younger than 8. We think, as older kids, we understood the moral of the story. However, the younger kids were more wowed and reacted to the characters and music. We asked Caden, our 4-year-old guest reporter who attended the musical with us, what his thoughts were about it. He said his favorite part was when he saw Rudolph being born. His eyes lit up when he appeared on the stage. His favorite characters were the blue elves, especially the one with the glasses, and the snow monster. He loved the popcorn and the song, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” There were about 18 songs in all, and you will be singing along to a lot of them.
To sum it up, we were amazed by the setting of Santa’s Workshop on the Island of Misfit Toys. We thought it was well put together. It was sad to watch how the misfit toys were ignored. The surprise ending was worth waiting for. It is a good idea to get to the theater early because there are games to play in the lobby before the show starts. We are now in the Christmas spirit. The show runs through Dec. 18, for information: rudolphthemusical.com.