Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Are you ready to make a memory that is sure to go down in history? As many of you know I have always been a HUGE proponent for giving the gift of an experience for Christmas. Giving the gift of a beautiful experience that a child can treasure for a lifetime is ultimately priceless, especially when they get to share that experience with a loved one. To this day I still treasure my first live performance show, the ballet, The Nutcracker, at Stranahan Theater with my mother and grandmother, it was seriously an experience like none other and one I enjoy sharing even to this day. My grandmother has since passed and that memory is one I cling to, getting all dressed up, chatting during intermission and the feeling of being part of something special, it was magical! And I can’t wait to share that same magical feeling with my children. The most famous reindeer of all is coming to Stranahan!!


As a child the Christmas season didn’t officially begin in our house until that highest rated CBS Christmas special of all time, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer aired. The excitement and anticipation was always off the chart that night. My sibling and I would sit way too close to the television set, eager to see if the story may playout differently this year, but every year my eyes would tear up when they met Charlie-in- the-box on the Island of Misfit toys. rudolph_hermey_and_yukonAfter learning of the Island of Misfit Toys I remember vowing to always take good care of my toys, and for the most part, I did. As an adult I really appreciate ALL the valuable lessons hidden in that critically acclaimed show….true friendship, how our unique traits should be treasured, the importance of diversity, not bullying, responsibility, etc. Come to think of it, there are some lessons in the show that even we grown-ups might need to go back and review. And review we can!








RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL ( is coming to Stranahan Theater!! November 25 for two performances ONLY!!!

Performance Schedule for RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL at the Stranahan Theater

Friday, November 25, 2016 1:00 PM

Friday, November 25, 2016 4:00 PM

Tickets for RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL start at $28 and are available online at , at the Stranahan Theater box office, 4645 Heatherdowns Boulevard, or by calling 419.381.8851. (Looking to make this a scouting, playgroup, youth group, or club event? Group tickets of 10 or more can be ordered by calling 866.314.7687).

If you are looking for the perfect souvenir to help your child commemorate the experience then check this out……

Rudolph’s partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center continues this year. A new illustrated storybook, T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games, will be available this year only at the stage show performances. A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the books will be donated to PACER.

***Please Note:,, and the Stranahan Theater box office are the only official sources for tickets to RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL and all of the shows in the 2016-17 Broadway in Toledo. If you purchase tickets through another source, you may pay over-inflated prices and your tickets will not be guaranteed. ***

What is your favorite scene from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?


The Best Moms in the World buy these….they are the Coolest!!

Move over June Clever, out of my way Donna Reed, hasta la vista Beverly Goldberg! It is official folks; I am the Best Mom in the World!! I so graciously accepted the title from my preschooler this afternoon. So how does one earn the title, Best Mom in the World? Give the children unlimited screen time? Let them buy whatever they want down the toy isle? Spoon feed them ice cream for breakfast?

This might surprise you but earning the Best Mom in the World title doesn’t’ require bribing them with screen time, sugar, or toys! So what does it take? A book! That’s right, it is that simple, a book. But not any ordinary book, this book is extra special! This book makes your child the star! And let’s be honest, there is nothing cooler than being the main character of the book when you are a toddler/preschooler.

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Thus, when I sat down with my little Maddy Grace to read a book today I shocked her when she found out she was the lead, the star, in the spotlight throughout the story. “Mommy, that’s my name!!” she exclaimed when I read the title, Maddy Grace and The Magic Shoes. And then when I started reading she literally shrieked with pure elation when she realized the book was about her!!

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“Read it again! Read it again, mommy!” she requested before I even finished reading the last page.


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“Mommy, can I take this to school for the sharing bag? I want to show all my friends the book about me”.

Then, after we read it three times she said it, “You are the Best Mom in the World”. Swoon! Seriously my heart melted as she squeezed me and gave me a big kiss.

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I almost felt guilty. Guilty because it was effortless on my part, it wasn’t like I wrote the book or illustrated the pages. I literally only had to answer 3 questions & ordered the book that was the extent of my work. Not too terribly exhausting at all…kinda feeling a tad guilty for accepting the title now, kinda! Ha-ha!

I have officially located my ‘go-to’ congrats on the new baby and birthday present for all the little tots and preschoolers in my life. Why not shoot for some more titles, Best Godmother, Aunt, Neighbor, etc. Kids NEVER forget the adult who gave them a book about themselves, where they are the stars!

They offer books of various interests for boys and girls. And like I said, it is super easy…talk about a huge return on your investment! Simply click on the image below to get started.


 Happy Reading! Cheers!