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Meet Anthony Marone From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Meet Anthony Marone From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Anthony Marone

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, runs from Dec. 1 to 18, at Madison Square Gardens. It is a faithful adaptation of the 1964 animated special. Puppets play a big part in keeping the look of the stage show compatible with the memories of generations of TV viewers. Anthony Marone plays Charlie-In-A Box, one of the misfit toys and T2C had a chance to talk and learn more about this production.

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T2C: How did you audition for this production?

Anthony Marone

Anthony Marone 

Anthony Marone: I auditioned for this two years ago. I saw an ad in playbill out in LA. For my first audition I sang, “I’m A Star” by Scott Alan and I got great feed back then I read for Rudolph, then the elves, then Boss elf and then found me to be a Charlie in The Box. First year I understudied and the 2nd year I played an elf and Charlie in The Box. This year I play a reindeer and Charlie in the box. I originally sent in a video. My boyfriend plays Hermie.

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T2C: What had you done prior to this show?

Anthony Marone: I am from New York, so originally community theatre where I did High School Musical, South Pacific. At Wagner I did main stage productions of Cinderella, Tommy and Little Women, which lead to Twist and Shout and Peter Pan regionally.

T2C: What is special about this production?

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Anthony Marone: It’s amazing how they took the TV special and placed it on stage. They have narrowed down the specifics. This is such a treat because everything you remembered will be there. Its more than just the production, this is nostalgia. It’s a whole experience.

T2C: How is it different?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Anthony Marone: One number that is not in the show, that is a lot of fun is Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.

T2C: Does the show incorporate the TV Special?

Anthony Marone: Yeah we have projections through out the entire show. The voices are identical.

T2C: What was the training for the show?

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Anthony Marone: A vocal coach worked one on one with each of us as well as a puppet master. All the misfit toys are puppets, as is the abdominal snowman who is a 15 foot puppet. He’s amazing, The show is s a combination of real people and puppets.

T2C: What should the audience look for?

Anthony Marone: A feeling of nostalgia. MSG and this show bring that warm holiday feeling. A lot of kids leave in such awe. When they get excited you get excited. The show is very interactive.

T2C: Are there other tours of the show?

Anthony Marone: In Fort Worth amd we just left Chicago and Dallas. There is another tour out as well.

T2C: What’s next?

Anthony Marone: My boyfriend and I are moving back to NY. It’s been 6 years and we Just joined actors equity.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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