What: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Where: Center for Puppetry Arts
When: Nov. 8 – Jan. 6, 2013, see website for specific times
Cost: Tickets start at $16.50 for ages 2 and older, Member tickets start at $9.25
(see below to win four tickets)
Halloween is over and it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. My holiday would not be complete without Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The 1964 TV special was turned into a puppet show at the Center for Puppetry Arts a few years ago and has played to sold out crowds ever since. It’s returning again this season and it’s a hot ticket, so make sure to get yours early. Here’s a bit of what you can expect at Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a chance to win tickets to see the show.
The show uses animation and puppets to tell the story of Rudolph and his band of misfits. It’s a classic story told classically. I appreciate the show follows the TV script exactly, I don’t want anyone messing with my Rudolph. Although you know the story, it’s always interesting to me to see how a film production converts to the stage. This show doesn’t disappoint – using scale to depict difficult scenes, like when Yukon Cornelious and the Bumble fall off the cliff.
The show is only an hour long, so plan to get there a bit early to get situated so you don’t miss anything. For younger kids, seeing the movie beforehand could help them really enjoy the show. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, but members receive up-front seating, so if you’d like those seats, consider becoming a member of the Center for Puppetry Arts.
If you’d like to see how it’s all done, after select performances, the Center for Puppetry Arts is hosting Rudolph Unwrapped. It’s a behind-the-scenes demonstration that showcases how the puppeteers magically perform the story of Rudolph and all his misfit friends.
In addition to a great show, your admission also includes the Create-a-Puppet workshop, where you’ll make a Hermey the Elf Shadow Puppet. We did this after the show, but you can come early and do it before the show as well. If you don’t have time to make the puppet while you are there, take it with you and enjoy the craft at home. If you’re kids just LOVE making puppets, stop in the gift shop on your way out. You can purchase puppet kids from past shows. Here are some pictures from our Create-a-Puppet Fun a few years ago.
Read below to learn how to enter to win tickets to see Rudolph on Nov. 1o at 1 pm.