Nothing says holiday time like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened their legendary and yearly show last week!  The show is running through December 31st and can be seen through out the week. Check with CFPA for more details and to purchase tickets.

In spring of 2010, the Center’s production team began the monumental task of recreating one of the world’s most treasured holiday classics, turning the Puppet Building Shop into a veritable “Santa’s Workshop,” as the team designed and built approximately 60 puppets. Rudolph debuted in 2010 to an overwhelming response with a record 91 sold-out performances, delighted audiences and rave reviews.  More than 29,000 patrons attended the Center to see Rudolph, including approximately 110 school groups and over 40 birthday and holiday parties.

This holiday season, those same beloved characters will make their second appearance on the main stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts. With preparation for the remount underway, excitement at the Center continues to build as the timeless tale comes back to life and creates a new holiday tradition.

This show is the best way to start your holiday season.  It is a happy and magical journey that will bring smiles to your children’s faces and a special feeling to your heart that only comes at Christmas time.

The puppetry in the show is wonderful.  Mixing so many different styles is what truly sets this show apart.  Hand Puppets, full body puppets and even projections on the giant screen.  The scenery is magical itself!

You will laugh, you will feel sorry for Rudolph and Hermey as they are cast out.  The songs are well performed and the show does not run too long for little ones.

Get out to see this show before another Christmas goes by.

Times are as follows:

Mainstage Theater
Nov 3 – Dec 31, 2011

Previews: Nov 1 & 2 – 10am & 11:30am

Nov 3 – 20, 2011:
•Tues-Fri: 10am & 11:30am
•Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
•Sun: 1pm & 3pm

Nov 22 – 27, 2011:
•Tues: 10am & 11:30am
•Wed: 10am, 12pm, & 2pm
•Fri: 11am, 1pm, & 7pm
•Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
•Sun: 1pm & 3pm

Nov 29 – Dec 18, 2011:
•Tues-Fri: 10am & 11:30am
•Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm
•Sun: 1pm & 3pm

Dec 20 – 31, 2011:
•Tues-Fri: 10am, 12pm, & 2pm
•Sat: 11am, 1pm, & 3pm

Center Closed:
Nov 24 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec 25 (Christmas Day), and Jan 1 (New Year’s Day)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all elements from the 1964 television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer © and ™ under license to Character Arts, LLC.

If you saw the show last year, you will not be disappointed in seeing it again. Plus the puppet you get to make is different!