Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ Returns to Center for Puppetry Arts


Center For Puppetry ArtsThe Center for Puppetry Arts’ beloved holiday adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ is soaring back into town to once again charm Atlanta audiences this holiday season. Adapted and directed by the Center’s Artistic Director, Jon Ludwig, the production is based on the classic 1964 stop-motion animated special and provides the audience with the opportunity to experience the timeless tale of Rudolph and his misfit friends live on stage.

“The third time is a charm,” remarked Ludwig on the return of the holiday classic. “Shine up your jingle bells and get ready to sing along to your favorite holiday hits! It’s Holly Jolly Time!”

Opening on November 8, Ludwig’s adaptation for the puppet stage faithfully embraces the original and includes all of the timeless characters such as the aspiring dentist, Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster. The Center is honored to work again with Character Arts LLC to bring back the licensed puppet stage production of this yuletide classic.

This holiday season, families are in for a special new treat.  After select performances, a rare, live-camera, behind-the-scenes demonstration will be included. The Rudolph Unwrapped demonstration showcases how the puppeteers magically perform the story of Rudolph and all his misfit friends. Patrons will receive an exclusive peek into a world rarely seen. Traditionally, puppeteers perform hidden; while watching Rudolph Unwrapped, audiences will view the intricate backstage ballet of the puppets, props, scenery, and puppeteers. This “behind-the-playboard” exploration is a unique way for audiences to fully enjoy the “other side of the curtain.”

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ will run November 8, 2012 to January 6, 2013 at the following times:

  • Nov 8 to 18, 2012: Tues-Fri @ 10am & 11:30am;, Sat @ 11am, 1pm, & 3pm, Sun @ 1pm & 3pm
  • Nov 20 to 25, 2012: Tues @10am, 11:30am; Wed @ 10 am, 12pm, & 2pm; Fri @ 11am, 1pm, & 7pm;
    Sat @ 11am, 1pm, & 3pm; Sun @ 1pm & 3pm
  • Nov 27 to Dec 16, 2012: Tues-Fri @ 10 am & 11:30am; Sat @ 11 am, 1 pm, & 3pm; Sun @ 1pm & 3pm
  • Dec 18 to 30, 2012: Tues – Fri @ 10 am, 12 pm, & 2pm; Sat @ 11am, 1 pm & 3pm;, Sun @ 1pm & 3pm
  • Jan 2 to 6, 2013: Wed- Fri: 10 am & 12pm; Sat @ 11am, 1pm, & 3pm; Sun: 1pm & 3pm
  • CENTER CLOSED: Nov 24 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec 25 (Christmas Day), & Jan 1 (New Year’s Day)


Included in the ticket cost is admission to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where visitors can experience the thrill of puppetry by creating their own Hermey the Elf Shadow Puppet or pick up a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit to continue the fun at home!


Tickets for patrons two and older are $9.25 or $13.25 for MEMBERS and $16.50 or $20.50 for NONMEMBERS, depending upon if the performance includes Rudolph Unwrapped. Tickets include admission to the performance,
Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit), and all museum exhibits. Membership and group rates are available. ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR CALL 404-873-3391.  Purchase your tickets for this special holiday show today because many performances sell out quickly!