For $16, you get two tickets for general admission to see "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at the Center for Puppetry Arts (a $33 value). The museum is open one hour before showtime, show doors open 25 minutes before showtime. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, November 8, at 11:30 a.m.
- Friday, November 9, at 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, November 10, at 1 p.m.
- Saturday, November 10, at 3 p.m.
- Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 13, at 10 a.m.
- Tuesday, November 13, at 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, November 14, at 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, November 15, at 11:30 a.m.
Adapted and directed by Jon Ludwig—the Center for Puppetry Arts’ artistic director—"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" mirrors the storyline and aesthetic of the 1964 stop-motion TV classic. Using rod, body, and animation puppets, world-class puppeteers chronicle Rudolph's exclusion from the Reindeer Games, as well as his decision to run away from home. Wandering through the snow-covered North Pole, he eventually runs into Hermey the elf, an aspiring dentist, who has also run away from ridicule. Together these two stumble on Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster, and the Island of Misfit Toys, weaving a tale of adventure and humor for audiences of all ages. Through trial and tribulation, the characters learn to embrace their strengths, accept their differences, and appreciate their friendship. Tickets include admission to the Create-A-Puppet workshop or to-go puppet kit and museum exhibits, which feature famous Jim Henson puppets such as Cookie Monster, Kermit the Frog, and others. The museum is open to guests before and after showtime.
Click here to see the show's trailer.
Center for Puppetry Arts
When the Center for Puppetry Arts opened its doors in 1978, Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog were on hand to cut the ribbon. Fittingly, one of its first major exhibitions, The Art of the Muppets in 1981, attracted more than 50,000 attendees. Since then, the center has matured into a multifaceted complex equal parts museum, performance center, and hub for working artists.