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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ at Center for Puppetry Arts

Young Rudolph and Santa from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer PHOTO BY CLAY WALKER 2010

What Is It, Anyway?

Center for Puppetry Arts’ spectacular adaptation of Burl Ives’ tale of Rudolph, Hermey the Dentist-elf, and the misfit toys is a new tradition in our family. You will feel as if you have stepped into the movie itself! This is the third year of the amazing show!

The Review in a Nutshell

Words cannot describe the awesomeness of this holiday production. If Rudolph and his story (history?) are staples in your Christmas celebration, then you must add this to your list. The puppets (which took over 6 months to make) are exquisite. The scenery is on target to the movie. Even the gestures and nuances of the characters and how they talk, move and interact are spot-on to the movie. The crew really out-does themselves in this production. My son was barely 3 when we first took him (although they recommend this for kids 4 and up – probably because of the scary Abominable Snowman). But I’ll be honest, I would go even without kids – yes, it is that great! And it is the perfect way to jump start the season and get you in the holiday spirit.

Need the Details?

I will not go into great detail, as it mirrors the classic movie we all love. You meet Sam the Snowman as narrator. Rudolph, Hermey and Cornelius. Of course, the Abominable Snowman (at 7 feet tall!!). All the misfit toys take part in the adventure, too!

This year CPA is offering something new – Rudolph Unwrapped. After select performances they are offering a rare, live-camera, behind-the-scenes demonstration showcasing how the puppeteers magically perform the story of Rudolph and all his misfit friends. There is a small up-charge for this feature, but it will be well worth the cost.

Don’t forget the Create-a-Puppet workshop after the show. This year kids can create a Hermy the Elf shadow puppet. This is included with the general admission ticket.

The KNOW Before You Go

Check out our general “KNOW Before You Go” section for the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Necessary Details

This show will run November 8, 2012 to January 6, 2013.

Please visit the for hours, program information, and more.

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street Northwest
Atlanta GA



We appreciate our free tickets to attend this event. While our entrance was complimentary, our opinions cannot be bought and are honest and completely our own.



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