Sunday, November 4, 2012

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

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The 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 Nov 8, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013 at the following times:

·         Nov 8-18, 2012: Tues-Fri @ 10am & 11:30am;, Sat @ 11am, 1pm, & 3pm, Sun @ 1pm & 3pm

·         Nov 20-25, 2012: Tues @10am, 11:30am; Wed @ 10 am, 12pm, & 2pm; Fri @ 11am, 1pm, & 7pm;
Sat @ 11am, 1pm, & 3pm; Sun @ 1pm & 3pm

·         Nov 27- Dec 16, 2012: Tues-Fri @ 10 am & 11:30am; Sat @ 11 am, 1 pm, & 3pm; Sun @ 1pm & 3pm

·         Dec 18 - 30, 2012: Tues – Fri @ 10 am, 12 pm, & 2pm; Sat @ 11am, 1 pm & 3pm;, Sun @ 1pm & 3pm

·         Jan 2 - 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!


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. 

The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • Isdell Family Foundation • Aetna Foundation • The Zeist Foundation • City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs • Georgia Council for the Arts • National Endowment for the Arts • WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project • AT&T The Real Yellow Pages • Regency Suites Hotel • For a complete list of the Center’s major supporters, please

Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. These programs are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. The Center is a Member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre.  The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization. Ticker

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