Published on November 13th, 2012 | by Shellie Ward
And If You Ever Saw It
It is when I receive the invite to view Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at the Center for Puppetry Art, is when I’m slapped into the reality that the holidays are approaching and to buckle my seat belt. Just like the retail stores, it is my duty to ring the alarm that Christmas is on the way!
It has become a tradition for us to start our holiday events with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at The Center for Puppetry Arts! I actually got the kids out of school early to see it. It is such a wonderful and amazing production. The show is performed live, singing and all (no voice-overs). If you’ve ever seen the 1964 production of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the Center for Puppetry Arts is very meticulous with their version. The casts’ voices sound very much like the original.
As the girls get older, it’s so fun to watch them experience the show. Harley (4) can now sing along, and Haven (7) is reciting the lines. Sadly I use this show as leverage for good behavior, but no matter what, they always end up at the show.
There are so many teachable moments in the story line that you can reiterate with your children such as imperfections, acceptance, treating others with kindness, and friendship. Heck, we can all empathize with Rudolph!
After the show was over the girls made a dash to the 3rd floor to Create-A-Puppet, and this year its “Hermey” the misfit elf. Harley raced to finish first, not concerned about the details of her puppet, so that she can be the first to put him on stage.
If you have never been, I strongly suggest you go, and as matter of fact, make it a tradition. Creating traditions for your kids give them memories to hold on to when they leave the nest.
The stuff you need to know before you go…..