Society for the Performing Arts’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical to Wrap-up Holiday Season in Late December

Musical is Stage Adaptation of Highest Rated Christmas TV Special of All Time

The beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

See all your favorite characters as they come to life in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) on Thursday, December 26th and Friday,December 27th in Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. 

Join Rudolph and other iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster as they help Santa save Christmas. Extend the fun before the 1 pm showing on December 27th with Family Day in the lobby of Jones Hall. Family Day, introduced by SPA during their 2018-2019 season, gives families the opportunity to experience theater together and provides pre-show activities for guests of all ages.

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut and has been delighting audiences across the country for over 50 years.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is a wonderful new way to experience this family tradition,” said producing partner Jonathan Flom.

The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the appearance of his bright, shining nose, is excluded from the Reindeer Games.

He flees Christmastown and meets up with new friends, Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius. After finding The Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph journeys home, where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can Rudolph rescue his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?

Family Day in the Jones Hall lobby begins at 11:30 am before the December 27th show at 1 pm and is included with your ticket. Join the Society for the Performing Arts and the Harris County Public Library for family friendly crafts, games and a holiday photobooth. There is also a Jazz performance by the Ezra Charles Band and a special story time with Santa.

About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.

Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements by Timothy Splain. Orchestrations by William C. White. The performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is 90 minutes in length, including a 20 minute intermission.

Tickets start at $35. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling 713-227-4772 or at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday–Friday. Prices are subject to change.

Photos courtesy of Character Arts