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Rudolph, Presented by Childsplay

Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

Rudolph, presented by Childsplay is a holiday classic that soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special! Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer™ features all of your favorite characters!

See Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

We attended an opening day show and the kids loved the play! It had been a long time since I had heard the whole story of Rudolph and forgotten all the other characters so it was new to me as well as the kids. The abominable snowman does make an appearance, but he isn’t too scary for little kids. My kids are usually easily scared and they were not.

We attended the play on opening day and got to enjoy a kids craft day before our show. Face painting, Christmas tree making, ornament making, seed planting and more.
This adventure about misfits was a good lesson for the kids. Yes, they were calling Rudolph names, and both of my kids pointed out that it wasn’t nice. But you will see Rudolph’s differences saving the day. As well as, not a spoiler, the cast comes out after and discussed what happened and the audience gave suggestions on how to support someone with differences.

A few media photos of the play to give you an inside peek of what you will see!

Herberger Theater was host to the play.  I thought we had great seats to get a good view of all the cast of characters. Although I could see sitting in the balcony being fun as well!

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer at Childsplay
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

More fun holiday events can be found on our Events Calendar!


  • Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

    Kim is a chef, dishwasher, dry cleaner, housekeeper, landscaper, snack fetcher, photographer and personal assistant to toddler twins. Curently homeschooling her three year olds and loving teaching preschool. She loves exploring everything with her kids and photographing every minute of it. Follow her on Instagram @phoenixwithtwins.

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