This Thanksgiving weekend, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will come to life onstage to kick off the holiday season.

The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Based on the 1964 stop-motion TV special, this musical is just the ticket for getting the whole family into the holiday spirit — and a lot of it stays as true to the original as possible, with some fun differences.

The cast brings new energy to the classic songs and dialogue, while puppets help showcase the charming “roughness” from the TV show’s stop-motion effects.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $24-$54. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664,