Notes from our Artistic Director:
An Inspiring Season!
When faced with the opportunity to produce Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical again this season there was
simply no question that we would bring it back to our stage—our audiences loved it and demanded it (particularly those that were not able to get tickets the first time.) It was also imperative that on the second-time around we gave this production the same care and attention to detail as we did the first time. After all, it was our commitment to quality that made it the highest
attended show in our history. This time around, we knew we needed to make sure the show remains inspiring for both those IN it and those watching it! There are a number of cast members that are returning, and several that auditioned BECAUSE they sat in the audience the first time, LOVED IT, and wanted so badly to be a PART OF IT! It is our delight to bring this beloved classic back to our stage for you.
There are times in your artistic life that an opportunity like no other comes your way—an opportunity you have worked hard to secure, that excites you, exhausts you and challenges you, but also manages to make you smile again and again. This show has become another chance of a lifetime…and I have appreciated it each and every step of the way. Having the chance to
direct this show again is like revisiting an old and cherished friend. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is a beloved classic…there is huge expectation for what it should be for so many people, and most importantly our young people
and their families. I hope you see, hear and feel the inspiration in this story and in this production.
We could never have done this show again without the amazing people that have surrounded me along the way, and I would like to thank them for all they have given to make THIS version special.
- The amazing team at Character Arts that led the way to all things Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, thank
you for your guidance along the way. Along with those that have produced this show across the country, thank you for
sharing your talent & experience with US.
- The Stages Theatre Company Rudolph design team was innovative and creative, generous and kind, every step of the
way, and I am forever grateful for what you have ALL done…It is stunning work that you should feel proud of!
- The Staff and Board of Directors of STC, who collectively said “WE can do this AGAIN”, and set this all in motion!
- The ENTIRE Rudolph production team and cast that has been living these characters since September, and creatively
breathing life into this show. You are so much fun that it never felt like work, and you all own this show, it is yours to take
care of and enjoy …all 48 performances! And try to stay healthy this time around!
- My family, that has provided me with the support and love that is so important when I am all wrapped up in something like
this production, you have held me up.
This is an INSPIRING season, and providing an opportunity for you to share time together, in OUR home, inspires me. It is the season of giving and thanksgiving, and I have so much to be thankful for! Please take the time to tell everyone you know about this production, tell them you saw something really special at Stages Theatre Company! Come back again and again with your young people, there is so much to inspire in the rest of our season, and we want to share it with all of you.
I wish you and your entire family, a joyful Holiday Season, thank you for sharing a part of it with US!
Enjoy the Show!