Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer:
The Musical


Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” adapted from the story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks, Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks, Script Adaptation by Robert Penola, Originally produced, directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage, Arrangements by Timothy Splain, Orchestrations by William C. White.
LOCATION: Mainstage Theatre


The Stages Theatre Company classic is back to celebrate 60 years of the beloved animated movie! Join Rudolph as he navigates being a little different from the others on a mission to save Christmas. Based on the classic television special featuring all the characters and songs you love, this popular show is bound to bring all the festive feels this holiday season.




Teaser Trailer from our 2022 production. Click video for sound.


Photos by Fischeye Films from our 2022 production.


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Sandy Boren-Barrett

Sandy Boren-Barrett has been with Stages Theatre Company (STC) since 1990, allowing her to pursue her passion for theatre production and education, along with community building theatre serving young audiences. During her time in leadership STC has been awarded National recognition with the 2017 Harold Oaks Award for Innovative Contributions to the Field of Theatre for Young Audiences, as well as the 2018 – 50/50 Applause Award for promoting gender equity with playwrights. STC’s 2019-2020 season selection was highlighted in TYA Today Magazine as an example of “a promising increase in representation specifically in works that feature the stories of contemporary young people of color”. Sandy led an international performance tour and artistic exchange with “the egg Theatre, the Young Peoples Theatre of Theatre Royal” in Bath England. Collaboration is at the core of her work, and as an accomplished director has directed over 75 productions at STC which include many new works, dance-inspired productions, and world premieres. She directed the local premier, mainstage production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the musical which remains the highest attended production at Stages Theatre Company. Sandy remains on the Executive Committee, as former chair of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) and worked with Racially Conscious Collaboration (RCC) to gain her certification in racial equity organizational leadership.

Robert L. May

Original creator of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939, when his company, the Montgomery Ward department stores, asked him to write a Christmas story that they could give away to customers. Drawing on the tale of “The Ugly Duckling,” Mr. May penned the story of a sweet, homely reindeer shunned because of his glowing red nose. Little did he know his creation was destined to become a Christmas holiday classic. Over the next few years, the company distributed millions of copies of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The book’s copyright was transferred to Mr. May in 1947, and under his ownership, Rudolph’s popularity soared. Commercial printings and cartoons quickly followed, and then, of course, came the song, which secured Rudolph’s place in Christmas history, and in our hearts, forever.

Johnny Marks

Original Song Writer, Composer and Lyricist
Among Marks' many musical works is Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Holly Jolly Christmas, and many others. A television film based on Rudolph first aired in 1964, with Marks composing the score. In addition to his songwriting, he founded St. Nicholas Music in 1949, and served as director of ASCAP from 1957 to 1961. He also fought in WWII winning a Bronze Star Medal. In 1981, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Timothy Splain

Bio Coming Soon!

William C. White

William C. White is a conductor, composer, teacher, writer, and performer based in Seattle, WA. Equally known for his original music as for his bold interpretations, Mr. White is an innovative programmer and conscientious leader in the musical community. Mr. White currently serves as music director of Harmonia, a unique performing ensemble comprised of a chorus and orchestra that concertize as one. For four seasons (2011-15) he served as Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, working closely with music director Louis Langrée and an array of guest artists, including John Adams, Philip Glass, Jennifer Higdon, and Itzhak Perlman. A noted pedagogue, he has led some of the nation’s finest youth orchestra programs, including Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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