2022-23 Season • A Season of Possibility



RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED
REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

ALL AGES | November 18-December 27, 2022

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



Directed by SANDY BOREN-BARRETT




A Silver and Gold celebration with Rudolph and friends!

The timeless tale of misfits, flying reindeer, an abominable snow monster, and tons of Holly Jolly and Jingle, Jingle, Jingle. Based on the classic television special featuring all the characters and songs you love.


RUN DATES: Nov 18-Dec 27, 2022
LOCATION: Mainstage Theatre
APPROPRIATE AGES: All Ages
DURATION: Aprx 70 Minutes



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November 18-December 27, 2022




Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all related elements © and TM under license to Character Arts, LLC.



ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES



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PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE (PWYC): SUN, 11/20/2022 4PM

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE (ASL) : FRI, 12/9/2022 1PM

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE (AD) : FRI, 12/9/2022 1PM

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE (SF) : SAT, 12/17/2022 10AM




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A Silver and Gold celebration with Rudolph and friends!

Thousands upon thousands of young people receive their first exposure to theatre at Stages Theatre Company. Study guides are a great way to extend student learning beyond their visit. Our free study guides contain tons of information, ideas and activities: author/playwright biographies, notes on historical context, cross-curricular classroom activities, theatre etiquette, and discussion questions for before and after you come to see the show!


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CREATIVE TEAM BIOS




SANDY BOREN-BARRETT (DIRECTOR) - 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 last spring worked with Racially Conscious Collaboration (RCC) to gain her certification in racial equity organizational leadership.





SARAH HOHENSTEIN BURK (MUSICAL DIRECTOR) - A performer and recording artist on keyboard, violin, vocals and percussion, Sarah Hohenstein Burk has toured the U.S., Europe and the Middle East with a variety of ensembles and theatre troupes. Ongoing endeavors include directing and performing with her jazz trio, as well as dates with various jazz, big band, R&B, gospel, classical chamber, international dance and variety ensembles. She has played the roles of music director, conductor, composer, instrumentalist and arranger in countless theatre productions and is actively involved in the development and production of new works at Stages Theatre Company, the History Theatre, Theater Latté Da and Green T Productions.





KRYSTI WIITA PHILLIPS (CHOREORGRAPHER) - Krysti Wiita Phillips loves being back with the Stages Theatre Company Family! After working alongside Michael Matthew Ferrell, she is honored to step into the choreographer position. She has worked on Stage’s Tuck Everlasting, Elf the Musical, Jr. (2021 & 2019), Mary Poppins, and Beauty & the Beast. Krysti has also worked at many theatres around the twin cities including Theatre Latte Da, Children’s Theatre Company, Artistry, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Duluth Playhouse, GREAT Theatre, and Eagan Community Theater. She has also had the joy of working with Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Awards and high schools around the area. Krysti is extremely grateful to her husband and daughter, Jory and Delaney, and her family for all of their love and support.




ROBERT L. MAYROBERT 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 MARKSJOHNNY MARKS (ORIGNIAL 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 SPLAINTIMOTHY SPLAIN (ARRANGMENTS) - Bio Coming Soon





WILLIAM C. WHITEWILLIAM C. WHITE (CONDUCTOR) - 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.