2023-2024 Season

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR

The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Performed Dec. 1–17, 2023, on the Spotlight Youth Theatre main stage. 

Script Adaptation by Robert Penola
Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks
Arrangements by Timothy Splain
Orchestrations by William C. White

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

About This Production

Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer JR features all of your favorite characters including 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.

Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!


Cast of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
RudolphAiden Haren
SamElin Williams
Santa ClausGriffin Wilbur
Mrs. ClausKate Logan
HermeyAJ Riddle
Yukon CorneliusAlix Knight
Young Rudolph/ElephantBennett Riddle
DonnerPhoenix Solera
Mrs. Donner/DollyAbby Baumbach
Fireball/PlaneDaniel Parascandola
ClariceSerena Shorey
Boss Elf/Charlie In-the-BoxAyden Newton
Abominable SnowmanCory Kalman
Herald Reporter/ReindeerLyric Sharpe
Daily Mail Rep/ReindeerCora Hancock
Train/ReindeerBelle Torres
Clarice’s Dad/Bird FishFinley Wilbur
Coach Comet/CowboyPeyton Johns
King Moonracer/ElfKingston Petty-Purcell
Chronicler Reporter/ElfIsabella Hines
Chicago Reporter/ElfLiberty Sharpe
Misfit Toy/ElfAdelaide J. Bankhead Sheets

Production Team

Role(s)Team Member(s)
DirectorMarielle Czajkowski
Music DirectorJosh Hontz
ChoreographerKatie Czajkowski
Costume DesignMakayla Jewell
Set DesignBrianna Funk
Becky Funk
Sound DesignNevaeh Monk
Prop DesignKenny and Vicki Grossman
Light DesignAddi Lauder
Hair and MakeupVIcki Jensen