Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer



Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Number of Acts
First Produced
Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Fantasy/Imaginary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
The North Pole
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Some Dance
Ideal for
Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, High School, Large Cast, Mostly Male Cast, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male, Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA)
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult, early teen, child characters


Based on the hit holiday classic song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brings one of the most beloved characters of all time to stages everywhere. Rudolph wants nothing more than to be just like the other reindeer, but his bright red nose seems to always get in the way! With everyone at the North Pole picking on him for his differences, he feels like nothing but a misfit. Rudolph sets off on a journey to find a place where he belongs. Along the way, he meets other misfits who show Rudolph that he was always right where he belonged right at the North Pole. When Santa’s big night is at risk of being ruined by a storm, Rudolph is finally able to show everyone how his differences are what truly make him special.

This show is a Theatre for Young Audiences version and has a 90-minute run time. This run time includes a 20-minute intermission between the acts.

Lead Characters

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