November 21 – December 22

90-minutes with intermission

Appropriate for all ages

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Script Adaptation by Robert Penola
Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks
Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks) and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage with scenic/puppet by Brandon Kirkham
Directed by Scott Viets
Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park

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, what makes Rudolph different turns out to be what helps him save Christmas! The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ 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.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Calendar for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Getting Here

Fallon House Theatre

11175 Washington St
Columbia, CA 95310

11175 Washington St

11175 Washington St, Columbia, CA 95310, USA

Robert Penola

Robert Penola


For over 25 years, Bob has been in the business of show. His summer job while getting his BA in English from William and Mary was performing at a local cabaret club and dancing in a local theme park on the weekends. After touring the world as a performer, Bob settled in NYC and was accepted into the prestigious BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a lyricist. While there, he wrote many adaptations for children’s stories which toured extensively with American Family Theatre (Philadelphia). A proud member of the SDC, Bob naturally brings theatrical storytelling to any project he touches, and has helped transform corporate events into moving experiences – as a result, Bob has conceived, created and directed literally hundreds of corporate meetings, events, product launches and commercial theatrical productions for a wide variety of satisfied clients, including Oprah Winfrey (LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE Tour). In addition to his corporate work, Bob is an award-winning playwright; his musical revue Heartbeat It’s a Lovebeat won the Bistro Award in NYC as Outstanding Musical Revue, and played to sold-out houses in NYC and London for over 3 years. Bob has also created and directed custom musical shows for Regent Seven Seas and Seabourn luxury cruise lines, and for Busch Gardens, Opryland and SeaWorld Entertainment theme parks. Bob’s favorite project has been adapting and bringing to life the beloved holiday classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer on stage as a live musical. Bob splits time, on or near the water, between NYC, NJ and Brazil, from which his partner Oswaldo hails.

Scott Viets

Scott Viets *


Scott Viets is Sierra Rep’s Executive Producer. He has directed over 60 shows for SRT since his arrival in 2002. As a director, his SRT favorites include The Wizard of Oz, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Story, All My Sons, Shipwrecked, The Robber Bridegroom, and The Glass Menagerie. Thank you for supporting live theatre and continuing (or beginning) your journey with us!

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)