Producers | Wishing Star Productions

Christopher J. Deaton, V.P., Wishing Star Productions, LLC


V.P., Managing Producer | Wishing Star Productions, LLC

Tour General Manager | Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Christopher is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal & Theatre Performance.  Since joining Actors’ Equity Association in 2005, he has appeared in over 60 professional, regional productions, including over 30 productions with Fort Worth’s Casa Mañana Theatre.  Although still a working actor, Christopher is happy to take a seat behind the table as the Managing Producer of Wishing Star Productions, LLC, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, and as the General Manager of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Texas Tour), where he oversees all aspects of production for Rudolph





President | Wishing Star Productions, LLC

Principal Investor | Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Douglas is finally stepping his foot into the producing realm of theater.  He has spent the last 36 years developing businesses and looking for Oil and Gas production.  He is the president and owner of ICE, Inc., the largest convenience store maintenance company in West Texas, and a part owner of a prominent drilling and producing oil company in the Abilene area.  This is all to support his theater habit.  Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, represents the culmination of over 40 years in theater.  He finally gets a chance to help Rudolph save Christmas.





V.P., Artistic Producer | Wishing Star Productions, LLC

Stage Director | Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Joe is a professional actor, director and playwright who has acted and directed in more than 60 productions and written twelve plays, all produced professionally for the stage.  In 2010, his modern adaptation of "The Revenger's Tragedy" written for The American College Theatre Festival, was one of four plays selected nationally to be performed at The Kennedy Center.  Additionally, Joe has served as a casting associate for major regional, Off-Broadway and Broadway shows.  For several years Joe served as Resident Director and Director of Theatre for Youth at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, and curently serves as the Artistic Director of the Artisan Theatre Center in Hurst, Texas.




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