Gary Rue

Plays in the PNA Catalogue

> Adventures of Tom Sawyer
> Anansi's Carnival Adventures
> Buried Treasure at Old Fort Snelling
> Chile Pod
> Eye Spy: Beauty in My Eye
> Great Family Tree
> Legend of Lento the Coyote
> A Lion's Tale
> A Little Princess
> The Magic Bus to Asian Folktales
> Mother Goose Rocks! 
> Nutcracker! 
> Puss n' Boots
> The Rainbow Crow
> The Reluctant Dragon
> Riding the Rails 
> Snow White and the Several Dwarves
> The Story of Hope
> The Tale of Peter Rabbit
 Tasty Baby Belly Buttons
> The Three Billy Goats Gruff
> Tiger Tales: Hmong Folk Tales
> Young Lindy


A performer and composer, Gary Rue has been playing music for audiences throughout the western hemisphere since the mid-’60s, beginning with various town halls in the upper Midwest and graduating to East Coast “tent” tours that included the Big Apple (Carnegie Hall as music director and duet partner for Gene Pitney) and on to far-flung points in Canada and the Caribbean. Early along the way, Rue began writing music of his own and was rewarded with some of his songs being recorded by (among others) Nick Lowe and Helen Reddy, as well as many prominent regional artists. He is the author of nearly 80 scores for music theatre, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (Stoopid) Tales, which toured the U.S. and China with Dallas Children’s Theater. Rue is also a 2010 Minnesota Music Hall of Fame inductee and an active touring musician and educator.