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Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut's Summer Festival 2000 - Putnam, Connecticut
July 8, 13, 15, 2000 at 8:00 pm

at the Bradley Playhouse
30 Front Street

For reservations call 928-7887



[still looking for information about this production]
Directed by Mary Lynn Jackson

CAST:
Dasher ............. William Corriveau Cupid .............. Jason Preston Hollywood .......... Blitzen ............ Kelly St. Hiliare Comet .............. Gregory A. Gates Dancer ............. Catherine LeBlanc Shambach Donner ............. Warren Schull Vixen .............. Victoria Nadal


 


Pensacola Little Theatre - Pensacola, Florida
November 16 - 18, 2000

at the Pensacola Cultural Center, M.C. Blanchard Courtroom
400 S. Jefferson Street

Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm

Something Adult for Christmas this year: eight reindeer dishing the dirt about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and -- believe us -- they do not hold back.
photos

directed by Stephen Sheetz

CAST:
Dasher ............. Gene Valentino Cupid .............. Chris Janes Hollywood .......... Doug Jantzen Blitzen ............ Christine Vaughn Comet .............. Billy Buff Dancer ............. Barbara Jacobs Donner ............. John McNair Vixen .............. Amanda Ratchford


 



Stage Door Acting Ensemble - New York, New York
December 7-22, 2000

Theatre 22
54 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue.

Tuesday evening (December 19 only) 8:00pm
Wednesday evening (December 20 only) 8:00pm
Thursday-Saturday evening (December 7-9, 14-16, 21-22) 8:00pm
Sunday matinees (December 10 and 17 only) 2:00pm

Photo Album
Artistic Director   Michael Stebbins    
Playwright          Jeff Goode     
Director            Bradford Cover 
Casting Director    Brette Goldstein    
Costume Designer    Andy Wallach   
Lighting Designer   Judith Daitsman     
Stage Manager       Mazerati Nieves     

CAST:
Dasher         Lair Torrant   
Cupid          Ron Bopst 
Hollywood      Mike Rock 
Blitzen        Delina Christie     
Comet          Tyler Miller   
Dancer         Wendy Scharfman     
Donner         Sam Stewart    
Vixen          Holly Natwora  

Stage Manager: Mazerati Nieves; Lighting Designer: Judith Daitsman; Costumes: Andy Wallach; Casting Director: Brette Goldstein.

 


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 8 & 9, 2000

8051 B North Classen

[still looking for information about this production]

 



Theatre Conspiracy - Fort Myers, Florida
December 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2000

at the Foulds Theatre
News-Press review Naples Daily News review Naples Daily News review (2)
directed by Lauren Drexler

CAST:
Dasher ............. Bill Taylor Cupid .............. James Carmichael Hollywood .......... Mitch Haley Blitzen ............ Kathy Grey Comet .............. Charles Edward Stewart Dancer ............. Lisa Marie Donner ............. Stephen E. Hooper Vixen .............. Lauren Drexler


 



Green Thursday Theatre Project - Tucson, Arizona
December 7th - 23rd, 2000
at
311 E. Congress St.
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.
photos Arizona Daily Star review
directed by Samantha K. Wyer

CAST:
Dasher ............. Cupid .............. L. Jay Meyer Hollywood .......... Jon Campbell Blitzen ............ Adrienne Perry Comet .............. Dancer ............. Donner ............. Terry Erbe Vixen .............. Traci Hartley

[still looking for information about this production]

 



Southern Illinois University Student Theatre Guild - Carbondale, Illinois
November 10th & 11th, 2000
a fund raiser for the Student Theater Guild.

in the Christian H Moe Lab Theater

Nov. 10 & 11 at 8:00PM

Daily Egyptian article

Directed by Michael Gonzalez

Dasher - John Dooley
Cupid - Jason McAdams
Hollywood - Adam Meyer
Blitzen - Sara Lassner
Comet - Jeff Erickson
Dancer - Jenny Thornton
Donner - Don Barnett
Vixen - Starina Johnson

 


Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 30-December 22, 2000
Special sneak preview performance to benefit the Walker's Point Center for the Arts on Wednesday, November 29th
Walker's Point Center for the Arts
911 W. National Ave.

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 5:00 pm

Sponsored in part by generous grants from UPAF and the Meyer J. and Norma L. Ragir Foundation.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel review OnMilwaukee.com review

directed by Christopher Joseph Flieller

CAST:
Dasher ............. Christopher Spott Cupid .............. Aaron Orear Hollywood .......... Patrick Holland Blitzen ............ Leah Delaney Comet .............. Giovanni Ortega Dancer ............. Stacey Meyer Donner ............. Timothy Reynolds Vixen .............. Tiffany Boeke


 


Baldwin City, Kansas
November 30th - December 2nd, 2000
Darby-Hope Theatre in Parmenter Hall

7:30 p.m.

Baker Orange review
directed by Russell Taylor & Laura Rose

CAST:
Dasher ............... Jason Bradbury Cupid ................ Zack Lambert Hollywood ............ Corie Dugas Blitzen .............. Mia Wright Comet ................ Brendan O'Bryhim Dancer ............... Jennifer Ward Donner's Messenger ... Laura Rose Vixen ................ Emily Drew

Technical Designer - Leah Bigley


 



Razor's Edge Productions - Nashville, Tennessee
December 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, 2000

at the Nashville Music Institute
203 McMillan Street, off Church Street between 15th and 16th Avenues.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm


Scandal has erupted at the North Pole, bringing with it all the lawyers, news crews and assorted scandalmongers that normally converge on any hint of impropriety in a public figure-in this case, old St. Nick himself, who has been accused of sexual improprieties and less-than-saintly behavior, including the rape of Vixen...and then there's the Rudolph incident. Told as a series of monologues by each of the eight reindeer who pull the sled every Christmas eve, the play skewers our tendency to put cultural icons on a pedestal and our fascination when they fall from them, and does so while remaining wickedly funny.

Directed by Mancia Davis

CAST:
Dasher ............. Bill Herrick Cupid .............. Clay Cozart Hollywood .......... John J. Devine Blitzen ............ Krys Collins Comet .............. Andy Behrens Dancer ............. Shelley Holmes Donner ............. Michael Tajalle Vixen .............. Pat Rulon


 


Erie, Pennsylvania
December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2000

Roadhouse Theatre Cabaret
145 West 11th Street
(southeast entrance)

Fridays at 10:00 p.m.


Directed by Jeffery Rodland

CAST:
Dasher ............. Aaron Pacy Cupid .............. Bobbi B. Hollywood .......... Derek Sweet Blitzen ............ Christine Volk Comet .............. Jeff Rodland Dancer ............. Kelly Pryke Donner ............. Sean Morgan Vixen .............. Mary Jo Hyatt


Roadhouse Theatre Coffee House - December 2000

For the two years following our first production, I continued to hear requests to remount The Eight from people who saw the show, those who missed it, and the actors involved. I knew that I wanted to produce it again, but wanted to direct something more challenging in terms of staging first.

In the summer of 2000, Kelly and I co-directed my second directorial effort, Psycho Beach Party by Charles Busch, at the Roadhouse. That established a relationship with the theater that continued until the theatre closed, years later.

Kelly was about 7 months pregnant with our daughter, Orion Kristen, and during production week, we lost the baby. This experience created a strong bond among the cast of the show, but it also left Kelly and I broken and somewhat alone. It was at the cast party on closing night of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues that we decided to work on us. Within a few months, I proposed.

During the run of Psycho Beach Party, I asked Kim Mc if I could possibly produce Reindeer Monologues at the Roadhouse. She told me they had already scheduled local singing legend, Amanda Daggett (now Amanda Post), for a Christmas show. The late night performance coupled with the BYOB atmosphere of the coffeehouse really complemented the show well.

Although the main stage was booked, it was suggested that we could produce the show in the coffeehouse behind the theater after Amanda's concert. I jumped at the opportunity, and quickly got to work on the show. I needed something to focus my energy on, and a play seemed a likely candidate.

Many of the cast returned, but a few new actors donned antlers this time around. Christine Volk asked to move into Blitzen from Dancer this round, leaving Dancer open for Kelly to take. A few of my co-stars from Rocky Horror joined the cast this time around, as Bobby B. (Janet) took the reigns as Cupid, and Aaron Pacy (Eddie) began his first run as Dasher.

Another addition to the cast was Barrie Rynish as a demented elf that carried candy cane flags with the names of each of The Eight between monologues. I had met her during my first run as Brad. She attended the original production of The Eight, and was very excited to be a part of this show. A few years later, Barrie was rehearsing for one of the Rocky Horror in Concert shows that I was involved with. At was during this time that Barrie was taken from this world. I miss her.

---Jeff Rodland, "Goode Christmas Memory #2", November 17, 2012


 



The Journeymen Theater Company - Chicago, Illinois
December 1st - 23rd, 2000

Angel Island
731 W. Sheridan
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m.
photo Critic's Choice!

Dasher ............. Jerry Hlava
Cupid .............. Craig Robinson
Hollywood .......... David Bryson
Blitzen ............ Sheridan Westmorland
Comet .............. Sandy Smillie
Dancer ............. Courtney Evans
Donner ............. Daniel Brennan
Vixen .............. Shannon O'Neil
Sound Design ....... Chas Vrba
Antler Design ...... Ryan Oliver
Costume Design ..... Anthony Wills Jr.
Stage Manager ...... Armando Gutierrez
Directed by ........ Frank Pullen

 


Dear Henry Productions - Chicago, Illinois
December 29th & 30th, 2000

The Second City
Donny's Skybox Theater
1608 N. Wells, 4th Floor
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm

directed by Rob Chambers

[still looking for information about this production]

 


Stage Actors Ensemble - Chicago, Illinois
through December 16th, 2000

Performance Loft
Second Unitarian Church of Chicago
656 W. Barry
Fridays & Saturdays at 10:00 p.m.
Critic's Choice!
directed by James Bagnall

CAST:
Dasher ............. Cupid .............. Hollywood .......... Donald Wolfgang Dodge Blitzen ............ Comet .............. Dancer ............. Donner ............. Vixen .............. Christa S. Trinler

[still looking for information about this production]

 


Nomad Theatre - Boulder, Colorado
December 1st - 30th, 2000

in repertory with Miracle on 34th Street

The Nomad Theatre
1410 Quince St in Boulder

Friday, Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.
Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

Boulder Weekly review
directed by Christopher Tabb

CAST:
Dasher ............. David C. Riley Cupid .............. Neville Bennett Hollywood .......... Justin Lujan Blitzen ............ Julia Johnson Comet .............. Ira Liss Dancer ............. Kryssi Wyckoff Martin Donner ............. Heston Gray Vixen .............. Lori Duncan


 


Ergo Theatre Company - New York, New York
December 11th, 2000
[reading]

For a special holiday twist, we are thrilled to present a one night only special staged reading of Jeff Goode's The Eight: Reindeer Monologues as this year's Et Cetera benefit in December to raise money for our season.

ERGO THEATRE COMPANY
cordially invites you to

ET CETERA 2000
a one night benefit

featuring:
Todd Alan Crain, Barrett Foa, Matthew Tallman, Johanna Pinzler,
Jeff Skowron, Royana Black, Christopher Innvar, Anika Larsen

as

THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
(a special holiday staged reading)
By Jeff Goode

also featuring:
Hazel Anne Raymundo and Jedidiah Cohen

costume design
David Kaley

musical direction
Mark Hartman

directed by
Robert Jay Cronin

7:00 Treats and Libations
8:00 The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

Monday, December 11, 2000
Currican Theatre
154 West 29th
2nd Floor

RSVP via mail by Dec. 7th or call for reservations 212-501-4780

www.ergotheatre.org

Produced through special arrangement with Baker's Plays, Quincy, MA



 


Shadowbox Cabaret - Columbus, Ohio
November 24th - December 30th, 2000

Shadowbox Cabaret
Easton Town Center

Sunday through Thursday at 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday at 8:00



"Dasher" from The Eight
was performed as part of:

Holiday Hoopla IX

with Jimmy Makofsky as Dasher


 


2Co's Cabaret - Columbus, Ohio
November 29th - December 30th, 2000

790 N. High Street
Thursday through Sunday at 8:00pm
Columbus Dispatch review
"Hollywood" from The Eight
was performed as part of:

Comfort and Joy

with Tom Cardinal as Hollywood


 



Open Door Theatre Company - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
December 2nd-16th, 2000

Dec 2 & 3 at 3pm - West End Wine Bar, 405 W. Franklin St.

Dec 8 & 9 at 9pm - Skylight Exchange, 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St.

Dec 15 &16 at 9pm - Artists Escape, Bank of America Building, 137 E. Franklin St.

Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the show for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeers finally speak up and - believe us - they do not hold back.

poster web site Spectator review Newsobserver review photo


directed by
.... Jeri Lynn Schulke

Cast

Dasher
.... Benjamin Beecher
Cupid
.... Denis Riva
Hollywood
.... Michael Rhyne
Dancer
.... Laura Blake
Comet
.... Kevin Poole
Blitzen
.... Laura Christopherson
Donner
.... Rick Lonon
Vixen
.... Katja Hill

 


The Drama Workshop - Des Moines, Iowa
December 15 & 16th, 2000

Friday & Saturday at 7pm
at Grounds for Celebration
8517 Hickman Road
Friday & Saturday at 11pm
at Varsity Coffee House (right near the Drake campus)
1229 25th St.

Admission free with Drama Workshop season Ticket or free-will donation at door.
web site poster


Directed by Andrea Markowski

The cast
Dasher....Graham Stanford
Cupid....Todd W. Buchacker
Hollywood....Bryan Doty
Blitzen....Ember Hyde
Comet....Eric C. Lee
Dancer....Jen Wickersham
Donner....Josh Brown
Vixen....Cara Svalstad


 


The Alternative Theater - Fort Wayne, Indiana
November 30th - December 9th, 2000

at Pfeiffer House
434 W. Wayne

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm


Looking for something different for Christmas entertainment this year?? Tired of the usual fare of Wonderful Lives and Christmas Carols? Then this show is for you. The eight reindeer dish the dirt about Santa, Mrs. Claus and the North Pole. What is Rudolph's dirty little secret? And what exactly did old Saint Nick's little elf do to the lovely young reindeer Vixen? THe reindeer finally speak up, and believe it, they do not hold ANYTHING back. The cast: William David Andrews, Ranae Butler, Thom Holfrichter, Leslie Horman, Brian Shetterly, Thomas Young and Michael Young. Running November 30-December 9th, 2000 opening seating starting @ 6:30 and the show starts @ 7:30 PM. The show is being preformed at the Pfeiffer House 424 West Wayne Street by the Alternative Theatre directed by Thom Hofrichter and written by Jeff Goode. Due to language and content we suggest NO children be brought! Call (219) 456-6356 for tickets! Seating is very limited.

SOURCE: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greenroom/message/623?source=1

 


Snack Theatre - Brattleboro, Vermont
December 6, 2000

Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
139 Main Street

[still looking for information about this production]

 


University of Scranton - Scranton, New Jersey
December 2000

Studio Theater - McDade Center for the Arts
Friday at 3:00

[still looking for information about this production]