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228 Productions -
November 19th - December 20th, 2003
East Village Hotel - 3rd Floor
Cnr Liverpool and Palmer Streets
Wednesday 19, 26 November
Thursday 20, 27 November
Wednesday 3,10, 17 December
Thursday 4, 11, 18 December
Saturday 6, 13, 20 December
at 6.00 p.m.
Tickets $22 / $17 Concession
This comedy noir is based on 8 reindeers, in character, coming out and dishing the dirt on Santa. Finally, we get a glimpse of the real characters, the diverse personalities and the struggles for power that really go on inside the most efficient team in the world.
All is not well at the toyshop and each reindeer has their chance to tell it like it is. No team member is immune to the consequences of what Santa is being accused of.
What is hearsay? What is fact? Where will the buck stop? (pun intended). Who can shed more light on Santa Claus’ personality and lifestyle than those who have to put up with him, and his antics, every year?
Despite the legend, Santa and his wife harbour many unsavoury secrets that could shatter the joyous Claus myth. Like all work environments and employer/employee relationships, not all is as it first appears.
Written by Jeff Goode, “The Eight : Reindeer Monologues” has been entertaining audiences since it was first performed in 1993,.
“wickedly funny” - Los Angeles Times
“brisk, funny…a nice jolt of fun” – The New Yorker
“hard-hitting in-your-face black comedy” – Evening Post, Wellington, New Zealand
“witty…tantalizing…highly recommended!” - The Chicago Reader
Performing at the East Village Hotel in Darlinghurst, patrons can easily stroll down from Oxford street or straight from the city after work. The relaxed setting of the 3rd floor of the hotel, patrons can enjoy a drink or two before, during and after the show.
With a starting time of 6pm and running time of approximately one hour, there is still enough of the evening left to enjoy other activities.
228 Productions has brought together a group of talented and enthusiastic actors to perform this exciting and immensely funny piece of theatre, which relies on strong performances by the players who simply want to be herd.
"Christmas" means different things to each individual depending on your age, experience and religious beliefs.
"Santa" means different things to each individual too - especially if you're one of the eight reindeer responsible for maintaining Santa's position as the most powerful man in the world....
See you at the show !!!
Director: Raoul Agapis
Cast: Raoul Agapis, Jess Scott Driksna, Robin Goldsworthy, Sarah Gilbert, Clayton Moss, Mel Armstrong, Brendan Clearkin, Monique Perry
2Co's Cabaret -
November 19th - December 28th, 2003
Short North District
Wednesday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
"Hollywood" from The Eight
was performed as part of:
Christmas at 2Co's IV
with Tom Cardinal as Hollywood
103 Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Directed by Matthew Erickson [aka Ethan Matthews]CAST: Dasher ............. Christine LaDuca Cupid .............. Troy Parsons Hollywood .......... Erin Doyle Blitzen ............ Lindsay Rogan Comet .............. Maxim Guckman Dancer ............. Erinn Selkis Donner ............. Jeffrey Coyle (SOURCE) Vixen .............. Alie Light
408 Queen W
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
IT'S MONKEY BUSINESS AS USUAL AS WE PRESENT:
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES
By Jeff Goode
A PITCH BLACK CHRISTMAS COMEDY
Looking for something a little non-traditional this Christmas season? The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is the perfect christmas comedy for the age of the daytime talk show, public scandal and publicity drunk society.
He's admired and revered throughout the world, he's a man with many names; Santa Claus, Father Christmas, St. Nick or as one reindeer calls him, "a walking, talking, holly-jolly, sex crime waiting to happen".
The North Pole is in a state of scandal when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.
The mass media descends on the event and the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives. What is unveiled? A shocking tale of corruption and perversion which seems to involve everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.
It seems like some of the deer support him, whilst others want to destroy him even if it means the end of Christmas altogether.
Jeff Goode's series of interlinked monologues creatively skewers an assortment of political and social hypocrises as the reindeer dish the dirt on Santa. Did he or didn't he?
"He knows when you are sleeping....he knows when you're awake....he knows if you've been bad or good..."
WARNING: This show is NOT for children but will provide a huge injection of fun for adults.
Featuring: Keith Barker, Dave Followes, Kiran Friesen, Robert Fulton, John Hombek, Carmine Lucarelli, Karen Parker, Natalie Robitaille, and Jason Gemmill
Directed by: Richard Beaune
Stage Managed by Dot Routledge
Boiler Room Theatre -
November 28th-December 13th, 2003
The Boiler Room Theatre
230 Franklin Road Building Six
First it was baseball, then hockey -- now the reindeer threaten a walkout. And their reasons are more frightening than a salary cap. This black comedy by playwright Jeff Goode chronicles the times and troubles of the eight reindeer of Yuletide fame. In their own comic way, the reindeer share their feelings on topics ranging from career choices and family values to sexual harassment.
Tickets $12 per person
"To all a Goode Night"
3979 Parkway Lane
at 8:00 p.m.
at 10:00 p.m.
and Eric Ewing
CAST: Dasher ............. Isaac Nippert Cupid .............. James Logan Hollywood .......... Eric Ewing Blitzen ............ Kendra Lynn Comet .............. Richard Napoli Dancer ............. Christie Pitko Donner ............. Michael Wilson Vixen .............. Courtney DeCosky
Immediately following the opening night performances of the two comedies on Friday, November 28, Pantheatrics will be hosting an opening night reception/mixer where attendees can celebrate after the Thanksgiving holiday (or relax after a long day at the malls!) and meet Jeff Goode. The entertaining evening will also feature a live DJ, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a chance to party with Pantheatrics performers. A $5 cover charge applies.
627 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Friday and Saturday: 8 pm|
Sundays: 2:30 pm
It's the annual North Pole Christmas party, and the reindeer have had a little too much to drink. They each, in turn, reveal the hilarious and sometimes shocking story of what it's like to be one of Santa's chosen eight who yearly pull his sleigh. Music and merriment and a cash bar!!!
Theatre on the Square has added two performances to "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" at 8 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27. These two extra performances will end the run.
Directed by Kevin Brown
Scenic Design by Ron Spencer
Dasher ............. Brad Potts Cupid .............. Michael J. Taylor-Guanci Hollywood .......... Blitzen ............ Angi Taylor Comet .............. Phillip C. Armstrong Dancer ............. Donner ............. Jonathon Markanday Vixen .............. Sara Reimen
Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County
15 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.
You just "think" you know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. And not a shiny red nose to be seen. This adult comedy takes you to the chilly, backbiting inner recesses of the North Pole. Find out which reindeer is pressing charges against Santa; and which reindeer is out (and we don't mean outside!). If you've had your fill of traditional, feel-good Christmas fare, leave the kids at home and enjoy an antler-packed evening of acid-tongued reindeer.
The show features David Norman, Gené Fouché, Julie Herber, Timothy R. King Jeanine Collins, Tad Janes, DC Cathro and Reiner Prochaska
The Journeymen Theater Company -
November 28th - December 27th, 2003
Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, sanctuary
925 W. Diversey
Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
No Show on Dec. 25th.
Directed by Frank Pullen
Justine C. Turner
Anthony Wills Jr.
Whole World Theatre -
November 29th - December 20th, 2003
3rd Space Theatre
1214 Spring Street
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Directed by: Thomas Boyd
Dasher (Dave Green)
Cupid (John Thomas Chatham)
Hollywood (Andrew Clark Aslakson)
Thomas Boyd (Comet)
Blitzen (Kara Stark)
Donner (Neil Huber)
Vixen (Rachel Richardson)
Actors Theatre Of San Antonio / Different Stages/SA -
San Antonio, Texas
November 29th - December 20th, 2003
The Woodlawn Theatre
1920 Fredericksburg Road
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday November 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday December 7 & 14 at 2:30 p.m.
The XXX-MAS Special
Actor's Theatre of San Antonio
ATSA/WOODLAWN presents "The XXX-MAS Special" featuring Christmas favorites SANTALAND DIARIES featuring Brad Milne (directed by Jerry Pilato), SANTA CLAUS IS COMING OUT featuring Lee Marshall (directed by Don Fox) and (Co-produced with HUSH, HUSH Productions); and THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES (directed by Jerry Pilato) (playing in the cabaret performance space).
THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES stars: Mark Hicks as Dasher; Greg Price as Cupid; Travis McElroy as Hollywood; Christy Huffman as Blitzen; Don Fox as Comet; Jimmie E, Vohs as Dancer; Donnie Neubauer as Donner; Shelly Chance as Vixen
Bremen High School Performing Arts Class -
December 2nd, 4th, and 5th, 2003
at 7:00 p.m.
Need some help getting into the holiday spirit. Bremen High School has just the thing for you! Carols and Reindeer Monologues, presented by the Bremen Performing Arts Class: December 2nd, 4th, and 5th at 7:00 PM in room 117.
Theatre New West -
December 4th - 21st, 2003
Theatre New West
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Directed by Joe Watts and Tye Blue
Starring: Jeff Bingham, Steve Bullitt, Lisa Marie Daugherty, Glen Fillmore, Tom Kirk, Alexis Shannon, Bianca Toscano, and Joe Watts
Joe Watts and his Theatre New West ... on December 3 his company gave a benefit show of Reindeer Monologues for the Center for AIDS.SOURCE: http://www.outsmartmagazine.com/issue/i02-04/a-1-LookOut.php
Director: Christan St. John
STABLE OF CHARACTERS:
James Ralph “Dasher” Toppins
Christian “Cupid” St. John
James Ralph “Hollywood” Toppins
Hillary “Blitzen” Glanzer
DJ (Colleen) “Comet” Toppins
Hillary “Dancer” Glanzer
Christian “Donner” St. John
Lowrie “Vixen” Fawley
A.U. Players -
December 5th & 6th, 2003
The Tavern, Mary Graydon Center
(The Kreeger Recital Hall, according to auplayers.com site)
Directed by Lori Siegelaub
AU Players presents an evening of two one-acts. In collaboration with "On a Sensual Note."
December 5th-20th, 2003
The Crawfurd Theatre Jordanhill, Glasgow|
5 Dec @ 8pm - £5
Centre, Glen Urquhart High School, Drumnadrochit
The Macphail Theatre
The Cottier Theatre
Ticket reservations from
This Christmas, TheatreFusion return to performance with the adults only, rude, crude, moving and hilarious
THE EIGHT : REINDEER MONOLOGUES
A wickedly funny satire on the clashes of character, sexual politics and internal wrangling within Santa's famous team of reindeer! It is also a biting condemnation of the world's obsession with the cult of celebrity!
John C Gilmour
Paola De Rosa
Lighting and Sound
Open Circle Theater
- Seattle, Washington
December 5th-20th, 2003
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm
(Pre-Show Kabaret begins @ 7:30pm/Sunday @ 6:30pm.)
By popular demand the smash-hit anti-Christmas pageant is back with a vengeance!
In this dark comedy a media frenzy erupts when scandalous allegations are leveled at the North Pole's most prominent resident. As each legendary member of Santa's flying team comes forward to demand its share of the lime-light, a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, implicating everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.
Each night before THE EIGHT we will open with Kringle's Kabaret, a terribly wrong and inappropriate showcase of live music and banter.
10 Performances Only!!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Are you looking for something...different...for Christmas this year? How about eight reindeer dishing the dirt on 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 - they do not hold back!
Intended for mature audiences.
On the Boards Theatre -
Dania Beach, Florida
December 5th-27th, 2003
Fridays & Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.
Directed by Linda Wells-Grosman
Hear the Truth! What happened to Vixen? Why is Rudolph in a padded room? What those reindeer really think of Mr. And Mrs. Claus! Each deer has their own story to tell !!!!
Asylum Productions, Ltd -
December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2003
800 South Rolling Road
at 8:00 p.m.
When Mrs Claus is away, Santa will play. Or so say the most famous reindeer of the North Pole. A decidedly irreverent yet thoroughly entertaining jab at all things Christmas. (Children under 17 not admitted without a parent)
It seems some of the reindeer are having problems with Old Saint Nick (and Mrs. Claus too)! It's a question of 'Did he or didn't he' as each of the reindeer weigh in on recent events involving Vixen and Rudolph and some goings on behind closed doors in Santa's workshop. A decidedly irreverent look at life on the North Pole!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PRODUCTION IS FOR OUR ADULT AUDIENCES AND IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 17. CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A PARENT.
Announcing a special guest!
After each performance, stick around for a visit from Santa Claus himself! You can get your picture taken with Santa (or your favorite reindeer) right on the set! Photos are $5.00 each, with proceeds benefiting programs and activities offered by Asylum Productions.
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Rochester, New York
December 6th-23rd, 2003
Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Two
172 West Main Street
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Kate Arecchi
Set by Tom Habecker
Costumes by Mary Anne Deck
CAST: Dasher ............. Cupid .............. Bobby Conte Hollywood .......... Blitzen ............ Comet .............. Jeffrey Alan Miller Dancer ............. Donner ............. Jay Falzone Vixen ..............
Know Theatre Tribe -
December 7th-23rd, 2003
Courtyard of Arnold's Bar and Grill
210 East 8th St
Sundays to Tuesdays
dinner 6:30 pm, show 8:00 pm
Dasher - Reggie Willis, Blitzen - Catherine Cook, Comet - Matthew A. Pyle, Dancer - Lissa Urriquia, Donner - Daryl Hilton & Vixen - Jen Dalton
Director: Jason Bruffy, Producer: Jay B. Kalagayan, Associate Producers: Matthew A. Pyle, Lissa Urriquia & Christine DeFrancesco, Stage Manager: Robert Zin, Set Designer: Luke Brockmeier, Lighting Designer: Luke Brockmeier, Sound Designer: Doug Borntrager, Senior Graphic Designer: Timothy Reese, Photographer: Jay B. Kalagayan & Matt Tonseth, Intern: Darcy Chamberlin and House Managers: Jill Grimm & Nicole Ropp.
Albertson College of Idaho
- Boise, Idaho
December 9th-20th, 2003
Funny Bone Comedy Club in Boise
December 9 & 16
Neurolux in Boise
December 18, 19, & 20
ACI Fundraiser Returns:
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
by Jeff Goode
directed by Joe Golden
Nightingale Theater -
December 11th-20th, 2003
1416 East 4th Street
Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Directed by John Cruncleton
John Cruncleton (Hollywood), Sara Cruncleton (Blitzen), Lynn Kelsey (Vixen), Valerie Stefan (Dancer), Scott Heberling (Dasher), Mike Cramton (Donner), Joseph Gomez (Comet) and Ken Youngblood aka Peaches Lennox (Cupid).
Pisces Moon Productions -
Santa Cruz, California
December 11th-21st, 2003
Broadway Playhouse in the Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway (at Ocean)
Dec. 11 Thr 8 PM
Dec. 12 Fri 8 PM
Dec. 13 Sat 8 PM
Dec. 14 Sun 6 PM
Dec. 18 Thr 8 PM
Dec. 19 Fri 8 PM and 10 PM
Dec. 20 Sat 8 PM and 10 PM
Dec. 21 Sun 3 PM and 6 PM
Tickets may be purchased by calling (831) 429-2328. All seats are $15.00. ADULTS ONLY!
Terri Steinmann and Christopher Sugarman
Susan Myer, Christopher Sugarman, Terri Steinmann
Production Manager: Lyndsey Gould
Becky Armor: Vixen
Randy Birch: Donner
Daniel David Doane: Dasher
Nathaniel Meek: Prancer
Manirose Raley: Blitzen
Terri Steinmann: Dancer
Christopher Sugarman: Cupid
Linda Turner: Comet
Searching for Shakespeare
& The Margaret Sloss Women's Center - Iowa State University
- Ames, Iowa
December 12th & 13th, 2003
in the Memorial Union
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Women's Center is sponsoring The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, written by Jeff Goode, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13, at the Maintenance Shop in the Memorial Union. Performances both nights begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at Sloss House and The Octagon Center, 427 Douglas Ave.
Chico Cabaret - Chico, California
December 12th-20th, 2003
Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Jerry Miller
Ho Ho HO! The Eight is a dark and twisted tale of Christmas gone very, very wrong. Not for the faint of heart, this wickedly funny play delves into the dark side of Saint Nick and his famous reindeers. Learn the true story ofhow Rudolph got to guide that sleigh. Runs December 12th & 13 Fri & Sat evenings at 10:30pm and then on Sunday, Dec 14th at 7:30pm and then the following Fri & Sat Dec 19th and 20th at 10:30pm. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in our outlets at Zucchini & Vine in downtown Chico or the Creative Apple. This show is very raw, and rated for ADULTS only.
The Cast-In Order of Appearance: Dasher--------------------------Jeff Dickenson Cupid---------------------------Isaiah Bent Hollywood-----------------------Joe Hilsee Blitzen-------------------------Betty Burns Comet---------------------------Paul Stout Dancer--------------------------Lanai Winter Donner--------------------------Jerry Miller Vixen---------------------------Sheri Bagley Production Staff: Director------------------------Jerry Miller Assistant Director--------------Christina Xydas Light & Sound Operator----------Stephanie Shields Poster Art----------------------Jerry Miller
The ACT (Area Community Theatre) -
December 12th-21st, 2003
Area Community Theatre
7 7th Avenue
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Buffalo United Artists -
Buffalo, New York
December 12th-21st, 2003
Main Street Cabaret
672 Main St.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m
Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Critic's Pick: Buffalo News
Directed by Kelli Bocock-Natale, starring David Butler, Chris Kelly, Dava Jones, Caitlin Coleman, Kate Elliott, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Timothy Finnegan, Eric Rawski.
Ask Kevin Productions -
December 12th, 19th, 26th, 2003
Second Stage Theater
431 N. Brookhurst, suite 140
Director: Ed Alonzo
Ergo Theatre Company -
New York, New York
December 16th, 2003
303 West 42nd Street
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
The Ergo Theatre Company presents a benefit reading of The Eight Reindeer: Monologues, a very dark and hilarious Christmas play featuring Anika Larsen, Justin Bohan, Brittany Brown, James Luzar, Kaleo Griffith, Johanna Pinzler, Ben Nordstrom, Harry McEwan, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Jedidiah Cohen and Robert Jay Cronin. Musical direction by Mark Hartman and directed by Ergo Managing Director Johanna Pinzler.
Stumbling In Players -
Los Angeles, California
December 17th-20th, 2003
Cavern Club Theater
1920 Hyperion Ave.
Wednesday through Saturday at 9:00 p.m.
$10 with reservation
$12 at the door
Call 323-969-2530 for reservations
Directed by Nathan Hamilton
Jolyon Reese - Brad Master - Jonathan Rowsey - Lily Sauvage
Michael Czerwiec - Shant'e Reese - Justin Lawrence - Erin Treanor
AriesWorks Entertainment -
Des Moines, Iowa
December 18th-21st, 2003
The Vaudeville Mews
212 4th Street, in downtown Des Moines.
Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
For the third year in a row, AriesWorks Entertainment will produce Iowan (now Los Angelino) Jeff Goode's bitingly irreverent stage comedy, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues in a special return engagement at the Vaudeville Mews, 212 4th Street in downtown Des Moines, opening December 18, 2003.
Not for the kiddies or the easily offended, The Eight features Santa's famous reindeer as they break their long-held silence and blow the whistle on the jolly old elf's perversions. Whether it's the star-struck Prancer (a.k.a. 'Hollywood'), the manic, gay Cupid, the militant feminist Blitzen, or the gang-banging Comet, what they have to say may not be pretty, but it's hysterically funny, strangely moving and thought-provoking; in short, The Eight is a treat for those looking for something other than the usual Holiday theatre fare.
The Eight runs December 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2003 at 7:30 pm, at the Mews. If crowds warrant, AriesWorks and the Mews are holding open the possibility of additional late-night performances. Regular ticket price is $15 in advance, and $18 at the door, with discounts for students, seniors and members of the Iowa Motion Picture Association and the Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance.
CAST: Dasher ............. Cupid .............. Hollywood .......... Blitzen ............ Comet .............. Dancer ............. Natalia Osoriabafia Donner ............. Vixen ..............
Hypocrite's Theater Company -
December 19th, 2003
1218 Turner St.
Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Katie Bush
Jaralinn Patterson, Ben Corr, J.D. De La Ossa, Katie Bush and J'esse Deardorff-Green
Colloquial Theater -
Buffalo, New York
December 19th and 20th, 2003
Wendt Performing Arts Center
205 Bidwell Parkway
Directed by Victoria Chatfield
Reporter 1: Jill Hughes
Reporter 2: Amy Andres
Dasher: Amelia Iuvino
Cupid: Bill Griffin
Hollywood: Emi Ovitt
Blitzen: Alison Skalyo
Comet: Brigid Hannon
Dancer: Wendy Joan Biddlecombe
Donner: Richard Coe
Vixen: Emilia Fantauzzi
Stage Manager: Mary Worrell
Assistant Stage Manager: Carlisle Lipke
Technical Director: Mary Worrell
Interlude Playwright: Garret Harkawik
Lighting Designer: Mary Worrell
Sound Designer: Julia Broman
Make-up/ Hair Designer: Emilia Fantauzzi
Make-up Crew: Andrea Houck, Debbie Makin, Meredith Miller
Set Construction Crew: Ben Gaetanos, Karl Hohn, Alison Skalyo
Abilene Actors Guild -
December 20th, 2003
"Basement of Santa's Workshop"
4400 Buffalo Gap Road (First National Bank building)
at 8:00 p.m.
The 8: Reindeer Monologues (comedy), 8 p.m. Dec. 20, "Basement of Santa's Workshop," 4400 Buffalo Gap Road (First National Bank building). Tickets: $7 general admission, $6 Abilene Actors Guild members/students/senior citizens/military personnel, available by calling (325) 691-0404. Patrons younger than 17 admitted only with a parent or guardian.
Valley High School -
West Des Moines, Iowa
[still looking for information on this production]
(probably a single performance, possibly for speech competition)