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228 Productions - Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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 - Columbus, Ohio
November 19th - December 28th, 2003

2Co's Cabaret
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


Buffalo, New York
November 21st-23rd, 2003

103 Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Bender Productions presents:
THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues
Directed by Matthew Erickson [aka Ethan Matthews]
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

For many years I had info about this production listed on my Unverified productions from Unknown years page. Below I have preserved that information, in case it ever pops up again, so I don't go chasing my tail again:

SOURCE: http://www.thestudionewcanaan.com/StudioStaff.htm
Information found on Ethan Matthews online bio for Sudio New Canaan: (discovered Nov 2008, so prodn would be 2007 or earlier)

Ethan Matthews is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The BE Company and Director of Development with Studio 42. Acting credits include: Francois Farcoisterand. É Barber Surgeons: Studio 42: Peter J. Sharpe Theater; Aide/Int. Brigade Soldier (Replacement): The 5th Column: The Mint Theater; Policeman/ u/s Martin Klemmer: national tour of Legends! Starring Joan Collins and Linda Evans; originated the role of Warren in Jacquelyn Reingold's A Story About A Girl, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Davis in End's Eve: NYC Fringe Festival (Outstanding Ensemble Cast Award.) and Readings with Primary Stages, The Mint Theater and Repertorio Espanol. Directing Credits include: Director/Producer: Seven Stories: (The BE Company: Urban Stages) Movement Director: End's Eve: The Feast of 2012, (NYC International Fringe Fest.), Movement/Fight Choreography: Marisol (Purdue University), Director: The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Bender Productions), 448 Psychosis (Co-Director with Kree Fieldsa), Movement Director: Birdbath and the Poetry of Frederico Garcia Lorca (USA, France, Greece.) Ethan is a delegate for the United States in International Artistic and Cultural Exchange (IACE) and presented the paper "The Context of Communication: the Importance of Human Behavior and Physicality in Actor Education" (6th World Congress of Theatre: Urbino, Italy.)Ethan holds an MFA from Purdue University, a BFA from SUNY at Buffalo and studied Shakespeare and Contemporary British Theatre at Middlesex University in London, England. Ethan is a member of the Actor's Equity Association.


Spunkey Monkey Productions
(in association with Simple Truth Theatre) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
November 27th - December 6th, 2003

Cameron House
408 Queen W

Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


By Jeff Goode


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 - Franklin, Tennessee
November 28th-December 13th, 2003

The Boiler Room Theatre
230 Franklin Road Building Six

This production was CANCELLED
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


Columbus, Ohio
November 28th - December 20th, 2003
"To all a Goode Night"

3979 Parkway Lane

Marley's Ghost
at 8:00 p.m.

The Eight
at 10:00 p.m.

November 28th & 29th...Jeff in Columbus!

Directed by
Dale Gregory
Production Manager
Arnie Thies
Stage Managers
Isaac Nippert
Courtney DeCosky
and Eric Ewing
House Manager
Joyce Thies
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.


Indianapolis, Indiana
November 28th-December 27th, 2003

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.

[still looking for information about this production]
Directed by Kevin Brown

Dasher ............. Brad Potts Cupid .............. Michael J. Taylor-Guanci Hollywood .......... Blitzen ............ Angi Taylor Comet .............. Phillip C. Armstrong Dancer ............. Donner ............. Jonathon Markanday Vixen .............. Sara Reimen

Scenic Design by Ron Spencer


Frederick, Maryland
November 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2003

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 - Chicago, Illinois
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


Jeannette Blackwell
Mac Brandt
Anthony Casale
Deacon Conroy
Garrett Matheson
Heather Moelter
Justine C. Turner
Anthony Wills Jr.


Whole World Theatre - Atlanta, Georgia
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
Cabaret Lounge
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 - Midlothian, Illinois
December 2nd, 4th, and 5th, 2003

Room 117

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.


Houston, Texas
December 4th - 21st, 2003

1415 California Street
Houston, TX 77006
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

Apparently also:
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


Tahlequah, Oklahoma
December 5th, 2003
(Sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega)

315 N. Muskogee Avenue

NSU’s presentation was directed by Carrie Clevenger-Gwartney and Andrea Foster.

Performers were Michael Deken, Alex Gamby, Brad Powers, Brandon Wall, Nicole Dickey, Jennie Phillips, Matt Gibbons and Darcy Talent.

NSU Northeastern, March 8, 2004


Newberry, Florida
opens Friday, December 5, 2003
[other dates? unknown]

Director: Christan St. John

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

SOURCE: Fantasyland Theatrical's website history


A.U. Players - Washington, D.C.
December 5th & 6th, 2003

The Tavern, Mary Graydon Center
(The Kreeger Recital Hall, according to auplayers.com site)

8:00 p.m.

Directed by Lori Siegelaub

AU Players presents an evening of two one-acts. In collaboration with "On a Sensual Note."



TheatreFusion - Glasgow, SCOTLAND
December 5th-20th, 2003

The Crawfurd Theatre Jordanhill, Glasgow

5 Dec @ 8pm - £5

Box office
0141 950 3438

Craigmonie Centre, Glen Urquhart High School, Drumnadrochit

12 Dec @ 8pm
£6/4 in advance (£8/6 at door)

Box Office
01456 459 224

The Macphail Theatre
Mill St, Ullapool,
IV26 2UN

13 Dec @ 8pm - £6/4

Box Office
01854 613336

The Cottier Theatre

20 Dec @ 8pm
All tickets £6

Ticket reservations from
0141 649 0112

Scottish Premiere of an incredibly popular American play, which mixes serious contemporary issues with side splitting humour!

This Christmas, TheatreFusion return to performance with the adults only, rude, crude, moving and hilarious


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!

Thomas Gemmell
Abigail Gemmell


Steven Leach

John C Gilmour

Thomas Gemmell

Melanie Rodwell

Neil McCormack

Abigail Gemmell

Jack Hodes

Paola De Rosa

Lighting and Sound
Alistair Cairns


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!!

Cast Members
Skot Kurruk:  Donner
Shannon Layden:  Vixen
Marty Mukhalian:  Dancer
Ted Dowling:  Comet
Aaron Allshouse: Dasher
Travis Bruggeman: Cupid
Sibyl Darling: Blitzen
Dusty Warren: "Hollywood"

Sam Doerr: Kringle's Kabaret
Josh Knisely: Kringle's Kabaret
Kate Kraay: Kringle's Kabaret


Kalamazoo, Michigan
December 5th-20th, 2003
Theatre Kalamazoo

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.

  see also:

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 - Catonsville, Maryland
December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2003

Q Theatre
800 South Rolling Road

at 8:00 p.m.

In association with Office of Student Life/Division of Learning and Student Development

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!


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

Dasher ............. 
Cupid .............. Bobby Conte
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ 
Comet .............. Jeffrey Alan Miller
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. Jay Falzone
Vixen .............. 


Know Theatre Tribe - Cincinnati, Ohio
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 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
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!

Directed by:
Terri Steinmann and Christopher Sugarman

Produced by:
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

Maintenance Shop
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) - Carbondale, Pennsylvania
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 - Anaheim, California
    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

    Pantheon Theater
    303 West 42nd Street
    2nd Floor

    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.

    Dasher .............
    Cupid ..............
    Hollywood ..........
    Blitzen ............
    Comet ..............
    Dancer ............. Natalia Osoriabafia
    Donner .............
    Vixen ..............


    Hypocrite's Theater Company - Lansing, Michigan
    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 - Abilene, Texas
    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)