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American College Theatre Festival - Region VII / (an Albertson College of Idaho production)
Moscow, Idaho
February 18th, 2004

University of Idaho
http://www.cwu.edu/~nwdc/kc/festival/index.htm

 


Cambridge, Massachusetts
September 1st, 2004

[reading]


directed by Todd Radford

DASHER - Ari Shapiro
CUPID - Greg Lohman
HOLLYWOOD - Dan Katz
BLITZEN - Ronni Marshak
COMET - Ian Dowell
DANCER - Kristin Hughes
DONNER - Brian Wolfe-Leonard
VIXEN - Allison Linker


See also: December 2004 production

 



Shire Entertainment Group & Attic Theatre - Los Angeles, California
November 12th - December 18th, 2004

Attic Theatre and Film Center
5429 W. Washington Blvd.

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.


In this hysterically tart alternative to the usual sugar-coated holiday fare, scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of decidedly un-Christmas like behavior. As the media descends, the other members of the elite sleigh team share their articulate (and sometimes sordid) confessions, and a tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to Saint Nick himself. Please note this play is for adult audiences.

Shire Entertainment & The Attic Theatre proudly present

THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues
by Jeff Goode

Directed by August Viverito
Produced by TL Kolman

featuring:
James Carey
Rob Duval
Rachel Ferrara
William Charles Hare
Ally Kaye
Justin Lawrence
Allison Meriwether
Laura Walker
Stephen Wheeler


 


(Speech and Debate Program)
Towson, Maryland
November 16th, 2004
Speak Out: A Speech and Drama Hour
in the Susquehanna Terrace

featuring "Vixen" from The Eight
performed by Kate Jones

 


2Co's Cabaret - Columbus, Ohio
November 17th - December 30th, 2004

2Co's Cabaret
790 North High Street in the Short North District

Wednesday through Sunday


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

Christmas at 2Co's

with Tom Cardinal as Hollywood

Directed by Julie Klein


 


Denver Repertory Theatre - Denver, Colorado
November 19th - December 18th, 2004

1425 W 13th Ave.

Directed by David C. Riley

Featuring: Michelle Welton, Robert Kramer, Robin Madel, Tony Ventola, Robert Lynn, Brett Humphrey, David C. Riley, Erin Marlow, Shannon Zimmerman


 


Circuit Playhouse - Memphis, Tennessee
November 19th - December 19th, 2004

The Circuit Playhouse
1705 Poplar Ave.

This truly twisted and hilarious tale from the North Pole recounts the dirty little secrets and tabloid gossip behind the snowy-white facade of Santa's Workshop. The famous Eight finally spill the jellybeans on Old Saint Nick, and they don't hold back. Intended for mature audiences only, the holidays will never be the same once the blizzard of rumors start flying as these reindeer provide the real inside story.

Directed by Memphis native John Maness (Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Quills), The Eight: Reindeer Monologues introduces you to The Eight - expertly played by Resident Company Members Jonathon Lamer as the tormented father of Rudolph, Donner, and Courtney Oliver, as the militant feminist Blitzen, Performance Interns Evan Linder, as the effeminate Cupid, and Megan Bowers, as the flighty Dancer - along with local Memphis talents Brian Mott as the jaded Hollywood (once Prancer, before he hit the big screen), Matt Hoffberg as the proud "first," Dasher, Ron Ernst as the ex-junkie Comet, and Joanna Lipman as popular and pained victim, Vixen.

Sponsored by Sue & Frank Guarino


 


The Chance Theater - Anaheim Hills, California
November 20th-December 19th, 2004

5552 La Palma Ave., Anaheim Hills.

Saturdays at 4pm
Sundays at 6pm

Added performances:
12/15 Wed 8pm
12/19 Sun 8pm

OC Weekly Award Nomination - Best Ensemble


Not everything is merry at the North Pole. A reindeer has stepped forward and made an official charge of sexual harassment towards Santa himself. The scandal spreads quickly to the mass media and everyone wants to tell their story, especially the other members of Santa's sleigh team. This holiday season, go behind the tinsel and hear the truth about Santa straight from the eight reindeer who know him best. When a doe says "No", she means "No Way, Sucka!"

* Director : Josh Costello
* Set Designer : Jeremy Golden
* Lighting Designer : Masako Tobaru
* Sound Designer : Alisa Haase
* Costume Designer : Emily Sanford
* Assistant Lighting Designer : Tanae Beyer

* Dasher : Casey Long
* Cupid : Dimas Diaz
* Hollywood : Michael Irish
* Blitzen : Alex Bueno
* Comet : Carter Mason
* Dancer : Sarah Moreau
* Donner : Richard Comeau
* Vixen : Heather Howe
* Cupid Understudy : Dean Anderson


 


Action Arts Theater Company - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Black Friday November 26, December 3-4, 10-11, 2004

Bernard H. Berger Theater
Cheltenham Center for the Arts
439 Ashbourne Road

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.


The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is a wickedly funny play about hedonism in Santa’s North Pole workshop. Definitely for adult eyes and ears only, the comedy is a collection of monologues from each of the eight flying reindeer.

As the reindeer of The Eight, the elite team that pulls the sleigh on Christmas Eve, dish the dirt on Kris Kringle and each other, we learn that not even Santa's workshop is immune to modern sexual politics. The jolly old elf has been accused of, shall we say, "playing reindeer games". You better watch out, indeed.  

Reactions of the team to the scandal range from Comet's, whose loyalty to Santa is unswerving, to Blitzen's buck-hating feminism. Dasher, on the other hand, cares about the institution and the team with the fervor of an old guard vet. The openly gay Cupid trash-talks through the issue, while Donner wallows in guilt over his red-nosed son at the bottom of a bottle. Self-absorbed Hollywood (the reindeer formerly known as Prancer) also engages as he ascribes Vixen's harassment allegations to attention-seeking jealousy. Underlying this anti-Christmas pageant is some regret that, in this age of conflicting ideals, none of our heroes is left unsullied. That doesn't make for a warm holiday outing, but it does make a worthwhile evening.

Sodomy, drugs, and "mild bestiality" may not sound like appropriate fodder for a Christmas story, but these and other tales of debauchery form the basis for The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. ADULTS ONLY!


Directed by David Cole

Bob Toczek (Dasher)
Kevin Devine (Cupid)
Steve Goldberg (Hollywood, the reindeer formerly known as Prancer)
Shelly Cole (Blitzen)
William Nelson (Comet)
Jennifer Sand (Dancer)
Bill Meakim (Donner)
Megan McDermott (Vixen)


 


Sandy Actors Theatre - Sandy, Oregon
November 26th - December 18th, 2004

Heritage Square in downtown Sandy

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

Past productions of this show filled up fast, so please make reservations.


a Karaoke version of this irreverant Christmas comedy by Jeff Goode

Directed by Hollyanna McCollom

Performances by: Les Peck, Sean Riley, Laura Reeves, Kurt Robinson, Stephen Ulrich, Sharon Biermann, Elizabeth Dannhorn and Wayde Marty.


 


Actors Theatre Of San Antonio / Different Stages/SA / F&P Productions - San Antonio, Texas
November 26th - December 18th, 2004

The DiVino Lounge at The CameoCenter
The Cameo Theatre
1127 East Commerce

Fridays at 8:15 p.m.
Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.

additional performance Sunday, December 5th at 4:15 p.m.


"The Reindeer Monologues" is a sort of "E! True Hollywood Story" take on the North Pole, with Santa's employees ratting him out on some questionable behavior. The cast includes returning reindeer Jimmie Vohs, Donnie Neubauer and Shelly Chance, joined this time around by Greg Telesh, Jeremy Smith, Tiffany Tejeda, Draven Gonzales and Matt Finch.

 


Accokeek Creek Theatre Company - Alexandria, Virginia
November 26th - December 25th, 2004

Old Town Theater
815 1/2 King Street
Alexandria, VA
November 26, 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25
Fridays & Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.

Black Box Theatre
Indian Head Center for the Arts
4185 Indian Head Hwy
Indian Head, MD
December 17 & 18
Friday & Saturday at 11:00 p.m.


Accokeek Creek Theatre Company brings a Washington, DC tradition, Jeff Goode's scandalous and hilarious Christmas comedy THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES to The Old Town Theater in Alexandria for Christmas 2004. And Christmas will never be the same as Santa's eight reindeer confess the horror of working for the fat man himself. Vixen has the rest of Santa's reindeer ready to walk off the job, and just before the big day!! She has accused the Jolly Old Elf of the worst kind of sexual harassment and brought forward shocking charges that could bring down the North Pole.

Contains strong language, troubling images of deer in danger, and adults wearing fuzzy antlers.


THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES is directed by Bob Bartlett and includes a cast of Matthew Anderson, Andrew Brownstein, Charmian Crawford, Robert Heinley, Christopher C. Holbert, Erika Imhoof, Matt Jordan, Juliette Kelsey-Chagnon, Scott Olson, Darius Suziedelis, Laura Russell, Bruce Ward, and Regen Wilson. And each performance features a different cast!!!

 


Shadowbox Cabaret - Columbus, Ohio
November 26th - December 27th, 2004

Shadowbox Cabaret
Easton Town Center

Sunday through Thursday at 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
(no show Dec. 24 or 25)


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

Holiday Hoopla XIII

with Jimmy Makofsky as Dasher

Directed by Steve Guyer


 


The Journeymen Theater Company - Chicago, Illinois
November 27th - December 23rd, 2004

Live Bait Theater
3914 N. Clark

Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday (Dec 23) at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday (Dec 24) at 8:00 p.m.


Directed by Frank Pullen

Featuring:
Mac Brandt
Anthony Casale
Deacon Conroy
Brad Davis
Lauren Fisher
Kisha Jackson
Garrett Matheson
Shannon O'Neill


 


Oxford University - Oxford, ENGLAND
November 29th & 30th, 2004

Corpus Christi College

[still looking for information on this production]
CAST:
Dasher ............. 
Cupid .............. 
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ Jana Maria Christina Burbach
Comet .............. 
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. Tom Gorst
Vixen .............. 

SOURCE: http://www.ouds.org/user.php?id=corp1107

 


Belvoir St Theatre - Sydney, AUSTRALIA
November 30th - December 19th, 2004

Previews:
Tuesday 30 November at 7pm

Tuesdays 7pm
Wednesdays - Saturdays 8.15pm
Sundays 5.15pm

  • Critic's Pick: Sydney Sun-Herald

Twelve days before Christmas, a scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As mass media descends on the work shop, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to Mr Claus himself. The truths 'The Pole' has tried to keep secret for years will finally be revealed. This wickedly dark Off-Broadway comedy also features all-singing, all dancing reindeer musical numbers.
Presented by Oxygen Productions and Camp Sugar

CAST
Dasher                        Iain Sinclair
Cupid                         Thomas Campbell
Hollywood (Prancer)           John Leary
Blitzen                       Anna Houston
Comet                         Paul Cotter
Dancer                        Rebel Wilson
Donner                        Troy Planet
Vixen                         Annie Maynard

PA Voice                      Rebel Wilson
Santa's Voice                 Troy Planet

CREW
Director                      Sam Kennedy
Producers                     Sam Kennedy & Rebel Wilson
Set Designer                  Tom MacDougall
Costume Designer              Alice Babidge
Assistant Costume Designer    Alexander Sommer
Lighting Designer             Anthony Pearson
Stage Manager                 Larna Burgess Munro
Props Construction            Meg Ashforth
Assistant Props Construction  Philip Curach
Publicist                     Brooke Howard
Photographer                  Sophie Howarth
Graphic Design                Markia Toltz
Program Design                Imogen Bligh
Program Co-ordinator          Amanda Maple Brown
Set Construction              Paul Reents
Choreographer                 Madeleine Jaine

Musical Director/Composer     Luke Byrne
Lyrics                        Rebel Wilson
Piano                         Luke Byrne
Clarinet                      Hannah Bolitho
Trumpets                      David Moore & Julian Brun
Trombone                      Laurie Ong
Recording                     David Moore & Peter Loxton
Mixing & Mastering            Kristie Comarmond
Belvoir Technical Manager     Allison Jeny

 


Shadowbox Cabaret - Newport, Kentucky
December 1st - 27th, 2004

Shadowbox Cabaret Newport
Newport on the Levee

Every night! (except Christmas Eve and Christmas)


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

Holiday Hoopla '04

with Mark Slack as Dasher


 


Theatre on a Shoestring - Burlington, Vermont
December 2nd - 4th, 2004

Contois Auditorium
Church Street
7:30 p.m.

An "adult" Christmas comedy. Not recommended for individuals under 18. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Each ticket is an entry into TOAS' Christmas Bonus Promotion. One attendee will win $500 cold hard cash to make Christmas a little brighter. Tickets can be picked up at the door.

Dasher: Kevin Bosley
Cupid: Jonathan Whitton
Hollywood: Ryan Morin
Blitzen: Deb Renshaw
Comet: Kevin Bosley
Dancer: Raquel Aronhime
Donner: Bob Carmody
Vixen: Melissa Wyman

Director: Dean Pratt
Make-up: Jeff Garrant
Lighting Designer: Bob Wolff
Lighting Crew: Brian Moreau, Josh Rowe, and Andrea Morales


 


Baldwin City, Kansas
December 2nd - 4th, 2004

 


& Carol Velasques Productions
Newberry, Florida
December 2nd-16th, 2004
Fantasyland Theatrical Productions
Newberry Road
(8.5 miles west of the Oaks Mall on Newberry Road, in the Newberry Office Park and Self Storage)

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.


Directed by Christian St. John
[still looking for information on this production]
CAST:
Dasher ............. 
Cupid .............. Christian St. John
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ 
Comet .............. 
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. Christian St. John
Vixen .............. 

 


Flying Monkey Arts (in cooperation with Renaissance Theatre Alpha Stage) - Huntsville, Alabama
December 3rd & 4th, 2004

Flying Monkey Arts
Lowe Mill
2211 Seminole Drive

Friday & Saturday


Special Performance at the Flying Monkey in cooperation with Renaissance Theatre Alpha Stage

 


Hilo Community Players - Hilo, Hawaii
December 3rd - 11th, 2004

Art in the Ironworks
1266 Kamehameha Ave.
(at the corner of Manono and Bayfront)

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 5th at 2:30 p.m.


The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is directed by Gwen Mathers and features local veterans Kevin Fipps (Romeo and Juliet), Tristan Mathers (Company), Steve Peyton (Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge), Randy Raphael (David's Dream), Jessica Takayama, Sabrina Mechado and LaJenna Wilton.

 


Erie, Pennsylvania
December 3rd - 18th, 2004
Director's Circle Theater - Renaissance Center
14 East 10th Street

Fridays & Saturdays

With BONUS play: The UnXmas Story


Directed by Jeffery Rodland
Dasher - Aaron Pacy
Cupid - Michael Mahler
Hollywood - Jason Fried
Blitzen - Christine Volk
Comet - Jeff Rodland
Dancer - Kelly Rodland
Donner - Joe Thornton
Vixen - Alison Riefstahl

Director's Circle Theater - December 2004

Kelly and I had given birth to our first son, Gabriel, earlier in the year, and we both needed an opportunity for some "adult time." We had been asked by quite a few people over the past few years to bring back The Eight, but I was reluctant to do so. I wanted to experience something new.

As I went through my scripts, I found one that Jeff Goode had sent me years prior. It was a Christmas show called The Un-Xmas Story, and although it was funny, it was a short one-act. After giving the matter some thought, I decided to couple The Un-Xmas Story with Reindeer Monologues. I figured it would satiate those wanting The Eight, while providing something new for me, too.

Brad Ford was living in Salt Lake City, UT at the time, so I recruited our mutual friend, Jon Schaaf, to do the promotional artwork. Jon was the security guard at Steris, where I was working at the time. He would walk through the call center and leave little, dirty cartoons for me as he walked by my cubical. When I was needed an artist, he came to mind right away.

Mr. Goode was receptive to the idea, and Michael Weiss offered to let us use The Director's Circle space in Renaissance Center for the run. This time we decided to give The Eight a proper, prime-time run on Friday and Saturday evenings.

There were a few casting changes this time around for The Eight. Michael Mahler performed Cupid in his best leather strappings, while Alison Ollinger-Reifstahl portrayed Vixen. Yet another Rocky Horror alum joined The Eight when Joe Thornton (Rocky) agreed to tackle Donner.

It was strange revisiting this material as a parent, and Kelly and I weren't alone. Alison's daughter, Marcella, was born a few months before Gabe, and Jason's daughter, Bella, had been born a few months prior to that. Since then, our herd has grown in numbers significantly; Another generation of "theater people," each waiting to blossom in their own, unique way.

---Jeff Rodland, "Goode Christmas Memory #2", November 20, 2012


 


Harbor Playhouse - Corpus Christi, Texas
December 3rd - 18th, 2004

Harbor Playhouse
Studio Venue

Fridays & Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.


A Special Cabaret Style Production

Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. "Wickedly naughty! One Santa your kids should never meet! A hard-hitting, in your face black comedy for adults only!"


Directed by Douglas Holcomb
Dasher ...... 
Cupid ....... Jonathan Montgomery
Hollywood ... 
Blitzen ..... 
Comet ....... 
Dancer ...... 
Donner ...... 
Vixen ....... 

 


Newport Repertory Theatre - Newport, Rhode Island
December 3rd - 18th, 2004

Seafare's American Cafe
Brick Market

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
$40 dinner show, $15 show only. Dinner seating 6:30 pm.


Actors in "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" include Ellen Davis, who is directing, Rick Bagley, Matthew James, Bennett, Chris Beelby and Kelly Williamson, among others.

 


Ensemble Productions - Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 3rd - 23rd, 2004

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7:00 p.m.

  • A-List Recommended: City Pages

Rudolph's in a padded cell, Santa's on a bender, and the reindeer are talking to anyone who'll listen. Jeff Goode's hard-hitting, in-your-face dark comedy for adults only.

Directed by Grif Sadow
Produced by Jan Peterson
Costumes by Kat Pepmiller
Sound Design by Lowell Prescott
Graphic Design by Jesse Ross

Featuring:
Leah Cooper, Aaron Gabriel, Greta Grosch, Jeff Huset, George A. Keller, Christine Nelson, Barry Patrick, and Mitchell J. Thompson


 


Know Theatre Tribe - Cincinnati, Ohio
December 5th-21st, 2004

Courtyard of Arnold's Bar and Grill
210 East 8th St

Sundays to Tuesdays
dinner 6:15 pm, show 8:00 pm


The dark political satire about bad Santa has become a holiday staple in Cincinnati. Know returns it to the Courtyard at Arnold's Bar & Grill. Artistic director Matthew Pyle directs.

 


Tahlequah, Oklahoma
December 6th, 2004
(Sponsored by Alpha Psi Omega)

315 N. Muskogee Avenue

7pm & 9pm


Directed by Nathan Gwartney

 


Players Guild Theatre - Canton, OH
December 6th-15th, 2004

Players Guild Theatre (Arena Stage)
1001 Market Avenue North

Monday through Wednesday


This naughty Christmas comedy is filled with fun and scandalous surprises. 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.

Directed by Margene Rannigan

Featuring Richard Reahm, Heather Wylie, Don Jones, Eric Coulbourne, Ross Rhodes, Jodi Wilson, David Sponhour and Jackie Dietz


 


Double D (in association with Brianne Kerr Publicity) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
December 7th - 12th, 2004

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace, Wellington Central

7::00 p.m.
(no show Sunday/Monday)


Directed by Holly Shanahan
Dasher ...... Kenny King
Cupid ....... Erroll Shand
Hollywood ... Andrew Waterson
Blitzen ..... Camille Keenan
Comet ....... Kent Lambert
Dancer ...... Jo Crilly
Donner ...... Mike King
Vixen ....... Brianne Kerr

 


Edwardsville, Illinois
December 8th & 9th, 2004

(Metcalf Student Experimental Theater)
Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The eight actors in SETO's production of "The Reindeer Monologues" are: Garner, as "Hollywood"; Philip Leveling, as Dasher; instructor Roger Speidel, as Cupid; SETO Vice President Rachel Hanks, as Blitzen; Brock H. Hill, as Comet; Kristen Mefford, as Dancer; Nathan Ellsworth, as Donner; and Erin Brewer, as Vixen.

 


Diversionary Theatre - San Diego, California
December 9th-11th, 2004


Directed and performed by various San Diego Theatre Artists.

Rudolph's in a padded cell; Santa's on a bender; and the reindeer are talking to anyone who'll listen. It's Christmas with a twist (dry no olives)! This specially priced Holiday event of theatre and dessert will run for only three nights in December.


 


Can-Act Theater - Nampa, Idaho
December 9th-17th, 2004

Dec. 9-10, 15-16-17; Matinee Dec. 17


 


Brooklyn, New York
December 9th-11th, 16th-18th, 2004
Christ Church Bay Ridge
7301 Ridge Blvd

Thursday - Saturday at 9:00 p.m.



[still looking for information on this production]
CAST:
Dasher ............. 
Cupid .............. 
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ Liz Lord
Comet .............. 
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. 
Vixen .............. 

 


Fusion Theatre Company - Albuquerque, New Mexico
December 9th - 19th, 2004

Cell Theatre
700 First NW

Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm


Director: Robb Sisneros
------------------------------
Dasher: Vic Browder
Cupid : Dean Eldon Squibb
Prancer: Ross Kelly
Blitzen: Kristin de la O
Comet: Angela Littleton
Dancer: Jacqueline Reid
Donner: David S. Miller
Rudolph: Kelly O'Keeffe
Vixen: Julia Thudium


 


Top Floor Theater - Baltimore, Maryland
December 9th, 2004 - January 1st, 2005

5440 Harford Road (on the third Floor)
(corner of Harford Avenue and Hamilton Avenue)

Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
(special holiday early shows on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day at 7:00 p.m.)


The Top Floor Presents
A Company 13 Production

Stage Managed by Casey Shade-Ware

 


A.U. Players - Washington, D.C.
December 10th & 11th, 2004

Batelle Atrium
(The Kreeger Recital Hall, according to auplayers.com site - Im beginning to be suspicious of all their locations [q.v. 2002, 2003])


Directed by Thom Ferlisi

 


Sophanes Theatre Club / Salisbury University - Salisbury, Maryland
December 10th & 11th, 2004

A Sophanes Christmas

Black Box Theatre (Fulton Hall)
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.


The Sophanes Theatre Club at Salisbury University presents "A Sophanes Christmas" 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, December 10-11 in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. The performance, directed by SU alumus Matt Ripa, combines traditional and non-traditional Christmas monologues and scenes including "The Santaland Diaries," "The Reindeer Monologues" and "A Christmas Story." The performance is intended for mature audiences.

 


Columbia, South Carolina
December 10th-17th, 2004

Dec. 10 & 17 at 11:15 PM
Dec. 14 at 7:30 PM


[still looking for information on this production]
CAST:
Dasher ............. Maxwell Highsmith
Cupid .............. 
Hollywood .......... Kenny the Poet
Blitzen ............ 
Comet .............. 
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. Ian Stratton
Vixen .............. Megan Zieche

 


Searching For Shakespeare - Ames, Iowa
December 10th - 18th, 2004

Maintenance Shop
in the Memorial Union
a fundraiser for the Margaret Sloss Women's Center
December 10th & 11th at 7:00 p.m.

Octagon Center for the Arts, 3rd floor gallery
427 Douglas Ave
in support of a new Main Street Cultural District
December 17th & 18th at 7:00 p.m.


The Eight: Reindeer Monologues will be produced this year by Searching For Shakespeare as a fundraiser for the Margaret Sloss Women's Center, December 10 and 11, and as a Main Street Cultural District downtown shopping bonus event December 17 and 18.

 


I Theatre Production Company - Orlando, Florida
December 13th-14th, 2004

Downtown Media Arts Center (Screening Room)
39 S. Magnolia Ave.

Monday & Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.


Directed By Sara Blackwelder

The Cast
AnnaLisa Kyler - Vixen
Rafael De Sevilla - Comet
Jamie Cline - Donner
Liz Hargnett- Blitzen
Mark Catlett - Cupid
Anne Hazard - Dancer
TJ Windsor - Dasher
Patrick Braillard - Hollywood

Producer: Clay Cozart
Stage Manager: Bryan Daluge
Asst. Stage Manager: Anthony Hunter


 


The Butterfly Club / Larrikin Productions - South Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
December 13th - 22nd, 2004

The Butterfly Club
204 Bank Street

Monday - Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.


THE EIGHT are Dasher, Cupid, Hollywood, Blitzen, Comet, Dancer, Donner and Vixen... think of a Gary Larson (Far Side) cartoon in 3-D. In Jeff Goode's satirical take on Christmas, they are the protagonists in an irreverent series of adult monologues which cover the spectrum of many of our modern archetypes and their foibles. Santa is a naughty old fellow with a penchant for attractive young does, Rudolph is in a catatonic state after seeing too much and Mrs. Claus drinks in order to cope with it all... all is not well at the North Pole circa 2004.

Larrikin Ensemble Theatre brings together the combined talents, expertise and experience of artistic director Chris Bunworth and producer Wolf Heidecker. They create 'comedy with a conscience' for the national and international market place, and with THE EIGHT left a lasting impression at Melbourne's infamous Cabaret-venue "The Butterfly Club" in 2004.


[still looking for information on this production]
CAST:
Dasher ............. Colin MacPherson
Cupid .............. 
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ 
Comet .............. 
Dancer ............. 
Donner .............
Vixen .............. 

 


Chocolate Cake Productions - Los Angeles, California
December 15th - 19th, 2004

Pan Andreas Theater
5125 Melrose

8:00 p.m.


"The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" is about a sex scandal that rocks the North Pole, and threatens to ruin Christmas forever. The production is directed by Charlotte Ryan and features Todd Johnson, Adrian Quihuis, Steven Foster, Kimberly Trew, Mike Shine, Jen Graham and Ed Evans.

Proceeds benefit Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization that cooks and delivers meals to men, women and children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses, such as AIDS, diabetes and cancer.


 


Hydeware Theatre - Saint Louis, Missouri
December 16th - 18th, 2004

The Spot
4146 Manchester
(2 blocks west of Vandeventer)

Thursday & Friday at 8:00 & 10:00 p.m.
Saturday at 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.


Directed by Jerry McAdams

Cast:
Russell James
Emily Strembicki
JC Pierce
Tyson Blanquart
Leah Schumacher
Pamela Banning
Ember Hyde
Brian Hyde


 


Cambridge, Massachusetts
December 16th-18th, 2004
MIT, Building 35, Room 225

Thursday & Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 p.m.


Not everything is merry at the North Pole. A reindeer has stepped forward and made an official charge of sexual harassment towards Santa himself. The scandal spreads quickly to the mass media and everyone wants to tell their story, especially the other members of Santa's sleigh team.

CAST:
DASHER - Ari Shapiro
CUPID - Greg Lohman
HOLLYWOOD - Dan Katz
BLITZEN - Ronni Marshak
COMET - Ian Dowell
DANCER - Kristin Hughes
DONNER - Brian Wolfe-Leonard
VIXEN - Allison Linker

RODUCER/DIRECTOR - Todd Radford


See also: September 2004 reading

 


Kingston, New York
December 26th, 2004
The Community Center at UUCC
320 Sawkill Road

Sunday at 3:00pm


 
Holiday Extravaganza
Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
(selections from) The Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode

Elf: Lou Trapani*
Reindeer: Nicola Sheara*

Sunday, December 26th @ 3:00pm

 


Ghostlight Theater Company - Nashua, New Hampshire
December 26th, & 27th, 2004

Top Notch Theater at Northern Essex Community College
Dec 18 & 19 at 8:00 p.m.

Franklin Pierce Room at the Nashua Holiday Inn - exit 4 off Rt 3

at 8:00 p.m.


directed by John Sefel
produced by Brett Bergeron
technical direction by Tom Morgan
house managed by Nickole Sefel

Lee Mowatt as Dasher
Kurt Bergeron as Cupid
Eric Skoglund as Prancer
Diane Gannon as Blitzen
Brett Bergeron as Comet
Clare Ostrander as Dancer
John Sefel as Donner
Erica Newhall as Vixen


 


collaborations - a theatrical corporation - New York, New York
Christmas 2004

[still looking for information about this production]
CAST:
Dasher ............. 
Cupid .............. 
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ Elaine Smith
Comet .............. 
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. 
Vixen .............. Stephanie Faith Scott

 


Salem State College - Salem, Massachusetts
Christmas 2004


[still looking for information on this production]
CAST:
Dasher ............. 
Cupid .............. 
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ Hannah Barth
Comet .............. 
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. 
Vixen .............. Lola Cutter Hensel
SOURCE: http://www.pastimes1.com/spfpress/SPF05_Cast.doc
q.v. The 2005 production