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Denali National Park, Alaska
August 24, 2008
Alaska Shakespeare Festival's
"Christmas in August"


CAST:
Dasher ............. 
Cupid .............. 
Hollywood .......... 
Blitzen ............ 
Comet .............. Scott Raneri
Dancer ............. 
Donner ............. 
Vixen .............. 
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Hermosa Beach, California
November 4-16, 2008

710 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
previews: Tuesday, Nov 4 through Thursday, Nov 7.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday through Saturdays at 8 P.M.
Sunday Matinees: Nov 9 & 16 at 2 P.M.
Closes: Sunday, Nov 16 at 7 P.M.


Jeff Goode's darkly comic alternative to the usual holiday fare is set at the North Pole, where things are not only unmerry but downright sordid.

A furor erupts when Santa Claus is accused of sexual harassment by a couple of his reindeer. All eight share thier views and anger about "the fat boy's" alleged behavior. With calculated echoes of news coverage of public figures like Clarence Thomas, Bob Packwood and Michael Jackson, you'll hear from the macho Dasher angry about the fact that a reindeer complained, the feminist Blitzen turning the event into an opportunity to advance her political agenda, and the self-absorbed Prancer, who's renamed himself 'Hollywood' more concerned with the failure of his movie on video than with the fate of one of the alleged victims, Rudolph.

It's a NEW holiday story that's sure to leave you jolly through the holidays and beyond!


Stephanie Coltrin directs this wickedly funny and clever comedy that comes to the playhouse stage just in time for the start of the holiday season. A furor erupts when Santa Claus is accused of sexual harassment by a couple of his reindeer. All eight share their views and anger about "the fat boy's" alleged behavior in the darkly comic Jeff Goode fare.

"The Reindeer Monologues" features Don Fowler, Meredith Rensa, Rhett Nadolny, Sara Borgeson and Ted Escobar.


 


Emporia, Kansas
November 14 & 15, 2008
Ronald Q. Fredrickson Theatre at Roosevelt Hall

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.


Directed by Ben Howard

Starring:
Erin Mullane & Roy Michael Johnson


 


Portland, Oregon
November 14 - December 20, 2008

4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
(no show on Thanksgiving)


Directed by Alacias Enger

CAST
Dasher - Elaine Flowers
Cupid - Mike Caprizzi
Hollywood - Chantel York
Blitzen - Jamie Mallory
Comet - Chandler Adams
Dancer - Dino de Aelfweald
Donner - Allen Fertuna
Vixen - Amber Wootan

CREW
Cosette Brown - Technical Director
Jeff Gardner - Assistant Technical Director
Chris De Jauregui - Lights
Beverly Burris - Scenic Painter
Rebecca Dow - Costume Designer
Laura Beth Weinberg - Box Office
Dylan Hillerman - Poster & Web Video


 


Tucson, Arizona
November 19-Dec 20, 2008
Nov 19-20 -
Nov 21-22 -
Dec 5 -
Dec 6-7 -
Dec 12-13 - (Late Night)
Dec 19-20 -

Show times are at 7:30 each performance, with the exception of the performance on the 7th, which begins at 3:00pm, and all Live Theatre Workshop nights, which begin at 10:30pm.

Tickets range from $15 - $10
Tickets for Club Congress shows are available for purchase on the Hotel Congress website

Tickets for Studio Connections and Live Theatre Workshop are now available for purchase online (Beowulf Alley tickets will be available starting November 7th) through Brown Paper Tickets.com

Studio Connections tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/48450

Live Theatre Workshop tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/48452
Call 982-0169 For reservations TODAY!

  • "The Eight is the play to see!" ---Arizona Daily Star

  • They're coming to Club Congress first, on November 19 and 20, and then landing at other stages all around Tucson. Plus, they've got hilarious stories about working at the North Pole in a dysfunctional environment that makes your crazy boss look like a beginner.

    Dasher - Jeff Robinson
    Cupid - Steve McKee
    Donner - Eric Anson
    Hollywood - Garrett Staab
    Dancer - Roxanne Harley
    Comet - Alida Gunn
    Blitzen - Chris Farishon
    Vixen - Laine Peterson

    This cast + the Mac-award winner for Best Director in Tucson, Howard Allen = one hell of a great night at the theatre.


     


    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    November 20-23, 2008

    1047 Northwest Blvd

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday at 2:00 p.m.



     


    Columbus, Ohio
    November 20, 2008 - January 3, 2009
    Holiday Hoopla XVII


    164 Easton Town Center

    Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
    Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
    Sundays at 7:30 p.m.


    Holiday Hoopla XVII
    (featuring "Dasher" from The Eight)

    with Jimmy Makofsky as Dasher

    What makes Hoopla stand out from other Shadowbox fare, turning it into one of the most-anticipated seasonal productions in central Ohio?

    Here are five factors:

    2. Dasher

    Jimmy Mak plays Dasher, the most macho of Santa's reindeer and the only other role exclusive to Hoopla.

    "The character is so unexpected because Dasher's monologue shows the familiar story of Santa Claus from the reindeer's point of view," Mak said. "Dasher tells his harder, more militant and messier version of what happens on Christmas Eve and Santa's big run."

    Originally brought to life in 1997 with an excerpt from The Eight, a collection of reindeer monologues by playwright Jeff Goode,
    "The acclaimed Mak portrayal [as] has blossomed through three other company-written monologues about the proud military-style leader of the sleigh team."

    "The monologues have to do with honor, dignity, Dasher's dedication to the mission and the toughness needed to do Santa's run successfully.

    "Dasher has to have the thick skin to combat all the weather and architectural issues -- such as slamming into a skyscraper or billboard that wasn't there the year before."

    Part of the fun, Mak said, "is that I hold back my hostility all year long and then I get to release it in one long rush."

    "Dasher treats Christmas like a war, screaming a lot. But, underneath, his goal is to make all the little kids happy."

    ---Columbus Dispatch [11/20/08]


     


    Chester, New Hampshire
    November 21 & 22, 2008

    Wadleigh Library

    Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m.


    Presented by The 2 Bit Players. Admission is free to students with ID. A $5 donation to benefit Circle K is suggested. "The Eight" contains material not suitable for children.

     


    Los Angeles, California
    November 25 - December 16, 2008

    1523 N. La Brea.

    Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.


      STARRING:
      Michael Fallon as Dasher
      Alisha Gaddis as Dancer
      Ed Chavez as Cupid
      Christian C. Campbell as Hollywood
      Tara Donovan as Blitzen
      Jake Head as Comet
      Michael Richardson as Donner
      Vanessa Villalovos as Vixen

      FEATURING:
      Hannah Gansen as Music / Elf 1
      Kim Marie Mulligan as Host /Elf 2

      STAGE MANAGER, A/V:
      Terrill Turner


     


    Chiang Mai, Thailand
    November 27-30, Dec 21-24, 26-28, 2008

    19/6 Sirimongalajahn Rd.
    (behind the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel)


    Directed by Stephan Turner

    Cupid ... Bradley Dean Whyte


     


    Ashtabula, Ohio
    November 28 - December 7, 2008
    The Moose Lodge
    3001 N. Bend Road, Saybrook Township

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    6:30 p.m. cocktails
    7 p.m. dinner
    8 p.m. show

    TICKETS: $20 Dinner & Show or reservations Call (440) 536-4852.



     


    Chagrin Falls, Ohio
    November 28 - December 13, 2008
    River Street Playhouse
    40 River Street

    Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.


    Directed by Yvonne E. Pilzarczyk

    Go behind the tinsel and hear the truth about Santa straight from the eight reindeer who know him best.


     


    Alexandria, Virginia
    November 28 - December 20, 2008
    Thursday - Saturday at 10:30 p.m.

    Scandal strikes the North Pole! Santa's using more than a whip to keep his reindeer in line, and some aren't going to stand for it anymore. Come hear their take on life with St. Nick and his wife, Rudolph's treatment of the team, and the salacious scandals that rock Christmas Town! This ain't your regular holiday show...leave the kids at home for this late-night adult comedy.

    Cast

    • Dasher: Steve Lada
    • Cupid: Jeffrey Clarke
    • Hollywood: James Finley
    • Blitzen: Laura Scott
    • Comet: Felipe Cabezas
    • Dancer: Kat Sanchez
    • Donner: John T. Adams III
    • Vixen: Deb Green

    Crew

    • Producer: Susan Devine
    • Director: William D. Parker
    • Stage Manager: Jesse Shipley
    • Assistant Stage Manager: Ashley Johnson
    • Costumes: Joan A. S. Lada
    • Sound Design: Alan Wray
    • Lighting Design: Justin Lang
    • Lighting Crew: Sam Nystrom

     


    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    November 28 - December 31, 2008

    The Red Room

    507 S. 8th Street

    Thursday - Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday Dec 31 at 8:00 p.m.
    (no show Dec 25)


    Back by popular demand!

    BCKSEET invites you to ring in the holidays with Jeff Goode's sardonically irreverent The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. This black comedy follows eight disgruntled deer as they unpack Santa's fur-trimmed baggage: presents, intoxication and leather straps.

    If the holidays drive you to drink, welcome home.

    Salt licks are best enjoyed by 18+; leave the fawns at home.


    CAST:
    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

    Dasher......................... Nick Gillette
    Dancer......................... Kate Brennan
    Hollywood..................... G DeCandia
    Vixen........................... Adrienne Maitland
    Comet.......................... Oscar Dubon
    Cupid ........................... Josh Totoro
    Donner ........................ Andrew Borthwick - Leslie
    Blitzen.......................... Tina Brock

    Directed by Steven Wright

     


    Seoul, Korea
    November 30 - December 14, 2008
    VFW in Haebangchon

    Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

    Elves Hold Protest Outside Hotel [Korea Times, 11/18/08]
    Elves Hold Protest Outside Hotel [Korea Times, 11/18/08]

    Directed by Ed Miller

    With a cast of eight strong willed Reindeer, and several actors from Seoul City Improv, this darkly comic tour of the North Pole's sordid underbelly is sure to entertain! MW Productions is a newly formed production company focusing on theater in English for the Ex-pat community in Seoul.


     


    West Hollywood, California
    November 30 - December 21, 2008

    1516 N. Gardner

    Sunday nights:
    Open bar 5:30 p.m
    Curtain at 7:00 p.m.

    OPENING NIGHT PRESS GALA! WITH AUTHOR JEFF GOODE APPEARING FOR A BOOK SIGNING AND TALKBACK!
    Join us Sunday evening, Nov. 30th, 2008 at 7pm for the premiere of the Actors Acting Up production of The Eight:Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode. Party starts at 5:30 - Open Bar. Curtain at 7pm. Book signing and talkback immediately after the performane. Post premiere party at El Compadre on Sunset a block from the theatre! Do not miss this event!

    "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" will run at The Working Stage Theatre, 1516 N. Gardner Ave., W. Hollywood, CA 90046 on Sunday Nov. 30th, 2008 and Sunday Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Open Bar 5:30pm - Curtain 7pm.

    Are you looking for something different this holiday season? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of The Magi? 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 reindeer finally speak up and - believe us - they do NOT hold back! This play is for MATURE AUDIENCES!


    Directed by Cory Jacob - Assistant Director Tony Pauletto

    Produced by Cory Jacob, Jeff Vernon and Actors Acting Up

    Starring (in order of appearance):
    Tony Pauletto as Dasher
    Brandon Rowan-Taylor as Cupid
    George Torres as Hollywood
    Andie Bottrell as Blitzen (Nov. 30, Dec. 21)
    Cory Jacob as Comet
    Carolyn Richards as Dancer
    Jeff Vernon as Donner
    Bridgette Patchen as Vixen (Dec. 7, Dec. 14)
    Kate Ociepka as Blitzen ( Dec. 7, Dec. 14) and Vixen (Nov. 30, Dec.21)


     


    Washington, D.C.
    December 3 & 4, 2008
    Butler Board Room

    Wednesday & Thursday at 9:00 p.m.

    Ticket are $5


    CAST
    DASHER - Lucas Cook
    DANCER - Liz Ennis
    HOLLYWOOD - Brooke Hurwitz
    VIXEN - Shannon Schenck
    COMET - Aron Wiegand
    CUPID - Joe Grimme
    DONNER - Sean Sidbury
    BLITZEN - Joanna Holmes

    Directed by James Randle
    Stage Manager - Leah Pope


     


    Newport, Kentucky
    December 3 - January 10, 2008
    Holiday Hoopla


    One Levee Way

    Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
    Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
    Fridays at 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
    Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
    Sundays at 7:00 p.m.


    Holiday Hoopla
    (featuring "Dasher" from The Eight)

    with Robbie Nance as Dasher


     


    Auckland, New Zealand
    December 4-19 2008

    (The former space)
    Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD

    at 8:00 p.m.
    (No show Sundays)

    THREE EXTRA SHOWS!
    Due to popular demand we will be doing 3 late night shows on Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th December at 10pm.


    SEX. LIES. SANTA . . . Santa is delivering a massive parcel of talent to The Basement this Christmas season. Michael Hurst, Oliver Driver, Antonia Prebble, Claire Chitham, Sarah Wiseman, Shane Bosher, Madeleine Sami, Fleur Saville, Dean O'Gorman, Anna Jullienne and many more will bring The Eight: Reindeer Monologues to life.

    This amazing array of established actors will be supported by some of Auckland's hottest new acting talent. 40 actors will alternate over 14 performances turning The Eight: Reindeer Monologues into a huge Christmas cracker surprise - who knows who will pop out on stage next!

    Written by Jeff Goode and a sell-out success around the world, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is not the usual sugar-coated Christmas fare. Instead, audiences are invited to The Basement for some in-your-face seasonal merriment as this dark Christmas comedy sheds new light on Santa and his eight reindeer. Scandal in the North Pole erupts as one of Santa's eight reindeer accuses him of decidedly un-Christmas like behaviour. Forget happy elves and cute smiling reindeer; think instead of Dasher as a rugby jock; Cupid as a gay toy boy and Vixen as a doe with a tale to tell. You won't know who you are going to see perform. And you'll never look at Santa the same way again!

    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is coarse, witty, vulgar and crude and therefore intended for mature audiences only.



    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
    by Jeff Goode
    SEX. LIES. SANTA.

    Produced by The Basement Theatre;
    directed by Cameron Rhodes.
    Auckland, New Zealand, 4-10 December 2008.


    Proceeds from the production were used to purchase air conditioning for The Basement.

     

    A total of forty actors played The Eight, with each role being portrayed by one of five actors.


    DASHER

      BLITZEN
    Fasitua Amosa   Kura Forrester
    Oliver Driver   Nisha Madhan
    Charlie McDermott   Justine Smith
    Harry McNaughton   Sarah Thomson
    Edwin Wright   Liesha Ward-Knox
         
    COMET   CUPID
    Abigail Greenwood   Shane Bosher
    Natalie Medlock   Todd Emerson
    Morgana O'Reilly   Steven Fitzgibbon
    Madeleine Sami   Kelson Henderson
    David Van Horn   Brett O'Gorman
         
    DANCER   VIXEN
    Michelle Blundell   Beth Allen
    Jacque Drew   Sophie Henderson
    Renee Lyons   Anna Jullienne
    Hannah Marshall   Fleur Saville
    Antonia Prebble   Bonnie Soper
         
    HOLLYWOOD   DONNER
    David De Lautour   Claire Chitham
    Dan Musgrove   Michael Hurst
    Dean O'Gorman   Cherie James
    Benedict Wall   Glen Pickering
        Sara Wiseman

    Director   Cameron Rhodes
    Producers   Charlie McDermott
        Beth Allen
        John Moffett
    Production Manager   Josh Hyman
    Lighting Design   Jonny Cross
    Operator   Paul Shaw
    Antler Design   Chantelle Gerrard


    Director's Notes

    40 Actors!!  This is the first production in the world to stage this dark, witty, satirical, naughty show The Eight: Reindeer Monologues with 40 Actors!

    It's been a blast getting the show on with this explosion of talent . . . please enjoy . . . and come again, to see a different cast!

    -Cameron

     


     


    San Francisco, California
    December 4-20, 2008
    Exit Stage Left

    156 Eddy Street

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.


    HarperProductions presents
    Jeff Goode's hilarious dark holiday comedy.
    Directed by Vic Chaney
    an Equity-approved project

    Ever wonder what happens those other 364 days of the year at the North Pole?
    In this hilarious and poignant tale, scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is a dark, dark Christmas comedy composed of a series of eight monologues, one from each of Santas reindeer.

    http://flavorpill.com/sanfrancisco/events/2008/12/4/the-eight-reindeer-monologues
    Santa Claus may have been spotted kissing mommy, but that brief episode of womanizing was nothing compared to the charges of interspecies sexual misconduct Saint Nick faces in Jeff Goode's The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. An acerbic evisceration of Christmas' many beloved symbols, The Eight places Santa at the center of a media circus after allegations surface from his sleigh-hauling team that his conduct was more naughty than nice. In a series of Behind the Music-style monologues, Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, and Blitzen tell all in this raucous, adult mashup of holiday tradition and TMZ trashiness.


    Featuring:
    Steve Budd, Elias Escobedo*, Joshua Wynne Hillinger, Emily McGowan, Johanna Parker*, Stephen Pawley*, Rana Weber, and Ogie Zulueta*.
    *member of Actors' Equity Association

    Production Team: Scenic design by Bruce Walters; costume design by Andrea Polites; lighting design by Dustin Snyder; stage management by Emilio Racinez; and general management by DeWayne Spalding.


     


    Syracuse, New York
    December 4-20, 2008
    (Dec 19th: show closed due to weather)
    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues & Seven Santas

    Jazz Central
    441 E. Washington St.

    Thursday Dec 4 preview at 8:00 p.m.
    Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

    Nominated for 5 SALT Awards


    Directed by Dan Tursi
    CAST:
    Dasher ............. J. Brazil
    Cupid .............. Alan Stillman
    Hollywood .......... Gennaro Parlato
    Blitzen ............ David Minikhiem
    Comet .............. Christopher James
    Dancer ............. Jodi Bova
    Donner ............. Jordan Glaski
    Vixen .............. Aubrey Panek
    

     


    Clarksville, Tennessee
    December 5-6, 2008

    Clement Auditorium

    Friday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m.


    Directed by Michael Kelly
    CJ Summers - Stage Manager
    CAST:
    Dasher ............. Oriia Nenharma
    Cupid .............. Joseph Robinson
    Hollywood .......... Jennifer Whitcolm-Oliva
    Blitzen ............ Amber Gaulden
    Comet .............. Leah Bluestone
    Dancer ............. Ashlei Renee Dempsey
    Donner ............. Joseph Wotjkiewicz
    Vixen .............. Jessica Caira
    

     


    Newburyport, Massachusetts
    December 5-7, 2008


    Mill #1 in The Tannery
    12 Federal Street.

    Friday at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

    Tickets $10 at the door
    not recommended for persons under 15


    Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? 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 reindeer finally speak up and -- believe us -- they do not hold back!

    Directed by Aaron Foss

    Dasher ... Greg White
    Cupid ... Babak Alian
    Hollywood ... Aaron Foss
    Blitzen ... Jessica Rybicki
    Comet ... Matt LaCroix
    Dancer ... Alyssa Theriault
    Donner ... Eric Zagranis
    Vixen ... Megan Peabody

    Stage Manager ... Greg White


     


    Harrisville, Rhode Island
    December 5-7, 2008
    A Thurberace Christmas


    East Avenue - Harrisville

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


    A Thurberace Christmas
    An Evening of Musical Entertainment and More !!!
    In concert 1 night only (x3) !!!

    Theatre Company of Rhode Island will celebrate the holiday season with "A Thurberace Christmas -- An Evening of Music and More". The "more" in this case will include the comedy "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues". The performance will be held Dec. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m., and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Assembly Theatre, East Avenue, Harrisville. Tickets are $10, group rates are available. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call (401) 568-2929.


    SOURCE: http://www.projo.com/ri/burrillville/content/?ln

     


    Huntsville, Alabama
    December 5-13, 2008
    (Alpha Stage)

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 p.m.


    Directed by Gina White
    Assisted by Todd Hess

    Accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are flying fast and furious around Santa's toyshop this holiday season. What's the true story behind Rudolph's unlikely rise to fame? Does Mrs. Claus have a serious drinking problem? Can St. Nick himself really be guilty of sexual harassment... against one of the reindeer? And with all this going on, how can the spirit of Christmas be saved? 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!" Not for the young or the faint of heart..............mature subject matter!

     


    Anaheim Hills, California
    December 5-20, 2008
    Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m.

    THEY JUST WON'T GO AWAY!!!
    Back again for another round of holiday mayhem, our favorite team of reindeer still have plenty to say! Accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are flying fast and furious around Santa's toyshop this holiday season. What's the true story behind Rudolph's unlikely rise to fame? Does Mrs. Claus have a serious drinking problem? Can St. Nick himself really be guilty of sexual harassment... against one of the reindeer? And with all this going on, how can the spirit of Christmas be saved? 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!"

    Creative Team
    • Directed by Oanh Nguyen
    • Set & Lighting Designer : Masako Tobaru *
    • Stage Manager : Courtny Greenough *
    Performers
    • Dasher : Casey Long *
    • Cupid : Bob Simpson *
    • Hollywood : Dan Flapper *
    • Blitzen : Jocleyn A. Brown *
    • Comet : Alex Bueno*
    • Dancer : Jennifer Ruckman *
    • Donner : Lewis R. Crouse II *
    • Vixen : Emily Clark *

    • Dasher u/s : Dan Flapper *
    • Cupid u/s : Emily Clark *
    • Hollywood u/s : Casey Long *
    • Blitzen u/s : Clarissa Barton *
    • Dancer u/s : Kelly Todd *
    • Vixen u/s : Bob Simpson *

     


    Glendale, Arizona
    December 5-20, 2008

    6404 W. Pinnacle Peak Road

    Friday, Dec 5th at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec 6th at 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, Dec 12th at 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday, Dec 14th at 2:00 p.m. (matinee)
    Friday, Dec 19th at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec 20th at 8:00 p.m.


    Directed by Danielle Silverman

     


    Monterey, California
    December 5-21, 2008

    320 Hoffman Avenue
    (at the corner of Lighthouse and Hoffman Avenues)


    In this tale of holiday mayhem, our favorite team of reindeer have plenty to say. Accusations, rumors and all out attacks are flying fast and furious around Santa's toyshop this holiday season. What's the real story behing Rudolph's unlikely rise to fame? Does Mrs. Claus have a serious drinking problem? Can St. Nick himself really be guilty of sexual harrassment...against one of the reindeer? And with all this scandal, can the spirit of Christmas be saved? Go behind the tinsel and hear the truth about Santa from the eight reindeer who know him best.

     


    Saratoga Springs, New York
    December 6-14, 2008


    Dee Sarno Theater
    320 Broadway

    Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday at 7:30 p.m.


    Top Row JJ as Comet Daryl as Hollywood Nik as Cupid Carter as Dasher Bottom Row (cannot for the life of me remember her name) as Corey Kathleen as Dancer Jessica as Blitzen Molly as Vixen

    Directed by Carissa Lopresti

    A dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As mass media descends upon the event, 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 the tainted Saint himself.

    With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. ...and murkier and murkier.

    For reservations, call The Local Actors Guild at (518) 393-3496.


     


    Los Angeles, California
    December 6-21, 2008

    1944 Riverside Drive

    Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
    Sundays at 6:00 p.m.


    Directed by Kelly Boczek, Geoffrey Hillback, Nathan Lindsey, Dionne Nicole and Shari Shattuck
    Produced by Joseph P. Stachura

    The entire company has collaborated to bring this show to the Knightsbridge stage. A rotating cast of 33 actors and 5 directors bring the hilarious and sometimes disturbing true story of Santa Claus and his reindeer to life. This show contains mature subject matter not suitable for children.


     


    Bridgewater, Massachusetts
    December 10, 2008

    Library Lecture Hall- BSC LIbrary

    Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.


    Come join Ensemble Theatre as we kick off the holidays with a performance of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. A dark, adult comedy about the classic story we heard as kids. And it's the night of the last day of classes- what a great way to relax and have some fun before finals!!!

    CAST:
    Dasher ............. 
    Cupid .............. Michael Malpiedi
    Hollywood .......... 
    Blitzen ............ 
    Comet .............. 
    Dancer ............. 
    Donner ............. 
    Vixen .............. 
    

    SOURCE: http://www.bridgew.edu/rlh/voterha/malpiedi.cfm

     


    Charlotte, North Carolina
    December 10-21, 2008

    NOTE: Replaces cancelled production of Seven Santas


    650 E. Stonewall Street

    Wednesday through Saturday at 9:00 p.m.
    Sunday at 4:00 p.m.


    Last Year's Audience Favorite is BACK!
    2008-2009 Theatre650 Series

    Directed by Chip Decker

    Like a little sneer with your holiday cheer? Then this show is for you!

    The media descends as wicked allegations fly about a steamy sex scandal involving the Jolly Fat Man. Each of Santa's eight tiny reindeer give their "unique" perspective on the scandal, as well as on the disappearance of Rudolph after his first and only flight.

    Christmas will never be the same...or will it?

    For mature audiences only.


     


    Denton, Texas
    December 11-20, 2008
    J&J's Pizza
    118 West Oak Street

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.


    Sundown invites you to a dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As mass media descends upon the event, 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 the tainted Saint himself. FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.

    Directed by Aimee Adams

    Dasher: Dave Trosko
    Cupid: Nick Caldwell
    Comet: Drew Maggs
    Hollywood: Travis Stuebing
    Blitzen: Sarah Quiroz
    Dancer: Catherine Refo
    Donner: Joey Folsom
    Vixen: Candace Moon

    Stage Manager: Courtnie Bishop
    Costume Design: Sarah Dowling


    SOURCE: http://www.pegasusnews.com/events/2008/dec/19/124854/

     


    New York, New York
    December 11-15, 17-22, 2008

    669 8th Ave @ 42nd Street

    8:30 p.m.


    Directed by Wayne Yeager

    The Cast
    Michael Abourizk
    Eve Armstrong
    Dan Lendzian
    Amy Lockwood
    Janelle Mims
    Adam Murphy
    Jennifer Nasta
    BJ Thorne
    Wayne Yeager


     


    Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    December 12 & 13, 2008
    McKinley Foundation (Westminster Hall), corner of Fifth and John

    Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.


    Cast List:
    Dasher - Mike McGreevy
    Cupid - Ian Williams
    Hollywood - Justin Grasse
    Blitzen - Natalia Wolosowicz
    Comet - Nick Chrzanowski
    Dancer - Alison Maske
    Donner - Dan Conybear
    Vixen - Erin Burke

    Director: Mike Golaszewski
    Producer: Veronica Mucha
    Sound: Tim Anderson
    Lights: Mike Drolet


    SOURCE: http://pennydreadfulplayers.pbwiki.com/The-Eight%3A-Reindeer-Monologues

     


    Boca Raton, Florida
    December 12-14, 2008

    Department of Theatre and Dance
    Studio Two


    Directed by Macario Francisco Pryor Garat played Hollywood at Florida Atlantic University (either in 2006 or 2008)
    Julie Daniels played Vixen at Florida Atlantic University (either in 2006 or 2008)

     


    Edmonds, Washington
    December 12-20, 2008
    Wade James Theatre
    950 Main St.

    Fridays & Saturdays at midnight


    Santa has finally gone too far and the Reindeer are mad. Catch a glimpse into the affairs of the famous eight reindeer as they confess how things really go down at the North Pole when the sleigh ride is over. Hilarious, obscene and vicious Eight is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.

    Not recommended for those who believe in Santa or are easily offended. Late Night Shows to satisfy your "Inner Grownup" are not part of our regular season. All tickets are $5.


    Directed by
    RACHEL BOWEN

    Produced by
    WILLIAM H. BOWEN

    Costume Design by
    JACKI PERRY

    Sound Design by
    DAMIAN AMRHEIN

    Featuring
    TERRENCE BOYD, SCOT GARRETT,
    JOSEPH GARRIOTT, RENEE GILBERT,
    JAY IRWIN, GREGORY MAGYAR,
    CARA ROPER and LAURA WEST


     


    Atlanta, Georgia
    December 12-20, 2008

    2597 N. Decatur Rd.

    Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 p.m.


    I'm dreaming of a dark Christmas...

    CAST & CREW LIST
    Director Kevin Kincheloe
    Sound Design Barbara Cole Uterhardt
    Lighting Design Harley Gould
    Set Design Bess McCreary
    Hollywood William Brown
    Donner Dennis Coburn
    Dancer Jenna Edmonds
    Comet Tom Gillespie
    Cupid Nat Martin
    Dasher S. Craig McConnell
    Vixen Bess McCreary
    Blitzen Carrie Walrond-Hood

     


    Fontana, California
    December 12-20, 2008
    Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

    Directed by Mark Tourangeau

    Bill Allen.....Dasher
    Lynette Allen.....Blitzen
    Mike Cluff.....Donner
    Lindsay Henkenius.....Dancer
    Vanessa Hidalgo.....Vixen
    Johnai Idaniel.....Hollywood
    Mike Maxwell.....Comet
    Robert Williams.....Cupid


     


    Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    December 12-21, 2008
    Paper Kite Press
    443 Main Ave. - Kingston
    Dec 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 p.m.

    Studio 411
    411 Lackawanna Ave. - Olyphant
    Dec 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 p.m.
    (We had to cancel one performance due to a snow storm.)

    Nominated for 4 NEPTA Awards: Best Comedy & Best Director of a Comedy; Winner for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy


    Bracken Theatre Company presents the Jeff Goode play that puts darkly comedic words in the mouths of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, et al. Directed by Ilvin Nieves Tanon and Kimmie Wraizen, the cast includes Alicia Nordstrom, Donna Vojtek, Dave Giordano, Will Moore, Christine Skiro, and Billy Joe Herbert. Recommended for mature audiences.

    Directed by
    Ilvin Nieves and Kimmie Wrazien

    Alicia Nordstrom ... Dasher
    Ilvin Nieves ... Cupid
    David Giordano ... Hollywood
    Donna Vojtek ... Blitzen
    Will Moore ... Comet
    Christine Skiro ... Dancer
    Billy Joe Herbert ... Donner
    Kimmie Wrazien ... Vixen


     


    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Dec 12-21, 2008

    1140 N. Flagler Dr.

    Ten days in-a-row at 8:00 p.m.

  • Blade Grade: A (South Florida Blade)

  • Don't miss this irreverent holiday spectacle that can only be told in the Sol way!

    Directed by Robert Hooker

    With Jim Gibbons as Dasher & Comet, Julia Clearwood as Blitzen, Dancer, & Donner, Angel Perez as Cupid & Hollywood, and Daivd Tarryn-Grae as Vixen


     


    Miami, Florida
    December 18, 2008
    Holiday Show '08:
    The UnXmas Story & The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

    Thursday at 4:30 & 7:00 p.m.


    Directed by Elena Garcia

    I am writing to you from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. I am the assistant to the dean in the Theater Division. New World School of the Arts is the magnet arts high school for Miami-Dade County and a B.F.A. conservatory through Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.

    Our senior high school students have requested to put up a student run production of The UnXmas Story. They would like to do 3 performances in total. Their proposal has not yet been approved, it is still in the evaluation phase. Before final approval can be given, the department needs to know what the royalties will be. I did a quick search on the internet to see which company holds the rights for The UnXmas Story and was not able to find the correct one. I was however able to find you webpage where it gave your e-mail address as a form of contact to inquire about rights and royalties. Ahymara Gonzalez agonza23@mdc.edu


    Doing this show was an easy reminder (and a much needed one) of why I do theatre. I didn't have a big part in the show, but I was given a lot of room to "ham it up" and really make the time I was onstage memorable. My personal favorite was giving tours before the show. Prior to entering the theatre to see the show you had to take a tour around "santa's workshop" (the 9th floor). This was all unscripted and very interactive. If you saw the show then you know I was the Jewish Elf, so for the tours I donned a brooklynese dialect and showed off places like the Fuitcake Destruction Room, the Coal Mine, and the Jewish Community Center. I just had a lot of fun. ---Alexis
    Yes sir, that's one of my kids from school. We did the show at New World School of the Arts in Miami. It was an amazing success. We transformed the the ninth floor into Santa workshop and had the elves give tours to the audience before they could enter the theatre. We did the full Eight. The 2 male actors play all the male roles. Then I had a transitional team of elves and misfit toys. The Show was just one day- Dec 18th. I was the director that did this project with the kids because the straight acting kids did have a project this semester so I volunteered to do the show. CRAZY! ---Elena Garcia

     


    Hillsboro, Oregon
    December 18-21, 2008

    253 E. Main Street

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

    Added show: Saturday, Dec 20 at 2:00 p.m.


    The Cast

    Dasher.....Jason Myers

    Hollywood.....Grant Davis

    Cupid.....Tommy Cavanaugh

    Blitzen.....Maggie Chapin

    Comet.....Jen Waters

    Dancer....Sharon Biermann

    Donner.....Dallas Myers

    Vixen.....Arianne Jacques

    Radio Voice-overs: Maggie Chapin, Dallas Myers, Jason Meyers, and Richard Butler


    The Crew

    Director: Scott Palmer

    Production Manager/stage manager: Audra Petrie Veber

    Costume Designer: Lacey Cassidy

    Production Assistant: Paige Lamb

    Set Design: Scott Palmer & Audra Petrie Veber


    So! We are going to do a production of your hysterical show this Christmas in sleepy little Hillsboro, Oregon! I just got the rights last week for 4 shows on December 18, 19, 20 and 21st at the beautiful new Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro and wanted to let you know how excited we are to do the show. There is already a lot of buzz about it, and we think this will become a kind of annual holiday tradition.

     


    Tallahassee, Florida
    December 19 & 20, 2008

    1861 Thomasville Road

    Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.


    Dasher - Krystof Kage
    Cupid - Jaylen Christie
    Hollywood - Dan Hall
    Blitzen - Shirley DeSear
    Comet - Nathaniel Compton
    Dancer - Jennifer Goldfarb
    Donner - Ryan Burk
    Vixen - Rachael Adams

     


    Los Angeles, California
    December 19-21, 2008
    Stage 52
    5299 W. Washington Blvd.

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

    Please Bring a small unwrapped toy for $5 off ticket!


    SCANDAL ERUPTS AT THE NORTH POLE!

    These Reindeers are coarse, witty, vulgar, crude and therefore this Jolly show is for mature audiences only. Leave the fawns at home!

    A wonderful comedy by Jeff Goode, starring:

  • Tria Xiang
  • John Wesley - From "All of Us" and "Medium".
  • Julanne Chidi Hill - From "Weeds" and "My Name is Earl".
  • Neil Lewis - From "Black Dynamite" and "The Shield".
  • Regan Metoyer - From "Everyone Hates Chris".
  • D. Howard
  • Michael Tabar - From "Oxford Street Dance Co.".
  • Julia Pace Mitchell - From "Chappelles' Show" and the upcoming film "Notorious".

  • SOURCE: https://www.plays411.net/newsite/show/play_info.asp?show_id=1845

     


    Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
    December 19-21, 2008
    (Parker Room)
    7A Eliot Street

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

    Weather Update:
    Friday night's performance of "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" is CANCELLED due to weather.
    We apologize for any inconvenience.
    Currently, Saturday & Sunday's performances will go on as scheduled.
    Last Updated: 12/19/08 4:30pm


    The Footlight Club 7A Series presents

    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
    By Jeff Goode
    Directed by Jamie Alley

    Tickets: Adults $5. Seniors & Footlight Club Members free.
    General admission at the door.

    Light refreshments will be served.


    SOURCE: http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:XC0222pHK6EJ:www.footlight.org/index1.shtml+%22reindeer+monologues%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=41&gl=us

     


    Honolulu, Hawaii
    December 19, 2008 - January 4, 2009
    Kawananakoa Backstage Theatre
    49 Funchal Street

    Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
    Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

  • Metromix Pick

  • Directed by Hannah Schauer Galli
    CAST:
    Dasher ............. David Starr
    Cupid .............. Ryan Wuestewald
    Hollywood .......... Andrew Cottrell
    Blitzen ............ Kiana Rivera
    Comet .............. James Aina
    Dancer ............. Kristen Christensen
    Donner ............. Mathias Maas
    Vixen .............. Michelle Hurtubise 
    

    Set design by Brian Lee Sacket

    [see also ACTF 2009]

     


    Lisle, Illinois
    Christmas 2008

    THE CURTAIN GOES UP FOR NEW THEATER CLUB

    Junior Nicolette Pollack, president and founder of the new Theatre Club on campus, has brought together a diverse and energetic group of students into this new student activity, all while carrying a full course load and playing a leading role in a local play, Skyscraper, by David Auburn. Her own interest and involvement in the theater was her motivation to bring back a once beloved student activity to campus — THE THEATER CLUB.

    Along with Vice President Lisa Rybak, a junior, Pollack organized a variety of events this year, with different members clustered around their various interests in theater. The first event of the year was a Murder Mystery involving the Italian mob, Al Capone and an investigator with his own mysterious connections. Participants ate a delicious Italian meal as they acted out their parts in the casual atmosphere of the Coal Ben. Though murder ensued, no students were harmed in the making of this play. Close on its heels came the group’s first public performance, "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" by Jeff Goode, a definite twist on the usual story of Santa and his reindeer. Freshmen Dana Montgomery-Gair and Jason Escamilla are working on forming an Improv group as well. Shakespeare Night was held March 27 and involved set scenes as well as an Open Mic option for those who wanted to read an impromptu monologue. The final project for the year was a series of one-act plays, written entirely by students. The club also held a Writing Workshop to help students learn to write monologues. Pollack is pleased with how successful the club has been in such a short period of time and hopes the curtain stays up on this production for years to come.


    SOURCE: Baker's Plays statement June 2009 - 1 perf