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Jamesville, New York
January 14 & 15, 2011

4626 North Street

Friday & Saturday
Dinner begins at 7:00 pm, followed by the show at 8:00 pm.

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

Directed by Jordan Westfall

Dasher ............. Navzad Dabu
Cupid .............. Roy George
Hollywood .......... Samantha Rey
Blitzen ............ Lauren Sageer
Comet .............. Joseph Manganiello
Dancer ............. Heather Grzasko
Donner ............. Gerrit Vander Werff Jr.
Vixen .............. Jesse Pardee

SOURCE: Facebook post from Encore Presentations on Dec 19, 2010 (dates changed later?) Would like to thank the cast, crew and set designer of STOP KISS for their hard work and in helping my wife's dream come true!! Next stop is to the North Pole to see how what events are taking place in THE REINDEER MONOLOGUES which runs for one weekend only....Jan 6, 7, 8 & 9 Call the Glen Loch for reservations! Food is amazing and the show is going to be as well!


Shoreline, Washington
November 10-12, 17-19, 2011
SCC Theater

16101 Greenwood Avenue North

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

A series of monologues wrapped up into an evening of entertainment by SCC students. Tickets: General Admission - $8 Students, Seniors, SCC Employees - $6 SCC students, Children - $4.

The last but not least treat in the fall quarter from the theater department is SCC student Clay Fainter's production of "Reindeer Monologues," written by Jeff Goode. This dark and hilarious play that has sold out shows all over the country is sure to bring many laughs, probably even once the show ends.

The wildly popular play chronicles the eight reindeers' confessions after all sorts of sexual harassment and corruption take place in the North Pole. After all, who knows what kind of dirty secrets about Santa's sexy mischief those reindeer have been hiding all this time.

Directed by Klae Bainter

Dasher.....................James Lynch
Cupid.......................Colin Blakley
Hollywood................Dylan McKinney
Blitzen.......................Lacey Champlin
Comet.......................Ryan Glascock
Dancer......................Jessica Weight
Donner......................Stephen Clark
Vixen........................Molly Tollefson

SOURCE: http://www.trumba.com/events-calendar/pacific-time/sccevents


Yucaipa, California
November 16-18, 2011

11711 Sand Canyon Road
(Performing Arts Center - Room 309)

Wednesday through Friday @ 7:15 p.m. or @ 6:00 p.m.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, a comedy by Jeff Goode, is a show that will not only make you question your belief in Santa Claus, but also make you wonder how no one has found his nature to be somewhat questionable before. In this monologue show you will see each reindeer, and hear their story on the allegations being brought up on St. Nick. Since the sun doesn't shine as much at the North Pole near Christmas time, you will get to see the shady side of the holiday hang out.

The set has been adapted for a smaller venue, as we see the reindeer bare all in front of a camera for "millions of anxious viewers", watching Channel 12 News KCWA. Think of it as, "The Real World" meets "The Island of Misfit Toys". There is mature content, so viewer discretion is advised. Not for children under 17, unless accompanied by a parent.

The show runs Wednesday, November 16th through Friday, November 18 and all shows at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $5 for general admission. The show will be in Room 309 of the Performing Arts Center(PAC) at Crafton Hills College.

Proceeds go to the Crafton Hills Arts League to make it possible to plan more occasions for us to entertain you in the future. There will be concessions before the show, and donations are ALWAYS appreciated. Hope to see you there. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Limited seating available, so please arrive early to ensure your seat.

List of names and towns they are from: *Actors listed in order of appearance.* Director/Producer: Jesse James Cowser - Redlands, CA Newsperson: Jordan Arnold - Redlands, CA Dasher: Jesse James Cowser - Redlands, CA Cupid: Collin Brock - Redlands, CA Hollywood(Prancer): Austin Rhoades - Redlands, CA Blitzen: Megan Doyle - San Bernardino, CA Comet: Conner Benson - Redlands, CA Dancer: Elizabeth Danciu - Loma Linda, CA Donner: Alex Warren - Calimesa, CA Vixen: Erin Campbell - Yucaipa, CA Santa: Sean Matula

Directed and Produced by Jesse Cowser

Cast List: *in order of appearance*

Newsperson: Jordan Arnold
Dasher: Jesse Cowser
Cupid: Collin Brock
Hollywood (Prancer): Austin Rhoades
Blitzen: Megan Doyle
Comet: Connor Benson
Dancer: Elizabeth Danciu
Donner: Alex Warren
Vixen: Erin Campbell
Sean Matula as Santa...

SOURCE: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187960944622502 http://www.craftonhills.edu/News/Reindeer_Monologues_11,-d-,16-11,-d-,18.aspx https://www.craftonhills.edu/news-old/2011/november-2011/reindeer-monologues-1116-1118.php


Lakewood, Colorado
November 18 - December 18, 2011
(& December 31st!)
@ The E Project
9797 Colfax Ave

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

PLUS a special showing on December 31st at 8:00 p.m. with a New Year's Eve party to follow at 10:00 p.m.!

When Santa's reindeers get a chance to share the truth of the "fat man" and the debauchery of Christmas with a crowd, they don't hold back. Join the less famous reindeer as they share the disdain of living in Rudolph's shadow, and pull back the tinsel on some of Santa's biggest secrets.
What the heck is going on at the North Pole? The reindeer mad as hell and are talking! Allegations of sexual misconduct! What happened to Rudolph? Is Mrs. Claus out of control? What is Santa's role in all this? Find out what has really been going on up there! But leave the kids at home! They can't handle the truth!

This play is filled with hilarity! Miss it and you might get coal in your stocking!

Directed by Angela Astle

Blitzen—Kirsten Deane
Comet—Ryan Goold
Cupid—Eric Ross
Dancer—Rachel Graham
Dasher—Michael Kienker
Donner—James Murphy
Hollywood—Scott Bellot
Vixen—Samara Bridwell



Anaheim Hills, California
November 29 - December 23, 2011

5552 E. La Palma Avenue

Monday @ 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday @ 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday @ 8:00 p.m.
Friday @ 11:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 11:00 p.m.

Back for its 8th year!

Christmas gets very naughty!

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. 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!"

This production contains foul-mouthed reindeer and is definitely not suitable for kids!


Creative Team
  • Playwright : Jeff Goode
  • Director : Oanh Nguyen*^
  • Associate Director : Alex Bueno*
  • Production Designer : Masako Tobaru*
  • Sound & Projection Designer : Casey Long*
  • Dasher : Casey Long*, Jackon Tobiska, Ben Green
  • Cupid : Chance Dean*, Miguel Cardenas, Casey Long*
  • Hollywood : Patrick Peterson, Ben Green
  • Blitzen : Melinda Porto, Camryn Zelinger, Richard Comeau,
    Jocelyn A. Brown*
  • Comet : Isaac Deakyne, Jackon Tobiska
  • Dancer : Laura M. Hathaway, Jennifer Ruckman*
  • Donner : Richard Comeau, Lewis Crouse*, Jeff Hellebrand*
  • Vixen : Camryn Zelinger, Melinda Porto
* Chance Theater Resident Company Member
^ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

*Click here to see the Reindeer Performer Schedule


Morgantown, West Virginia
November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 2011

1390 1/2 University Avenue

Wednesday through Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.

This is not the Santa you’ve come to know and love. But don’t take my word for it, hear it straight from the, er, Reindeers’ mouths. “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? Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and — believe us — they do not hold back!” Each of “The Eight” take their turn on stage as they tell their story.

Back by popular demand, this dark comedy will have you rolling in the isles during the show and talking about all the topical issues it stirs up over drinks later. A cross between "Scrooged" and "The Accused," "The Eight" will give an alternative to those adults looking for something different this holiday. Foul-mouthed reindeer - adult content.

Directed by Tracy Turner

Starring: Darus Zerbach, Colin Crawford, Ron Reaser, Nora Perone, Robert Wolfe, Angela Kauffman, Patrick Cole, and Ariel Stoneking

SOURCE: http://mtpocketstheatre.com/shows.htm


Kingsville, Texas
November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 2011

Kingsville Lab Theatre (In the Speech Building)

Wednesday - Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.

Tickets - $3

Directed by Myles Martinez

Dasher : Lino Placencio*
Cupid : Benito Latigo*
Hollywood : Jalen Gonzales
Blitzen : Megen Saenz *
Comet : Mario Orlando Flores
Dancer : Vanessa Valdez*
Donner : Aaron Adame *
Vixen : Catherine Katie Desiderio*

*Denotes Alpha Psi Omega Members



Washington, D.C.
December 1-3, 2011
Butler Boardroom

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

100% of the proceeds from this performance will be donated to the DC Rape Crisis Center. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.dcrcc.org/

Directed by Melissa Englander

Dasher- Julia Peltier
Dancer- Kate Kearns
Hollywood- Caitlyn Wan
Vixen- Jonelle Walker
Comet- Henry Pines
Cupid- Sean Sidbury
Donner- Geoff Blizard
Blitzen- Becky Topol

SOURCE: http://therudemechanicals.tumblr.com/post/8065173754/aurm-presents-our-2011-2012-season http://www.facebook.com/aurudemechanicals?v=info http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177642708984333 https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177642708984333


Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
December 1-3, 2011

Riddell Centre (RC183) in the Theatre Dept.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.

With the help of the University of Regina Theatre Dept, The Theatre Student Association, and the Fine Arts Students Association, Margo Regan was able to direct this small production for all of you to enjoy!

December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:30pm!

The show is FREE for everyone. Donations are welcome and appreciated.




Hudson, Ohio
December 2 & 3, 2011
The Barlow Community Center
41 S. Oviatt Street
Hudson, OH 44236

An Humorous Edgy Holiday Saga

This is not the Santa you’ve come to know and love. But don’t take my word for it, hear it straight from the, er, Reindeers’ mouths. “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? Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and — believe us — they do not hold back!” Each of “The Eight” take their turn on stage as they tell their story. The dark comedy will have you rolling in the isles during the show and talking about all the topical issues it stirs up over drinks later. A cross between Scrooged and The Accused, the Eight will give an alternative to those adults looking for something different this holiday.

SOURCE: http://www.hudsonplayers.com/archives/586


Chico, California
December 2-11, 2011
6 performances only!

2201 Pillsbury Road

After hours, 10:00 p.m.

Dasher-------------------Jeff Dickenson
Cupid--------------------John Duncan
Hollywood----------------Anthony Varicelli
Blitzen------------------Stacy Sudicky
Comet--------------------Noah Herbold
Dancer-------------------Jennifer Ward
Donner-------------------Allen Lunde
Vixen--------------------Jennifer Herbold

SOURCE: http://chicocabaret.com/seasonpreviews.php


Los Angeles, California
December 2-17, 2011

6760 Lexington Avenue

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.

Jeff Goode's THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES comes to The Lex Theatre this holiday season.

Not everything is merry at the North Pole. Rudolph is in a padded cell, Santa is on a bender, and the reindeer are talking to anyone who'll listen in Jeff Goode's hilarious, spicy, dark-chocolate holiday confection. In this 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. A tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to involve everyone from the littlest elf to Saint Nick himself.

Directed by The Production Company's artistic director, August Viverito, and featuring the ultimate elite team of Lane Allison, Jay Blair, Margaret Dwyer, Daniel Halden, Jim Hanna, Skip Pipo, T L Kolman and CB Spencer, with production stage manager Judy Nazemetz, this is sure to be one helluva sleigh ride!

Please note: this treat is not for children.

Jeff Goode's THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES THREE WEEKS ONLY! December 2 through December 17, 2011 Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. The Lex Theatre - 6760 Lexington Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038 Tickets: $25 at www.theprodco.com or 1-800-838-3006

Directed by August Viverito

Lane Allison
Jay Blair
Margaret Dwyer
Daniel Halden
Jim Hanna
Skip Pipo
T.L. Kolman
C.B. Spencer

SOURCE: http://www.theprodco.com/11.html


Austin, Texas
December 2-18, 2011

3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D

Friday & Saturday @ 10:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 8:00 p.m.
No Show Dec. 11

A wickedly funny alternative to traditional candy-cane cheer. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. As the 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 teeniest elf to the tainted Saint himself. With each deer's stunning confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer...and murkier... Don't miss this hilarious holiday spectacle.

directed by Stacey Glazer

Featuring the cast of Clay Avery – Dasher, Matthew Burnett - Cupid, Toby Minor – Hollywood, Mindy Rast-Keenan – Blitzen, Mario Silva – Comet, Megan Ortiz – Dancer, Andy Brown – Donner and Lesley O’Neal – Vixen. Directed by Stacey Glazer.

SOURCE: http://www.citytheatreaustin.org/season.html


Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 3-18, 2011

4400 Osseo Road

Monday Dec 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Dec 15 @ 7:30 p.m.
Fridays @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m.
Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Mark Webb, the cast includes Anissa Siobhan Brazill, Richard Jackson, Ben Tallen and Noë Tallen.



New Orleans, Louisiana
December 5-21, 2011

3540 Toulouse Street

Monday through Wednesday @ 7:30 p.m.

UP NEXT we have the play THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues, by Jeff Goode, starring some of your local favorites! John “Spud” McConnell plays team leader DASHER, Maureen Brennan will star as the femi-Nazi Blitzen, Jessie Terrebonne will tackle the airy-fairy DANCER and the smoking hot VIXEN, Fayard Lindsay plays bad-boy reindeer COMET and Rudolph’s Daddy DONNER, and KEN THOMPSON will twist around as the flaming CUPID, and the gorgeous HOLLYWOOD (the artist formerly known as PRANCER).

Don’t miss SEX LIES AND SANTA – at Mid-City Theatre, Mondays-Wednesdays the first three weeks of December! Shows at 7:30pm (it’s a school night, y’all.)

Starring: John "Spud" McConnell, Maureen Brennan, Jessie Thompson, Fayard Lindsay, Ken Thompson, and Bob Scully!

SOURCE: http://risingshiners.com/


London, England
December 6-21, 2011
Upstairs @
132 Church Street
Stoke Newington, N16 5RB

Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m.

Box Office: 07428 052226
Tickets: £5

If panto’s not your bag, then check out Jeff Goode’s Reindeer Monologues at The Lion in Stoke Newington for a Christmas show with a difference. This seasonal expose is definitely not one to take the kids to! With “Santa” in the hot seat and Christmas on the line, his eight reindeers are called to bear witness to some of the most sordid events in North Pole history. A raft of emerging talent, including five actors from the 2011 Old Vic New Voices team, will perform a funny but poignant series of monologues that tackle the abuse of power and the vexed question of whether to keep misdemeanors under wraps for the greater good. “It is not your normal sort of Christmas entertainment, this is a cynical take on it which raises some very relevant questions at the moment,” says producer and performer Mattie Crowley. “Pantomime is a great British tradition and long may it last, but it dominates the theatre at this time of year. We are offering an alternative it is deeper, darker – but every bit as fun,” he says. It is being directed by TV writer and performer Iestyn Edwards , better known as Channel 4s Madame Gallina, the Prima Ballerina, who sang to The Queen and entertained British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Lion Pub in Church Street, Stoke Newington is emerging as one of London’s most exciting new fringe venues. In the past year it has hosted Marc Sherman’s Things We Want, Flaming Bodies by Sno Wilson and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. The Reindeer Monologues are being performed every Tuesday and Wednesday in the run up to Christmas starting December 6.

Directed by Iestyn Edwards
George Taylor
Rusty Warren
Mattie Crowley
Kellie Jane Walters
Nicholas Banks
Fiona Skinner
Steve Mace
Sammy Kissin

SOURCE: http://www.stokenewingtonpeople.co.uk/event/Reindeer-Monologues/event-13844296-detail/event.html


Marblehead Massachusetts
December 8-11, 2011

@ The Firehouse Theatre
12 School Street

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

When the jolliest elf in the North Pole is accused of un-Christmas like conduct a media frenzy ensues. Hear what Dasher, Hollywood, Blitzen and the rest of the elite team of The Eight most famous Reindeer have to say about the accusations involving Santa and his less than jolly behavior, what Mrs. Claus is like at the annual holiday party and what really happened that foggy night with Rudolph.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues takes the traditional myth of Santa and his flying reindeer and combines it with the modern day voyeurism and vulture like behavior of the media and its consumers. The concept of the play allows us to laugh at the absurdity of reindeer making brutal accusations of a man held in the highest esteem. Yet when you take away the antlers what playwright, Jeff Goode, has given the audience is a bold statement regarding politics, gender roles and every other major hot button topic with which this contemporary, media-saturated society is obsessed.

Directed by Catherine M. Bertrand

Dasher: Dave Rich
Blitzen: Caroline Watson-Felt
Comet: James Wilcox
Hollywood: Natalie Cowell
Donner: Chris Clark
Dancer: Susannah Horwitz
Cupid: Justin McKenna
Vixen: Katie Donovan

Stage Managed by Lindsay Alcorn

SOURCE: http://www.mltlive.com/2011/07/mlt-2011-2012-season/


Tulsa, Oklahoma
December 8-18, 2011
Charles E. Norman Theatre

110 E. 2nd Street

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

SOURCE: http://www.tulsapac.com/events.asp


Frederick, Maryland
December 8-30, 2011

31 W. Patrick Street

Thursday, December 8 @ 8pm (preview $5)
Friday, December 9 @ 8pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 7 pm (meet the cast reception)
Sunday, December 11 @ 8 pm (Opening Gala)
Thursday, December 15 @ 8pm ($16.50)
Friday, December 16 @ 8pm
Saturday, December 17 @ 8 pm
Sunday, December 18 @ 2pm
Thursday, December 22 @ 8 pm ($16.50)
Friday, December 23 @ 8 pm
Thursday, December 29 @ 8 pm ($16.50)
Friday, December 30 @ 8 pm

Directed by Tim Seltzer

SOURCE: http://www.marylandensemble.org/auditions


Durango, Colorado
December 9, 10, 16, 17, 2011

802 East Second Avenue

Fridays & Saturdays @ 9:45 p.m.

The Buck Stops Here Productions Presents
THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues
by Jeff Goode
At the Durango Arts Center
Fridays and Saturdays, December 9 – 10, 16 – 17
Doors open at 9:15 p.m.
Show starts at 9:45 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults.

SOURCE: email from Theresa Carson 8/31/11


Sioux City, Iowa
December 9-10, 16-17, 2011
Evelyn Larson Theater
413 Nebraska Street
Downtown Sioux City

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.

The Cast:

Dasher -- Daniel Revell
Cupid -- Garie Lewis/ Bryan Deck
Hollywood -- Peter Swanke
Blitzen -- Mandy Suing
Comet -- Tyrone Vaden
Dancer -- Jenny Kinzey
Donner -- Christopher Gaul
Vixen -- Lotus Seaman

The Directors:

Garie Lewis
Mandy Suing
Bryan Deck
Joey Myers

SOURCE: website


Mount Clemens, Michigan
December 9, 10, 16, 17, 2011

51 N. Walnut Street

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

It's the reindeer's time to dish at The Box! You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen... or at least you thought you did. The reindeer are ready to dish - and boy you are not going to believe what they have to say at The Box Theatre's production, The Eight: The Reindeer Monologues. This show is for mature audiences and those not easily offended, as this production truly pushes the boundaries for the audience. Show dates are December 9-10, 16-17. Curtain time is 8:00 PM and tickets are $15.

"The Reindeer Monologues" features the return of Diana Turner, Mandy Logsdon, Yana Levovna, Mike Trobaugh and John Forlini reprising their roles from last year's show. Added to the cast are Gannon Styles, Rodel Salazar and Teresa Colleen.

Vixen ... Teresa Colleen

SOURCE: http://www.downtownmountclemens.com/events.cfm


Newnan, Georgia
December 9-18, 2011

24 1st Avenue

Fridays @ 10:30 p.m.
Saturdays @ 5:00 p.m & 10:30 p.m
Sundays @ 6:00 p.m.

Directed by Jeff Allen
Assistant Director John-Luke Pollock
Stage Manager Karlee Johnson

Dasher - Ryan Thomas Bermingham
Dancer - Sarah Piotrowski
Comet - Justin Buckholtz
Prancer - Lenton Lees
Blitzen - Nicole Walker
Cupid - Andy Lees
Donner - Justin Jessel
Vixen - Mandy Mitchell

SOURCE: http://www.atlantaperforms.biz/Jobs.html?jobid=598


Chicago, Illinois
December 9-31, 2011

1229 W. Belmont

Late nights:
Fridays & Saturdays @ 10:30 p.m.
(no show on 12/24)

Tuesday Dec 27 @ 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Dec 28 @ 8:00 p.m.

New Year's Eve:
Special presentation at 10:30 p.m. on 12/31 includes a champagne toast and probably funny hast of some sort. Funny hats!!

Stage Left Theatre announces our upcoming production of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues written by Jeff Goode and directed by ensemble members Greg Werstler, Jason Fleece, Drew Martin, and Mark Pracht. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is the second production of Stage Left's 30th season. Press opening is Friday, December 9th at 10:30 PM, and the show runs through December 31st.

Says Artistic Director Vance Smith "Not only does The Eight serve our mission of raising social and political debate by asking real and timely questions about sensationalism and subjectivity in the media, but it's also hilarious and more than a little rude. It's not that often we get a chance to be this silly."

Stage Left brings this hilarious, international theatrical sensation back to the city where it was first produced in a limited run, late-night production.

Directed by Greg Werstler, Jason Fleece, Drew Martin & Mark Pracht

Featuring: Manny Buckley (Comet), Lisa Herceg (Blitzen), Kimberly Logan (Dancer), Ian Maxwell (Hollywood), Lindsey Pearlman (Vixen), Noah Simon (Donner), Vance Smith (Dasher), Zev Valancy (Cupid)
Production Team: Kristin Toerpe (Stage Management), John Kohn III (Lighting Design)

SOURCE: http://www.theatreinchicago.com/newswire.php?newsID=488


Sacramento, California
December 10, 2011

1616 Del Paso Blvd.

8:30 p.m. - wine & hors d'oeurves
9:30 p.m. - performance

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

fundraising performance for Big Idea Theatre

Join Big Idea Theatre for an adults-only night of fun, food, and theatre, and help us raise funds for our landmark fifth season!



Long Island City, New York
December 10, 11, 17, 18, 2011
The Shannon Pot Bar & Grill
45-06 Davis St.
Long Island City
(Corner of Jackson Ave. and 23rd St.)

Saturdays & Sundays @ 7:30 p.m.

Ever had cocktails with a reindeer and heard "the dish?" Now is your chance in an environmental production that sits you next to one (or more) as the drink loosens the tongue and lets the antlers fly. Sorry, Rudolph ain't here...but you'll hear more about that later... This hilarious (but dark) Christmas expose "puts the X back into Christmas."

An AMAZING cast in a very funny (and very very twisted) Christmas tale (er...antler.)
An environmental production at The Shannon Pot Bar & Grill.
4 Performances: Dec. 10, 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30

Tickets $15
($10 early advance ticket prices through December 9…use the code “early” online ONLY)


directed by KEN NEIL HAILEY **

* member of Actors Equity Association
**member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

SOURCE: http://events.stamfordadvocate.com/queens-ny/venues/show/7546565-the-shannon-pot-bar-grill http://www.facebook.com/events/141130919323639/


Los Angeles, California
December 13, 2011

5041 West Pico Blvd.

Tuesday @ 8:00 p.m.
One Night Only!!

Dasher ... Darrell Bryan
Cupid ... Bryan Kopta
Hollywood ... JP Hubbell
Blitzen ... Leann Slaby
Comet ... Brad Hills
Dancer ... Monica Lawson
Donner ... David Peryam
Vixen ... Royana Black

Special appearance by Jacqueline Baxter (I believe she is the woman who read "The Night Before Christmas" at the top of the show.)


Union, New Jersey
December 16, 2011
Rockn' Joe Union
900 Green Lane

Friday @ 8:00 p.m.

Is Santa really a Holly Jolly Old man who wants to spread Joy to all little girls and boys, or is he a hideous monster. There have been accusations brought against Santa, come and let the Reindeer tell you their stories and you be the Judge

Live-LIVE Theatre Presents
A Reading of:
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
8:00 PM
Rockn' Joe
Union Train Station


Dasher - Jason Rader
Cupid - Jason Gillis
Hollywood - Kevin Gilbert
Blitzen - Amber Adaline
Comet - Chris Grimm
Donner - Steve Sharkey
Vixen - Sam Giustiniani




Jacksonville, Florida
December 16-18, 2011

2689 Rosselle Street

Friday @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 8:00 & 11:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 4:00 p.m.

directed by Michael R. Lipp
KENT LINDSEY as Hollywood

stage managed by MARY BETH WARD and BRADEN WARD
production management by LEE HAMBY


Tullahoma, Tennessee
December 17, 2011

401 Wilson Avenue
@ The Historic Coker Building

Saturday @ 10:30 p.m.

This isn't the Santa you’ve come to know and love. But don’t take our word for it; come hear it straight from the, er, Reindeers’ mouths. All those rumors about him and the elves? And Rudolph’s little secret? And Vixen’s scandalous story? Yes, the reindeer finally speak up -- and they don't hold back! This is a no-hooves-barred, reinless romp through the North Pole, as each of “The Eight” takes a turn on the stage to tell their own side of the story.

This dark, adult comedy will have you rolling in the aisles during the show, and discussing the topical issues it stirs up over drinks later.

A cross between Scrooged and The Accused, THE EIGHT offers a Christmas alternative to those adults looking for something just a little different, and a lot more grown up, this holiday season as the eight reindeers who pull Santa’s sleigh every year are called to bear witness to the reputation and innocence (or not) of their employer. On paper, this is a frightfully cynical exercise in besmirching the reputation of the jolly fat man in the red suit. In performance, it is a series of eight very hysterical and very poignant monologues that aim to explore the nature of cover-ups, and which bring into question the value of speaking out when remaining silent might be better for the greater good.

SOURCE: facebook page


Boise, Idaho
December 19, 20, 21, 2011

3638 Osage Street
Garden City, ID 83714

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday @ 8:00 p.m.

The Pack is BACK!

Daisy's Madhouse presents Jeff Goode's irreverent holiday alternative, The Eight: Reindeer monologues!

Sex? Lies? Santa? Disenchanted with the usual sugar-coated holiday entertainment? Tired of the same old, traditional shows that push enough good cheer and uplifting, seasonal sweetness to send most of the Treasure Valley to the hospital in a diabetic seizure? This December, Daisy's Madhouse offers audiences a hysterical alternative with Jeff Goode's acerbic play, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues.

This dark Christmas comedy sheds new light on Santa and his eight reindeer. 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. Santa is NO saint! He is an exploitative micro-manager, an abusive husband and a sexual deviant with a penchant for young venison. And forget happy elves and cute smiling reindeer; think instead of Rudolph in a padded stall; Cupid as a gay toy boy and Vixen as a doe with a tale to tell. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is coarse, witty, vulgar and crude Christmas indulgence! You'll never look at Santa the same way again!

Directed by Sean Small
Dasher: Liam Tain
Cupid: Aruna League
Hollywood: Sean Small
Blitzen: Autumn Kersey
Comet: Mike Cronen
Dancer: Lena Hauser
Donner: Bradley Campbell
Vixen: Angela DeRisio-Hiibel

SOURCE: http://www.daisysmadhouse.org/theeight2011.html


Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
December 21, 2011
Earl of Dalhousie Pub

1 Alumni Crescent

Wednesday @ 8:00 p.m.

An anti-seasonal tale from Jeff Goode re-imagines Mr. Claus and gives a platform to his reindeer, who claim sexual harassment. Have yourself a dark Christmas at this Taboo Theatre fundraiser.

***ONE NIGHT ONLY*** at the Earl of Dalhousie Pub at the Dalhousie University Club

For the perfect antidote to all that Christmas cheer comes a pitch-black anti-seasonal story that will make you rethink what you know about “Jolly Saint Nick.”. The darkness of the real Santa Claus is revealed following reindeer accusations of sexual harassment. The curtain is pulled back to reveal the seedy underbelly of the North Pole and uncover secrets that Santa apologists would have preferred stay buried...

A Fundraiser in support of Taboo Theatre
$10 Suggested Donation
Doors at 6pm show at 8pm
Food & Drink Available at the Bar
(so come early, settle in, and order up some grub!)

SOURCE: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/the-eight-reindeer-monologues/Event?oid=2799459


Hamden, Connecticut
Christmas 2011
(2 performance)

SOURCE: Samuel French: paid for 2 perfs 11/16/11


Christmas 2011
(1 performance)

Ronnie Suraci's online resume includes the role of Green Ball in "Eight Reindeer Monologues and Bonus Eccentricities" at Actor's Gym

SOURCE: Samuel French: paid for 1 perf 12/8/11