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Rockport, Maine
January 4-6, 2013

162 Russell Ave.
Rockport, ME 04856
Friday & Saturday @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 2:30 p.m.

The Everyman Rep's 2013 season starts off early in the year, thanks to the MCF grant, with The Eight Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode, a complete antidote to virtually any other Christmas show out there. The show will be presented on 4, 5, and 6 of January at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Evening shows will be at 7pm with a Sunday matinee at 2.30pm. “People will have been running around like turkeys with their heads cut off during the entire Christmas period, then this weekend turns up and hopefully everyone will be thinking: “Oh, boy, what are we going to do now?” and there we'll be with this absolutely hilarious show.

Directed by David Troup
Designed by Brandon Koons

Dasher ... Lou Carbonneau
Cupid ... Joseph Ritsch
Hollywood ... David Greenham
Blitzen ... Jen Hodgson
Comet ... David Troup
Dancer ... Abby Norman
Donner ... Paul Hodgson
Vixen ... Ashley St. Pierre

Yes. We're still waiting on confirmation of the space. Looks like we'll be doing it at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Have you been up here before? Well, I'll give you all the details as soon as they're finalized (apart from the dates of Jan. 4, 5 and 6) And please ask for any info you'd like (Cast - etc) We'd certainly love to have you up here if you can make it to the show!

SOURCE: http://www.facebook.com/events/469339553104074/


Boston, Massachusetts
January 24-26, 2013
CANCELLED - no longer producing (per Samuel French) (however, I note that the company still lists the production under Past Productions)

321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
(Close to Mass Pike, Route 16 and 2)
(MBTA bus from Central Square)
Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday @ 10:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 4:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Reserve Tickets

Directed by Andrew Rhodes, Ken Siddons, Mark Bourbeau and Lurie Armandt

Featuring: Matt Rouillard, Ken Siddons, Taylor Goss, Alissa Cordeiro, Ryan Edlinger, Leah Carnow, Andrew Rhodes and Lauren Elias.

SOURCE: https://twitter.com/ZPointTheater http://www.zptheater.com/


Normal, Illinois
February 28 - March 3, 2013
First Annual Winter Thaw
1604 Bryan Street, Apt B
Normal, IL 61761
Thursday through Sunday @ 8:00 p.m.

Directed by Leah Cassella

Dasher - Peter Surma
Cupid - Nicolas Wages
Hollywood - Chris Cummings
Blitzen - Alyssa Klein
Comet - Dierdre McNulty
Dancer - Angela Aiello
Donner - Gaby Fernandez
Vixen - Ashley Donahue

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New York, New York
March 26, 2013
We See Red:
The Long and Sordid History of Dysfunctional Theatre and The Red Room
The Red Room

85 East Fourth Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Aves)
Tuesday @ 8:00 p.m.

We See Red

One show only - March 26th @ 8pm!

Please join us as we say good bye to one of Dysfunctional's favorite theaters...


F. Scott Fitzgerald hosts an evening of short plays and songs spanning Dysfunctional Theatre's countless Red Room performances. With zombies, reindeer, Barbies, booze and songs. In other words, all the elements of a very Dysfunctional good time.

Including scenes from The 8: Reindeer Monologues (featured in Time Out New York), The Dysfunctional Guide to Home Perfection, Marital Bliss and Passionate Hot Romance (winner Sold Out Show & Audience Choice Awards, FRIGID New York 2009),and other Red Room shows, as well as a new mini-episode from Dysfunctional's serialized play Unlicensed.

Starring: Nicole Lee Aiossa, Rob Brown*, Michael DeRensis, Adam Files, Jennifer Gill, Rachel Grundy*, Josh Hartung, Stephen Heskett, Cedric Jones, Vivian Meisner*, Cara Moretto, Tom O'Connor, Amy Overman, Amy Beth Sherman* and Theresa Unfried

AEA Showcase/*appears courtesy of Actors Equity

SOURCE: http://horsetrade.info/horsetrade/Show/316


New York, New York
November 22-24, 2013
The Grand Theater

358 West 44th Street
(Between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
Friday @ 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Saturday @ 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Sunday @ 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Tickets Online with
Credit Card - $28

Tickets @ Door with
Cash - $25

Tickets Ordered Online Are NOT Shipped
You May Pick Them Up 30 Minutes Or Less
Prior To Curtain

There is NO Late Seating for the Show

All Ticket Inquiries Can Contact


Please NO Calls

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
by Jeff Goode

Directed by Simon Trumble

Dasher - Patrick Schaefer
Cupid - Ludovic Coutaud
Hollywood - Isabel Henley
Blitzen - Ali Levin
Comet - Christina Catechis
Dancer - Allison Anderegg
Donner - Jake Moushey
Vixen - Heather Andrea Smith

Friday, November 22nd @ 7PM

Saturday, November 23rd @ 5PM

Saturday, November 23rd @ 7PM

Sunday, November 24th @ 9PM

Dasher - Caiti Lattimer
Cupid - Steven Edwards
Hollywood - Moses Gurman
Blitzen - Megan Mcsweeney
Comet - Jackson Hille
Dancer - Julia Menn
Donner - Josh Mahaffey
Vixen - Laura Aristovulos

Friday, November 22nd @ 9PM

Saturday, November 23rd @ 9PM

Sunday, November 24th @ 5PM

Sunday, November 24th @ 7PM



New York, New York
November 30 - December 21, 2013

Joria Mainstage Theatre
260 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Saturday Nov. 30th 8:00 p.m.
Monday Dec. 16th 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 21st 8:00 p.m.
$18 - $18 Admission

SF request: Artistic Pride Productions – New York, NY 11/29/2013 – 12/20/2013 40 Seat House 4 Performances $18 - $18 Admission www.artisticprideproductions.com

Jeff Goode Directed by Anthony Wills Jr.

Tired of Christmas Carol and Nutcracker? Here's a holiday play for those who like their comedy like they like their christmas chocolate - dark and sweet.

Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.

After performing in multiple productions of The Eight Reindeer Monologues with Chicago's critically acclaimed Journeymen Theater Co., Artistic Pride Production's Artistic Director, Anthony Wills Jr., brings his take on this hilarious comedy by Jeff Goode to New York audiences. Jack Helbig of The Chicago Reader raved that Journeymen director Frank Pullen makes "this Santa send-up both outrageous and touching” Following in the footsteps of Pullen, Anthony Wills mines the piece for its comedy while adding his own dark twist. This production is expertly played by a troupe of actors who are not only funny but also bring out the often subtle complexity of playwright Jeff Goode's characters.

Not only is this show a welcome change from your typical holiday fair, but Artistic Pride Productions presents the show in an all new format. Their production stars company members Ben Curtis, Matthew Hardy, Anthony Wills Jr. and a rotating cast of guest artists including ...Rocio Mendez, Anna Wilson, Craig Zisel, Sophia Loren Coffee, Ryan Duncan, Anna Rahn, William Mowbray, Stephen Tenner, Cassie Fireman, Thomas Martin, Tanesha Ford and more! Each performance is a new experience with actors playing different roles on different nights. This play is so hilariously entertaining you just might want to see it again and again. Sexual misconduct in the work place...drunken Santa....corporate scandal cover up...flying reindeer....what better way to spend a night at the theater!!!

The Eight Reindeer Monologues also marks the first production with APPs new managing Director, Ben Curtis. In it's second year Artistic Pride Productions is a collective of Artists who create opportunities for some of the best artists working regionally, and across the country to work with their favorite peers.

About the Company: Artistic Pride Productions
Artistic Pride Productions is a collective of thought provoking and passionate artists dedicated to promoting and cultivating their work as an extension of the work of their peers. APP creates an environment in which artists who are marginalized in the commercial art world such as minorities, women and non-traditional artists have a place to not only create but thrive.

We are hard at work organizing our first full production in NYC, The Eight Reindeer Monologues!!

Helpless female or lying Vixen! You've heard the allegations she's made, the rumors about Jolly old St. Nick and poor little deformed Rudolph who's now in an institution. Well now hear the real story from the reindeer themselves....

A hilarious comedy by Jeff Goode where the reindeer give their opinions of Vixen's allegations that Santa made more than inappropriate advances at her starring an amazing troupe of actors... Ben Curtis, Matthew Hardy, Stacey Haughton, Anthony Wills Jr. and a plethora of rotating guests including Ryan Duncan, Anna Wilson, Craig Zisel, Thomas Martin and more!!!!!

Joria Productions
260 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018

Saturday Nov. 30th 8:00 (in order of appearance)
Anthony Wills Jr., Ben Curtis, Matthew Hardy, Rocio Mendez, Anna Wilson, Craig Zisel and Stacey Haughton

Mon. Dec. 16th 7:00
Anthony Wills Jr., Ben Curtis, Matthew Hardy, Sophia Loren Coffee, Ryan Duncan, Anna Foss Wilson, Craig Zisel, Anna Rahn and more

Dec. 16th 9:00
Ben Curtis, Anthony Wills Jr., William Mowbray, Stacey Haughton, Stephen Tenner, Cassie Fireman, Matthew Hardy, and Anna Rahn

Saturday Dec. 21st 8:00
Ben Curtis, Matthew Hardy, Anthony Wills Jr., Anna Foss Wilson, Thomas Martin, Tanesha Ford and more!

SOURCE: email from Samuel French


Saint Augustine, Florida
December 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2013
(continues in 2014)

Upstairs Banquet Room
102 San Marco Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
tickets $39.95
call 824-7211

Finally... something different for Christmas! 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 it - they do not hold back! Some mature themes.

SOURCE: http://folioweekly.com/Fall-Arts-Calendar-2013,6927 http://www.raintreerestaurant.com/Events.html


Anaheim Hills, California
December 3 - 22, 2013
EXTENDED by popular demand! Must close December 28th!
10th and FINAL year!

5552 E. La Palma Avenue
Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 7:45 p.m.
Saturdays @ 11:00 p.m.
Sundays @ 7:00 p.m.
ADDED SHOWS on Mon, Dec 23 at 7:45pm and Sat, Dec 28 at 11pm

10th and FINAL year!

After ten years... accusations, rumors and all-out attacks are still flying fast and furious around the toyshop. Hear the truth straight from the reindeer who know Santa best. When a doe says “No”, she means “No.”

To commemorate a decade of raunchy un-holiday fun, we are bringing back some of your favorite reindeer to reprise their roles one last time!

Creative Team
Playwright..............................   Jeff Goode
Director...................................   Alex Bueno*
Production Designer............   Masako Tobaru*
Sound Designer....................   Casey Long*
Stage Manager......................   Courtny Greenough*
Dasher...................................   Casey Long*
Cupid......................................   Miguel Cardenas
Hollywood..............................   Andrew Eddins
Blitzen....................................   Jocelyn A. Brown*, Dannielle Green, Melinda Porto
Comet.....................................   Alex Bueno*, Jackson Tobiska*
Dancer....................................   Sarah Moreau, Jennifer Ruckman*, Jackson Tobiska*
Donner...................................   Richard Comeau, Robert Foran,
Jeff Hellebrand*
Vixen......................................   Emily Clark, Camryn Zelinger

* Chance Theater Resident Artist

*Click here to see the Reindeer Performer Schedule


Dunedin, New Zealand
December 5-7, 2013
Taste Merchants
36 Stuart Street
Dunedin, New Zealand
Wednesday through Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

"Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!”

It's not all fun and games at the North Pole this year. It looks like Santa's been naughty, not nice, and the reindeer have something to say about it. As each of their stories is heard, a tale of perversion and corruption begins to unfold. Was Rudolph's unprecedented promotion entirely innocent? Is Santa really as jolly as we're lead to believe? Are Vixen's allegations against Santa true, or is she the real Grinch who stole Christmas?

The Eight Reindeer Monologues is a dark comedy by American playwright Jeff Goode, and your chance to see a real Christmas story.

Directed by Caitlin McNaughton

The play is presented by Dunedin youth production company Counterpoint, which was formed last year to support young artists and produce work by young people for young people. The cast is Luke Agnew, Daniel Goodwin, Ben McCarthy, Nell Guy, Orion Carey-Clark, Abby Howells, Trubie-Dylan Smith and Rachel Chin.



Washington, D.C.
December 5-7, 2013
Kreeger Auditorium G01
Katzen Arts Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC, 20016
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 8:30 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

Take a break before finals to come see the Rude Mechanicals' last performance of the semester, "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" written by Jeff Goode and directed by Caitlyn Rose Wan. Hear the testimonies of Santa Claus's eight highest ranking employees after one of them accuses Santa of rape. "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" is a thought-provoking social drama with both a dark sense of humor and an emotional story to tell. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the DC Rape Crisis Center.

This production is being co-sponsored by our friends:
AUSG Women's Initiative
Alpha Chi Omega
Stand Up AU

Dasher - Seth Rose
Cupid - Ryan Mays
Hollywood - Sakari Ishetiar
Blitzen - Megan Konyndyk
Comet - Megan Fraedrich
Dancer - Lilly McGee
Donner - Kyle Enochs
Vixen - Lucette Moran

Please note: this play contains vulgar, derogatory, and sexual language. Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted in the audience.
**Trigger Warning: This play contains material related to sexual assault and child abuse that may be triggering to audience members.**

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Performances: Dec. 5-7
Auditions: Nov. 4, 7-11 p.m.
Author: Jeff Goode
Director: SPA senior Caitlyn Wan

Despite the holiday-themed title and the timing on the schedule, Wan said this show is decidedly different from traditional holiday fare. An allegorical show filled with social commentary, “The Eight” follows a group of eight reindeer who each have a different take on the rape that serves as the show's inciting incident. Yet another twist? The alleged rapist is none other than Kris Kingle himself. Wan said the plays touches on race, harassment, gender discrimination, power dynamics, homophobia, feminism and political activism. The Rudes have strategically scheduled this show to draw an audience who might normally be turned off by the Shakespeare of it all. Wan said she also hopes the show will attract AU's socially conscious student body to experience an unusual drama.

July 1 facebook post: Attention Rudes! Your new Executive Board is proud and excited to announce our 2013-2014 season! Fall 2013: Annual Shakespeare Variety Show: Shakespeare's Insults Othello Directed by Neil Deininger The Eight: Reindeer Monologues Directed by Caitlyn Rose Wan Spring 2014: Julius Caesar Directed by Megan Fraedrich Cymbeline Directed by Kate Kerns Get ready for another fantastic Shakespeare filled year!

SOURCE: Facebook post 7/1/13 https://www.facebook.com/aurudemechanicals


Los Angeles, California
December 5-21, 2013
Flight Theatre

6476 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Thursday through Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.

Alliance Repertory Company
in conjunction with
Witzel View Entertainment

Reindeer Monologues

Dasher ... Joshua Evans
Cupid ... Thomas Colby
Hollywood ... JP Hubbell
Blitzen ... Leann Slaby
Comet ... Brad Hills
Dancer ... Daisy Eagan
Donner ... David Wells
Vixen ... Royana Black



Birmingham, Alabama
December 5-7, 12-15, 19-21, 2013
Fifth Avenue Antiques -
2410 Fifth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Thursday thru Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 2:00 p.m.

Theatre Downtown brings you a holiday alternative to fruitcake and carols...for those of you tired of the same old holiday stories....get ready for a story (or should we say eight of them) that puts a whole new perspective on the Christmas season.

"THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues" by Jeff Goode

A deliciously dark comedy brought to you by some of Birmingham's best talent!

DASHER - Douglas O'Neil, Jr.
CUPID - JJ Marrs
HOLLYWOOD - Mitchell Robinson
BLITZEN - Amy Light
COMET - David Edward Perry
DANCER - Flannery Hooks
DONNER - Daniel Martin
VIXEN - Kelsey Crawford

"THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues" runs December 5-21st, Thurs - Sat at 8pm, and a special Sunday matinee at 2pm on the 15th.

Reserve tickets now by calling 205-565-8TDT, and get your seats to the most scandalous show in town!


SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411244952446298/


Winthrop, Massachusetts
December 6-8, 2013

60 Hermon Street
Winthrop, MA 02152
Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15, and can be purchased by visiting our website www.winthropplaymakers.com or by calling 617-539-1175.

This December join the Winthrop Playmakers as they present a unique comedy for the season- THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues, by Jeff Goode. Please note this show is not intended for children.

THE EIGHT is directed by Nathan Fogg, with a cast featuring Brian Dion, Christopher Hagberg, Katie Higgins, Bobby Imperato, Anthony Internicola, Katie Moore, Laura Scherf, and Ken Vining.

SOURCE: http://www.broadwayworld.com/boston/article/Winthrop-Playmakers-to-Present-THE-EIGHT-REINDEER-MONOLOGUES-126-8-20131127


Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 6 & 7, 2013
Added performance:
Friday, December 13th
Galleria Studio Theatre

2542 E. Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.

Vixen has accused Santa of sexual harassment. Now, all of the reindeer give their account of what they think happened...including Cupid, the openly gay reindeer, Blitzen, the militant lesbian reindeer, Dancer, the Jewish reindeer, Vixen, herself and many others...A fun alternative to the usual Holiday shows!

Join Kutumba Theatre Project for a Naughty Holiday Extravaganza! ...with a staged reading of THE EIGHT REINDEER MONOLOGUES directed by Kim Ehly (Director of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles and Baby Girl). It's a "FUN"raiser to benefit Kutumba Theatre Project...it's a party with free libations and lots of laughter!!! Watch the play and then hang out with all of the reindeer!

3 out of 3 SOLD OUT events...WOW! Thank you to all of you who came out or will be coming out tonight to support Kutumba Theatre Project's first ever FUNdraiser! It means a lot to us that you wanted to celebrate the Holidays with us in such a unique way! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Directed by Kim Ehly

Starring: Sally Bondi, Casey Casperson, Lexi Gaeta, Noah Levine, Nori Tecosky, Jessica Marion Welch, and Bryan Wilson

SOURCE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/509684 http://miami.eventful.com/events/eight-reindeer-monologues-jeff-goode-kutumba-/E0-001-063088420-6


Fort Worth, Texas
December 6, 8, 13, 15, 2013
Sorry everyone, but the tonight's (friday Dec 6) performance has bee cancelled. Watch this page for any changes for Sunday. Meanwhile, take the time to enjoy a good book, check on your neighbors to make sure they are alright, love your family , and relax! Ps DRINK MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE! Tonight's (Sunday Dec 8) performance has been cancelled. Be there early this Friday and Sunday because it is selling out! Don't miss one of the metroplex's best Christmas show! Be naughty and be there!!!!

1628 5th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Fridays & Sundays @ 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $15

The Return of THE EIGHT Reindeer Monologues

presented by DragStrip Courage

SOURCE: http://www.fwweekly.com/2013/07/10/godot-awaits/ http://www.artsfifthavenue.org/events.php


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2013

2218 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00
(Dinner Service begins @ 6:30)

directed by Brett Young

SOURCE: http://www.ticketstorm.com/venue/theboomokc/oklahomacity/1218/


Bristol, UK
December 7-20, 2013

2 Chandos Road
Bristol, England

Sat 7 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Tue 10 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Wed 11 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Thu 12 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Fri 13 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Sat 14 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Tue 17 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Wed 18 Dec @ 8:00 p.m
Fri 20 Dec @ 8:00 p.m

Santa had always been pretty fair with Dancer, and Comet thinks he's a saint... But as rumour circulates about what really happened to Rudolph, “The 8” begin to uncover the cracks in the icing on that Jolly old Santa legend.

SOURCE: http://thelittleblackbox.net/new-events/


San Diego, California
December 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 2013
Swedenborg Hall
(behind Swedenborgian Church)
1531 Tyler Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.

Finally after three or four years this irreverent dark comedy is back on stage at The Hall 1531 Tyler Avenue 92103!

Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Tired of Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi? Well, this is the comedy 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 they do not hold back!

Geared for adults only this play brings to the forefront the reindeer who pull the jolly mans sleigh!

SOURCE: http://www.differentstages.biz/about.html


New York, New York
December 8, 2013
Cabaret Theatre
61 Christopher Street
(at 7th Ave.)
Sunday @ 9:30 p.m. - one night only!

$15 Cover & a 2 Drink Minimum

The elite eight reindeer gather to give their opinions on a rather sensitive debate involving Santa and one member of his team.
Jessica Ryan 10/29/13:
I'm inquiring about obtaining the rights to The Eight: Reindeer Monologues for a one night performance in NYC on Sunday December 8th. We'll be in a cabaret theatre called The Duplex that seats 75 people. (Licensed through Samuel French as Last One Standing Productions) I am in receipt of a request for an amateur production of Eight: The Reindeer Monologues. The specifics are as follows: NAME: Last One Standing Productions ADDRESS: 735 W. 183rd Street, Apt. 3D, New York, NY 10033 WEBSITE: N/A DATES: 12/08/2013 PERFORMANCES: 1 SEATS: 75 TICKETS: $15

SOURCE: 10/29/13 Jessica Ryan email


Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 9 & 16, 2013

Calvary Church (The Big Red Church)
935 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(In Tandem Theatre's entrance is on 10th Street between Michigan Street and Wisconsin Avenue
note: 10th Street is one way, heading north)
Mondays @ 7:30 p.m.

by Jeff Goode


Yo' Santa! Jingle this!! In this delightfully dark holiday comedy, scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's reindeer accuse him of sexual harassment. Charges are brought against ol' St. Nick and, as all eight tiny flyers give their depositions, we learn that the fellow isn't quite as holly jolly as we thought.

Tickets: $35 each (No discounts available for these fundraising performances)

Seating is limited as there are only two performances of this special show. Call today to make your reservation!

Due to the adult nature and language of this play, no one under 17 will be admitted.



Manchester, Connecticut
December 10, 2013
Evenings @ 7

177 Hartford Road
Manchester, CT 06040
Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.

Are you looking for something different for Christmas season this year? All the holiday schmaltz getting to you? Tired of A Christmas Carol and Gift of the Magi?

Then how about 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 isn't your kid's Christmas story. So if you are ready to put a heater next to Frosty or steal Tiny Tim's crutch then this is the show for you.

Evenings @ 7 are staged play readings and are free events. We do appreciate donations at the door to help us with the expenses of these one night productions.

Attention: This is for mature audiences only - Strong language, situations, and sexual references - Not recommended for those under the age of 18

Directed by Joe Keach-Longo

David Moske as Dasher
Mitch Hess as Cupid
Jim Power as Hollywood
Debi Freund as Blitzen
Latoya Williams as Dancer
Mike Zizka as Donner
and Debbie Gustafson as Vixen

SOURCE: http://www.cheneyhall.org/


De Pere, Wisconsin
December 10, 2013

353 Main Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115
Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m. - one night only!

The Great Play Reading Society presents the FREE staged reading of Jeff Goode's, "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues".

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.

Rated for mature audiences so leave the kids at home.



Buffalo, New York
December 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21, 2013

Bittner Hall (basement)
The Church of the Ascension
16 Linwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m.

A Special Holiday Performance at ART in the Box

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
By Jeff Goode

Directed by
Todd Fuller

Music Director
Mike Hake

Featuring the talents of:
Dominic Dommer, Mitch Maxick, Bekki Sliwa, Matt Kindley, Lisa Ludwig, Scot Kaitanowski, Shayna Raichilson-Zadok, John Jacoby, and Virginia Brannon.

One of Santa's reindeers has a terrible truth to confess. Did she deserve it? Is Santa a pig? All eight of his reindeers ‘fess up about the “going-ons” at the North Pole.

But will YOU be able to handle the truth? Ho. Ho. Ho.

The Fearless Players Production Company
Brian Heckler, Producer
Todd Fuller, Director
Jane Navarro, Stage Manager
Michael Hake, Music Director
Elaine Heckler, Costumes & Props, Assistant to the Producer

SOURCE: http://www.verican.us/cod6/adlisting.do;jsessionid=2337EEF836CC74D79AFD1B29F5A58845?catalog=artvoice&view=true&category=22&aid=117466777 http://www.artofwny.org/SpecEvents/theeight/FP.html


Tulsa, Oklahoma
December 12-15, 19-22, 2013
Charles E. Norman Theatre

110 E. 2nd Street
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Best Bets: Tulsa World

  • We're gearing up for our annual fan favorite, "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" by Jeff Goode.
    Tickets will be on sale at the Tulsa PAC box office soon!
    auditions October 6th

    SOURCE: http://tulsapac.com/events.asp?id=92&eventid=2617&task=display


    Manhattan, Kansas
    December 13, 2013

    The Purple Masque Theatre is located in East Stadium, just west of the student union and the new parking garage.

    Friday @ 9:30 p.m. (after fundamentals of acting scenes)
    Cost: A suggested donation of $5. Tickets will be sold at the door.

    TAP is putting on a Winter Senior Show!

    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: Jerry Jay Cranford


    Dasher: Sean Matthews
    Cupid: Dylan Rogerson
    Hollywood: Mat Ellis
    Blizten: Amanda Garvey
    Comet: Joey Boos
    Dancer: Bella Alonso
    Donner: Joe Sheppard
    Vixen: Diana Watts

    SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/events/367188360084239/


    Muncie, Indiana
    December 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21, 2013

    216 E. Main Street
    Muncie, IN 47305

    This is our Studio XMAS show for an audience that isn't looking for the normal heart-warming christmas stories. Santa's reindeer have witnessed some things that might make you think differently about Jolly Saint Nick! This audition is for men and women ages 18 and older. This show is monologue based, so we ask that you please prepare a one minute monologue to present at auditions. Show runs 80-90 minutes playing December 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21. Direction by Linda Sherfick

    Thanks to everyone who auditioned! It took a little longer than normal but we are very excited to announce the cast for The Eight!
    Donner - Mike Wenger
    Dancer - Maggie Wanecke
    Blitzen - Sam Sheeks
    Vixen - Amelia Windom
    Cupid - Tyler Dwiggins
    Comet - Chris Griffith
    Dasher - TBA
    Hollywood - TBA

    SOURCE: http://www.exploretalent.com/auditions/theatre-non-equity-the-8-reindeer-monologues-auditions-muncie-in-47305_1393742#.Um9imijPVH0


    Madison, Wisconsin
    December 13, 14, 20, 21, 2013

    1119 Williamson Street
    Madison, WI 53703
    Fridays @ 11:00 p.m.
    Saturdays @ 5:00 p.m.
    individual tickets $10 at the door or by reservation - reservations 603 332 3763
    RESERVATION DEALS - reserve two tickets for $15 - reserve four tickets for $25

    Liz Angle Milisch
    Heather Renken
    Karl Reinhardt
    Francisco C. Torres
    Simone Lapierre
    Andrea Kleiner
    Donnovan Moen
    John Sable

    SOURCE: http://kbprod.org/


    Tullahoma, Tennessee
    December 14, 2013

    401 S. Jackson Street
    Tullahoma, TN 37388
    Saturday @ 10:00 p.m. - one night only!

    Dasher - Briggs Schneider
    Dancer - Erica Wonder
    Prancer - Michael Adcock
    Vixen - Jenna Pryor
    Comet - Erik Petersen II
    Cupid-Aaron Brooks
    Donner -
    Blitzen- Stephanie Rebecca Long

    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: https://www.facebook.com/events/423174064475259/


    Westminster, Maryland
    December 14, 2013
    Room P519

    1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157
    Saturday @ 2:00 p.m & 7:00 p.m.

    Have some holiday fun with Carroll Community College Drama Club's Reindeer Monologues on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.



    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    December 15, 2013
    Homo for the Holidays
    Intrepid Theatre Club

    2-1609 Blanshard St (at Fisgard)
    Sunday @ 7:30 p.m.
    Tickets $20

    Christmas is about to get gayer with Homo for the Holidays, a cabaret from the fine folks at Intrepid Theatre that celebrates the talents of the local theatre and gay communities and brings them together for a special one night only performance.

    The intimate setting of the Intrepid Theatre Club plays host to this festive and spirited cabaret performance with songs, monologues, stand-up and more. After the show, we transform the theatre into a speakeasy and dance hall and toast to the season (because it's the gayest of all!) Doors open at 7:30, tickets are $20 and include your first drink. 19+ only.

    Performers include Diana Kuch, Shel Suzuki, Izad Etemadi, Jason Fisher, Monica Ogden, Kathryn Taddei, Joey Bulman, Alan Macdonald and Sean Guist.


    Host Jenson Kerr (who you might remember as our hardworking summer intern) will take you by the hand and guide you through this charming and glitter-free evening of holiday fun.

    Local stand-up talent abounds in HOMO for the Holidays. Diana Kuch tears up the stage with her holiday musings and take on the new queer-positive alphabet with Is Tofurkey the New Humous? Shel Suzuki presents her trademark brand of observational stand-up in Queers of Comedy and Nancy Mergen gives us an insider’s take on lesbian dating sites with Duh-ating.

    Izad Etemadi brings Leila to the stage with her haunting rendition of Love with Leila – Oh Holy Night, as she remembers waking up in the middle of the night to her home being bombed.

    The local neighborhood “Kid Psychic” Sam and her best friend Shyface, returning from their debut at the Belfry’s Spark Festival 2013, present a brief gay history of the world as we know it for their third grade class; they present their findings on gay bullying in A Gay History of the World, performed by Monica Ogden and Kathryn Taddei.

    Versatile performers and classically trained vocalists Alan Macdonald and Joseph Bulman will delight with their take on Baby, it’s Cold Outside, while Rachel Sinnott sparkles with the witty tale of George in a show-stopping piece by William Bolcom.

    Meet Cupid, (not) the only gay reindeer in this monologue from Jeff Goode’s The Eight: Reindeer Monologues performed by Intrepid staffer and cabaret director Sean Guist.

    See you at the theatre for a gay ole time. Tickets are limited so act fast!

    SOURCE: http://www.intrepidtheatre.com/shows/homo-holidays/


    Boston, Massachusetts
    December 17-22, 2013

    at the Piano Factory
    791 Tremont Street
    Tu. December 17th (8 p.m.)* (Preview/Press Night)
    Wed. December 18th (8 p.m.)
    Th. December 19th (8 p.m.)
    Fr. December 20th (8 p.m.)
    Sat. December 21st (4 p.m.)
    Sat. December 21st (8 p.m.)
    Su. December 22nd (2 p.m.)
  • The Top 10 of the Boston Fringe Theatre: Edge
  • Nominated - IRNE Award (Independent Reviews of New England) for Best Ensemble

    Mikey DiLoreto 2/25/14:
    I thought you'd be interested to know that Happy Medium Theatre's recent production of THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES, staged in December, was nominated for an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) award here in Boston. The nod was for Best Ensemble.

    THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues
    by Jeff Goode

    Directed by Mikey DiLoreto and Lizette M. Morris

    Featuring: Terrence P. Haddad (From Denmark with Love, Vaquero Playground) as DASHER, Mikey DiLoreto (The Normal Heart, Zeitgeist Stage Company) as CUPID, Jake Athyal (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Company One) as HOLLYWOOD a.k.a PRANCER, Renée Rossi Donlon (Trog and Clay: An Imagined History of the Electric Chair, Fresh Ink Theatre) as BLITZEN, Chris Larson (Our Country's Good, Whistler in the Dark) as COMET, Lauren Foster (Psycho Beach Party, Heart & Dagger Productions) as DANCER, Bob Mussett (The After Dinner Joke, Whistler in the Dark) as DONNER, and Elliot Norton Nominee Lizette M. Morris (DOG SEES GOD: Confession of a Teenage Blockhead, HMT) as VIXEN.

    Staged Management, Sound Design and Board Operation by Deirdre Benson, Costume Design by Mikey DiLoreto, Lighting Design by Greg Jutkiewicz, Graphic Design by Daniel J. Raps, Photography by Karen Ladany. Baby with the Bathwater, by Christopher Durang (Directed by Lizette M. Morris), and Lebensraum, by Israel Horovitz (Directed by Brett Marks). All 5th Season plays will dissect the notion of “home” and tackle themes of starting over, what it means to remember vs. forget, and giving voice to the “unsaid”. HMT will be holding auditions for all shows except THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode. NON-EQUITY actors ONLY. Season auditions will take place on August 3rd from 1pm-5pm and August 5th from 7pm - 10pm, 2013. Locations TBD. Email mikeydiloreto@gmail.com with your headshot and resume to secure your 5 minute audition slot. Actors are encouraged to prepare a 2 minute monologue of their choosing. If an actor wishes to prepare two 1 minute contrasting monologues, that is also acceptable!

    SOURCE: http://www.jacneed.com/auditions.html http://www.happymediumtheatre.com/?page_id=2


    Laguna Beach, California
    December 19, 2013

    235 Forest Ave.
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. - one night only!

    Mark Miller and Ava Burton team up for an atypical telling of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, returning to BC Space Thursday, Dec. 19, for a one night show.

    Seating is limited. Reserve seats at BC Space Gallery, 285 Forest Ave, 310.948.5798.

    SOURCE: http://www.lagunabeachindy.com/2013/12/12/reindeer-monologues/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Artists-Collective/296462250395960?fref=ts


    Bristol, Rhode Island
    December 20 & 21, 2013
    Franklin Court Independent Living
    180 Franklin Street
    Bristol, RI 02809
    Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets are $10.00 each.
    Limited Seating Available.
    Reserve your seats today!

    The Santaland Diaries
    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
    [for mature audiences]

    SOURCE: http://www.caronproductions.com/Future-Productions.html


    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Decmeber 20 & 21, 2013

    326 Spruce Street
    Scranton, PA 18503
    Friday @ 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday @ 9:00 p.m.

    The Vintage Theater is proud to present:
    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
    Written by Jeff Goode
    Directed by Kim Wrazien-Leff

    December 20th and 21st
    Doors at 7:00 pm
    Performances begin at 7:30 pm
    Tickets are $12.00

    Our reindeer will be portrayed by:
    Joe DeMuro (Dasher)
    Anthony Melf (Cupid)
    Eric Lutz (Hollywood)
    Erin Healey (Blitzen)
    Jeff Boam (Comet)
    Sarah Regan (Dancer)
    Casey Thomas (Donner)
    & Chantel April (Vixen)

    Featuring special musical guest performance by The Push!

    SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/events/630741560315553/


    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    December 20, 21, 27, 28, 2013

    30 NE 52nd Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.

    L .I.P. Service Presents
    Jeff Goode's
    Reindeer Monologues

    Adult Language and Situations Appropriate for 17 and Up only

    Tickets $15 ea / $12 ea for parties of 8 or more
    See the show TWICE and your second ticket is only $8

    Purchase tickets via Pay Pal Here:

    Prefer to pay in cash? Email mdelong@mac.com or call 405.702.0400 to make your payment arrangements.

    Due to limited seating, only pre-paid tickets will be guaranteed seats!

    Directed by Michelle DeLong

    CAST for DEC 20 & 21

    DASHER – Doug Van Liew
    DANCER – Raychelle McDonald
    PRANCER – Rett Terrell
    VIXEN – Maria Hurdle
    COMET – Brad Allen
    CUPID – David Swanner
    DONNER – Ben Hall
    BLITZEN – Angel Davis

    CAST for DEC 27 & 28

    DASHER – Doug Van Liew
    DANCER – Trinity Goodwin
    PRANCER – Justin Baker
    VIXEN – Maria Hurdle
    COMET – Brad Allen
    CUPID – Josh Bonzie
    DONNER – Mike Waugh
    BLITZEN – Jodi Nestander

    SOURCE: http://www.jasonleyva.com/


    Fernandina Beach, Florida
    Dec 27 & 28, 2013

    1955 Island Walkway
    Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
    Saturday & Sunday @ 10:00 p.m.
    Tickets $15

    The Cast

    Dasher- Jeff Goldberg
    Dancer – Jennifer McCarthy
    Prancer- Don Harley
    Vixen – Rachel Tyler
    Comet – Linzy Kennedy
    Cupid- Jason Uhlig
    Donner – Sue Weiner
    Blitzen – Jan Cote Merow

    Will Griffith will be performing his stand-up comedy routine as the opening act to Amelia Musical's Playhouse production of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues.

    This is an OPEN HOUSE event so you can see the progress of the Playhouse (no tickets required).

    We are hoping to do "The Eight" at our community theatre next December. I have never seen it performed, but have read it and it makes me laugh out loud every time. Our theatre seats 90, and we will probably run it 3 nights, for $15 a ticket.
    10/10/13 email:
    We have contacted Samuel French and are going to produce "The Eight" at our new theatre, Amelia Musical Playhouse, on December 27 and 28. If it sells well we will have a holdover date or two. You asked me to let you know so you could put it on your site. We are located in Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island in northeast Florida.

    SOURCE: email from Jill Dillingham 3/28/13


    Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    December 28, 2013
    A Very Merry Christmas Hangover Party

    2420 Kiowa Blvd. N
    Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
    Saturday @ 7:30 p.m.

    Not sick of Chrismas parties yet? Well Join us for the last christmas party of 2013! Otterbach 2420 presents "A Very Merry Christmas Hangover". Come dressed in your holiday attire and enjoy a special never before seen in Havasu rendetion of "The 8 Reindeer Monologues". Not for the Kids... "Edgy" and "hilarious" are just a few words to describe this 21 and over show. The doors open at 630pm and show to start promptly at 730pm. Tickets are $10 pre sold and $15 at the door.

    Dasher - Rod Lockman
    Cupid - Ricky Van Lent
    Hollywood - Jason Falls
    Comet - Sheridan Chase

    SOURCE: http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/1455/otterbachs-a-very-merry-christmas-hangover-party/?print=1 Karent Oliphant email: otterbach2420@gmail.com