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The Theatre Group - Denver, Colorado
November 13th - December 26, 1998

at the Phoenix Theatre
1124 Santa Fe Drive

Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. (Nov. 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m.)

Denver Post

directed by Gillian McNally

CAST:
Dasher .................. Zak Brown Cupid ................... Danny Tamez Hollywood ............... Ricardo Brown Blitzen ................. Carla Kaiser Comet ................... Brian Upton Dancer .................. Amanda Kay Berg Donner .................. John Mandes Vixen ................... Krishna Sallman

 


AXIS Theatre - Baltimore, Maryland
November 19th - December 19th, 1998



Director/Designer: Brian Klaas
Costume Designer: Robin Atwood Fidler
Sound Designer: Max Garner

CAST
Dasher .................. Steve Sawicki Cupid ................... Stuart Goldstone Hollywood ............... Jim Markiewicz Blitzen ................. Jennifer Brown Comet ................... Brian Chetelat Dancer .................. Mary Ann Walsh Donner .................. Michael Salconi Vixen ................... Mary Anne Perry

 


Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA
November 27-29, December 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 1998

The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre
121 University Avenue West

Enjoy a hilarious evening of adult comedy with EIGHT REINDEER MONOLOGUES at the Capitol Theatre & Arts Centre. This play features Santa's reindeer in candid discussion about what really goes on at the North Pole. Matinee and evening performances as scheduled.

[still looking for information about this production]

 


Shadowbox Cabaret - Columbus, Ohio
November 27th, 1998 - January 3nd, 1999


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

Holiday Hoopla VII

with Jimmy Makofsky as Dasher


 


Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
December 1st - 12th, 1998

Evening Post


[still looking for information about this production]

Directed by Mark Harris

 


City Lights Theatre Company - San Jose, California
December 1 - 23, 1998

City Lights Theatre
529 S. 2nd Street

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

website graphic publicity photo

[still looking for information about this production]
directed by Brian Ruf

CAST
Dasher .................. Cupid ................... Tom Ammon Hollywood ............... Matt Olsem Blitzen ................. Carol Enos Comet ................... Dancer .................. Jennifer Fagundes Donner .................. Derek McCaw Vixen ................... Stacey K. Stafford

 


Fully Reciprocal Theatre Company - Minneapolis, Minnesota
December 1st - 29th, 1998


(featuring: Mikal Karklio, Dale Pfeilsticker, Kevin McLaughlin, Rachel Bitney, Randy Latimer, Jeff Redman, Lonny Smith, Jennifer Connelly)

at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theatre
810 West Lake Street

Tuesdays at 7:00


[still looking for information about this production]

 


Cleveland Public Theatre - Cleveland, Ohio
December 2nd - 19th, 1998

at Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue

call 631-2727 for reservations

Cleveland Scene Online review

directed by Jacqui Loewy

set by Andrew Kaletta
mural by John Rivera-Resto

CAST
Dasher .................. Allen Branstein Cupid ................... Jeffery Allen Hollywood ............... Tim Coles Blitzen ................. Jodi Takacs Comet ................... Kevin M. Cherep Dancer .................. Sarah Morton Donner .................. Michael J. Sobczak Vixen ................... Trishalana M. Kopaitich

 


Nada 45 - New York, New York
December 3rd - 19th, 1998

445 West 45th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues

Thursday to Sunday at 10 PM
Saturday matinee at 3 PM

call (212) 316-0710 for reservations & information


directed by Cole Wheeler
[still looking for information about this production]

 


Kokopelli Company - Anchorage, Alaska
December 3rd - 20th, 1998

storefront theater just across the hall from the Glacier BrewHouse

Thursday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m.


Directed by Bostin Christopher

CAST:
Dasher .................. Brendan J. Babb Cupid ................... Shane Levesque Hollywood ............... Mark Robokoff Blitzen ................. Laura Forbes Comet ................... Paul Schweigert Dancer .................. Eleanor Janecek Delaney Donner .................. David Haynes Vixen ................... Frances Tolbert Fran Morley, as the detective
Producer & Costume Designer - Kari Mote

 


New Milford, Connecticut
December 4th -19th, 1998
at Creative Arts Center of New Milford
5 Brookside Ave
New Milford, CT 06776
Fridays & Saturdays
call (860) 350-6863 for reservations & information
poster News-Times review

directed by Jocelyn Beard

THE CAST:
Dasher .................. Steve Manzino Cupid ................... Bill Hughes Hollywood ............... Jonathan Ross Blitzen ................. Patty Geib Comet ................... Steve Faiella Dancer .................. Heather McNeil Donner .................. Marty Fay Vixen ................... Suzi Pettibone

 


Reckless Theatre Company - Sydney, AUSTRALIA
December 4th - 20th, 1998

at the Stables Theatre

photo

Directed by Lea Riley

CAST:
Dasher .................. Stephen Klinder Cupid ................... Clinton Griffiths Hollywood ............... Nick Keukenmeester Blitzen ................. Sybil Williams Comet ................... Andrew Thomas Dancer .................. Kat Henry Donner .................. Ben Cohn Vixen ................... Felicity Charrett

 


(Theatre X Late Night Series)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
December 11th - 19th, 1998

Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center
158 N. Broadway

Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 pm
Sundays at 7:00 pm


Director - Chris Flieller
Assistant Director - Jane Flieller
Promotional Artwork - Anthony Wood
Antler Design/Construction - Lois Mytas

In order of appearance
Dasher .................. Anthony Wood Cupid ................... Aaron Orear Hollywood ............... Patrick Holland Blitzen ................. Kathleen Wittman Comet ................... Ricardo Rocha Dancer .................. Susan Dinos Donner .................. Timothy Reynolds Vixen ................... Stacey Meyer

 


Theatre Excalibur - Louisville, Kentucky
December 11-21, 1998

Roundtable Theatre at the Rudyard Kipling

Dec. 11, 17, 18, 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m.


Directed by Aaron Stover

CAST:
Dasher .................. Brian Curley Cupid ................... Robert Hardy Hollywood ............... Paul Thompson Blitzen ................. Julianne Johnson Comet ................... Jeromy Bagan Dancer .................. Judy Beam Donner .................. Andy Pyle Vixen ................... Kristin Marksbury

 


Elephant Head Productions - Portland, Oregon
December 11-27, 1998

at Northwest Cultural Center
1819 N.W. Everett

Fridays & Saturdays late night
Sundays at 7 p.m.

poster art

Directed by Lichen June

CAST:
Dasher .................. Eric A. Levine Cupid ................... Michael James O'Connor Hollywood ............... Padraic C. Culham Blitzen ................. Anne Marie Luthro Comet ................... Jeffrey D. Woods Dancer .................. Jennifer L. Hartman Donner .................. John William Abbott Vixen ................... Dona C. Miller

Set Design ............. Daniel A. Carter Lighting Design ........ Jay Douglas Sound Design ........... Mark LaPierre Antler Design .......... Dianne Trapp Graphic Design ......... Kerry V. McQuaid Creative Insult ........ Sabre Mahaffy Reindeer Wrangler ...... Jennifer Goss Production Assts. ...... Roger Monroe, Linda Harman


 


Erie, Pennsylvania
December 13 & 20, 1998

at the theater
1505 State Street

Sundays at 7 p.m.


directed by Jeffery Rodland
assisted by Gabriella Savelli

CAST:
Dasher .................. Collis Allen Cupid ................... Scott Preisel Hollywood ............... Derek Sweet Blitzen ................. Gabriella Savelli Comet ................... Jeffery Rodland Dancer .................. Christine Volk Donner .................. Sean Morgan Vixen ................... Lori Allen
Sound and Lighting: Jamie Campbell
Title Card Operator: Michelle Shields
Cover Art: Brad Ford

ArtWorks Building Theater - December 1998

In October of 1998, I was about to open a three month run of Rocky Horror Show at the Roadhouse Theater in the role of Brad. The lease on my apartment was up at the end of November, so I knew that a move was imminent. My friend, Gabriella, offered to have me move into her house to help us both save money. She also thought it was a good idea for the two of us to put on a show.

Having ten years of experience as an actor at that point, I had never directed nor produced a play before. But, after some thought, I told Gabriella to count me in. I suggested The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode because it was not only funny and timely, but it was also relatively easy to stage.

I had seen The Eight during its world premiere run while living in Chicago to attend improvisational classes with Second City. A few of my friends in the city were members of Dolphinback Theater, which produced the premiere. Since the play was not published at the time, I called my friend in Chicago to ascertain Mr. Goode's contact information. After discussing my intentions, we agreed to terms of payment and Gabriella and I began looking for a venue.

One of the first spaces that came to our minds was the ArtWorks Building Theater. It was home to the original Roadhouse and Director's Circle Theaters, where she and I had met, years prior. The space was currently being used as a retail outlet called Soujourner Expressions.

We were limited in terms of performance days due to my heavy schedule with Rocky Horror (Rocky had both 8 PM and Midnight shows every Friday and Saturday). It was decided that we would perform the show on two Sundays in December.

I remember the eight of us all frantically pacing backstage with our antlers on. It was surreal. Collis went out for Dasher, and we all listened intently to each word. He was getting laughs. When he finished, the applause surged. We felt great.

There was a sense of relief backstage, and we began to pace further from the stage as Scott went out for Cupid. He started out strong, but suddenly there was an unmistakable silence. There was no doubt; he was stuck. Eventually, someone went out and gave him a line (in character). Pandemonium ensued backstage for the rest of us, except for Collis.

---Jeff Rodland, "Goode Christmas Memory #1", November 8, 2012


 


Brand X Theatre - Winter Park, Florida

at Performance Space Orlando


directed by Nikki Darden

CAST:
Dasher .................. Cupid ................... Hollywood ............... Blitzen ................. Comet ................... Dancer .................. Michele Simms Donner .................. Vixen ...................
[still looking for information about this production]

 


BoarsHead: Michigan Public Theater - Lansing, Michigan


directed by Amy Dinnerman

CAST:
Dasher .................. Joe Angel Babb Cupid ................... Coby Archa Hollywood ............... Ian Griffin Blitzen ................. Katherine West Comet ................... Michael Hays Dancer .................. Amy Dinnerman Donner .................. Vixen ................... Norah Sweeney
[still looking for information about this production]

 


Hope College Theatre - Holland, Michigan



[still looking for information about this production]

 


West Hollywood, California
Christmas 1998

[still looking for information about this production]

CAST:
Dasher .................. Cupid ................... Hollywood ............... Rob Ashe Blitzen ................. Comet ................... Dancer .................. Donner .................. Vixen ...................