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Little Theatre of Alexandria The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

By • Dec 9th, 2008 • Category: Reviews
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
Little Theatre of Alexandria
Little Theatre of Alexandria Theater, Alexandria, VA
$15
Through Dec. 20th

This is the ShowBiz Radio review of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, performed by the Little Theatre of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. We saw the performance on Saturday evening, December 6, 2008.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is a work by Jeff Goode. 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.

This isn’t your grandmother’s LTA. This is a late night, very adult series of monologues performed by eight veteran actors. It contains adult language and situations. This is definitely not a show for the whole family.

Each monologue ran about 10 minutes long. The basic plot line of the show, telling the reindeer’s reactions to a disturbing incident involving Santa got old after a few stories. It would have been nice to get a wider range of monologues from the playwright, Jeff Goode. Some of the most creative monologues were Hollywood (James Finley) was a new character who shared the scoop on the celebrity lifestyle, while Dancer (Kat Sanchez) shared her experience of interviewing to be on the Eight team.

All of the characters were in modern dress that were appropriate for their character. The only prop was a chair and each “reindeer” wore a set of antlers on his or her head. Costumes were done by Joan A.S. Lada.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues ran one hour and twenty minutes without intermission. It is playing through Saturday December 20th. Thursday through Saturdays at 10:30 at the Little Theatre of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia.

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And now, on with the show.

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
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started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.

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