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Previews Nov 23 & 24
Opens Nov 25
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Fri Nov 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat Nov 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun Nov 25 at 4:30 p.m.
Fri Nov 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat Dec 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun Dec 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Fri Dec 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat Dec 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun Dec 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Fri Dec 14 at 10:00 p.m.
Sat Dec 15 at 10:30 p.m.
Sun Dec 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Wed Dec 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Fri Dec 21 at 10:00 p.m.
Sun Dec 23 at 4:30 p.m.
Wed Dec 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Fri Dec 28 at 10:00 p.m.
Sun Dec 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Recommended: Chicago Tribune
Somewhat Recommended: Chicago Reader
Somewhat Recommended: Time Out Chicago
Scandal erupts at the North Pole when the most powerful man on Earth is sentenced to rehab for a minor traffic violation. But when he finds himself in a detox program run by the estranged Mrs. Claus, Santa's desperate struggle to conceal the truth about his arrest, uncovers another sordid secret that could mean the end of Christmas-as-we-know-it. Written by Jeff Goode whose very popular 8 Reindeer Monologues has been a staple at regional theaters everywhere. And this great new comedy features 7 Santas the way you have never seen them before.
Join us this holiday season for seven times the fun, as Robert Bouwman directs Jeff Goode's 7 SANTAS on the Bailiwick Mainstage.
7 SANTAS has $15 previews on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24 at 7:30 and opens Sunday November 25 at 4:30. ($25) Regular performances are Friday November 30 and December 7 at 7:30, and Friday December 14, 21, and 28 at 10:00 . Saturday performances are at 7:30 on December 1 and 8, and 10:30 on December 15th. Sunday performances are at 4:30 each week and special Wednesday performances are at 8:00 on December 19th and 26th. Closing night is Sunday, December 30. All tickets for the regular run are $25. Running time is 75 minutes.
Red ...... Ted Jonas
Klaus ...... Jason Goedken
Saint ...... Linda Rudy
NiQ ...... Matt Rudy
Kringle ...... Benjamin Haile
J.O.E. ...... Sara Kay Snider
Big S ...... Michelle Renee Thompson
Mrs. Claus ...... Deborah Smith
Assistant Director: Miquela A. Cruz
Stage Manager: Robert Pitts
Costume Designer: Kitty Mortland
Lighting Designer: Logan Finley
The Loft at
1101 Washington Ave. S.
Wednesdays through Sundays
Pick: Pioneer Press
It's a theater premiere that inaugurates a new performance space in the Minneapolis theater district!
Ensemble Productions presents the premiere of Jeff Goode's Seven Santas, a dangerously dark comedy about Jolly Old St. Nick as you've never seen him before. The last place you'd think to look for Santa is where you'll find him in this show - at an AA meeting, getting to the root of what made (and unmade) him the icon he is today. Be prepared for a wild romp through Santa's personal history as he struggles to balance his virtues and his vices under the cynical eye of Mrs. Claus, the woman who regrets knowing him the best. Alternately hilarious, touching, and bizarre this is a Christmas show for mature audiences only.
Seven Santas will be the first production in Spill the Wine's chic upstairs performance space. Seating is cabaret-style and a special menu of beverages and appetizers will be available for purchase throughout the show. Sample one of the special drinks invented just for the occasion, or check back here soon to purchase a Dinner and Show package.
Seven Santas is directed by Grif Sadow and features Mark Benzel, Jim Bitney, Peggy Endres, Matthew Glover, Bryan Grosso, Kevin McLaughlin, David Schlosser, and M. Scott Taulman.
At Spill the Wine, Nov. 30 - Dec. 22. Tickets will go on sale soon. Click here to join our mailing list and be the first to purchase tickets to this show.
Red ...... M. Scott Taulman
Klaus ...... Kevin McLaughlin
Saint ...... Mark Benzel
NiQ ...... Matthew Glover
Kringle ...... Bryan Grosso
J.O.E. ...... Jim Bitney
Big S ...... David Schlosser
Mrs. Claus ...... Peggy Endres
Director ...... Grif Sadow
Producer ...... Jan Peterson
Set Designer ...... Jeffrey Mosser
Costumer ...... Kat Pepmiller
Sound Designer ...... Lowell Prescott
Dramaturg ...... Melanie Spewock
Stage Manager ...... Jeffrey Mosser
Graphic Designer ...... Jesse Ross
Previews Dec 1 & 2
Opens Dec 6
6209 Santa Monica Blvd.
Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday matinees at 3:00 p.m. on Dec 15 & 22
previews Dec 1 & 2
opens Dec 6
gala performance & reception Dec 7
Directed by Darin Anthony
Red ...... Michael Patrick McGill
Klaus ...... Frank Ensenberger
Saint ...... Michelle Lema
NiQ ...... Tisha Terrasini Banker
Kris ...... Bjørn Johnson
J.O.E. ...... Rodney Lee Sell
Big S ...... Chris Erric Maddox
Mrs. Claus ...... Samantha Bennett
Produced By Martha Demson
Assistant Director: Adam Kinsinger
Costume Design: Sherry Linnell
Scenic Design: Donna Marquet
Lighting Design: Dan Weingarten
Sound Design: Peter Carlstedt
Prop Master: Daryl Dickerson
Postcard Art: Jesse Ross, courtesy of Ensemble Productions
Graphic Design: Maia Rosenfeld Photography
Publicity: David Elzer, Demand PR
Stage Manager: Katie Cadle
Board Operators: Rebecca Rosenak, Sarah Buster
Running Crew: Bill Elder
2201 Pillsbury Road
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
A ONE-ACT FOR ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY
Written by Jeff Goode
Directed by Jeff Dickenson
From the author of THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues.
This time, it's Santa's turn, and Christmas will never ever be the same.
Scandal erupts at the North Pole when the most powerful man on Earth is sentenced to rehab. But when he finds himself in a detox program run by the estranged Mrs. Claus, Santa's desperate struggle to conceal the truth about his arrest, uncovers another sordid secret that could mean the end of Christmas-as-we-know-it.
The cast of "7 Santas" includes local theater vets Quentin Colgan, Paul Stout, Jerry Miller, Don Eggert, Mike Clemens, Dickenson and Buzz movie critic Allen Lunde. Judy Clemens appears as Mrs. Claus.
Performs: December 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15.
Doors open: 10:00 P.M. Showtime: 10:30 P.M.
Tickets: $10 - available at door or by phone with credit card ($3.00 fee)
Chico Cabaret is proud to present a
World Premiere of
A new play by Jeff Goode
For Adult Audiences only
Red Quentin St. George Klaus Paul Stout Saint Allen Lunde Nico Jerry Miller Kringle Don Eggert J.O.E. Mike Clemens Big S Jeff Dickenson Mrs. C Judy Clemens Director Jeff Dickenson Assistant Director Stephanie Adams Costume Designer Donna Foster Lighting Designer Dinah Russell Stage Manager Dinah Russell Light & Sound Op. Dinah Russell Poster Art Jeff Dickenson
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues & Seven Santas--Two Plays by Jeff Goode
1214 Meridian Street
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
December 7-8 & 13-15: The Eight: Reindeer Monologues & Seven Santas--Two Plays by Jeff Goode, NOT FOR CHILDREN, Alpha Stage Productions at Renaissance Theatre, Alpha Stage 1214 Meridian Street.
Red ...... Wayne Miller
Klaus ...... Todd Hess
Saint ...... Jeremy Woods
NiQ ...... Mel White
Kringle ...... Tom Voight
J.O.E. ...... Tanja Miller
Big S ...... Daniel Yearta
Mrs. Claus ...... Mandy Hughes