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Portland, Oregon
July 25, 2007

7824 SE 34th

Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.


Chicago, Illinois
November 23 - December 30, 2007

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
  • 9 Shows to Make Your Season Bright
    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.

    Directed by Robert Bouwman

    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


    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    November 30 - December 22, 2007

    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

    Production Staff
    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


    Los Angeles, California
    December 1-22, 2007

    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


    Chico, California
    December 7-15, 2007

    2201 Pillsbury Road

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 10:30 p.m.


    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
    7 Santas
    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


    Huntsville, Alabama
    December 7-15, 2007

    The Eight: Reindeer Monologues & Seven Santas--Two Plays by Jeff Goode

    Alpha Stage
    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.

    Directed by Criss Ashwell
    Assisted by Tanja Miller

    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