Pagans on Bobsleds XXVII: Manger Zone presented by Red Octopus

Image may contain: 2 people, people standing and outdoorRed Octopus Theater’s Pagans on Bobsleds XXVII: Manger Zone! will run December 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street in downtown Little Rock. 

Doors will open at 7:15 PM and the show will start at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military and students.  There are no reservations, tickets may only be purchased at the door before each show. The show is recommended for mature audiences, children under 18 will be charged $327. Cash, Credit and NFC payments accepted.

Red Octopus celebrates twenty-eight years of holiday fun and foolishness on stage this year with its newest sketch comedy show, Pagans on Bobsleds XXVIII: Manger Zone!  Santa’s elite school of reindeer pilots must duke it out to see who is “TOP BUCK”. Meanwhile, some old-time favorite sketches will be on display as well as some brand new holiday sketches that are sure to become audience favorites.  

The cast will showcase Courtney Beard, Alli Clark Howland, Josh Doering, Scott Dombroski, Sarena Dombroski, Drew Ellis, Anderson Penix, and Jason Willey with special guest, Luke “Ramthor” Rowlan.  

The show is recommended for adults and includes bawdy talk, adult deer situations and brief reindeer nudity.

Red Octopus Theater has been performing original, live sketch comedy for almost 30 years in Central Arkansas and beyond.  For more information please contact Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896 or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com. Red Octopus is also online at www.redoctopustheater.com.

Boo! Who?! as Red Octopus Theater returns to stage for Halloween Show

Red Octopus Theater’s new Halloween show, Boo! Who?! runs October 24 – 26, at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street in downtown Little Rock, AR. Doors will open at 7:15PM and the show will start at 8:00PM.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military and students. No reservations, tickets may only be purchased at the door before each show. If you wear a costume, you get $2 off your admission price. The show is recommended for mature audiences, children under 18 will be charged $199. Cash, Credit and NFC accepted.

Red Octopus will present another spooky, fun filled sketch comedy show concerning all things ghoulish and garish. The cast will showcase: Courtney Beard, Josh Doering, Drew Ellis, Jeremiah James Herman, Anderson Penix, and Jason Willey with special guest, Luke “Ramthor” Rowlan. The show is recommended for adults and includes bawdy talk, adult situations and spectral nudity.

Red Octopus Theater has been performing original, live sketch comedy for almost 30 years in Central Arkansas and the beyond. For more information please contact Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896, or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com. Red Octopus is also online at www.redoctopustheater.com.

Experience OCTOPI IN THE OUTFIELD with Red Octopus Theater

(L to R) Jeremiah Herman, Josh Doering, Sam Grubb and Anderson Penix of Red Octopus Theater are suited up for Octopi in the Outfield, an all new live sketch comedy show running May 16-18, 2019.

This weekend, Red Octopus Theater presents Octopi in the Outfield an all new, original, live sketch comedy show.

Octopi in the Outfield runs May 16, 17, 18 2019 at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR.

Doors will open at 7:15PM and the show will start at 8:00PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military and students.  No reservations, tickets may only be purchased at the door before each show.

The show is recommended for mature audiences, children under 18 will be charged $914.

Red Octopus is excited to return for the 28th year with its first show of 2019,  Octopi in the Outfield, a loosely baseball themed sketch comedy filled with nostalgia and laughs.  The troupe will take a look at parents at t-ball, online dating, new parents and the struggles of public teachers.

The cast of candidates includes Courtney Beard, Alli Clark Howland, Josh Doering, Sam Grubb, Jeremiah James Herman, Anderson Penix, and Jason Willey with special guest, Luke “Ramthor” Rowlan.

Performances are open to all ages, but recommended for mature audiences due to adult language and situations. Again, child tickets are $914.

This Weekend only – Pagans on Bobsleds XXV! as only Red Octopus can bring it!

Red Octopus Theater presents Pagans on Bobsleds is XXV! A holiday tradition for many, Red Octopus theater is proud to present Pagans on Bobsleds XXV!

Pagans on Bobsleds XXV! will be performed December 8, 9, 10, 2016 at The PUBLIC Theater, 616 Center St., in downtown Little Rock. Shows will start at 8PM and doors will open at 7:30PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, students & active military and veterans. No reservations are necessary and there will be refreshments available. The show is recommended for mature audiences, child tickets are $496.  (If you tell them Jason Willey sent you, you might get a kid in for a discounted price of $377.)

Pagans on Bobsleds started twenty-five years ago by a bunch of a actors, writers, artists and plain weirdos looking to do something that wasn’t happening in the local arts scene. Since then, this yearly cacophony of holiday themed sketch comedy has become a tradition not only for the members of Red Octopus, but for many of their fans. Through the years, the Pagans On Bobsleds cast has included over 100 different actors, writers, musicians and artists.

The show started long before any of the current cast was in Red Octopus and before a few of them were born. With timeless favorites like Santa-man, Fruitcake, Frosty, the Choirs and the Pagans on Bobsleds song, this show will also feature new material from The Old Lady, Hermes the Elf and a special tribute to Santa. So we invite everyone to come celebrate twenty-five years of Pagans on Bobsleds this holiday season!

The cast includes Alli Clark, Lesley Dancer, Josh Doering, Scott Dombroski, Drew Ellis, Sam Grubb, Jeremiah Herman, Anderson Penix, Evan Tanner, Jason Thompson and Jason Willey with special help from Michael Goodbar, Luke Rowlan and Christina Wang.

For more information please contact Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896, or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com. Red Octopus is also online at www.redoctopustheater.com. To contact The PUBLIC Theatre, call 374-PLAY.

Pagans on Bobsleds XXIV: One More Splash! pays tribute to late, great Sandy Baskin

ROT Pagans SandyPagans on Bobsleds XXIV: One More Splash! is newest installment in the long running holiday tradition for Red Octopus Theater. Pagans on Bobsleds XXIV: One More Splash! will run December 10-12, 2015 at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR.  Doors will open at 7:30PM and the show will start at 8:00PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military and students.  Tickets are general admission, no reservations and there will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences, child tickets are $490.

Pagans on Bobsleds XXIV: One More Splash! a memorial to Sandy Baskin, long time head writer and director of Red Octopus Theater, who passed away earlier this year.  There is no adequate way to measure the influence Sandy Baskin had on the central Arkansas performing arts community and countless actors in her 3 decades of performing, writing and directing.  Sandy Baskin performed with Red Octopus theater for over 20 years and for much of that time was the head writer and director of countless live sketch comedy shows, short films and other performances.  Ms. Baskin may have left this plane of existence, but she will always be the head redhead in Red Octopus.

This year, Pagans on Bobsleds, the long running Red Octopu holiday tradition, will be a greatest hits of Sandy’s  favorites including Fauzio’s, The Nutcracker Suite, Elves What Woo, The Old Lady, They’re Having Eggnog, Devil Hound, Santaman, Fruitcake and many more. Unfortunately, due to her passing, Sandy really left the other Octopi in a lurch for a funny lady with a red bouffant that can cuss like a sailor.  That role is in a lot of these sketches, but  Red Octopus thought, the only thing to do without Sandy Baskin, was to make everyone try to fill her comedy shoes.  It will take a cast of 12 including Frank Butler, Alli Clark, Brian Chambers, Sarah Cunningham, Lesley Dancer, Michael Goodbar, Jeremiah Herman, Nichole Henry, Anderson Penix, Luke Rowlan, Brittany Sparkles, Evan Tanner, Jason Thompson and Jason Willey

Current Executive Director of Red Octopus, Jason Willey said, “Sandy loved hanging out with her people and often she’d say she was just going to have “one more splash” before we called it a night. That usually turned into another hour and a lot of laughs. Everyone in Red Octopus will miss having one more splash with Baskin.  We thought, that’s what this show should be for Red Octopus and our fans, one last splash, for Baskin.”

Red Octopus Theater looks forward to seeing all our friends and fans for Pagans on Bobsleds XXIV: One More Splash, a tribute to the one and only Sandy Baskin.

For more information please contact Jason Willey, Executive Director, Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896, or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com. Red Octopus is also online atwww.redoctopustheater.com.

To contact The PUBLIC Theatre, call 374-PLAY.

 

Red Octopus is doing the “Electrick Boo-galoo”

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Photo by Sarena Kaye (LtoR) Scott Dombrowski, Jason Willey, Sara Cunningham, Michael Goodbar, Alli Clark and Anderson Penix pose as characters from the upcoming Red Octopus Theater Halloween show “Electrick Boo-galoo!”

Electrick Boo-galoo!, the new original sketch comedy show by Red Octopus Theater, runs through October 24, 2015, at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock.  Doors will open at 7:30PM and the show will start at 8:00PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military, students and anyone in costume.  No reservations or online ticketing and there will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences, child tickets are $876.

Red Octopus Theater is one of the oldest and scariest sketch comedy troupes in the nation having continuously performed since 1991.  This year’s Halloween show promises to be one of their battiest original shows ever.

Creepy comedy will commence with a fireside chat with the president in “The State of Breakfast”.  Things will get weird in the “The Witchiest Witch Doctor” and even weirder in the new game show, “Find Me A Cult.”  But don’t worry, if you aren’t freaked out by that, you will be by “Pumpkin Spice Apocalypse” and “The Camp Fire Gories”  There will also be some serious political insights in “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Rose.” A special old lady will be making an appearance, along with a few other crowd favorites that it just wouldn’t be Halloween without.

The cast includes Alli Clark, Sarah Cunningham, Scott Dombroski, Michael Goodbar, Sam Grubb, Nichole Henry, Anderson Penix and Jason Willey with special guest, Luke “Ramthor” Rowlan. Performances are open to all ages, but recommended for mature audiences because of adult language and situations, again, child tickets are $867.

Red Octopus will begin working on their annual holiday show, Pagans on Bobsleds XXIV, almost immediately following Electrick Boo-galoo! and it will run December 9-12, 2015.

For more information please contact Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896, or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com. Red Octopus is also online at www.redoctopustheater.com.

The Peeps Show is latest offering from Red Octopus

The Peeps Show, a new original sketch comedy show by Red Octopus Theater, will run April 24, 25, 30 and May 1, 2, at The PUBLIC Theatre, located at 616 Center Street, in downtown Little Rock, AR.  Doors will open at 7:30PM and the show will start at 8:00PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military and students and are available before the show.  No reservations are necessary and there will be refreshments available.  The show is recommended for mature audiences, children tickets are $549.

Red Octopus Theater, performing since 1991, starts off their 2015 season with The Peeps Show, a show about spring, warm weather, rebirth and marshmallow candies.  The Peeps Show will also begin a series of productions featuring aspiring Red Octopus members.

The Peeps Show will feature five new faces for audience members as well as a strong cast of veteran performers.  New performers auditioned earlier in 2015 for a spot in a Red Octopus show and perhaps an invitation to join the regular cast.

Jason Willey, Red Octopus Board Member said, “Sketch comedy and theater, in general, need new blood to keep it going and to keep it fresh.  We held auditions after getting a lot inquiries and we found some funny people.  Hopefully, we won’t scare them all off.”

The Peeps Show will exam the many facets of Spring, sparing no one or thing in it’s path.  Religious themes pop up in “Jesus Saves”, about the onslaught of retail business on holidays.  The show will feature live coverage of the Arkansas Legislature in, “So This Is What They Did Now…”  The children’s PBS show “Bumblechunks & Friends” will teach kids about Easter around the world.  And Park rangers, Thomas and Tom will get you ready for your “first date hike” up Petit Jean in “Love at the Top.”  There will be some old favorites mixed in and a bunch of new material all lampooning all your favorite things to love and hate about the change in seasons.  So come out and support live sketch comedy with Red Octopus Theater.

The cast includes Brian Chambers, Alli Clark, Drew Ellis, Michael Goodbar, Evan Tanner, David Weatherly and Jason Willey and featuring Scott Dombroski, Sam Grubb, Nichole Henry, Jeremiah James Herman and Anderson Penix.. Performances are open to all ages, but recommended for mature audiences because of adult language and situations, again, child tickets are $549.

For more information please contact Red Octopus Theater at (501) 291-3896, or RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com. Red Octopus is also online at www.redoctopustheater.com.