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10/27/07: A Halloween Song - a song by Richard Levinson
 4/05/08: An Easter Song - a song by Richard Levinson
07/12/08: Patrick Duffy Pays Tribute - Patrick Duffy pays tribute to fallen serials at the 3rd Annual Thurstys
07/12/08: The Proposal Song - a song at the 3rd Annual Thurstys becomes a real marriage proposal!
10/18/08: Biting Political Satire - a song by Richard Levinson
 2/21/09: High Five City - celebrations at our 100th episode
 4/04/09: All The Leaves Are Brown - Terry helps us pass time at vote count
 4/11/09: Dear Back Pain - Joe Hernandez-Kolski wites a breakup letter
 5/02/09: Klagdor & Keely - Klagdor the aspiring-actor robot auditions for "Louis & Keely"
 4/02/11: Send in the Carnies - a song by Richard Levinson
 5/28/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Bad Karma
 6/25/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Cannibal
10/08/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hell on Heels
 2/11/12: Elvis Prestello: Tramp the Dirt Down
 4/21/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Backstabber Lady
 6/09/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Do It Like a Dude
10/06/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Promises
10/20/12: The Hip News: Vote Dizzy - The Hip News swings the election!
 2/23/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hey, Big Spender
 3/02/13: Bela Lugosi's Passion - Cabaret act For Lovers Only combines two great songs.
 4/27/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Black Sheep
 7/13/13: Joe Dances Dirty - Joe Hernandez-Kolski talks about wanting to be Patrick Swayze
 7/20/13: The Engagement Dance of Walter Trey Perkins & Donnelle Fuller - Our second live-on-stage real-life proposal!
 9/28/13: Russell Sings - Cub Sinatra
10/19/13: Only a Lad - Marz Richards sings to round out your evening.
11/23/13: Karl and Little Joey - Karl describes an outrageous act to his pal Joey.
12/07/13: Karl and Little Joey Apologize - An abject Karl apologizes for last week's act.
12/14/13: Smooth Movementz - The dancing sensation that's sweeping the nation.
02/15/14: For Singles Only - Marz Richards will turn you into a lover.
02/08/14: Khan Khan - A musical number from China: The Whole Enchilada.
02/22/14: Roar and Jump - Michelle Gardner performs dances in American Sign Language.
03/01/14: Smooth Moviementz - Smooth Movementz returns with a salute to the movies.
04/12/14: Lovers Dance Apart - "For Lovers Only" presents a lovers musical mashup.
04/19/14: Giter Brider Itzik & Better Off Without a Wife - The dulcet tones of Bryan Krasner.
04/26/14: Rhune Kincaid - Songs of love and doom.
05/03/14: Zachary Bernstein - Zach sings "I've Got My Eye on You" and "Crispy Crispy Clementine."
05/24/14: Devil Doll - Disturbing doings from Marz Richards.
05/24/14: An Encounter with Sates - Sates sings "Encounter."
07/05/14: Tribute to America - Smooth Movementz presents a July 4 weekend patriotic tribute.
07/19/14: Big Finish - A big finish as many of the Season 9 Nightcaps combine for one mega-Nightcap.
09/13/14: Maral Adams - Stand-up comedy from Maral Adams.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Make Whoopee - Thoughts on the most important part of matrimony.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Cowboy Up - An old cowhand on the Rio Grande.
09/27/14: Glen Frazier - Stand-up comic Glen Frazier.
10/04/14: Milo Martin - Utopian nihilist and master of poetry Milo Martin performs a new work.
10/11/14: Korey Simeone - A short history lesson about fiddle music.
10/25/14: Your Host, Birthday Clown - Birthday Clown performs Renfield's "Stuntshow."
01/31/15: Karl Herlinger & Little Joey's Dating Tips - Questionable advice.
02/21/15: Michelle Gardner - Lip-sync sign language dance.
02/28/15: Before Dawn - Musical duo from Austin, Texas.
03/07/15: For Lovers Only - "Thunderbass" - Another musical mashup from "For Lovers Only."
04/04/15: A Word From the Producers of 99 Seat Theater - We're in the money.
04/11/15: The Awesome Gentleman's Society - Gentrifying the hip-hops.
04/18/15: Zachary Bernstein & Friends & Enemies - A "No Scrubs" musical interlude.
04/25/15: Jeremy Gayhorse & Uni - Famed stallion Jeremy Gayhorse visits with insight and poetry.
05/02/15: Orange Blossom Special - Korey Simeone (fiddle), Ryan Johnson (keyboard) and Chris Novicki (drum).
05/16/15: Smooth TV Movementz - Smooth Movementz returns with their tribute to television.
09/20/15: The Radioactive Chickenheads - Punk band The Radioactive Chickenheads rock the Nightcap.
09/26/15: Tyler Tyler - The magic of Tyler Tyler.
10/03/15: Red Light District - Red Light District perform a stripped-down version of their music.
10/10/15: Korey Simeone - Maybe - Korey Simeone may or may not be our entertainment tonight.
11/21/15: Nikki Muller - The Cole Porter of vagina songs.
12/05/15: Dinah Steward - A jazzy "Ghostbusters" and an original song from this classy vocalist.
12/12/15: Ari Radousky's Game Show Thing - High-speed trivia, loud and lightning-fast! Can YOU keep up with Ari?
12/19/15: Smooth Movementz - They're back with a salute to one-hit wonders!
02/20/16: Einstein's Girl - Science and romance collide in this musical performance.
02/27/16: Brendan Sings Bowie - Brendan Hunt and Zachary Bernstein pay tribute to the Starman.
03/12/16: Smokey Miles - Three bespoke songs from the human alter-ego of cult-favorite Count Smokula.
04/16/16: Brandon McCulloch - Three songs from balladeer Brandon McCulloch.
10/08/16: Doa Oxford - Doa Oxford sings "Something You Got"
10/15/16: Nate Shelkey - Nate performs the seasonally appropriate "Halloween 1987."
10/22/16: les petits guignolers - in "La Petit Mort" (The Little Death).
10/29/16: SKULLDUGGERY: "Eight Phases" - A musical number from our mainstage show, a prequel to Hamlet.
11/12/16: R.J. Comer - The Gentleman Outlaw sings "Smothered," "Leave Your Light On" and "St. James Infirmary"
02/04/17: Host Segment: Victor Isaac - Handsome can't compensate for some things.
02/25/17: Michelle Gardner: "Creep" & "F*** You" - w/Rodnesha K. Green, Monica Greene & Cj Merriman.
04/08/17: Amir Levi w/Brenda Varda - Excerpts from Amir Levi's cabaret show, with Brenda Varda on keys.
04/15/17: Joe Hernandez-Kolski: "Letter to My Future Wife" - Award-winning Spoken word artist Joe H-K returns.
04/22/17: Ian Smith - Original music.
04/29/17: Tina B. - Spoken word artist Tina B.

BULL
written by Nathan Wellman
directed by Bryan Bellomo
(Ep. 1 directed by Colin Willkie)

Sometimes a mouthful of grass just isn't enough.

5 Episodes
Original Run: 2 Eps, 4/26/14  - 5/3/14
Playoffs Run: 3 Eps, 5/24/14 - 7/5/14

EPISODE ONE (4/26/14)

SUMMARY:  The cows working at a big corporation are content to keep their heads down and work hard for Mr. Jackson, but Johnny the Bull has just seen a bullfight, and was transfixed.  The others warn Johnny not to make waves, but their caution is for naught as two of their number are casually led to slaughter by Mr. Jackson and replaced by clueless newcomers.  An increasingly agitated Johnny relates how when he was a kid, he wanted to grow up to be a kitten - and his parents encouraged him, instead of telling him the truth: that he was NEVER going to be a kitten.  Enraged and frustrated with his life, Johnny loses control and gores Mr. Jackson.  But suddenly, the matador he was obsessing over with arrives, and hypnotically lures Johnny away with him to the ring, where the matador promises him that he'll no longer be anonymous... everybody will be screaming his name.

Photos by Joseling Jolieth

EPISODE TWO (5/3/14)

SUMMARY:  Johnny is now a prisoner of the bullfight, but he doesn't see it that way.  Oblivious to the suffering and broken souls all around him, Johnny is excited that he's going to be getting paid to kill stuff.  As he rants, a despairing bull named Max who is next up in the ring repeatedly attempts to make out his will, while the Matador breaks the spirit of a wild horse, who joins his fellow horses as fanatical religious devotees of the Matador.  Johnny's rantings- or is it one last attempt to deny his impending doom? - finally fire up Max, who charges into the bullfight with one last burst of fiery spirit.  But, as reported by the Matador's way-too-faithful dog, Lucky, Max is quickly killed.  Stunned, Johnny sits down, quiet and still for the first time since arriving... and begins to make out his will.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE THREE (5/24/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 2!

SUMMARY:  The bullfight begins, and the Matador expertly gets under Johnny's skin, berating him and stoking both his anger and his feelings of worthlessness... and each round is, perversely, punctuated by cheerful commercial advertisements from the ring's Announcer.  The Matador stabs Johnny several times, and is ready for the kill... when suddenly, Johnny changes the game by looking the Matador in the eye.  They never look him in the eye.  Suddenly and improbably, Johnny has the upper hand and manages to gore the Matador... much to the shock of the Announcer.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE FOUR (6/28/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 3!

SUMMARY:  Johnny is taken to live out the rest of his days in alleged comfort at a nursing home for animals.  However, an animal revolution is brewing, inspired by Johnny's triumph over the Matador.  The Exec in charge at the rest home offers Johnny a contract: he can live out his days in comfort... in exchange for lying low and not making any inflammatory statements or taking any political actions.  Suddenly, Parker bursts in; inspired by Johnny, he's wild again.  Johnny is confused over all the attenion, protesting that he's just an asshole... but when he sees the brutal conditions at the nursing home, and his ego ultimately buoyed by the other animals now looking to him for inspiration, Johnny rejects the contract and embraces his new role as a revolutionary leader.

A rooster (Cj Merriman) sings of the incipient animal revolution. The Young Executive oversees things at the animal rest home. (L-R: Abraham Benrubi, Dana DeRuyck, Zachary Bernstein & Nathan Wellman) The Rooster defends her turf while Mac (Josh Benton) delivers a warning to Johnny. Johnny rejects the Exec's deal and embraces her new role as the animal savior. (L-R: Marian Gonzalez, Heather Schmidt, Natalie Rose, Dana DeRuyck, Nathan Wellman & Zachary Bernstein)

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE FIVE (7/5/14) - PLAYOFFS WEEK 4!

SUMMARY:  Johnny leads the animals in rounding up the humans, but Johnny's bluster has unintended consequences as the revolution turns violent.  Orders to keep the humans alive are initially obeyed, but the animals' anger soon bubbles over and a mass slaughter begins.  When Johnny tries to put a stop to it, he finds his role as leader is no longer respected, and his own life is in danger.  As the mindless Sheep bay for blood, Johnny rescues a clueless, overprivileged human couple, and steels himself to combat the revolution he started.

Clueless socialites Mr. & Mrs. Rich Schmore and their butler. (L-R: Carrie Karanene, Douglas Gabrielle & Eric Curtis Johnson) Their lives are just so, so easy. Johnny begins to regret the violence he's instigated, as the sheep look on. Johnny saves the Schmoe's lives, now stanidng in opposition to the revolution he started.

Photos by Aaron Francis

CAST

Heather Schmidt

Bull (Eps. 1-5)

Dana DeRuyck

Betsy (Ep. 1)
Lucky (Ep. 2)
Cow (Ep. 4)

Lauren Van Kurin

Mary (Ep. 1)
Other Rooster (Ep. 4)
Other Sheep (Ep. 5)

Bruno Oliver

Dale (Ep. 1)

JJ Mayes

Larry (Ep. 1)

Will McMichael

Ed (Ep. 1)
Parker (Eps. 2 & 4)

KJ Middlebrooks

Parker (Ep. 5)

J.R. Esposito

Mr. Jackson (Ep. 1)

Sean Pritchett

Matador (Eps. 1-3)

Matt Merchant

Max (Ep. 2)

Julia Griswold

Bimbo Cow / Cowgirl (Ep. 2)

Bryan Bellomo

Bimbo Cow / Cowboy (Ep. 2)

Bart Tangredi

Richard (Ep. 2)

Bruno Oliver

Ricky (Ep. 2)

Alyssa Preston

Belinda (Ep. 2)

Bruno Oliver

Announcer (Ep. 3)
Franny (Ep. 5)

Cj Merriman

Rooster (Ep. 4)
Sheep (Ep. 5)

Nathan Wellman

Young Executive (Eps. 4-5)

Joshua Benton

Mac (Ep. 4)

Abraham Benrubi

Old Bull (Ep. 4)

Natalie Rose

Rooster 3 (Ep. 4)
Third Sheep (Ep. 5)

Zachary Bernstein

Cow (Ep. 4)

Erika Rose

Horse (Ep. 4)

Marian Gonzalez

Pig (Ep. 4)

Emily Donn

Sheep (Ep. 4)

Eric Curtis Johnson

Mr. Rich Schmoe (Ep. 5)

Carrie Keranen

Mrs. Rich Schmoe (Ep. 5)

Douglas Gabrielle

Patches (Ep. 5)

Alejandra Bursik-Cervantes

Fourth Sheep (Ep. 5)

David Mayes, Corey Klemow,
Granison Crawford & Erik Engman

Men (Ep. 5)