Episode 22 – All the Whos in Whoville

Episode 22 – All the Whos in Whoville

If you’re looking for a nerdy way to kick off your holiday season, there’s not a better one than hitting up the Iroquois Amphitheater tonight (11/19) at 7:30 and tomorrow (11/20) at 7:30 as well. Todd Zeigler wrote and stars in a local theater production that marries Doctor Who and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The show is a perfect outing for adults and families alike.

Over the course of the two-hour performance, the audience experiences an incredibly written yarn that pits the Doctor – and his many iterations – against the classic Christmas foe, The Grinch. Both the Doctor Who devotee and your average nerd who’s only experienced The Grinch in yuletide history will enjoy this humorous, riveting, and charming play.

Buy your tickets now! 

Mike & Jonathan had a chance to sit down with Todd after seeing an earlier performance today and we discussed how awesome it was and how Doctor Who and Dr. Seuss make for an amazing mashup.


  • Introductions
  • What is All the Whos in Whoville?
  • When are the next showings?
  • Mike admits he is not a Doctor Who fan
  • David Thurmond, one of the co-stars, talks about his character
  • The rivalry among the Doctors
  • Learning about Doctor Who as an actor about to play the Doctor
  • David’s resemblance to the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi
  • Reading the script without knowledge of the Doctor Who series
  • Riffing off the show and incorporating stuff into the play
  • Working with the BBC and their support
  • Seeing the play without knowledge of Doctor Who
  • David has to leave but plugs a couple shows he is choreographing elsewhere: Fiddler on the Roof & Annie
  • The plot of the play being a great story, even without getting the references
  • Todd does a terrible southern accent
  • This story being one of “What Happens Next? after the redemption of The Grinch and the themes of both meshing very well
  • The production capturing the attention of both adults and children
  • What the hell is “wibbly wobbly”?
  • Children following along and enjoying the show
  • Jonathan’s impressions and it feeling like an episode of the TV show
  • A greater message within the story
  • Some Doctor Who discussion
  • Go check it out!

You can buy tickets for the show at the Iroquois Amphitheater website or in person!

The Crew:

  • Mike Pfaff
  • Jonathan Meadows

Intro / Outro music is The White of Noon by STRFKR, graciously provided by Polyvinyl Records.

Mike Pfaff

Mike is the co-founder of Nerd Louisville and still volunteers from time-to-time. He's been a nerd since he was first introduced to Dungeons & Dragons when he was a wee lad and continues playing to this day. You can play games with him at Slur Your Role or other Nerd Louisville events.