COMPANY

Aiesha Dukes (Wongette) 

 

Aiesha Dukes is a Brooklyn Based performer/choreographer who is consistently involved with several freelance projects both locally and nationally. Some of her most recent credits include her lead role the national tour of 'Lift Every Voice' with Bright Star Theater, her web series appearance on WTF(why the face) as the sassy receptionist Trini, and her regular local gigs with the metal/R&B fusion band 'Badass Beauty'. 

 

In her free time, of which she has little, she enjoys traveling to increase her fluency in Spanish and French, as well as writing songs on the guitar. She is nothing short of thrilled to be appearing for her 2nd time in this run of Wongo.

Maya Hana Evans (Wongette)

 

Since earning her BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Maya has primarily worked as a director/teaching artist with several companies in New York & Chicago including: Windy City Music Theater (The Sound of Music, Narnia), Porchlight Music Theatre (Side Show), The Dreamscape Theatre (In Fields Where They Lay, The Improbable Fall, Rise, & Fall of John Law, The Young Folk), White Plains Performing Arts Center (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, High School Musical), and Art House Productions (Bring It On). 

 

She also assisted the production designer for Puffs: or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic currently running Off-Broadway at the Elektra Theater. Maya is over the moon about joining such a unique mission, and very proud to work with this stellar group of artists!

(www.mayahanaevans.com)

Miki Hellerbach (Ric Rogers) 

 

Miki Hellerbach is very happy to make his return to Wongo as he was with the show for its last run at Brooklyn Fireproof. He was also recently in Goondnight Moon at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, New Jersey. He graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Miami. Check out his original music at

soundcloud.com/bmore_miki_g.

 

Much thanks to Dave for the opportunity to enter this world again!

Jenna Marcello (Wongette/Queen Rita Understudy)

 

Jenna Marcello is super excited to be joining the Wild Women of Planet Wongo again after opening with the company a year and half ago. She's especially thankful to her cast who are absolutely amazing people on and off and the stage.

 

Jenna is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy here in New York City. She would like to thank her friends and family for literally everything. Thankful today and everyday.

KC Morse (Wongette)

KC Morse is delighted to be a part of the Wild Women of Planet Wongo world! Recent credits include: DREAMGIRLS (Lorrelle) with Clocktower Players, ROMEO AND JULIET (Samson) at Muhlenberg College, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (ensemble) at Muhlenberg College (SMT), and IPHIGENIA (Chrysothemis) at Muhlenberg College. She has a BA in Theater and English from Muhlenberg College and has studied Commedia at the Accademia Del'Arte in Arezzo, Italy.

Amanda Nicholas (Queen Rita) 

 

Amanda Nicholas is a Colorado girl turned New Yorker with a penchant for parodying. She's so excited to get to work with all these gloriously tall women...and the men too, she guesses. She just finished a three-year run of popping pills and giving face as Jessie Spano in Bayside! The Musical!, and she's so excited to take on another powerfully parodied lady. Thanks be to the Great Mama for this opportunity, and love and cuddles to the cast, crew, and her amazing support system.

 

Find out more about Amanda

at www.AmandaNicholas.com.

Marta Rymer (Wongette)

Marta Rymer brings her special brand of bubbly kindness to all she does as an accomplished actress, singer, dancer, and violinist, a true quadruple talent. Marta was home schooled and is making up for lost time by being everyone’s best friend. She can be your best friend too! Rymer is a Boston native based in New York City, but she hits the road often, embracing her love of travel. Marta is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and has over 10 years experience doing improv in an interactive theatre environment. She enjoys long hikes in the woods, dancing for joy, chamber music sightreading parties, and eating all the sugar there is. 

 

www.martarymer.com

Howie Schaal (Louie LaFever)

Howie Schaal is very excited to take his second trip back to the Planet Wongo after a successful run last year playing Louie LaFever. He is a graduate from Pace University with a BFA in Acting and was last seen in NYC as a cover for the role of Brian Burtleman in the off-Broadway That Bachelorette Show. Other NYC credits: Kiss Me Kate(Harry Trevor/Baptista), Queens Boulevard(Cabbie/Doctor), OY!(Murry),  Julius Caesar(Casca). Regional Credits: Side Show(Boss), Into the Woods(Stepmother), Urinetown(Cladwell), Love’s Labour’s Lost(Boyet).  TV and Film credits: Oiled Up, Datin Marvin, Where’s Johnny Fleischmann, Have You seen Calvin, Mysteries at the Castle(Martin Luther).

CREATIVE TEAM

Steve Mackes – Book

Ben Budick, Steve Mackes and Dave Ogrin – Lyrics

Dave Ogrin – Music

David Rigano – Director

Juson Williams – Choreographer

Paul Rigano - Musical Director

Emily Grayson – Production Supervisor/Stage Manager

Patrick Harnett-Marshall – Assistant Stage Manager

Ido Levran – Video and Sound Design

Rudy Agresta - Animations

Lisa Hufnagel – Lighting Design

Rob Dutiel – Set Design/Props

Elise VanderKley – Costume Construction

Marsh Shugart – Makeup and Wig Design

Stephanie Courtney – Assistant Choreographer

Jeremiah Neal – Sound Board Operator

Sonja Einem – Wardrobe

Nick Mangione – Male Understudy/Crew

Anna Krutsenko - Crew

Sophie Silleck - Crew

Amanda Bohan Marketing – Advertising & Marketing

Chris Longo – Geek Marketing and Website

Todd Johnson – Graphics

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