For the past two months, The Wild Women of Planet Wongo has shown Chicago what would happen if two bumbling astronauts were to land on a purple and green planet of only women. And hilarity did ensue! The show has been busy here, engaging audiences with its zany story, catchy songs, and audience participation. We've had some kind press including WGN and Chicago Sun-Times and several great reviews, including Windy City Times, SCI-FI and Kelly Kleiman, participated in the city l
Production Manager Greg Kolack and Producer Dave Ogrin spent their morning visiting the Chopin Theatre, where Planet Wongo would soon emerge, to discuss some outstanding technical issues. Outside the theatre, the new Planet Wongo poster was on display and postcards were inside. It was nice to see them in place. The Chopin was in the process of clearing out the space to get ready for the immersive production that Greg and Dave were about to bring in. Things were progressing ni
Producer/co-writer Dave Ogrin and director David Rigano rushed (slightly bleary eyed) off their early morning plane from New York City, grabbed the blue line to Belmont and headed over to the Porchlight Theatre rehearsal space where the first day of the Chicago production of Wild Women Of Planet Wongo began. It was the official Meet and Greet and everyone working on the show was invited. Most of the cast attended as did the fabulous design team. After everyone introduced them
Chicago is a city with so much to offer … fantastic food, amazing sites and incredible comedy. With all of that going on, how do you decide what is a cool thing to do in Chicago? It’s easy. Go see the immersive musical sci-fi spoof Wild Women Of Planet Wongo. Amazonian warrior women and their alluring Queen first meet men when two bumbling astronauts crash onto their purple and green planet. While the guys think they’ve discovered paradise, hilarity ensues as the Wild Women
One of the most famous audience interactive experiences has to be the Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you live in or plan to visit Chicago in 2018, the same kind of fun can be found near you at the immersive musical sci-fi spoof Wild Women Of Planet Wongo. Composer Dave Ogrin first saw Rocky Horror at the infamous 8th Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village New York where the dress up fest first started. Dave was immediately struck by the movie’s catchy tunes, wild costumes and i
Do you love Mystery Science Theater 3000? Do you love watching cheesy B-movies while you get to talk back and say crazy things to the actors? Then you are going to love Wild Women Of Planet Wongo, the immersive sci-fi musical spoof. Wongo is making its way to the Chopin Theater in Chicago for a summer 2018 run after a long success in New York City. The New York Theatre Review said “Wild Women of Planet Wongo is offering nightly rides to planet fun. A retro-futuristic immersiv
Looking for fun things to do in Chicago this summer? It’s hard to have more fun than you’ll have experiencing the immersive sci-fi musical spoof Wild Women Of Planet Wongo which makes its way to the Chopin Theatre summer 2018 run after a long success in New York City. Geeks of Doom wrote that Wongo is “90+ minutes of craziness, costumes, and hilarious songs that allows guests to be a part of the performance. Combining the classic sci-fi vibe of the late 50s and early 60s, the
Looking for an interactive theater experience in Chicago? Wild Women of Planet Wongo is a campy musical comedy adventure that will have you drinking Wongotinis and mingling with the women of Wongo! So let your hair down and join us for an immersive theater experience you'll never forget. With catchy music and talented, engaging actors, you'll be entranced to drink Wongotinis, dance with strangers, and fall in love with immersive theater! Below is a great review from Kaila M.