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
In times like these, live performance might seem enticing as a form of escapism from the outside world. Last Friday night, I went looking for a bit of escapism and found Wild Women of Planet Wongo, fresh into its Chicago run. Immersive is an understatement. From the minute you walk into the performance space, you find yourself in a completely different realm entirely opposite from your own. The pre-show area is set up like an old sitcom from the sixties, complete with couches
Before the sun had even risen on Wednesday, some of the cast and crew were setting up behind the scenes at WCIU. Jen Connor was polishing her tiara alongside Sabrina Harms who was applying her green eyelashes in the dressing room, and James Mueller was checking if either of them would like coffee as any good manslave should. The cast was preparing for their performance on The Jam, an exciting opportunity to showcase our eccentric show! Once everyone was in costumed, the show
The latest issue of SCI FI recently appeared in the office of our fearless leaders of Planet Wongo, and it features our retro-futuristic fantasy! SCI FI is a print-only publication with a circulation of approximately sixty thousand customers throughout North America. This magazine covers everything to do with science fiction, including movies, TV, online services, books, and now an immersive musical. Chicago Readies for Wongo Tango is about the Chicago production of Wild Wome
As I entered the tech run for The Wild Women of Planet Wongo I had no idea what to expect. Smoke machines blew fog into the space, which was covered with painted mountains and screens projecting the image of another planet. Wongettes stood in half costumes, and two brave astronauts sat crosslegged on the floor laughing with them about something in the script. Though some of the costumes were not fully complete in time for the run, every Wongo Woman had a towering purple wig a
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 full of great Dance Clubs …. Smart Bar, The Mid, Beauty Bar just to name a few. But did you know that the most underground dance party of all is happening this summer at Wild Women Of Planet Wongo? That’s right. Where else can you get your groove on with purple and green alien women, sip frosty green Wongotinis and enjoy the craziest interactive show you will ever see? Only in the lower level of the Chopin Theatre, Wicker Park where the Wongo lounge will be rocking
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
So what are the best cocktails in Chicago that you probably have never heard of ….
yet? Wongotinis of course … those deliciously mysterious green glowing cocktails of
the show Wild Women Of Planet Wongo. Wongo is an immersive musical sci-fi spoof now making its way to the Chopin
Theater in Chicago for a summer 2018 run after a long successful run in New York City.
Wongotinis will flow in the lower level lounge bar and audiences can enjoy them
while watching and particip
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