Book, music and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond
Directed and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell
Scenic design by Scott Davis
Costume design by Theresa Ham
Lighting design by Greg Hofmann
Sound design by Garth Helm
by Mike Tutaj
Musical supervision by Doug Peck
Musical direction by Remy Kurs
Lillian Castillo (Constance) is based out of Chicago and is excited to make her New York debut with MCC. She is even more thrilled to be here with this crazy beautiful piece. Credits include: Ride the Cyclone, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits and Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Sister Act and Man of La Mancha (The Marriott Theater); Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure (Chicago Children’s Theater); Hairspray, Sleeping Beauty and West Side Story (Drury Lane Theater); Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Emerald City); In The Heights (Paramount Theater). Other Regional Credits: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Milwaukee Rep); Hairspray and Glorious! (Arkansas Rep); Hairspray (Phoenix Theater); Macbeth, Fiddler on the Roof, Great Expectations a New Musical, HMS Pinafore, The Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors, Lend Me A Tenor: The Musical, The Matchmaker and School for Wives (The Utah Shakespeare Festival).
Gus Halper (Misha) stars alongside Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer in David Gordon Green’s upcoming film GOAT that premiered at Sundance this year. He can currently be seen in a recurring role on the Starz hit show POWER, produced by 50 Cent. Additional TV credits include the lead role in the ABC pilot KINGMAKERS, a recurring role in TNT’s PUBLIC MORALS and an upcoming guest spot on PBS’ MERCY STREET. Gus is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Karl Hamilton (Karnak) reprises his role from the remarkably successful run at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. His Regional credits include: All the Way and Living on Love (Asolo Rep - Sarasota, FL) and Mamma Mia! (Tropicana - Las Vegas, NV). While his Chicago credits include: The Most Happy Fella (Ravinia Festival), The Jungle Book and By the Music of the Spheres (Goodman), The Three Musketeers, The Merry Wives of Windsor and As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) A Christmas Carol, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Mame (Drury Lane Oakbrook), For the Boys, The Full Monty and Shenandoah (Marriott), The Christmas Schooner and The Addams Family (Mercury) which earned him a Jeff Nomination for his portrayal of Gomez.
Johnny Newcomb (Male Understudy) made his Broadway debut in The Last Ship (Music by Sting, Dir. by Joe Mantello) with which he also performed on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. He appeared in the Broadway National Tour of Green Day's American Idiot, The Public Theater's production of Into The Woods, and recently starred as Roger in RENT at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe under Creative Guidance of Original Broadway Cast member Anthony Rapp. Regional favorites include Spring Awakening (Melchior) and Next to Normal (Henry) at ZACH Theatre in Austin, TX, and RENT (Roger) at Ivoryton Playhouse in CT. All my love and thanks to Mom & Dad, my beautiful sisters, Telsey + Company, MCC Theater and Gotham Talent Agency. www.johnnynewcomb.com Instagram: johnnynewcomb
Emily Rohm (Jane Doe) is based in Chicago, where her recent credits include Jane Doe in the US premiere of Ride the Cyclone (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Arminy in Carousel (Lyric Opera), and the title role in Mary Poppins (Paramount Theatre). Other favorite roles include Marian Paroo in The Music Man (Paramount Theatre), Jane Ashton in Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre), Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Cosette in Les Miserables, and Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Drury Lane Oakbrook). Emily appeared in the off-Broadway production of Creature, the Rock Opera and as Baby Blue in the world premiere and cast album of the opera Dreaming Blue. She earned her B.A. in Music Theatre from Lawrence University in Wisconsin. Emily is also the owner of Röhm, a clothing design label that specializes in handmade bridal garments.
Tiffany Tatreau (Ocean) is making her New York debut and is thrilled to be here with this story and team. Recent credits: U.S. premiere of Ride the Cyclone as Ocean O’Connell Rosenberg (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Shelley Parker in Griffin Theatre's Bat Boy; Mary Robert in Sister Act, Anna in Spring Awakening (Marriott Theatre); Fan/Belinda in A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane Oakbrook). She earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. Love and thanks to her family and friends for their support on the ride. tiffanytatreau.com
Emily Walton (Female Understudy) is very happy to be making her MCC debut with Ride the Cyclone. Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, August: Osage County. Off-Broadway: Drama Desk-nominated revival of Women Without Men (Mint Theater Company), Eager to Lose: A Burlesque Farce in Rhyming Verse (Ars Nova), The Shaggs and Saved (both at Playwrights Horizons), Cactus Flower (West Side Theatre), and The Deepest Play Ever (New Ohio Theatre). Favorite regional credits include A Little More Alive (Barrington Stage Co.), The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep), Third (Two River Theater), and The Wizard of Oz (Sacramento Music Circus). Film/TV: 5 Doctors, Blue Angel (starring Stanley Tucci), and TBS' Search Party. Emily is also a singer-songwriter and will be recording her first full-length album of original music this fall! Check her out at ladyemilywalton.com. Thanks to everyone involved in this show, WTG, family, friends, and Drew!
Kholby Wardell (Noel) makes his New York debut at MCC Theater. Kholby has played the role of Noel in every production of Ride the Cyclone including last year in Chicago. Notable credits include Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Freddie in My Fair Lady, Hal in Loot, (Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre); Lance in 500 Words (Green Thumb Theatre for Young Adults); Ensemble in Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nicola Tesla (Electric Company Theatre and The Belfry Theatre); and the Musical Works in Concert festival. Kholby hails from small-town British Columbia, Canada, and he now splits his time between Victoria and Toronto. He would like to send love and light to Rielle & Jamie and a special thanks to Bob Milne.
Alex Wyse (Ricky) Broadway: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, Lysistrata Jones. Tour: Wicked. Off-Broadway: Bare, Triassic Parq, Lysistrata Jones, NYMF. Regional: For the Record: Dear John Hughes, Williamstown, Wallis Annenberg, Paper Mill Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Daegu International Musical Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Barnstormers, Cleveland Lyric Opera. TV: “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” “Agent X,” “Modern Family,” “Switched at Birth,” “A to Z,” “Bad Judge,” “Masters of Sex,” “Bored to Death,” "Nikki & Sara Live!" Film: Dating My Mother, X/Y. BFA: Boston University.