IAN WEHRLE played Jackie previously OffBroadway at St.Luke's Theater and The Davenport Theatre and at The Willow Theatre in Boca Raton, Fla.He is an active composer and arranger and a founding member of the Ultrasonic rock orchestra. He has recently finished work for the NBC Olympics and various music direction and sound design for theater. He is credited at the Food Network, MTV, and FOX and is continually in development of new musicals and television music. He was recently commissioned to write the music for GILGAMESH for NYU. He also wrote the song "The Finger" for the Jackie Mason Musical. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Sheba is a NY based comedian seen nightly in Comedy Clubs, including Carolines, Gotham, and many others. throughout the USA .She often opens for Joe Machi and Dave Attell, Andrew Dice Clay and Jordan Carlos, and headlines at various venues. She is the daughter of Broadway Comic Jackie Mason and playwright Ginger Reiter. She often appears in the touring version of The Jackie Mason Musical,
ERIKA CROCCO (Mrs. Oliver)Erika has been involved with Community & Professional Theater since the age of 5. Performing is her passion but she has directed and choreographed many shows as well. Favorite roles she has performed in include: Dorothy- The Wizard Of Oz , The Baker's Wife- Into The Woods , Gilmer- Godspell, Ermengard- Hello Dolly , Annie Sulivan- The Story Of Helen Keller , Josi Cohen- George M & Carrie Pipperidge- Carousel. Movie Credits include: Alex- Closer To The Sun and Annabel, Pagannini. Recording credits include: The Daughter, Children of Children. President of The West Milford Players off & on for the last 20 years, she has also served in other capacities on the Board Of Directors. Erika is also The Manager of The Mysterical Players, a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Group that travels all over NY & NJ performing. She has enjoyed working with amazing casts such as this talented and hard working cast. Her favorite role however, is being a mother to her amazing daughter Gabriella. Thank you to this hard working, cast & crew who brought this amazing show to the stage today. Carpe' Diem!!
Bob is thrilled to be Jackie's "Schlepalong" in this production of "The Jackie Mason Musical". He has worked with The West Milford Players since 2009 in several capacities, including board member, lighting & sound, set construction and actor. Bob has appeared on stage in "The Last Tycoon", "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", "A Christmas Carol", "It's a Wonderful Life", "Inherit the Wind" & "Seussical the Musical" with various theater groups.
Gianna started her musical theater career at age 6 years old and since then has booked several off-broadway productions. Gianna also has experience in commercial, TV, and can be spotted in a few independent films. When she is not performing in a musical, Gianna can be seen subbing for her party/show cover band, “80’s Revolution,” and working as a Preschool music teacher! She is thrilled to be working alongside Sheba and all other talented performers in this musical!”
Favorite roles include The Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz) M'Lynn (Steel Magnolias), Elaine (NIght Watch) Clara (Flamingo Court) and Florence (Female version of the Odd Couple). Patricia is a board certified pediatrician and a volunteer for the MakeA Wish foundation. She is a certified facilitator for NJ Cap and teaches students, parents and teachers, how to protect themselves from bullies and sexual assaults.
Mark is delighted to be a part of a show about one of the greats of comedy. Mark has been in entertainment for many years, having been a stand-up comic, mobile DJ, radio DJ, singer and actor. Stage credits include Harold Hill in The Music Man, The King in The King and I, and Jean Sheppard in A Christmas Story. He has also been an extra in film and commercials, and appeared at Carnegie Hall. Toborrow a line from Jackie himself, it is a pleasure for you to have me in this show! Ha!
Lucy Schmidt is beyond thrilled to be playing the female diner character in The Jackie Mason Musical. Her previous West Milford Players acting credits include: Mrs. Schwartz in A Christmas Story, as Grace Graves in Junior Miss, and as Jackie Noelle in Disaster the Musical. She also sang her heart out in the Totally Tubular Most Excellent 80’s Cabaret. She also has additional acting credits in the independant movie Blood and Lust as Lilli, which is currently in post production.When Lucy is not performing on stage, you can find her acting at the haunted attraction 13th Hour Haunt in Wharton, New Jersey.
Joanne DeSantis (Ensemble) Joanne is thrilled to make her debut with the West Milford Players in the production of “The Jackie Mason Musical”. Joanne recently performed in “Mary, The Musical” in Hamburg New Jersey. Joanne is dedicating her performances to her late parents. Good luck to the cast! And always, Thanks Be To God.
GINGER REITER - A former High School English teacher, Ginger is delighted to return to her New Jersey roots for The Jackie Mason Musical. Other musicals she penned : Mel Schwartz Sleeps with Mae West (Musical-Comedy of Errors); King Solomon & His 700 Wives ; A Comedy - The Golden Girls Prequel. Ginger wishes to thank her husband - Canto
GINGER REITER - A former High School English teacher, Ginger is delighted to return to her New Jersey roots for The Jackie Mason Musical. Other musicals she penned : Mel Schwartz Sleeps with Mae West (Musical-Comedy of Errors); King Solomon & His 700 Wives ; A Comedy - The Golden Girls Prequel. Ginger wishes to thank her husband - Cantor and a Comedy-Impressionist Manny Silver, daughter Sheba Mason, and the West Milford Players. She states: "Jackie Mason was more than a love affair. he was an education - and was a true comedy genius."
IKE REEVES - Born and raised in New York, Ike Reeves is no stranger to the music of the Broadway Stage and is gifted with instinctive feelings regarding Broadway style musicals. He has been in show business since the age of twelve, and has brought his arranging talents to Florida where he enhances and enriches old songs and - as in The Ja
IKE REEVES - Born and raised in New York, Ike Reeves is no stranger to the music of the Broadway Stage and is gifted with instinctive feelings regarding Broadway style musicals. He has been in show business since the age of twelve, and has brought his arranging talents to Florida where he enhances and enriches old songs and - as in The Jackie Mason Musical - new original music, by creating virtual symphonic orchestras using sophisticated equipment which sounds exactly like their real counterparts. Ike can be reached at IkeReeves@aol.com