Much Ado About Nothing - September 11 - September 19, 2021

Wishing Well Theatre Inc

 Who's Who 

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    Ricky Philippi

    as Benedick, a soldier

    Ricky was born and raised in Fenton. He studied acting at the world-renowned Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City and at the Groundlings Theatre in LA, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. He has been in over thirty Equity productions and has been seen in national commercials as well. During his career, Ricky has made many talented professional theatre contacts from all over the country who will prove beneficial to our theatre as we cast future productions. Ricky is excited to be starting a professional theatre in his beautiful home town.

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    Rebecca Philippi

    Beatrice, niece of Leonato

    Rebecca studied acting at the University of Michigan-Flint and the Second City Improv Theatre in LA, and has worked as a professional television and stage actor in both NYC and LA. Alongside her acting career, Rebecca has enjoyed a successful career in television production. She began her career working on the Late Show with David Letterman, and has since become an Emmy-nominated producer, working on shows such as The Masked Singer, Dancing with the Stars, and Master Chef. Rebecca’s television experience has given her a deep understanding of the work that is necessary to bring a large-scale theatrical production to life, but she never could have made this festival a reality without the support of her family, the City of Fenton, and the insanely talented theatre professionals she is proud to say make up the current company of Wishing Well Theatre Inc.

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    Anthony Guest

    Leonato, owner of the estate

    Anthony received his MFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a BS in Biology at UM-Flint. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor of Theatre at Oakland University in Rochester MI. He has directed, fight directed, or performed in over 100 productions. In New York City he directed Rumors at Fordham University and acted both on stage (Macbeth at Expanded Arts) and on camera (Guiding Light on CBS). Tony has performed at the Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Unicorn Theatre (Kansas City Drama Desk Award nomination for best supporting actor in The Judas Kiss), Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (Kansas City), Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Meadow Brook Theatre (Rochester MI), Flint Youth Theatre, and the Tony Award-winning season at the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Tony won awards for his fight direction of Pirates of Penzance (Aquinas College and Cornerstone University) and Macbeth (Oakland University).

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