The MWO music Roster
Aubrey Logan, best known for her unique swing-tinged, trombone-laced pop performances with the viral sensation Postmodern Jukebox, steps into the spotlight as a touring artist who is selling out shows all around the world. As the winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Competition and someone who’s performed with Pharrell Williams, Josh Groban and Dave Koz, Aubrey has successfully broken down genre barriers with a sound that combines jazz vocals with R&B, neo-soul, pop, and a touch of rock. Aubrey will embark on a North American headline tour beginning in February 2018.
Seventeen Magazine simply says, “we can't stop listening to how good she sounds”
Luxuria Lifestyle UK says “Impossible” is the type of album you want to listen
to in the car on a seriously loud volume, while belting out unattainable notes.”
At the age of ten years old, Megan Piphus was introduced to ventriloquism. In 2008, Megan was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show: The World’s Smartest and Most Talented Kids. Megan graduated valedictorian of her class at Princeton High School in 2010. Her graduation speech featuring her and her puppet, George, became a hit on YouTube soon after its release; Megan became known throughout her community as the “Valedictorian Ventriloquist.”
In 2011, after submitting a video showcasing her talent in musical ventriloquism, Megan was chosen to be a contestant on America’s Got Talent YouTube Contest. In 2012, Megan appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno as a ventriloquist on a segment called “Does This Thrill Bill” with William Shatner. In June of 2013, Megan appeared on NBC show America’s Got Talent with her characters Princess and Monica in front of celebrity judges Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Howard Stern and received four yes’s from all four judges to continue onto the Vegas bootcamp round. In April of 2018, Megan appeared on FOX show Showtime at the Apollo with Steve Harvey, received a standing ovation from the Apollo Theater audience, and placed in the top 3 of her episode.
Blending her vocal prowess with ventriloquism, Megan captives audiences of all ages through comedy, impersonations, musical anecdotes, and inspirational messages.
Ryan Quinn is a singer/songwriter and Top 24 Finalist on Season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice" currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His debut EP "Some Dream," was released in September 2016.
Ryan began his musical career as a drummer, but slowly shifted his focus to singing after attending SUNY Oneonta (SUCO). While at SUCO, he was able to work with Grammy-nominated jazz musician and Spyro Grya founding member, Jeremy Wall, for three years as the lead singer of the SUCO Funk Band. Wall played keyboards in the band, which performed songs by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, and more.
After college, Ryan began performing around Central New York as a solo acoustic act. After two years of playing solo, he was joined by guitarist Dave “Dinger” Wingfield. Quinn played acoustic guitar, keyboards, and sang, while Dinger played lead guitar and bass. The duo performed an incredibly wide variety of music, spanning multiple decades and genres.
Ryan was recently on Season 10 of NBC’s show, “The Voice.” He advanced to the Live Playoffs (the top 24 contestants) and was brought back to perform on the season finale. During his time on the voice, he was able to work and learn from several world class vocalists/musicians, including: Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Miley Cyrus, and Christina Aguilera. After "The Voice," Ryan went on a college/university tour in the North Eastern U.S. and then relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.
Abbey Waterworth was born in Clever, Missouri in 1997. She began singing when she was 7 and playing when she was 10. She cut her teeth on Bluegrass music. Her grandfather hosted regular music parties and her family attended other music jams while she grew up. Her family and her own curiosity introduced her to many genres of music, which influence her music still today. She incorporates several styles into her music, including traditional, oldies, indie, pop, and country. Lately she has been fascinated with 1920’s Jazz.
Waterworth self-published her first album in April of 2015. She recorded this self-titled album using only her vocals and a guitar or banjo. The album consists of covers songs ranging from traditional tunes to classic rock songs. In August of 2016, Waterworth debuted her concept album Rose Bridge. Local music influenced her heavily, and she wanted to pay homage to the depth of music in the Ozarks. The album shows off the artistic stylings of Waterworth and producer Nick Sibley. Songs ranging from May Kennedy-McCord’s Palace Grand to Tom Whitlock’s and Georgio Moroder’s Take My Breath Away. She released her third album, Starling, in May 2018. Starling contains 12 original songs by Nick Sibley. Each song is a unique character story showcasing Sibley’s talent for songwriting. The entire album can be summed up in one phrase: dark humor. The songs, the vocals, and the production blend to create something eclectic, moody, jazzy, and dream pop while maintaining a cool Americana vibe.
Currently Waterworth resides in Springfield, Missouri, where she attends college, works, and plays music. To date, she has played venues such as Fitzgerald’s in Chicago and The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. She has shared the stage with acts like The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Donnie Thompson, and Pokey LaFarge. She is looking forward to releasing new songs, writing, and traveling to new places to play music.
The MWO theater Roster
An Evening with CS Lewis
The year is 1963 and CS Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.
Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J R R Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.
Described by critics as ‘Extraordinary!’ ‘A Must See!’ ‘A Master Class!’ An Evening with CS Lewis has proved again and again to be an enthralling theatrical experience and one which has led many thousands to discover (or rediscover) the continuing impact of a man who died over 50 years ago and whose collected works made him one of the literary giants of the 20th Century.
“Getting to know someone in an hour-and-a-half sounds optimistic. Yet in An Evening with C.S. Lewis, the famous literary figure is presented as if you already know him.
For David Payne, it was a complete mastery of his theatrical gifts, but for us there was no acting. We only saw the genuine representation of CS Lewis
Lewis and Tolkien: Of Wardrobes and Rings
They were lions of 20th century British fantasy, giants of a literary genre that reached millions of readers, young and old alike, with mystifying adventures to entertain and deep truths to move people’s hearts.C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings) were also distinguished faculty members at Oxford University and participants in a literary group known as The Inklings. Their robust philosophical discourse served an uncommon friendship that was not without its differences. Life’s circumstances and sometimes unresolved disagreements forced an uncomfortable season of estrangement. In Wardrobes and Rings we join “Jack” and “Tollers,” as they knew each other, at Oxford’s historic Eagle and Child pub for one last visit, tempered by thawing humor, confession and reconciliation. Remarkable lives. Memorable theatre.
"Relaxed and Warm"
"A wonderful character piece"
An Evening with JRR Tolkien (coming soon)
New Show! Coming in 2019….an intimate look into the loves and life of literary giant, JRR Tolkien.