Written & Directed by Winkk
Tour Secrets Stage Play is wrapped with shocking secrets and drama. It will give you a backstage pass into the music industry through the eyes of dancers. With sex, money and power ruling the music industry, dancers struggle to live their passion while keeping their secrets.
Delve behind the scenes into the lives of dancers who bring ‘flavor’ to the stages around the world to create memorable shows for sold out concerts. Hear their stories, struggles and secrets.
Playing the role of "Raven". A native of Chicago, Philana Sanders was trained at a young age in Modern, Ballet, African, Jazz and Hip-Hop dance. She earned her B.A. in Theater from Columbia College Chicago and has appeared in films and performed both nationally and locally in stage productions such as; The Color Purple, Dream Girls and The Penis Monologues II & III. Philana loves the stage and also has aspirations for Television and Film.
Playing the role of "Que"
Playing the role of "Gina"
Playing the role of "Doug"
Playing the role of "Music"
Playing the role of "Tika".Renatta Nikole is not only an actress; she is a producer, writer, painter, designer, photographer, and licensed cosmetologist. She obtained her B.A in Marketing and Advertising with a Minor in Fashion Design. Renatta was cast in the stage plays Because He Loved Me, Black Nativity, The Color Purple, Miracle on 47th Street and If You Loved Me. Renatta starred in the web series Decision, the Interactive Live Production called The Room and A Night With My Ex as herself.
Playing the role of "Slyy"
Playing the role of "Travis"
Playing the role of "Detective Michaels". Lawrence E. Johnson Jr. was born and raised in Joliet Illinois and made his acting debut in the Perfectly Imperfect stage play in 2014. Since then, Lawrence has done several plays including Desperate 2, Tell Hell I’m Not Coming, Perfectly Imperfect 1 & 2, Ebinita Scrooge and He Was There The Whole Time. Lawrence has also appeared in television and films such as, A3RDFirst, Stepp Off The Block, Pieces of David, My Last Time and Secret Lover.
Playing the role of "Mrs. Mergson". Anita Muhammad was initially exposed to the world of entertainment at Providence-St. Mel High School and pursued an MBA at Clark Atlanta University. She appeared as a featured extra in the Prince movie “Graffiti Bridge” and eventually interned at the Cosby Show in New York- where she was also an extra on one episode. Anita is excited to join the Tour Secrets cast in her theater acting debut.
Playing the role of "Tara". Karen L. Dade, a Chicago native has sang with and opened for artists like Ricky Dillard, Darryl Coley and Vicky Winans. Karen is poetic by nature and has written over 100 poems. She has performed in the stage plays Never Mind the Gift, Music in Motion, The Company You Keep, Sinful Nature and Leading by Bleeding, and was also cast in the television series Intense Retribution. Karen hopes to release her solo cd project and is currently working on a single.
Playing the role of the "Cameraman"
Tacori Collins is a Chicago native and technically trained in the art of dance. Tacori’s training background includes hip-hop, ballet, jazz, modern and liturgical. Tacori has performed in several stage plays such as Le Pink Kitty Cabaret, The Color Purple (National Tour), The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Taking Back My Name: The Ike Turner Story and Tour Secrets.
A native of Chicago, Andre McCaskey is a very talented young man. Andre attended Columbia College Chicago as a Theater/Dance major. His dance preparation includes ballet, modern, african, jazz, musical theater, and improve. Andre also has acted in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of "A Mid Summer Night Dream". Professionally, Andre has performed with various companies. Currently he is over the dance program at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory.
Antoinette is a Chicago Native and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Sciences. She has been a professional dancer for 17 years and trained at Studio One Dance Theater. She is currently a professional fitness instructor and choreographer. She has performed professionally with A-list and was last seen at Congo Square Theater.
Trevon Lawrence studied dance at Lorraine Gray Dance Studio and Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center where she trained in classical ballet and many other genres. She was selected to attend Dance Theater of Harlem for a summer intensive in New York and has worked with River North, Giordano Dance Chicago and Joel Hall. Trevon has performed in the stage plays The Color Purple, The Wiz and Taking Back My Name. She has performed on the show Empire, Nick Cave’s Here Hear and Paris Fashion Week 2017.
Chicago native, DonDiego Lomax began his dance training at Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in Dance Choreography and Musical Theater. He continued his studies in dance on scholarship at Joel Hall Dance Studio in Chicago. DonDiego joined Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where he danced and acted nationally and internationally. He also performed numerous off-Broadway style shows. He is currently the Choreographer for Tour Secrets.
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