Ari Stidham (Grand Moff Levine/Jabba The Hut)
You may know Ari best as genius Sylvester Dodd on CBS’s “Scorpion”, now in its fourth season or as Ian Schonfeld from ABC Family’s “Huge”. Other TV includes “Insecure”, “Mike and Molly”, and “Glee”. You may also know his music which he releases as DRTV. Ari has also produced films that have premiered at Fangoria Fear Con (“Curse of the Siren”) and Sundance (“Clara’s Ghost”). Original plays include Theatricus Americanus (Pack) Dick Duquesne Radio Plays (Open Space).
Jordan Stidham (Han Solo)
Jordan couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this project. Other credits include: Jon Snow in Thrones! A Musical Parody, Bill Clinton in Kings of America (Sacramento Theatre Company), Arthur Nicholls in The Three Sisters Bronte (Rubicon Theatre), Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (PCPA), Jim O’Connor in The Glass Menagerie (PCPA), Slim in the World Premiere of Bubble Boy: The Musical, Alf in Raw Sill Productions Peter and the Starcatcher.
Keenan Montgomery (Lando Calrissian)
Keenan made his theatre debut as Assistant Director for Afros & Ass Whoopins, a comedic musical exploring a brief history between African-Americans and the police, where he also understudied the lead role. Keenan is a musician who goes by the name, Keenan The First, and his music video for “How It Goes” was recently selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. He rarely makes plans, but when he does, they’re lit.
Selorm Kploanyi (Galaxia)
Selorm, is delighted to be playing Galaxia in Solo Must Die. She studied theater at Whitter College and since then she has acted in a variety of web-series and unscripted internet content. Selorm is a working singer and songwriter who regularly performs and shares her music through videos. She is also known for the work that she has done as a video producer and personality for BuzzFeed Video.
Kaitlyn Tanimoto (Annie)
Kaitlyn is a writer and actor all the way from Orange County California. She performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater on the Maude team "The New Deal" and is an alumni of the CBS Diversity Showcase. Credits include,” Adam Ruins Everything”, HBO’s “Camping” and many wacky sketches on Funny Or Die, most notably "Soon Yi Previn (Woody Allen's Wife) Does Stand Up! Check her out every first Wednesday on Maude Night at UCB!
Sean Draper (Luke/Darth Vader)
Sean has been acting intentionally and accidentally since childhood. With experience in a wide range of productions, styles, and practices, Sean is always excited to collaborate on new projects both traditional and unconventional. He as played Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart, Lumiere in Beauty & The Beast, Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Jordan R. Coleman (Colm/R2D2/Rogue One Leia)
Actor, Improvisor, Sports Fan! Originally from Humble, TX, Jordan R. Coleman is a man of much depth and numerous talents. In addition to his stage work, he has found success in commercial and theatrical acting. You can see him flexing his comedic muscles in Funny or Die's production: “Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal”, alongside Johnny Depp and Ron Funches. As well as Darrell, ballistics scientist, in BET's cop drama, “Rebel.”
John Ryan (Hugh/C3P0/J.J. Binks)
John is a writer/actor born and raised in Montebello, California. He’s a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, IO West, and UCB. He wrote and appeared in A Donald Trump Christmas and The Second City Premium show Purple Mountain Travesty. He has written sketches for YouTube seen by millions and has performed comedy throughout the US and Canada.
Michelle Wicklas (Leia / Smart House / BB8 / Yoda)
Michelle is an actor, singer, and improviser from Los Angeles. A proud company member of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, performing the roles of Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, Virgilia in Coriolanus, and Titania (u/s) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other credits include Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, Rona Lisa Peretti in Spelling Bee, and Lady Macduff in Macbeth.
Cooper Karn (Chewbacca/Swing)
Cooper is so excited to be a part of this original parody musical. He has been professionally acting for 6 years, and some of the most rewarding and exciting theater work I have had the pleasure of doing has been with Ari, Jordan, and Hughie this past year with It Looks Like I’m Headed Back To School & Theatricus Americanus both written and directed by Ari Stidham plus A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Ari Stidham.
Zach Green (Swing/Grand Moff Levine Alternate)
Zach moved West from Austin, Texas to study Film Production at Chapman University and linked up with Ari Stidham soon after. They have been consistently collaborating ever since. Past credits for Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Flute), The Producers (Leo), Urinetown (Cladwell). Film: “Love & Air Sex” (SXSW '11), “Lovers of Hate” (Sundance '10), “Window Licker”. Zach has also graduated from The Groundlings, Second City Hollywood, and UCBTLA's improv programs. None of them led anywhere.
Rachel Rios (Swing)
Rachel is thrilled to be part of this stellar production! Most recent credits include films “Curse of the Siren” and “Caged”. She also created the upcoming web series "See You Next Tuesday". Rachel is currently working towards her M.F.A. in playwriting at the Catholic University of America
Alex Lewis (Greedo/Postmate/Kylo Ren)
Alex Lewis is so excited to be in Solo Must Die. You can also see him in the upcoming “Valley Girl”, and lots of cool stuff on the internet with his band Lewberger. Theatre: Lost: The Musical, Game of Thrones: The Musical. TV: “This Is Us”, “Episodes”, and “Dexter”.
Hughie Stone Fish (Obi Wan/Droidberg Jr.)
Hughie Stone Fish is a Berklee College of Music graduate and a music director at Second City Hollywood. Hughie performs with the comedy band Lewberger, and has produced albums for Ari Stidham, Lewberger, “What is America”, and can be seen regularly at The Ice House, Second City, and Io West. Hughie wrote the music and lyrics for Afros & Ass Whoopins, which celebrated a year and a half sold out run at Second City in Hollywood.