Meet the DOGS Cast and Crew!
​With the newest Sigman Brothers original musical DOGS due to open in less than two weeks we thought we’d introduce you to the fine cast and crew of the show that is making it all happen!
 
 




Matt Schaefer (Charlie)
 
Matt Schaefer proud and honored to be making his third appearance with Sigman Brothers productions. 
Matt attended Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University where he majored in acting. Since then he has performed in numerous theaters across the Chicagoland area. He has been seen in commercials, films, Web series and industrial training films. 
Matt can also be seen in Jest Murder Mysteries in and around the Chicagoland area. jestmurdermystery.com
Matt would like to thank his friends and family for all their support. A special thank you to his wife Anita for all her support behind the scenes.




 
 
 
 
Daniel Wilson (Butch)
 
Dan hails from central Indiana and has a BA in Vocal Performance from Butler University.  He is classified vocally as a Baritenor/Heldontenor.  Dan has been in the Chicago area for 4 years and has performed various roles such as Jon in Miss Saigon, King Triton in  The Little Mermaid, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, Top in The Tender Land, Schecter in Etude, and most recently was in the Sigman Brothers production of Rumpelstiltskin as Rumpelstiltskin.  He is an experienced vocal instructor and music director with more than 3 years’ experience and enjoys participating behind the scenes as well as being on stage.  When he is not on stage, he enjoys performing at weddings and special events.  This is Dan's 5th show with the Sigman Brothers and he looks forward to many more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Nicole Bourget-Frieda
 
Nicole Bourget is a 26-year-old soprano who is excited to be making her debut with the Sigman Brothers as Frieda. After graduating in 2015 from Ball State University, she moved to the greater Chicagoland area to pursue musical theatre and opera. Some of her credits include Lucille Frank in Parade, Ensemble in Sweeney Todd, Anna in The House of Mirrors & Hearts, and Mimi in la Boehme. She would like to thank her friends and family for their support




 
 
 
 
 
 
Brittny Goon (Helga)
 
Brittny Goon, originally from Goshen, IN, graduated from the DePauw University School of Music in 2017 with a degree in Vocal Performance. Since moving to the Chicagoland area about a year ago, she has been seen as Inga in Young Frankenstein with the North Riverside Players and Claire in On the Town with the Highland Park Players. Other credits include April in Company, Mr. Lies/Dr. Henry in Angels in America, and Fiona in Shrek the Musical. Brittny is thrilled to be doing her first show with the Sigman Brothers and thanks them for the wonderful opportunity. Thank you to her parents, Will, and the rest of her friends and family for the never-ending love and support. 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Brian Cruz (Jake)
 
Brian's true passion has always been in the performing arts.  In fact, he has been on stage and in front of the cameras ever since he was six.  Since then, he has been fortunate to perform on stages across the United States.  From placing 3rd out of 500 and top 10 out of 2,000 in acting competitions in Los Angeles, to performing live as the Werewolf Icon, "Cuddles" at Chicago's Legendary 13 Floor Haunted House and as a walker/ zombie for Skybounds The Walking Dead, to making appearances on TV shows like Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Empire, Chicago APB, on Fox, to Caso Cerrado on Telemundo in Miami, to starring in commercials for the Vrdolyak Law Firm, to print work for Lifestyle He Loves working with the Sigman Brothers and is More than excited to be involved in his 3rd show with them!  Brian's dream is to leave a path for others to follow, whenever they need help pursuing their dreams.







Heidi Reinhofer (Fifi)

Heidi is a vibrant young American- European Actress, Singer, Dancer, Model, Artist, Performing Arts Instructor, and upcoming Songwriter whom you may recognize from a variety of performances onstage, onscreen, and in print across the United States (and soon to be overseas!) 2018 Highlights include; starring as Joan of Arc in JOAN the Musical this past March & April with the Sigman Brothers at Pheasant Run Resort, performing in New York Fashion Week, traveling as 27+ different princesses & other characters with Fairytale Entertainment at hundreds of events, instructing & inspiring students at Marquee Youth Stage. This is Heidi’s 4th production with The Sigman Brothers.




 
 
 




Henry Allan (Sean)
 
Henry is thrilled to be a part of Dogs! This is his 1st show with the Sigman Brothers and has enjoyed this truly incredible experience. Henry has previously been seen as Javert in Les Misérables, Sir Robin in Spamalot, and William Barfeé in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. He is a recent graduate of Buffalo Grove High School and is currently in his gap year between high school and college, where he hopes to pursue Musical Theatre. He would like to thank Dan Wilson for approaching him about joining this production, and his friends and family for their constant support of his passion.


 
 
 
 
 



Aiyana Cervantez (Tatyana)
 
 
Aiyana Cervantez is from Solon, IA, and graduated from Northern Illinois University in the spring of 2018. As a junior in high school she was chosen for an auditioned pre-professional/college intensive with the Gus Giordano Dance School in Chicago. She danced and performed with Meraki, a professional dance company in Naperville/Chicago, for one season. Aiyana was a part of the piece, “Enuf”, choreographed by Paula Frasz, which was the top pick from the dance conference, ACDA and chosen to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as a part of the National College Dance Festival. This summer she spent a week in Houston dancing and performing with the Metropolitan Dance Company. This is Aiyana’s second role for The Sigman Brothers.
 
 
 
 
 
 




Makenna Barrett
 
Makenna Barrett is a sophomore at Central High School with aspirations of Broadway. She has been in nine local theater productions since 2016. With having played parts such as Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Kenickie (Grease), Lady Tremaine (Into the Woods), and Jafar (Aladdin), she is very excited to be playing the role of Daisy in Dogs. Makenna feels that not only is this show adorable and fun, but the cast is made up of such talented actors, it is easy to declare it a great production!
 
 
 
 





Marco Giraldo (Antonio)
 
 
Marco is delighted to be performing in the role of Antonio in his first production. He is a native of Colombia but is pursuing his dream of acting after transplanting to the United States three years ago. He has appeared as an extra in many shows including Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Empire. Marco is grateful for the opportunity provided by the Sigman Brothers and the support of the talented group of actors in this company. DOGS is an experience that Marco will never forget and will always hold a special place in his heart.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cassie Greene (Ensemble)
 
Cassie Greene is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Illinois State University’s Acting Department. She is so excited to be joining the cast of Dogs in her first Sigman Brothers show! Some of her past roles include Abigail Adams in 1776, Charlotte Purcell in These Shining Lives, and Leah in Like Dreaming, Backwards. Cassie also works as a plus size model where she gets to travel the country wearing fabulous gowns designed by Mac Duggal, Roz la Kelin, and Carrafina. Some of her favorite activities include figure skating and engaging in sword fights with her fiancé. Cassie wishes everyone a very happy holiday season! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lilly Marie Smith (Ensemble)
 
LillyMarie Smith is a sophomore at St. Charles North High school. She has been in over ten productions within the Chicago and St. Charles community, however this is her first ever production with the Sigman Brothers and she couldn’t be more excited to be able to work with them and be part of such a talented and enthusiastic cast. Some of her favorite roles she has portrayed include Rapunzel in Rapunzel the Musical at Children’s Theatre of Elgin, Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast at Vero Voce and Sharpay in High School Musical 2 at Marquee Youth Theatre. She recently was also cast as an extra in an original Hallmark movie “Christmas at Graceland” while participating in Gracelands first ever preforming arts camp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heather Lau
Heather Lau is extremely proud to be joining the cast of Dogs in her debut performance with the Sigman Brothers. Heather has been a lover of musical theater since high school and has spent the past 15 years teaching dance to both children and adults in styles ranging from ballet, jazz and tap to ballroom and latin.  Heather would like to thank the Sigman Brothers company for this opportunity and the cast for being so amazing to work with.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Annie Gerard (Assistant Stage Manager)
 
The youngest edition to the crew of Dogs, is fourteen years old. Annie has always enjoyed the theater, crew and cast. She loves reading, writing, singing, acting and dancing. She has been singing in choirs since she was nine years old, including the choir Young Naperville Singers. Additionally, she has been in dance lessons (mainly ballet) and plays/musicals at her school and Marquee Youth Stage.
 
    Recently she was involved in a play and a musical and is currently busy helping produce Dogs. This is her first Sigman Brothers, and original production. Their show inspired her, because she recently adopted her own dog Luke, to join her other dog Lulu whom has been part of her family for seven years.




 
  


Elizabeth Urlab  (Choreogtapher & Stage Manager) 
We would like to introduce you to our choreographer and Stage Manager, Elizabeth Urlaub, Dancing since the age of 4 and teaching and choreographing since the age of 15, Elizabeth brings over 20 years of dance experience to the Sigman Brothers’ team. ​ Studying at various dance studios and dance schools, Elizabeth excels in all dance styles from ballet, tap, and jazz, to ballroom and so many more! This is her second Sigman Brothers production and she is ecstatic to be a part of it. “I love dance! Through dance you can make someone cry or feel happiness, all without words. I can’t imagine my life without it.
 








  
Teresa Youngs Sigman (Costumes)
This is Teresa’s 5th show as the Costumer for The Sigman Brothers. Since joining the team she has enjoyed the challenge of designing for the different genres and time periods for the shows and making their vision for each production come to life. Teresa has created costumes for musical shows, dance programs and parades among other types of events. She looks forward to a long relationship with The Sigman Brothers, particularly Jerry…as they were married this past July!
  




Jerry Sigman (Writer/Director)
 
 
This is the 5th original musical that The Sigman Brothers have created and the 7th produced for the stage. Jerry treasures the artistic partnership he has shared with his brother Michael, wife Teresa , good friend Davide, and all the wonderful members of The Sigman Brothers team. He joins them in wishing you a safe, joyous holiday season!