WHO'S WHO


Bill is Way Off Broadway's Chief Executive Officer and many say, the "heart" of the theatre.  From the productions to the kitchen (and almost everything in between), Bill manages all of WOB's activities.  Having earned a degree in Music and Theatre from Duquesne University, he performed with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, both in Pittsburgh and during its 1977 European Tour.  After graduating from college, he taught Music and Theatre in Pennsylvania before moving to Maryland and going into business.  During that time, he never gave up his love or involvement with theatre.  Over the years, Bill has directed a number of productions including Oliver!, The King & I, Hello, Dolly!, Forum, The Wizard of Oz, Forever Plaid, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evita, South Pacific, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, and the regional premieres of Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl - The Musical and The Wedding Singer.  No stranger to performing himself, he has appeared on stage in roles that have ranged from Harry the Horse in Guys & Dolls to Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music to Lawrence Jameson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to Sir Danvers in Jekyll & Hyde.  His proudest moment onstage though, was appearing as Georges in the regional premiere of Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's smash-hit musical comedy La Cage aux Folles.  Before becoming Way Off Broadway's chief executive, he traveled Europe as Vice President of International Operations for Broadcast Travel Incentives.  Since becoming the theatre's Executive Producer in 2002, Bill has overseen every production at Way Off Broadway.


As the President and Managing Director of Way Off Broadway, Justin manages the overall operations and development of the theatre.  From marketing campaigns to brand management and expansion, he is involved in all aspects of WOB's operations.  He is also the Chairman of WOB LIVE! Entertainment & Media, the division which is responsible for all of the company's activities outside of the theatre itself.  Directing credits include productions of Noises Off, The Addams Family, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 - The Musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mel Brooks' The Producers, Grease, Lullabies of Broadway - A Musical Revue (which he also wrote), Steel Magnolias, and Wait Until Dark.  Justin is the "mastermind" behind a growing series of interactive murder mysteries, having written A Rock-n-Roll Golden Oldies Murder, The Case of the Oldest Living Showgirl, Murder by Marriage - A Wedding to Remember, A Fantasy Fairytale Murder Mystery, The Class Reunion Caper, American Icon: This Competition is Murder!, DEATH: It's a Drag!, A Taste of Murder: Curiosity Killed the Cook, The Campaign Caper, The First Widows Club, and The Family Fortune Fia$co.  In addition to his mysteries, he is the author of a collection of Christmas productions including An Old Fashioned (Radio) Christmas, Holiday Cheer, 'Tis the Season, A Christmas Time of Year, Another Radio Christmas, Christmas Tidings, and Season's Greetings: An Empire Christmas.  He is currently working on adapting his children's Christmas show The Great Elf Adventure, which premiered in 2015, into a children's book.  Outside of the theatre, Justin is active in the community, having served three terms as the President of the Board of The Golden Mile Alliance, an organization he was appointed to by Frederick City Mayor Randy McClement.  In 2014, he was a candidate for the newly created Frederick County Council.  He also writes a regular column for a consortium of newspapers in the area.  Prior to joining Way Off Broadway's ownership team, he worked in Washington, DC where he served as Special Assistant and Scheduling Director to Former Transportation and Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole.


Since the Kiska Family purchased Way Off Broadway, it has been Deb's job to oversee the Box Office, guest service operations - including the waiters, bussers, and bartenders, and the general business of the theatre.  With a business degree under her belt, she is the one who controls the purse strings.  For a number of years, she managed one of Frederick's premiere salons and day spa.  A gourmet cook in her own right, she and Bill have been involved with specialized catering since they were first married almost forty years ago.  While Deb is usually one of the hardest working people keeping everything going in the front of the house, she has made cameo appearances onstage in 2004's The Goodbye Girl and again in 2007's Forever Plaid, followed by a turn as Mrs. Kringle in 2011's Christmas Tidings.  She is also the creator of the theatre's wildly popular Breakfast Series, which includes the yearly Princess Breakfast and Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus).


Way Off Broadway has been a second home to Trey since he was in high school, well before the family bought the theatre.  He has worked in every area of the theatre from the kitchen to the Tech. Booth, as well as appearing on stage as The Scarecrow in The Wizrad of Oz, Danny Zuko in Grease, Jack Frost in Christmas Follies, Sammy in The Wedding Singer, and Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone.  As an Associate Producer, Trey is able to move around and be a part of all of the various production aspects at Way Off Broadway.  During the 2014 baseball season, he took on the role of Keyote, the Frederick Keys' mascot for the team's home games.  His most important role to-date is father to Madelyn and Tucker, the next generation of theatre producers in the family.


Jordan is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory with a major in Musical Theatre and a minor in Piano.  In addition to his work at Way Off Broadway, he is the Founding Artistic Director of Stock▪ing Productions, an independent theatre production company started in 2007.  Aside from being a performer, he has directed, music directed, and choreographed productions for various theatre companies throughout the Maryland/Virginia region.  As Way Off Broadway's Resident Musical Director, he has music directed every production since 2010.  Beginning with the 2012 Season's hit production of Pinkalicious - The Musical, he also took over directing all of the Children's Theatre shows.  Favorite on stage appearances include Les Mis
érables (Jean Valjean), The Addams Family (Gomez), Dirty Rotten Scoundrel (Freddie), The Producers (Max), The Wedding Singer (Robbie Hart), Disney's Beauty & the Beast (Beast), Evita (Che), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank N Furter), Into the Woods (Baker), RENT (Mark), and A New Brain (Gordon Schwinn).


Dee has owned and operated
The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Hood College, and is a member of Dance Masters of America and the Cecchetti Council of America. Dee holds her Intermediate Professional Certificate through the CCA, and is a teacher and a coach in the Cecchetti Method. She is certified both regionally and nationally through the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School to teach tap, ballet and jazz, and regionally in modern and acrobatics. In 2006, Dee was the Dance Masters of America recipient of the Janet Bachna teaching award, a national recognition awarded through the Teachers Training School program. She is also a Nationally Certified Examiner for Dance Masters of America, and a judge at both the regional and national level. Dee is a National Area Vice-President for Dance Masters of America, Past President of Mid-Atlantic Chapter 17 of DMA, a Past National Director of DMA, the DMA Jazz Intensive Director, and the Past Chairperson of the National Petite & Master Title Competition.


Suzette has been with Way Off Broadway since before the theatre was Way Off Broadway. Her work began here at the very beginning when it opened as Keynote Dinner Theatre. Since then she has been a permanent fixture and will no doubt outlast everyone. Originally from Barbados, when she's not cooking up a storm at WOB, she works as a chef in Rockville throughout the week. Bill's right hand in the kitchen, there is no better person to have helping put the "dinner" in dinner theatre.