A 2012 graduate of Ball State University, Erin’s currently a working actress in Chicago and New York

She performed with the MWAH! troupe for 6 years and is the oldest of 4 Oechsel siblings that have participated in MWAH!

Troupe member Erin Oechsel performs at Blue Ridge Junior High School in Mansfield on December 18, 2008 as lead vocalist for the song ‘Mirror’ in a piece about the importance of accepting the appearance of oneself instead of trying to emulate someone else who’s perceived to be more attractive or to have celebrity status.

Erin Oechsel, the oldest of four Oechsel siblings – all former or current members of the MWAH! Performing Arts Troupe since February 2007 – is performing on February 24, 2014 in what she calls her third installment of ‘PCSS’ or ‘Post-Collegiate Shock Syndrome: An Evening of Original Parodies Devoted to the Woes of an Aspiring Adult.’

The venue for the 8:00 p.m. performance will be Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, located at 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. Joining her again will be her sisters Alex, a senior at Benet Academy in Lisle, and Taylor, an eighth grader at Washington Junior High School in Naperville; her brother Christopher, who attends Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana; and her father, Chris.

Written by Erin and accompanied by Elizabeth Doran, the one hour show will be a musical commentary on post-graduation aspirations and shocking realities, including her moving back in with her parents or wishing she could do so after moving to the big city. Erin says she’s added two new songs to this latest installment as she asks her audience to commiserate with her in her sharing ‘some parodies inspired by those pesky twenty-something years.’

Erin recently performed in ‘The Wheel’ at The Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and will soon begin rehearsals for Les Miserables at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook Terrace. She’s a graduate of Benet Academy and Ball State University, where she received a degree in Musical Theatre in 2012.