The Desloge family got its first indication that theatre blood pulsed through the veins of young Ricky when he was 3-years old and getting ready for his first T-ball game. Wearing a narrow chocolate milk mustache on his upper lip and a St. Louis Cardinals baseball shirt, Ricky was ready to play ball.
Ricky Desloge, called the coach who was trying to divide the group of 30-some children into teams.
No one answered.
“ell them you’re here, Ricky’s mother whispered to her son.
I’m not Ricky Desloge, he glared. I’m Ozzie Smith.
Sports, with a huge serving of theatre defined Rick’s suburban St. Louis childhood. There were hockey penalties for delaying the game because he took larger-than-life dives on the ice, dramatic leaps to stop goals from going into the soccer net and show-stopping throws from left-field to third base as he nailed runners who tried to grab one base too many.
During middle and high school, Rick added stints on the stage to his escapades on the field or arena. Heíd trade his hockey bag for his music folder as he dashed between sports practices and classes. He loved the pure energy he found in both venues.
He graduated from Kirkwood High School in 2003, possessed by the idea that he needed to be part of that vitality. Drawn to Indiana University by its fine performing arts program, Rick quickly became a regular in musical productions. He spent his summers on the stage ñ doing summer stock, taking classes, performing in regional theatre honing his skills as a performer.
Though his stints as Ozzie Smith are over, Rick’s passion remains bringing characters to life.
There is unparalleled energy and life surrounding the theatre. It is my joy to harness that vibrancy and give it to the audience, allowing them, if only for an instant, to see something from a different perspective or experience something new.
Done some things - check it out here!
|Wicked||Boq u/s (performed)||First National Tour|
New York Theatre
|Family Dinner||Alex||Family Dinner LLC / Beckett Theatre|
|Hello, I Must Be Going||Julie||FringeNYC|
|Treasure Island (World Premiere)||Jim Hawkins (Starring)||Fulton Opera House|
|Treasure Island (Midwest Premiere)||Jim Hawkins||Beef & Boards|
|Joseph…||Joseph||Beef & Boards|
|Grease||Swing||Stages St. Louis|
|The Sixth Borough||West/Due/Reporter||Premier Musicals|
|Forever Plaid||Jinx||The Theater Barn|
|Grease||Doody||The Theater Barn|
|Guys and Dolls||Multiple Roles||Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI|
|Beauty and the Beast||Multiple Roles||Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI|
|AIDA||Guard||Barn Theatre, Augusta, MI|
|Cats||Ensemble||Shenandoah Music Theatre|
|Urinetown||Hot Blades/Old Man||IU Dept. of Theatre|
|A Chorus Line||Al||IU Dept. of Theatre|
|Bat Boy: The Musical||Ron||IU Dept. of Theatre|
|Pal Joey||Assistant||IU Dept. of Theatre|
|The Rocky Horror Show||Brad||Indiana University Players|
|Guys and Dolls||Crapshooter||IU Union Board|
|Fiddler on the Roof||Bottle Dancer||Southern Illinois University|
|Romèo et Juliette||Opera Chorus||IU Opera Theatre|
|La Bohème||Opera Chorus||IU Opera Theatre|
|The Rocky Horror Show||Riff-Raff||New Tropicana Las Vegas|
|Warsaw||Shya||NJ Holocaust Ctr.|
|Family Dinner||Alex||Midtown Intl. Theatre Fest|
|1812||Priest||Midtown Intl. Theatre Fest|
|Not Exactly Romeo||Ensemble||Eric Holmes / Paul Fujimoto|
|Alice: A New Musical||White Knight||Midtown Intl. Theatre Fest
|African Vision of Hope||Featured Performer||Sheldon Concert Hall|
|Acting: Kelly Kimball (on camera)||Voice: Andrew Byrne||Dance: Steps NYC -Patti Wilcox|
|Musical Theatre: Jen Waldman, Steve Pacek, Ray Fellman|
|Indiana University: B.A. Musical Theatre – George Pinney, Henry Woronicz, Bruce Burgun, Paul Kiesgen, Martha Jacobs, Adam Burnette, Jennifer Adam|
|Most Competitive Sports- Especially Ice & Roller Hockey, Skating, Baseball, Soccer, Weight Lifting, Mountain Biking, Golf, Racquetball, Frisbee, Swimming, & Basic Jiu-Jitsu; Partnering; Whistling; Basic Piano; Beat Boxing; Catching food in mouth|
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