Aja Goes

Aja Goes

Aja Goes is a versatile actor, singer, and dancer with a confident, vivacious stage presence. Hailed by The Chicago Tribune as “glamorous” with a “creamy belt”, Goes is cherished by Chicago theatergoers where her performances in the windy city have garnered massive acclaim. For Broadway in Chicago’s production of Million Dollar Quartet, she wowed audiences as Dyanne, the elegant, sultry jazz singer who accompanies Elvis Presley to Sun Records’ historic 1956 recording session. Goes cultivated smooth, sophisticated versions of jazz standards such as “Fever.” The production was a hit and became the longest-running show in Broadway in Chicago’s history. Critics took notice of her knockout performance in the quirky Sondheim revue Putting it Together at Porchlight Music Theater where Chicago Theater Beat hailed “Her pitch and comedic timing are perfect.” The Chicago Tribune raved, labeling her “promising debut” as “top-notch”.

Artist Bio

Aja Goes is a versatile actor, singer, and dancer with a confident, vivacious stage presence. Hailed by The Chicago Tribune as “glamorous” with a “creamy belt”, Goes is cherished by Chicago theatergoers where her performances in the windy city have garnered massive acclaim. For Broadway in Chicago’s production of Million Dollar Quartet, she wowed audiences as Dyanne, the elegant, sultry jazz singer who accompanies Elvis Presley to Sun Records’ historic 1956 recording session. Goes cultivated smooth, sophisticated versions of jazz standards such as “Fever.” The production was a hit and became the longest-running show in Broadway in Chicago’s history. Critics took notice of her knockout performance in the quirky Sondheim revue Putting it Together at Porchlight Music Theater where Chicago Theater Beat hailed “Her pitch and comedic timing are perfect.” The Chicago Tribune raved, labeling her “promising debut” as “top-notch”.

Well known on regional stages for her dynamic portrayals of ingenues and leading ladies, this summer she’ll make her debut at Fireside Theatre in What Happens In Vegas… Goes also lent her talents to Music Theater Works’ production of Camelot and The O’Malley Theatre’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, where she dazzled in the sexy, fiery, intensely physical role of Taddy Jo. In How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the O’Malley Theatre, Goes took on the principal role of Rosemary Pilkington; Goes employed a sparkly, charming mezzo-soprano to perfectly embody the effervescent, dreamy, determined romantic lead.

Goes also appeared in the Lookingglass Theatre and the Chicago Children’s Choir’s critically acclaimed production of Sita Ram, the heroic tale of a warrior’s quest to save his friends from a demon king, based on the Hindi epic The Ramayana. A demanding role for a vocalist, Goes played Sita to intense emotional and stunning musical effect. The production was named one of the most memorable shows of the decade by The Chicago Tribune.

Her performances on cruise ships have delighted audiences across the seven seas as a lead vocalist on numerous ships including Sapphire Princess, Sun Princess, Coral Princess, and Eurodam where she performed in productions and cabaret venues. She brings her standout voice and charm to New York City concert spaces, including Feinstein’s 54 Below and Le Poisson Rouge. She has also lent her talents to the USO Show Troupe by performing for our servicemen and women all over the country. Her exquisite voice makes her in demand for recordings, as well, including Musical Theatre International’s reference recordings of the hit musicals Rent and Forever Plaid.

Goes earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with Honors at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Her varied, in-depth training includes studies in stage acting, on-camera acting, Shakespeare, voice, and dance.

Video

Aja Goes performs “Come To My Window” by Melissa Etheridge

Aja Goes covers “Cabaret”

Aja Goes performs “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley

Press

"...top notch..." – The Chicago Tribune

Sita in Sita Ram – "The leading performers were top notch, too, great at creamily belting out the pop-rock like tunes of the score." To read more, click here!

"...promising debut..." – The Chicago Tribune

Younger Woman in Putting it Together – “In the role of the young, unnamed femme fatale of these proceedings, the glamorous Goes makes a promising debut.” To read more, click here!