The Mystery of Edwin Drood

June 28 – July 8, 2017

Tickets on sale until July 8, 2017
Dates & Times

  • June 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • June 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • June 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
  • July 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • July 6, 2017 - 2:00pm, 8:00pm
  • July 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
  • July 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

Ticket Price

$35

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Wagon Wheel Theatre

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name. In small town of Chesterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Dickens passed away before he was able to reveal the culprit. Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote.

Meet the Cast

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Ben Ahlers

James Throttle/Stage Manager/Barkeep

Bio

Ben Ahlers is a rising junior at the University of Michigan in the BFA Musical Theatre program. His credits there include Gruesome Playground Injuries (Doug), Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (Florizel), and A Man of No Importance (Peter). He is thrilled to be making his Wagon Wheel debut! Thank you all for coming!

Andrew Alstat
Andrew Alstat

Ensemble

Bio

Andrew is a freshman in Musical Theater at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is thrilled to be appearing on the Wagon Wheel stage for the first time in some of his favorite shows. Andrew was recently seen as a storyteller in CCM’s production of “Children of Eden.” Roles outside of school: Legally Blonde (Emmett Forrest) and Anything Goes (Billy Crocker) at the McLeod Summer Playhouse, and Les Miserables (Joly) at D4G Theatrics.

Leanne Antonio
Leanne Antonio

Angela Prysock/Princess Puffer

Bio

Leanne Antonio is a rising junior in the Musical Theater Department at the University Of Michigan. Some of her past roles include Ragtime (Sarah), Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), and Once on This Island (Mama). She is super excited to be making her Wagon Wheel debut and hopes you enjoy the show! GO BLUE!

Blake Bojewski
Blake R. Bojewski

Nick Cricker the Second/Deputy

Bio

Blake R. Bojewski is currently a junior in University of Michigan’s BFA Musical Theatre Program. His hometown is Erie, Pennsylvania, and he plans to move to New York City after graduation to pursue a career in performance and songwriting.

Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley

Nick Cricker/Durdles

Bio

Michael Bradley is making his Wagon Wheel debut this Summer. He will be going into his senior year at Florida State University and graduating with his BFA from their Musical Theatre Program. His previous credits include Captain Braid Beard in How I Became a Pirate, as well as Don Kerr in A Chorus Line. Professionally, he was seen last summer as A-Rab in GLOW Lyric Theatre’s production of West Side Story. He would like to thank all of the crew and his fellow actors for their professionalism and outstanding work, as well as Mom, Dad, Kelley, Chris, and Gabi for their incredible love and support.

Kelly Britt
Kelly Britt

Deirdre Peregrine/Rosa Bud

Bio

Coming Soon!

Sarah Brown
Sarah Ariel Brown

Janet Conover/Helena Landless

Bio

Sarah is a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory and currently resides in New York City. Recent credits: West Side Story (Opera North), Beauty and the Beast (Musical Theatre West). She is thrilled to be a part of the Wagon Wheel company, and sends all her love and gratitude to her family and Bri.

Matthew Copley
Matthew Copley

Ensemble

Bio

Matt Copley is thrilled to be joining Wagon Wheel’s 2017 company as Ren in Footloose and the ensembles of Newsies, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Young Frankenstein, and The Crucible! Credits include: Children of Eden (CCM), Home Street Home (CCM Workshop Series), Hockey, The Musical! (World Premiere). He’d like to thank his family, Bri, and the rest of the company and creative team at Wagon Wheel for an incredible summer! CCM Musical Theatre Class of 2020.

Elaine Cotter
Elaine Cotter

Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood

Bio

Elaine couldn’t be happier to be back at the Wheel! In previous summers she was seen in Little Women (Jo March), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Sister Act (Sister Mary Roberts), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Maggie Cutler), Grease (Frenchy) as well as others.

In New York she was most recently involved in the the first staged production of Under the Bodhi Tree (Yasodara) through Royal Family Theatre Productions. She was also seen in the New York City Children’s Theatre production of Young Charles Dickens.

Elaine would like to thank Scott, the entire creative team, cast and crew for their talents, dedication and hard work. She would also like to thank her family and Noah for their never ending support and guidance.

Bailee Endebrock
Bailee Endebrock

Isabel Yearsley/Wendy

Bio

Bailee is thrilled to be joining the Wagon Wheel Theatre family! She will be starting her sophomore year at CCM in the fall studying musical theatre.  She has performed at McLeod Summer Playhouse in Carbondale, Illinois, as well as A Chorus Line and Mack and Mabel this recent year at CCM.  Thanks to God and her amazing family!

Emma Hearn
Emma Hearn

Succubae Dancer/Ensemble

Bio

Emma Hearn is a Philly native and Senior Musical Theatre major at Texas State University. She is honored and excited to be making her summer stock debut at The Wagon Wheel. Last summer, Emma made her Off-Broadway debut in a new musical, Nickel Mines. Most recently at Texas State she played Vivienne in Legally Blonde and is gearing up to play Cassie in A Chorus Line this fall. She would like to thank her family and friends for their all of their love and support. Enjoy the show!

Britton Hollingworth
Britton Hollingsworth

Victor Grinstead/Neville Landless

Bio

Britton is a recent graduate of Florida State University. He is thrilled to be working at Wagon Wheel, wants to thank Scott for the incredible opportunity. Favorite roles include Marius in Les Miserables and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast. He want to thank God for his gifts and his family for their love and constant support.

Evan Kinnane
Evan Kinnane

Phillip Bax/Bazzard

Bio

Evan couldn’t be more excited to be making his Wagon Wheel debut! Originally from the small town of Tiverton, Rhode Island, Evan is a rising senior at the Boston Conservatory. Regional credits: West Side Story at Opera North and Harold and Maude at 2nd Story Theatre. Conservatory credits include: Bernstein’s Mass (Celebrant), Spring Awakening (Otto), Hair (Claude) Lord of the Flies (Simon), and Catch Me If You Can (u/s Frank, Dollar). All love and thanks to his family, mom, dad, and MANTS.

McKenzie Kurtz
McKenzie Kurtz

Succubae Dancer/Ensemble

Bio

McKenzie is a rising junior at the University of Michigan. Her most recent roles at school include Atina/Ensemble in The Little Mermaid, a swing in The Drowsy Chaperone and a Hot Box Girl/Ensemble in Guys and Dolls. She’s so thrilled to be making her Wagon Wheel debut this summer and wants to thank everyone involved. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Riley McFarland
Riley McFarland

Clive Paget/John Jasper

Bio

Emma Hearn is a Philly native and Senior Musical Theatre major at Texas State University. She is honored and excited to be making her summer stock debut at The Wagon Wheel. Last summer, Emma made her Off-Broadway debut in a new musical, Nickel Mines. Most recently at Texas State she played Vivienne in Legally Blonde and is gearing up to play Cassie in A Chorus Line this fall. She would like to thank her family and friends for their all of their love and support. Enjoy the show!

Allsun O'Malley
Allsun O’Malley

Florence Gill/Beatrice/Flo

Bio

Allsun is delighted to return to Wagon Wheel! Other credits include: Wagon Wheel’s West Side Story (Maria) and Bye Bye Birdie (Suzie), The New London Barn Playhouse’s How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Rosemary), Brigadoon (Jane Ashton), Shrek (Peter Pan/Bluebird), and Crazy For You (Mitzi), and Penn State’s The Light in the Piazza (Clara), Twelfth Night (Feste), Titanic (Alice Beane), and Avenue Q (Kate Monster). Allsun hails from Winchester, Massachusetts. She is a rising senior pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at Penn State University.

Michael Pacholski
Michael Pacholski

Nicholas Michael/Horace

Bio

Michael Pacholski is a rising senior earning his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance at Western Michigan University. This is his first time working at Wagon Wheel and he is thrilled to be a part of this amazing cast. Some of his credits at Western Michigan include Man of La Mancha (Anselmo), Showboat (Jeb/US Gaylord Ravenal), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ensemble/US Trevor Graydon). He would like to thank all of his family and friends for their constant love and support.

Collin Phillips
Collin Phillips

Ensemble

Bio

Collin Phillips is thrilled to be in his first productions at Wagon Wheel. He is currently a BM Music Theatre major at Florida State University. He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support.

Ahmad Ratliff
Ahmad Ratliff

Ensemble

Bio

Ahmad is from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a rising Sophomore at Florida State University where he is pursing a BFA in Musical Theater. Recent Credits: A Chorus Line (Butch) at The North Carolina Theater, Dreamgirls (Lil Albert) at Theater Raleigh, and Beauty and The Beast (Carpet) at FSU. He would like to thank: CJA, Scott, Ray, Tito, his mom, James, and his family for all their love and support.

Andy Robinson
Andy Robinson

Cedric Moncrieffe/Reverend Chrisparkal

Bio

Andy is proud to be returning to his summer family of artist and audience members at Wagon Wheel Theatre for the fifteenth summer. Audiences may remember Andy in Oklahoma! (Jud), Cats (The Old Deuteronomy), Peter Pan (Captain Hook), The Addams Family (Lurch), and Big River (Pap Finn). His directing work on the Wagon Wheel main stage includes last season’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, as well as A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Importance of Being Earnest, and Blithe Spirit with his partner-in-crime Ben Dicke. Back in Chicago he has recently appeared in Timeline Theatre’s production of Marc Blitztein’s musical Juno and Porchlight Music Theatre’s Sweeney Todd and Chess. He currently chairs the Musical Theatre Department at the Chicago Academy of the Arts, where he recently directed The Merchant of VeniceA Little Night Music, and High Society, among others. He feels infinitely grateful to make art with these dearest of friends.

Noah Ruebeck
Noah Ruebeck

Ensemble

Bio

Noah Ruebeck is absolutely ecstatic to be spending his first summer at Wagon Wheel!  He hails from Easton, Pennsylvania, and attends the BFA Musical Theater program at Penn State University, where he was a part of American Idiot.  Some favorite previous credits include Benjy Stone in My Favorite Year and Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing.

Mike Yocum
Mike Yocum

William Cartwright/Chairman/Sapsea

Bio

Michael Yocum is thrilled to return to the Wagon Wheel stage where he first appeared in 1983 (yes, he’s old enough to be the dad of almost everyone in the cast). He has played old men, old women and every other random character you can imagine.  Some of his favorite roles include the Major General and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, the coach in Damn Yankees, FDR in Annie and Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray mostly because his good friend Bob Miller played Edna.  Mike, his wife and daughter live in Winona Lake where he is a professor of Communications and the director of the theatre program at Grace College.  Mike looks forward to working with Scott, Tom and rest of the great Wagon Wheel cast and crew for another season!

Kara Ziringer
Kara Ziringer

Succubae Dancer/Ensemble

Bio

Kara Ziringer is thrilled to be returning to the Wagon Wheel Theatre for the summer season! Kara graduated from the Florida State University last May with a BFA in Music Theatre and has been living in New York City ever since. Previous credits include A Chorus Line (Maggie), Legally Blonde (Serena), A Christmas Carol (Sally/Ensemble), and Little Shop of Horrors (Ensemble/Assistant Choreographer). She would like to thank her family and friends for their unwavering support and love, as well as Scott and the rest of the Wagon Wheel family for this wonderful opportunity. Enjoy the show!