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A Christmas Carol

Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to […]



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Gingerbread & PJ’s

Start the holiday season with a fantastic gathering! Join us for a delightful event where you can adorn gingerbread houses with your loved ones. While decorating your gingerbread masterpiece, relish in festive music, engage in crafts, savor delicious snacks, and create your own hot cocoa concoctions. Plus, you could score exciting prizes for the most outstanding gingerbread house. Every contribution helps sustain the operations of the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.



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9th Annual Young Artist State-Wide Competition

The Symphony of the Lakes, a part-time professional orchestra located in Warsaw, Indiana, is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Symphony of the Lakes Young Artist Competition. Our organization recognizes that Indiana is blessed with so many wonderful young musicians around the state, and that we want to offer students a unique opportunity to compete and also have an opportunity to perform with the Symphony of the Lakes in the future. Our musicians come from all over Indiana, so it’s important to us that we’ve expanded this opportunity for students beyond northern Indiana. The competition will be […]



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2024 Winter Performance Workshops

In this five-day workshop we will rehearse and perform a short show for family and friends! The student actors will be challenged throughout the week to deepen their understanding of the craft of acting, character development, and work as an ensemble to put on a show. All rehearsals and performances will be held on the Wagon Wheel Theatre stage.



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Symphony of the Lakes Wind Quintet

On the Wagon Wheel Stage, February 24, 2024, at 7pm the Symphony of the Lakes Wind Quintet will perform as part of the Symphony of the Lakes season.  A wind quintet is a chamber music ensemble consisting of five wind instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn. This instrumental combination creates a distinctive and versatile sound that allows for a wide range of musical expressions and textures. Wind quintets have a rich history in classical music, and composers have written a significant amount of repertoire for this ensemble. The range of timbres within the ensemble allows for a diverse exploration […]



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The Man Who Came to Dinner

"The Man Who Came to Dinner" is a classic American comedy play written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. It premiered on Broadway in 1939 and has since become a popular and enduring piece in the world of American theater. The play revolves around the character of Sheridan Whiteside, a famous and acerbic radio personality, who, while on a lecture tour in the small town of Mesalia, injures himself and is forced to convalesce in the home of a local family, the Stanleys. The Stanley family's lives are turned upside down as Whiteside takes over their house, turning it […]



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My Favorite Things

Highlighting the talents of the Performing Arts Club from Cardinal Services, this unique performance, crafted collaboratively and scripted by Kira Lace Hawkins, will showcase each actor as they express their cherished moments with the audience through acting, dance, and song. This sincere production is sure to leave you grinning and instill a refreshed gratitude for the simple joys that bring happiness to our lives.



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Funeral for a Gangster

An Audience-Participation Murder Mystery! As the audience enters, a sign informs them that they are going back in time to 1928 and joining the Mob sendoff for the late Vito “The Gut” Marzetti. Your location becomes a speakeasy, “Ruby’s Place,” where the grieving family is holding “services” for the Don. They include Joey “The Lump,” Frankie “Marbles” and the proprietor of the club, Ruby “Fingers” Marzetti. And, of course, Lena, the “Gut’s” heartbroken widow. Or is she? Maybe she just wants to find the Godfather’s stash and needs her stepchildren (and the audience) to help figure out Vito’s last game. […]



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Hobbits and Fairies

Symphony of the Lakes will present “Hobbits and Fairies” at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts on April 27, at 7pm. Music from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a musical composition created by Howard Shore and orchestrated by John Whitney. It is derived from Shore's original score for the 2001 film "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," directed by Peter Jackson and based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novel. Howard Shore's score for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is renowned for its complexity, depth, and ability to enhance the […]



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Clown Tower Comedy Presents “Comedy at the Wagon Wheel” Featuring Ryan Niemiller!

Clown Tower Comedy Presents “Comedy at the Wagon Wheel” Featuring Ryan Niemiller! With special guest host Maxwell Tidey Nationally known comedic presences on one fantastic night. About our Comedians! Ryan Niemiller: You may know Ryan Niemiller as the disarmingly handsome comedian and 3rd place finalist from America's Got Talent Season 14. Despite being born with a disability in both arms, Ryan, the self-proclaimed “Cripple Threat of Comedy”, shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped (and very handsome). Ryan began his comedy career in Los Angeles, California, and hasn’t looked back since. He's a favorite performer […]



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Disney’s Beauty and The Beast

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, and he […]



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