For more than 65 years, families of all ages have built memories at the Wagon Wheel.
From professional musical theatre, innovative live orchestra, community and youth theatre, arts education, and outstanding comedy and concert performances – there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Wagon Wheel.
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100 Years of Magic!
Once upon a time… that’s how all the great stories start, and Wagon Wheel’s Symphony of the Lakes will transport you across 100 years of timeless storytelling through their spring concert - 100 Years of Magic. The Symphony will perform some of the most iconic music associated with Disney on April 22, 2023. The concert will be held at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center on Grace College. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Seating is general admission for the concert. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door, buy your ... Click to read more.
The Phantom of the Wagon Wheel
Wagon Wheel Community Theatre brings back their very popular and annual audience participation murder mystery! Get your best code-cracking, puzzle-solving, trivia-mastering team together to watch the drama unfold and then uncover who-done-it! This performance makes an excellent team-building experience for offices or businesses or a great social night out for friends. The performance is broken down into the first act lasting about 45 minutes to 1 hour which is then followed by a 30-45 minute intermission where you have plenty of time to grab a drink and popcorn refill while also solving the mystery of who committed the murder! The ... Click to read more.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Wagon Wheel is sure to delight audiences of all ages! From dazzling and colorful costumes to the magic of technical theatre ... Click to read more.
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for! The story follows a part-time bartender and singer on an island paradise called Margaritaville, where a beautiful, career-driven tourist arrives and makes him question his relaxed lifestyle. Parrotheads and musical theatre fans will enjoy this relaxed, entertaining, ... Click to read more.
Kiss Me, Kate
Run time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. Parents should use discretion about what is age appropriate for their children in both content and show length. This show includes the following: Adult relationship themes Language Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high jinks, Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of four brilliant writers: Sam and Bella Spewack, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include "So In ... Click to read more.
Salute to America
Music unites us as a nation in some amazing ways and each summer the Wagon Wheel Symphony of the Lakes showcases the music that celebrates our nation and that unites us across generations for a FREE concert in Winona Lake Park before the fireworks display. The concert starts at 8 p.m. on July 1, 2023. The orchestra will be found under the Miller Sunset Pavillion. The community is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the concert. The concert and fireworks are visible from the grassy areas next to the Miller Sunset Pavillion.
Jesus Christ Superstar
The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. ... Click to read more.
Wait Until Dark
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated ... Click to read more.
Always… Patsy Cline
Always… Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical, complete with down-home country humor and true emotion, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show’s title was inspired ... Click to read more.