The Award-winning Wagon Wheel Theatre has been providing Warsaw and the entire northern Indiana region with Broadway-quality theatre experiences for 62 years. From the fantastic Summer Season, to the annual Holiday Musical, to the recently introduced Encore Show,  Wagon Wheel Theatre offers premiere performing arts to audiences of all ages.

Wagon Wheel Theatre’s unique theatre-in-the-round format leaves audiences so close to the action that they’re practically part of the show. Audiences continue to rave about the unique and intimate Wagon Wheel Theatre. Tickets to the 2017 season are on sale now!

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Ben Ahlers
Ben Ahlers

Morris Delancey

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

Albert

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

Medda Larkin

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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

Crutchie

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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.

Matthew Copley
Matt Copley

Romeo

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.

Jennifer Dow
Jennifer Dow

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This year marks Jennifer Dow’s 19th year at the Wagon Wheel as a performer, her 9th year as the wig designer, and her 5th  year as a year-round resident and wearer of many hats including working on the popular WWJunior program.  After receiving her BFA in Music Theatre from Millikin University, Jennifer’s favorite place to work quickly became the Wagon Wheel Theatre.  Her most memorable roles on the WW stage are:  Always, Patsy Cline (Louise), Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Seussical (Gertrude), South Pacific (Nellie), A Midsummers Nights Dream (Puck), and Addams Family (Grandma).  Other regional credits include:  Cats (Rumpleteaser) at the Marriott Lincolnshire, Grand Hotel at Drury Lane Water Tower, Jekyll & Hyde (Emma) at Pheasant Run, and performing as a singer with the Rockettes for 3 seasons in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  She wants to send much love and thanks to the Warsaw community for welcoming her and her husband, Scott.

Bailee Endebrock
Bailee Endebrock

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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!

Brett Frazier
Brett Frazier

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Brett J. Frazier (Rev Moore – Footloose, Narrator/Mysterious Man – Into The Woods) is so excited to be returning to Warsaw for the summer after appearing on the Wagon Wheel stage this past December as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.  Prior to that, Brett had been seen at WWCA as Bill Sykes in Oliver.  A Midwest native, Brett has performed on stages throughout the Midwest, the East Coast and New York City.  Brett’s other recent credits include Million Dollar Quartet (Sam Phillips), Pinkalicious The Musical (Mr Pinkerton) and Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Triton).

Riley McFarland
Riley McFarland

Snyder

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This spring, Riley McFarland graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan. He is extremely excited to begin his post-graduate career at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts. His previous roles include Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific at Summer Repertory Theatre, Freddy in My Fair Lady at The Encore Musical Theatre Company, and Feldzieg in

The Drowsy Chaperone at The University of Michigan.

Allsun O'Malley
Allsun O’Malley

Bowery Beauty

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.

Collin Phillips
Collin Phillips

Finch

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

Mush

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.

Noah Ruebeck
Noah Ruebeck

Henry

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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.

Sean Watkinson
Sean Watkinson

Race

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Sean is ecstatic to be back at Wagon Wheel for his third time. He couldn’t imagine a summer away from Warsaw. Originally from Maryland, Sean is studying Musical Theatre at Florida State where he just finished his Junior year. He would like to thank his family, friends and the entire Wagon Wheel family for all they’ve done.

Mike Yocum
Michael Yocum

Joseph Pulitzer

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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!

Tim Yocum
Tim Yocum

Bunsen

Bio

Tim Yocum (a.k.a. Mike’s brother) was first seen on the Wagon Wheel stage in 2002 as Charles Clarke in Titanic.  Since then he has appeared in Anything Goes (Captain), Footloose (Wes), State Fair (Lem), Guys and Dolls (Lt. Branningan), Miracle on 34th Street (Judge), A Christmas Carol (young Marley), Fiddler on the Roof (Rabbi) and Ragtime (J.P. Morgan).  Other Wagon Wheel shows include Brigadoon, Pirates of Penzance and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.  Tim is the athletic director and theatre director at Lakeland Christian Academy in Winona Lake, where he lives with his wife, Cindy.  He is excited to be working again with the whole WW family!

Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley

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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

Bio

Kelly makes her Wagon Wheel debut! A native of Hartland, WI and recent transplant from San Francisco, CA, she now brings her talents back home to the Midwest. Previous credits include The Sound of Music (Maria), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Sweeney Todd (Johanna) Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), 110 in the Shade (Lizzie), It’s a Wonderful Life, a Live Radio Play (Mary Hatch), Die Fledermaus (Adele), and The Marriage of Figaro (Susanna, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominee). Kelly received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and her Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Sarah Brown
Sarah Ariel Brown

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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.

Elaine Cotter
Elaine Cotter

Katherine Plumber

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.

Gerald Cox
Gerald Cox

Nunzio/Mr. Jacobi

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Gerald Cox returns to the stage in his fourth production with Center Street Community Theatre. He has also appeared in The Foreigner, You Can’t Take it With You and Almost, Maine, and directed M*A*S*H last fall. A 1985 graduate of Ball State University, Gerald minored in Theatre with a major is TCOM – radio and TV production. He spent many years directing and acting with the Footliters Community Theatre in Cadillac, Michigan, but since moving back to Indiana many years ago has mainly acted in a familiar red suit during the holidays. Acting credits include Oliver Devreck in Lunch Hour, Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Van Helsing in Dracula.

Kira Lace Hawkins
Kira Lace Hawkins

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Kira Lace Hawkins is so thankful to be back for another summer season at Wagon Wheel! Favorite credits at the Wheel include Hello, Dolly! (Dolly Levi), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins) and Legally Blonde (Paulette). Favorite regional credits include Cabaret (Sally Bowles) with Theater Latté Da and The Threepenny Opera (Lucy Brown) with Frank Theatre, both in Minneapolis. She studied music and theater at St. Olaf College and holds an MFA in Acting from Penn State University. Kira also directs and teaches at Manchester University and teaches acting classes and directs with Wagon Wheel JR. Thanks to her MN family, her IN family, husband Zachary, and daughter Nila.

Emma Hearn
Emma Hearn

Bowery Beauty

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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

Jack Kelly

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.

Kara Ziringer
Kara Ziringer

Bowery Beauty

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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!

Evan Kinnane
Evan Kinnane

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

Hannah, Bowery Beauty

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McKenzie Kurtz: 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!

Chris Mahan
Chris Mahan

Seitz/Governor Teddy Roosevelt

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Grace Robison
Grace Robison

Newsboy

Bio

Grace is very excited to be back at the Wheel this summer! Five years ago, Grace had the honor of dancing as Louise in Carousel, and since then she’s had the opportunity to be in Hello, Dolly! and Ragtime as ensemble roles. After two years in Richmond, Virginia, she is back in Indiana after dancing at VCU and with the Richmond Ballet as a trainee. She is continuing her studies in ballet and business at Butler University. Born and raised in Winona Lake, she is thankful for the opportunities that Scott and Jen have given her, and she cannot thank her parents enough for guiding her and encouraging her to pursue this art form.

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

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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 Dream, The 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 Venice, A Little Night Music, and High Society, among others. He feels infinitely grateful to make art with these dearest of friends.

Ben Dicke

Ben Dicke

Bio

Ben began working at the Wagon Wheel in 2004. Favorite roles on the stage include Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit) Anything Goes (Moonface Martin), Damn Yankees (Applegate), and Cabaret (Cliff), among many others. Ben helped co-create the Wagon Wheel’s Summer Youth Program alongside Andy Robinson in the summer of 2005. In addition to their directing work with the students of Warsaw and the surrounding areas, Ben and Andy have collaborated as directors for the professional company on a number of projects including Brighton Beach Memoirs, Blithe Spirit, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, among others. Ben is excited to work both onstage this summer in Young Frankenstein and once again collaborate with Andy Robinson as co-directors of The Crucible. Ben is currently Chair of the Theatre Department at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.