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THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: Veteran and award-winning stage actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( the Founder of the multiracial chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist ) appeared as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT and Others in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Ghost of Christmas Present observes the activities of The Cratchit Family in Playwright Brenda Dietlein's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at The Glendale Centre Theatre of Glendale, Ca. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by Angela Wood.

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EBENEZER, DON'T MAKE ME COME IN THERE AND GET YOU!: DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON appeared as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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IT REALLY DOES A BODY GOOD!: MARIO DIGREGORIO as EBENEZER SCROOGE is encouraged by DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT to have a few sips of "The Milk of Human Kindness" in Playwright Brenda Dietlein's adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at The Glendale Centre Theatre of Glendale, Ca. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as A CAROLER in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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OBSERVING A REMORSEFUL MISER: Veteran actors Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Ghost of Christmas Present and Mario DiGregorio as Ebenezer Scrooge in Playwright Brenda Dietlein's adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at The Glendale Centre Theatre of Glendale, Ca. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by Angela Wood.

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MOST PEOPLE LIKE A BIG CHRISTMAS PRESENT: Veteran and award-winning stage actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT meets and greets audience members after a performance of Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo by MEG. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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Show Program Cover of the 2010 Glendale Centre Theatre Annual Musical Production of CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" featuring the wonderful MARIO DIGREGORIO as EBENEZER SCROOGE. Costume Design by Angela Wood.

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DELIVERING A BIRD AS GOOD AS GOLD: Veteran and award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE POULTRY MAN in CHARLES DICKENS' " A CHRISTMAS CAROL." Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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THE MISER MUST PAY FOR THE BIRD FIRST!: Skilled veteran actors DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE POULTRY MAN and MARIO DIGREGORIO as EBENEZER SCROOGE in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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TWO CAROLERS CONFER: Skilled New York-trained stage actor SHAWN CAHILL and veteran Chicago-trained stage actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON revel in their roles as CAROLERS in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Ghost of Christmas Present in "A CHRISTMAS CAROL." Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by Angela Wood.

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Nov. 8, 2016 Arts and Entertainment Article on DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT and MARIO DIGREGORIO as EBENEZER SCROOGE in the 2010 GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE Annual Musical Production of CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" courtesy of WWW.AMERICANTOWNS.COM.

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A HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR: DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS PRESENT" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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THE CRATCHITS GET A GRAND GOOSE!: Veteran and award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE POULTRY MAN in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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FINAL TOUCHES ON A DICKENS OF A STAGING: Veteran and award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT listens to final staging instructions from experienced and skilled GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE Producer-Director-Designer-Performer TIM DIETLEIN ( who also was featured as A PRINCIPAL NARRATOR ) during a final tech rehearsal of Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at The GCT as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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Joined by A Lovely Fellow Caroler ( the talented actress-comedienne KATE PONZIO, who would later appear as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST ), veteran and award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON appeared as A Caroler ( among multiple roles including THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT ) in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHARLES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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The late, great and wonderful character actor and comedian MARIO DIGREGORIO delighted audiences for decades with fine and critically-praised performances at GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. But most theatregoers and critics agree his most memorable role was that of EBENEZER SCROOGE in CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at GCT in an adaptation by Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by ANGELA WOOD.

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Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson as A Caroler ( at far left ) joined by The Company of Carolers in Playwright Brenda Dietlein's adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented in 2010 at The Glendale Centre Theatre of Glendale, Ca. as a family-friendly musical. Photo courtesy of The GCT. Costume Design by Angela Wood.

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Logo of The Glendale Centre Theatre annual musical production of CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL."

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YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THE LIKE OF HIM BEFORE!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner, Chicago WKKC Radio Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee, Los Angeles Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON enjoyed one of the best character roles of his 43-year-long stage career when he appeared as THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT in Playwright BRENDA DIETLEIN'S adaptation of CHRALES DICKENS' holiday classic "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" presented at THE GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE OF GLENDALE, CA. as a family-friendly musical. In a Dec. 14, 2010 article posted at FLICKR's www.100strangers.com entitled "The Ghost of Christmas Present," PHOTO-BLOGGER MEG stated regarding Mr. Robinson's work: "He was so fantastic as Christmas Present and had a lovely deep bass singing voice ( it is a musical )." After nearly every performance, Mr. Robinson would meet and greet delighted audience members after the show. Photo of Mr. Robinson greeting audience members in The Glendale Centre Theatre Lobby by MEG. The excellent and critically-praised Costume Design of "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" was by ANGELA WOOD.

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SOLVING A MURDER AT "THE HOLLOW"!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, four-time Chicago Black Theatre Alliance / Ira Aldridge Award Nominee, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( right ) joined by his assistant DETECTIVE SGT. PENNY, played by skilled actor DOUG MATTINGLY, endeavors to solve a murder at an English countryside estate in AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" presented in 2014 by The Kentwood Players at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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INVESTIGATING THE SUSPECTS!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( in rear row-center ) has a house full of suspects for murder he has to contend with in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival production of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW." Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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INTERROGATING A MOVIE STAR: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner and Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( left ) with his assistant Detective Sgt. Penny ( Doug Mattingly, right ) interrogate American film actress Veronica Craye ( Samatha Barrios, center ) in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival production of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" presented at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON appeared as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival production of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Show Card / Poster Courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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AN INSPECTOR CALLS DURING A KILLER WEEKEND AT "THE HOLLOW"!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN OF SCOTLAND YARD ( rear row - third from right ) must deduce among the residents, servants and guests whom the murderer at an English country estate might be in the 2014 Kentwood Players revival of AGATHA CHRISTIE'S "THE HOLLOW" presented at The Westchester Playhouse in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of The Kentwood Players.

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RETURNING TO A STAGE NEAR YOU IN A DICKENS OF A TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL MYSTERY: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON will assume the marvelous dual roles of MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MUSIC HALL ROYALE and The Honorable MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO ( Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th ) revival of the multi-talented Composer / Lyricist / Book Author / Orchestrator RUPERT HOLMES' wonderful Tony Award-winning SOLVE-IT-YOURSELF MUSICAL WHODUNIT "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" ( based on the final and unfinished novel by English literary master CHARLES DICKENS ) being presented Friday and Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm. and Sundays Afternoons at 2:00 pm. in the lovely and intimate Black Box Theatre of ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, Il. 60614. Image courtesy of www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

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REHEARSING A NEW RENDITION OF A TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL WHODUNIT!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE HONORABLE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA rehearses a scene with skilled and award-winning Saint Sebastian Players Acting Company Member ERIC PRAHL as DURDLES and MR. NICK CRICKER for the new Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 SAINT SEBASTAIN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" ( based on the final and uncompleted novel by CHARLES DICKENS ) directed and music-directed by multi-talented stage veteran ROBERT-ERIC WEST at the lovely 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For tickets and info on Mr. Robinson & Mr. Prahl in SSP's "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" may be obtained at ( 773 ) 404-7922 or www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

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AN ACTOR FINDS SOME LUCK!: DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA encourages musical theatre vet ADAM HOAK as the under-rated actor and playwright BAZZARD / MR. PHILLIP BAX to perform his unpublished and unheard song "NEVER THE LUCK" in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' marvelous musical whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWINM DROOD" being performed Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at THE ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60616. For tickets and info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to working performing artists upon inquiry throughout the opening weekend shows.

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DONT QUIT WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD!: Joined in the front row ( L-R ) by talented musical theatre performers LAUREN MILLER as THE PRINCESS PUFFER / MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK and SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD / MISS ALICE NUTTING, Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA, leads the cast in a kick-line reprise of one of multi-talented composer, lyricist, book author RUPERT HOLMES' signature songs in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD." Performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For tickets and info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to working professionals who provide credentials and make a reservation/inquiry.

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TIME TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE MURDERER: Joined by SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD / MISS ALICE NUTTING in the second row-rear DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA introduces audiences to major suspects in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival of RUPERT HOLMES' "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" playing Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For tickets and info call ( 773 ) 440-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to working professionals in The Performing Arts throughout the opening weekend shows.

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DAMNED IF THERE YOU ARE!: Members of The Victorian Acting Company THE MUSIC HALL ROYALE offer the opening number of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" including Front Row ( L-R ) SEAN MICHEAL BARRETT as JOHN JASPER / CLIVE PAGET, LAUREN MILLER as THE PRINCESS PUFFER / MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK, DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT / MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA, SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD / MISS ALICE NUTTING, PETER KATTNER III as NEVILLE LANDLESS / VICTOR GRINSTEAD and the Second Row RUSS GAGER as THE REVEREND MR. CRISPSPARKLE / MR. CEDRIC MONCREIFFE, ADAM HOAK as BAZZARD / MR. PHILLIP BAX, ERIC S. PRAHL as DURDLES / MR. NICK CRICKER, SHAYLA ROGERS as ROSA BUD / MISS DIERDRE PEREGRINE and ANNA GALLUCCI as HELENA LANDLESS / MISS JANET CONOVER. Performances are Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. at The Black Box Theatre of ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets are available to all working performing artists upon reservation and inquiry.

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BACKSTAGE SQUABBLE AT THE MUSICAL HALL ROYALE: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON in his dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA ( center-left ) gazes along with other Members of The Music Hall Royale with some dismay at SARAH MYERS ( center-right ) in her dual roles of EDWIN DROOD & MISS ALICE NUTTING after London's Leading Male Impersonator makes some unkind remarks about The Victorian Acting Company in Act Two of DIRECTOR / MUSIC DIRECTOR ROBERT-ERIC WEST'S 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival staging of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" being presented Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. Industry Night Discount Tickets at the rate of $7.00 per person are available to confirmed performing artists, directors, designers and technicians who provide resumes, headshots, business cards at The Theatre.

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A GRAND PAIR OF ROLES!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON appears in the marvelous dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT OF THE MUSIC HALL ROYALE & THE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES'"THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018 at the lovely 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN PRESENTS A SUSPECT WITH A KILLER SONG IN HER HEART!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON plays the dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA opposite LAUREN MILLER in her dual roles of THE PRINCESS PUFFER & MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" being presented Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. at the lovely 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For Tickets and Info call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. INDUSTRY NIGHT DISCOUNT TICKETS are available to individuals who work in all aspects of The Performing Arts at the rate of $7.00 per person for ALL OPENING WEEKEND SHOWS by presenting credentials at The Theatre Doors or upon making Reservations / Inquiries. Photo by ERYN WALANKA,.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN WELCOMES YOU TO CHICAGO'S MUSICAL COMEDY MYSTERY REVIVAL OF THE YEAR!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON returned to The Windy City stage this fall as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO REVIVAL PRODUCTION OF RUPERT HOLMES' "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD." Photo by ERYN WALANKA.

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OCT.26, 2018 INVITED DRESS REHEARSAL / PREVIEW REVIEW OF THE SAINTSEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO REVIVAL OF RUPERT HOLMES' TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL WHODUNIT "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" BY GERALD H. BAILEY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF GENESIS THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN & YOUR MAYOR INVITES AND ENCOURAGES YOU TO VOTE!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON stars in the wonderful dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in The Saint Sebastian Players of Chicago 2018 SOLVE-IT-YOURSELF-BY-AUDIENCE-VOTE Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-winning Best Musical Comedy Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" being staged at the lovely, 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. and Sundays at 2:00 pm. through Nov. 18, 2018. For tickets and reservations call ( 773 ) 404-7922 or visit www.saintsebastianplayers.org. 2018 Photo of DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as The Chairman Mr. William Cartwright & Mayor Thomas Sapsea by Set Designer & Decorator EMIL ZBELLA.

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YOUR CHAIRMAN & YOUR MAYOR ENCOURAGES YOU TO VOTE AT CHICAGO'S MUSICAL COMEDY MYSTERY REVIVAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director & Producer DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON returned to The Windy City Stage this fall with his critically-praised portrayal of the marvelous dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE HONORABLE MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in the 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES' wonderful Tony Award-winning, Solve-It-Yourself Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" presented at the lovely, 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. 2018 Photo of Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Chairman Mr. William Cartwright & The Mayor Thomas Sapsea in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by Production Set Designer & Decorator EMIL ZBELLA.

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WELCOME TO MR. ROBINSON'S AWARDS ROOM!: 2017 Photo of Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON displaying his 1997 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for Outstanding Achievement By An Actor In A Principal Role for his performance as SAM SEMELA in the ESC's 1997 revival production of ATHOL FUGARD'S "MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS" by Los Angeles Visual Artist and Photographer J.L. WATT.

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AN LA THEATRE AWARD-NOMINATED CAST OF TAD MOSEL'S "IMPROMPTU"!: Elate Best Supporting Actor Award Nominee JOEY TREZISE as TONY, Elate Best Supporting Actress Award Winner LUCY KRUBINER as LORA, Elate Best Supporting Actress Award Nominee CASEY KRUBINER as WINNIFRED were the marvelous fellow actors who helped Los Angeles-based stage veteran DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON earn a 2015 / 2016 Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nomination as Best Actor for his performance as the debonair, but aging leading man ERNEST in TAD MOSEL'S classic, allegorical one-act of Life In The Theatre "IMPROMPTU" which was presented by THE EMMANUEL LUTHERAN ACTORS' THEATRE ENSEMBLE - ELATE on a bill of one-acts entitled "JUST 4 FUN" at The Lincoln Stegman Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. Photo courtesy of ELATE.

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A TRULY LOVELY ACTING HONOR!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON is winner of a 2015 / 2016 Los Angeles ELATE SEASON TICKET HOLDER AWARD NOMINATION as Best Actor for his perfomance as ERNEST in the 2016 EMMANUEL LUTHERAN ACTORS THEATRE ENSEMBLE - ELATE revival of TAD MOSEL'S "IMPROMPTU" as part of its bill of one-acts entitled "JUST 4 FUN".

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MR. ROBINSON MAKES HIS CASE!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Ciation Award-winning Best Actor, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Best Actor Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( a 45-season veteran of the stage ) appeared as District Attorney Flint in the 2017 Emmanuel Lutheran Actors' Theatre Ensemble - Elate Revival Production of Ayn Rand's "NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH" at The Lincoln Stegman Theatre in North Hollywood, Ca. Of his work in the show Theatre Critic John K. Adams in the June 7, 2017 print edition of The Tolucan Times wrote: "Darryl Robinson leads the talented cast, playing the prosecuting district attorney with style and wit." Photo by J. L. Watt.

Mark Gizel, Kathy Klages, Tonya Pinkens, Darryl Maximilian Robinson, Karen Corboy and Jeff Sefton in the 1977 Chicagoland High School Theatrical Troupe production of Guys and Dolls.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL...FOR REAL!: Talented young actors MARK GIZEL as NATHAN DETROIT, KATHY KLAGES as MISS ADELAIDE, Future 1993 Broadway Best Featured Actress In A Musical Tony Award Winner TONYA PINKINS as MISS ADELAIDE, Future 1997 Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Outstanding Actor In A Principal Role In A Play Award Winner DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as NATHAN DETROIT, KAREN CORBOY as MISS ADELAIDE and JEFF SEFTON as NATHAN DETROIT all pose for a REHEARSAL PUBLICITY PHOTO for THE 1977 CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL THEATRICAL TROUPE multicultural all-student revival production of FRANK LOESSER'S "GUYS AND DOLLS" directed by NICK JASON and J. J. STAMM at THE WHITNEY M. YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER in The Windy City. 1977 CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL THEATRICAL TROUPE "GUYS AND DOLLS" Publicity Photo by IRVING M. STEIN.

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OH, GOD...HOW HE DID LOVE BEING KING!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Principal Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as KING HENRY II OF ENGLAND and talented young actor PHILIP ALEXIS WATT as PRINCE JOHN starred in the 1992-1993 EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. OF CHICAGO non-Equity, multiracial cast revival of JAMES GOLDMAN'S "THE LION IN WINTER" at THE WABASH TRIANGLE CAFE in St. Louis, Missouri. Here are the two actors as they appeared on the cover of The Jan. 1993 St. Louis Edition of INTERMISSION MAGAZINE. Photo by CARL VALLE.

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A HOST AND A GUEST ACTOR PREPARE!:Veteran entertainment journalist and arts reporter RON BREWINGTON welcomes veteran Los Angeles-based stage actor and play director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( The Founder of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago ) to the set of the 9-19-2016 RMCONAIR performing arts television program "THE ACTOR'S CHOICE," Episode 2.37. Photo by RMCONAIR Production Video Cameraman and Technician LARON "LP" Daviston.

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