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The 1981 Enchanted Hills Playhouse of Syracuse, Indiana revival of Lionel Bart's Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic "OLIVER!" ( based on the trials and tribulations of the orphan in Charles Dickens' famed 19th century novel ) starred Darryl Maximilian Robinson in the role of the wily, lovable thief Fagin. For his performance, Mr. Robinson received the 1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award as Outstanding Thespian of the Season, the veteran and critically-praised stage performer's first professional acting award.

EHP alum Gregg McClain ( seen here with entertainment legend Kathryn Crosby ) appeared as Charlie Bates in the 1981 Enchanted Hills Playhouse of Syracuse, Indiana 1981 revival of Oliver!

Talented EHP Alum T. Gregg McClain ( seen here with entertainment legend Kathryn Crosby during a recent holiday season concert engagement ) appeared as young pickpocket Charlie Bates opposite Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Fagin in the 1981 Enchanted Hills Playhouse of Syracuse, Indiana 1981 revival of Lionel Bart's musical theatre classic "Oliver!."

Radio personality and EHP alum Opera Joe McKesson appeared as Mr. Brownlow in The Enchanted Hills Playhouse of Syracuse, Indiana 1981 revival of Lionel Bart's Oliver!

New Orleans radio personality and talented actor, singer and EHP Alum Opera Joe McKesson was featured as Mr. Brownlow in The Enchanted Hills Playhouse of Syracuse, Indiana revival of Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" starring Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Fagin.

Part One of Darryl Maximilian Robinson's 1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award article as Outstanding Thespian of the Season for his performance as Fagin in Oliver! at Enchanted Hills Playhouse.

Part One of the Saturday August 29, 1981 Darryl Maximilian Robinson Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award as Outstanding Thespian of the Season article for his performance as Fagin in Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" by Sharon Little.

Part Two of Darryl Maximilian Robinson's 1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award article as Outstanding Thespian of the Season for his performance as Fagin in Oliver! at Enchanted Hills Playhouse.

Part Two of the Saturday August 29, 1981 Darryl Maximilian Robinson Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award as Outstanding Thespian of the Season article for his performance as Fagin in Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" by Sharon Little.

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Logo of Oliver, Fagin and The Artful Dodger in Lionel Bart's Tony Award-winning, Oscar-winning musical theatre masterpiece, "Oliver!."

1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Award Winner Darryl Maximilian Robinson as Fagin ( center ) with the cast of The Enchanted Hills Playhouse production of Lionel Bart's OLIVER!

AN AWARD-WINNING VILLAIN!: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, WKKC Radio Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee, Los Angeles Marcom Masque Theatre Award Nominee and four-time Chicago Black Theatre Alliance / Ira Aldridge Award Nominee DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( center ) captured his first professional stage acting honor, THE 1981 FORT WAYNE NEWS-SENTINEL REVIEWER'S RECOGNITION AWARD as Outstanding Thespian of the Season for a gallery of roles in professional summer stock, but most particularly for his critically-praised performance as the wily, lovable thief FAGIN ( under the fine direction of DR. JEFFREY KOEP ) in THE ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA revival of LIONEL BART'S Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic "OLIVER!." Archival Production Photo courtesy of THE EHP.

1981 EHP Summer Acting Company.

1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner as Outstanding Thespian of the Season DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( seated second from the far left beside talented fellow actor and friend T. GREGG MCCLAIN ) joined by the entire 1981 ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE SUMMER ACTING COMPANY featured in THE EHP revival of LIONEL BART'S "OLIVER!" 1981 Archival Company Photo courtesy of THE EHP.



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Season Poster of the intimate and lovely ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA.

Throughout The 1980s, The Enchanted Hills Of Northern Indiana Were Alive With The Sound Of Some Very Talented Young Stage Performers - Particularly In A Well-Received 1981 Summer Stock Playhouse Revival of Lionel Bart's Tony and Oscar-winning musical masterpiece OLIVER!  Edit

1997 Producer Jill Stover's Letter of Reference Regarding Professional Stage Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson during his 1981 and 1984 seasons at Enchanted Hills Playhouse of Syracuse, Indiana

Skilled and talented theatre producer JILL STOVER'S 1997 Letter of Reference regarding the work of veteran and award-winning stage actor and director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON during his 1981 and 1984 summer seasons at ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA.

A rustic, intimate, charming and lovely 240-seat old summer stock barn theatre ( located near the shores of Lake Wawasee, and with a main entrance on of all named streets "Wizard Of Oz Way" ) in The Enchanted Hills of Northern Indiana just outside of the sleepy hamlet of Syracuse, might not be the place one would expect a rousing, critically-praised, award-winning revival of Lionel Bart's Tony and Oscar-winning British musical theatre masterpiece Oliver! to occur. But between July 1st and 12th of 1981, under the skillful guidance of Producing Director Jill M. Stover and Artistic Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Koep, that is exactly what happened for two solid, sold-out weeks at THE ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE, which was filled-to-capacity with enthusiastic, musical theatre classic lovin' Hoosiers, onstage, backstage and in the audience every night! Deeply and truly committed to effectively conveying the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' acclaimed 19th-century novel Oliver Twist, and greatly assisted by inventive young choreographer Leta Kritzman and skilled young musical director Douglas Baumgartner, Stover and Koep's cast was talent-packed, and many remain working and teaching professional stage and academic theatre artists to this day. Now an experienced Chicago-based concert performer, recording artist and song-writer, Temple Schultz was an 11-year-old South Bend area resident  ( with a big stage voice ) in 1981 when she played the title role of "the boy who asked for more."  Currently a highly-respected and esteemed
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EHP'S FINE LIFE OF A NANCY: Veteran and award-winning stage actress, singer, play director and west coast theatre instructor MYRONA DELANEY ( known in 1981 as MYRONA LOU LAWS, and seen here with her daughter EMMA ) starred as NANCY in THE ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA revival of LIONEL BART'S "OLIVER!."

west coast play director and drama coach, Myrona Delaney ( known in 1981 as Valpo University Vocal Performance Major Myrona Lou Laws ) impressed audiences with both her acting and singing as the doomed Nancy. Skilled actor-singer-dancer Donald Lee Hahn of Peru, Indiana was a solid Bill Sykes. And Tom McSweeney delighted as The Artful Dodger. Talented young actor, Culver Military Academy theatre student and future New York stage and television actor T. Gregg McClain appeared as young pickpocket Charlie Bates. Talented young actor-singer ( excellent tenor ) and future New Orleans radio personality Opera Joe McKesson impressed as Oliver's benefactor Mr. Brownlow.  Arriving from his hometown of Chicago to make his northern Indiana professional stage debut in his first full season of summer stock, 20-year-old, future Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner Darryl Maximilian Robinson would win over Hoosier audiences and critics so much with his performance as the wily, lovable, king of pickpockets, Fagin ( his very best part in a gallery of six roles which also included Joe in Show Boat, the tap-dancing First Gangster in  Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, El Gallo in Tom Jones' And Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks, Persian peddler Ali Hakim in Rodgers' And Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and tale-spinning cowboy Kit Carson in William Saroyan's 1939 Pultizer Prize-winning comedy The Time Of Your Life ), that he would become the first theatre artist at EHP to receive an acting honor: The 1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award as Outstanding Thespian of the Season from veteran theatre critic Sharon Little.  For the summer of 1984, Producer Stover and Director Koep would rehire Mr. Robinson to  not only perform another full season of roles ( which included Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Colonel Pickering in Lerner and Lowe's My Fair Lady, Mordred in Lerner and Lowe's Camelot, NazI Ernest Ludwig in Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, Jewish refugee Dr. Jan Dussell in Frances Goodrich's and Albert Hackett's 1956 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Diary Of Anne Frank and His Majesty, The King of Siam in Rodgers' and Hammerstein's The King and I ) but also to serve as The Assistant Director of Children's Theatre and Director of Mainstage Promotion. Without question, Darryl Maximilian Robinson was pleased and proud to perform some of his greatest stage roles as a young professional theatre artist in The Hoosier State.

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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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MUSICAL THEATRE ACTING NOTES FROM DECADES PAST!: This Jan. 29, 1987 Feature Story from THE ASPEN TIMES OF ASPEN, COLORADO includes an interview with Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and veteran and award-winning actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON discussing his SNOWMASS REPERTORY THEATRE OF COLORADO stage roles of THE VOICE OF AUDREY II in "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS" and NICK SAKARIAN in "BABY" as part of that theatre's winter repertory season. Photo and Story by DEVON MYERS.

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A FAVORITE MUSICAL ROLE: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder, Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner and Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON enjoyed one of his most favorite stage roles and captured his first professional acting honor: The 1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award as Outstanding Thespian of the Season with his portrayal of Fagin in THE ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA revival production of LIONEL BART'S Tony and Oscar-winning musical theatre masterpiece "OLIVER!."

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AN ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OLIVER TWIST: South Bend-raised, now Chicago-based talented Singer-Songwriter TEMPLE SCHULTZ starred in the title role of the 1981 ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA revival of LIONEL BART'S Tony and Oscar-winning musical theatre classic "OLIVER!" when she was 11 years old.

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A SPECIAL AWARD HONOR TO A FORMER STAGE SHERLOCK HOLMES: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, WKKC Radio Chicago Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition 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 received A 1992 HARPOONERS OF THE SEA UNICORN CERTIFICATE OF HONOURARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD for his production, staging and performance as SHERLOCK HOLMES in THE EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. staged dramatic reading and full performance of St. Louis playwright CHUCK LAVAZZI'S adaptation of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM!" at multiple Greater St. Louis Area venues including THE MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER OF ST. LOUIS and THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER'S PUB IN ST. CHARLES, Mo. Mr. Robinson's 1992 Harpooners of The Sea Unicorn Certificate of Honourary Membership Award is his sole award honor for presenting or performing live theatre in The Gateway City.

Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Veteran and Award-winning Stage Actor and Play Director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON.

ENJOYING ANOTHER CLASSIC: Veteran and award-winning stage actor, play director and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( who received the 1981 FORT WAYNE NEWS-SENTINEL REVIEWER'S RECOGNITION AWARD as Outstanding Thespian of the Season for a gallery of roles at northern Indiana's ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE, particularly his performance as FAGIN in LIONEL BART'S "OLIVER!" ) had the great pleasure of viewing the new visiting 2018 London production of LORD ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S and TIM RICE'S "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR" at the historic LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO.

1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner Darryl Maximilian Robinson visits Los Angeles Union Station in 2018.

THRILLED TO PLAY THE VILLAIN: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and veteran and Award-winning stage actor and play director DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON ( whose theatre honors include The Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award, a Chicago WKKC Radio Critic's Corner Fine Arts Award and a Los Angeles ELATE Season Ticket Holder Award Nomination ) was delighted and thrilled to score his first professional stage honor as a stage performer when he captured THE 1981 FORT WAYNE NEWS-SENTINEL REVIEWER'S RECOGNITION AWARD as Outstanding Thespian of the Season for his work in a gallery of roles in professional summer stock at THE ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA, particularly for his critically-praised performance as the wily, lovable thief FAGIN in EHP's revival of LIONEL BART'S Tony award-winning, Oscar-winning, musical theatre masterpiece "OLIVER!". 2018 photo of DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON at Los Angeles' Union Station by DANNY BELROSE.

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Saturday May 30, 1981 KOKOMO TRIBUNE OF KOKOMO, INDIANA Feature Story On EHP Performer DONALD LEE HAHN who starred as CURLEY in the 1981 ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE revival production of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S "OKLAHOMA!" and as BILL SYKES in the 1981 ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE revival production of LIONEL BART'S "OLIVER!."

Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder Daryl Maximilian Robinson as Inspector Colquhoun of Scotland Yard ( right ) and Doug Mattingly as his assistant Detective Sgt. Penny in The Hollow

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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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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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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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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INTRODUCING A DICKENS OF A CAST!: Joined In The Front Row ( L-R ) by LAUREN MILLER as THE PRINCESS PUFFER & MISS ANGELA PRYSHOCK ( to his left ) and SARAH MYERS as EDWIN DROOD & MISS ALICE NUTTING ( to his right ) Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-Winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & THE MAYOR SAPSEA ( center ) introduces us to the various SUSPECTS and CANDIDATES FOR MURDERER in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO Revival Production of RUPERT HOLMES' Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Whodunit "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" including ( in the rear row L-R ) RUSS GAGER as THE REVEREND MR. CRISPARKLE & MR. CEDRIC MONCRIEFFE, ADAM HOAK as BAZZARD & MR. PHILLIP BAX, ERIC S. PRAHL as DURDLES & MR. NICK CRICKER, SEAN MICHAEL BARRETT as JOHN JASPER & MR. CLIVE PAGET, SHAYLA ROGERS as ROSA BUD & MISS DIERDRE PEREGRINE, ANNA GALLUCCI as HELENA LANDLESS & MISS JANET CONOVER and PETER KATTNER III as NEVILLE LANDLESS & MR. VICTOR GRINSTEAD. 2018 Saint Sebastian Players "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" Publicity Photo by ERYN WALANKA.

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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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A VETERAN STAGE ACTOR IN THE CITY OF ANGELES!: 2016 Photo of Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON in LA by JONATHAN MACHORRO ( Almighty Johnnyy ).

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A SHAKESPEAREAN IN LINCOLN HEIGHTS!: 2016 Photo of Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON in LA by JONATHAN MACHORRO ( Almighty Johnnyy ).

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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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MR. ROBINSON AS A GENTLEMAN'S GENTLEMAN IN A CLASSIC ROMANTIC COMEDY!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON as BUTLER JOHN LAWLESS ( Far Right ) joined by the ENTIRE CAST of skilled Director MARIO DI GREGORIO'S 2011 GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE 55th Anniversary Revival Production of KYLE CRICHTON'S rollicking, early 20th-century romantic comedy "THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE" performed at the historic theatre-in-the-round in Glendale, CA. Photo courtesy of MAY FAMILY ADVENTURES.

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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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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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