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1975 Broadway Wiz Cast

EASING ON DOWN THE ROAD IN THE ORIGINAL 1975 BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF WILLIAM F. BROWN'S AND CHARLIE SMALLS' TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL "THE WIZ": Young stage stars HINTON BATTTLE as THE SCARECROW, Tony Award-nominated Best Actress In A Musical STEPHANIE MILLS as DOROTHY, Best Featured Actor In A Musical Tony Award Winner TED ROSS as THE COWARDLY LION and veteran stage performer TIGER HAYNES as THE TIN MAN in acclaimed Director / Designer GEOFFREY HOLDER'S original staging of 1975's TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST MUSICAL "THE WIZ."

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Composer / Lyricist CHARLIE SMALLS caputured a 1975 Tony Award for Best Score for his work on the original Broadway production of "THE WIZ."

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WILLIAM F. BROWN took home a 1975 Tony Award Nomination for Best Book of A Musical for his African-American re-telling of L. Frank Baum's "THE WIZARD OF OZ" with "THE WIZ."

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The late, great and multi-talented stage and screen actor, dancer, director, choreographer and designer GEOFFREY HOLDER enjoyed one of the proudest moments in his show biz career when he scored a pair of 1975 Tony Awards for Best Director of A Musical and Best Costume Design of A Musical for his work on the original Broadway staging of "THE WIZ."

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TOTO AND THE ORIGINAL FOUR FRIENDS OF THE 1975 BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF "THE WIZ": Holding her #1 Best Friend, Tony Award-nominated Best Actress In A Musical STEPHANIE MILLS as DOROTHY is joined by HINTON BATTLE as THE SCARECROW, TIGER HAYNES as THE TIN MAN and Best Featured Actor In A Musical Tony Award Winner TED ROSS as THE COWARDLY LION in Tony Award-winning Director and Costume Designer GEOFFREY HOLDER'S original 1975 staging of WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ."

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In 1989, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON was contracted to play the title role in Producer / Director BEKKI JO SCHNEIDER'S revival production of WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' 1975 Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ" in a critically-praised revival IN-THE-ROUND at the well-attended and popular DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE OF CLARKSVILLE, IN. ( just outside of Louisville, Ky. ). In addition to Mr. Robinson in the title role, the highly-talented revival cast included SHIRESE HURSEY as Dorothy, K. BARTHOLOMEW RAY as The Scarecrow, STANLEY WHITE as The Tin Man and MARK LAWRENCE as The Cowardly Lion.

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Award-winning actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Wiz.

A TWO-TIMING WIZARD: Chicago Joseph Jefferson Citation Award Winner, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award Winner, Chicago WKKC Radio Critic Corner Fine Arts Award Winner, Four-Time Chicago Black Theatre Alliance / Ira Aldridge Award Nominee, Los Angeles Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nominee and Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON has played the title role in WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ" at both THE LYCEUM THEATRE OF ARROW ROCK, MO. in 1987, and THE DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE OF CLARKSVILLE, IN. ( just outside of Louisville, Ky. ) in 1989. And, oh yes, he also played The Cowardly Lion in a traditional stage musical version of "THE WIZARD OF OZ" for THE THEATRE PROJECT COMPANY OF ST. LOUIS. During the 1980s, Mr. Robinson went down THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD a few times!

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A THEATRE AWARD-WINNING WIZARD: Feb. 13, 1989 EVENING NEWS OF JEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA Interview with 1981 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Reviewer's Recognition Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON regarding his upcoming appearance in the title role in THE DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE revival production of WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ" by ERIC SHREWSBERRY.

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A LADY WITH FINE PIPES: The lovely and talented MS. SHIRESE HURSEY impressed both audiences and critics with her fine performance as Dorothy in the 1989 DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE revival production of WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ."

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LOUISVILLE'S "WIZ" REVIEW: The Feb. 18, 1989 COURIER-JOURNAL OF LOUISVILLE, KY. Theatre Review of Shirese Hursey and Darryl Maximilian Robinson in Derby Dinner Playhouse's "THE WIZ" by JOHN PILLOW.

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AN EMERALD CITY DIRECTOR: The highly-talented and lovely Producer / Director of The Derby Dinner Playhouse of Clarksville, Indiana, MS. BEKKI JO SCHNEIDER, staged the well-received 1989 revival production of WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ" wonderfully IN-THE-ROUND.

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A HEART-FELT NOTICE: The Feb. 17, 1989 TRIBUNE OF NEW ALBANY, INDIANA Theatre Review of Shirese Hursey and Darryl Maximilian Robinson in Derby Dinner Playhouse's "THE WIZ" by DALE SANDUSKY.

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A wonderful theatre-in-the-round, THE DERBY DINNER PLAYHOUSE ( just outside of Louisville, Ky. ) is where in 1989 DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON had the joy of playing the title role in WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ".

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Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Los Angeles-based Theatre Artist DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON has been over the rainbow, down the yellow brick road, and had to deal with a little lost girl from Kansas onstage no less than three times in his 43-season stage career. He first dealt with Miss Dorothy Gale in 1984, when he played The Cowardly Lion in The Theatre Project Company of St. Louis' traditional stage musical version of "THE WIZARD OF OZ" utilizing an adapted book from THE MUNY Opera ( and featuring the music score from the acclaimed 1939 film ). In 1987, however, the music he sang and danced to was quite different and far more hip when he played the title role in WILLIAM F. BROWN'S and CHARLIE SMALLS' Tony Award-winning Best Musical "THE WIZ" at The Lyceum Theatre of Arrow Rock, Mo. And, in 1989, he would encounter the "Young Whippersnapper!" one more time when he played the title role in the aforementioned R&B stage classic at The Derby Dinner Playhouse of Clarksville, Indiana ( just outside of Louisville, Ky. ) under the skilled and fine guidance of talented Director / Producer BEKKI JO SCHNEIDER and starring the golden-voiced SHIRESE HURSEY as Dorothy.

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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 THE STAGE NEAR YOU IN A DICKENS OF A 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 8:00 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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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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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 / MUSUIC DIRECTOR ROBERT-ERIC WEST'S 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival stagging 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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DAMNED IF THERE YOU ARE!: Members of The Victorian Acting Company 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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MUSICAL COMEDY MYSTERY TONIGHT!: Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago Founder and Joseph Jefferson Citation Award-winning Actor DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON appears in the dual roles of THE CHAIRMAN MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT & MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA opposite ERIC S. PRAHL in his dual roles of DURDLES & MR. NICK CRICKER in THE 2018 SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of RUPERT HOLMES' marvelous 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. Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th 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 at the rate of $7.00 per person available to all individuals working in all areas of The Performing Arts who present credentials and / or make reservations / inquiries for ALL OPENING WEEKEND SHOWS. Photo by ERYN WALANKA.

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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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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 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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Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Chairman Mr. William Cartwright & Mayor Thomas Sapsea ( center-left ) and Sarah Myers as Edwin Drood & Miss Alice Nutting ( standing right ) with Suspects in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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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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 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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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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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.

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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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