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A full night of fun, all under one roof!

A full night of fun, all under one roof!

The Mike Polk Jr. Show “LIVE” fueled by Jack Daniels

Every Tuesday night Mike Polk Jr. and crew present a mix of Cleveland’s best stand-ups, sketches, music, and Cleveland sports references. Sponsored by Jack Daniels.

Hosted by Mike Polk Jr.
Featuring
James Earl Brassfield
Jimmie Graham
Michael Strenk

The Mike Polk Jr. Show “LIVE” fueled by Jack Daniels

Every Tuesday night Mike Polk Jr. and crew present a mix of Cleveland’s best stand-ups, sketches, music, and Cleveland sports references. Sponsored by Jack Daniels.

Hosted by Mike Polk Jr.
Featuring
James Earl Brassfield
Jimmie Graham
Michael Strenk

The Mike Polk Jr. Show “LIVE” fueled by Jack Daniels

Every Tuesday night Mike Polk Jr. and crew present a mix of Cleveland’s best stand-ups, sketches, music, and Cleveland sports references. Sponsored by Jack Daniels.

Hosted by Mike Polk Jr.
Featuring
James Earl Brassfield
Jimmie Graham
Michael Strenk

The Mike Polk Jr. Show “LIVE” fueled by Jack Daniels

Every Tuesday night Mike Polk Jr. and crew present a mix of Cleveland’s best stand-ups, sketches, music, and Cleveland sports references. Sponsored by Jack Daniels.

Hosted by Mike Polk Jr.
Featuring
James Earl Brassfield
Jimmie Graham
Michael Strenk

Serial Bachelorette Killer

In Tonight’s Show, Belynda’s surprise psychic bachelorette party is possessed by the ghosts of murdered maids of honor past and the possibility of a new threat.

3 Course Dinner includes salads and fresh baked rolls, choice of entrees and dessert served at intermissions.

Seating, Salads and Drink Orders begin at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7pm. The party ends at approximately 9:15pm.

Audience Participation, for those who choose, include karaoke, on-stage competitions, audience celebrations and a game show finale with grand prizes.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party Menu

Tossed Green Salad 
Mixed Greens, cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots, balsamic vinaigrette

Choice of Entree
Pepper-Crusted Strip Loin (lOoz) 
Charred-onion demi-glace
Yukon gold mashed potato, fresh vegetable medley

Oven Roasted Cod (9oz) 
Lemon-butter sauce
Wild rice pilaf, fresh vegetable medley

Chicken Piccata (9oz) 
Lightly-breaded chicken breast sauteed in a white-wine butter-caper sauce
Yukon gold mashed potato, fresh vegetable medley

Vegan Spaghetti & Meatless Balls 
Spaghetti squash, a meatless blend of lentil, sesame and chick pea with basil marinara

Mushroom Pasta
Wild mushrooms and basil marinara over cavatappi

Dessert
Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

CAST

 

 

 

CHARLI HABINGREITHER (Belynda Bean), a Native Texan, has been performing on stage since age 7. Her favorite roles include A Few Good Men (Lt. Commander Joanne Galloway), Holes (Kate Barlow), Diary of Anne Frank (Edith Frank), The Hollow (Gerda), The Bacchae (Dionysius), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Unicorn/Fenris Ulf/Elf), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman), and Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble, Soloist). She thanks her mom, her dad, friends and all the children she has watched, nannied and taught for believing and supporting her dreams.

 

 

 

NATHAN HACH (Ben Bean) created the role of Pennington Strasberg two seasons ago at Pickwick in #KillBridezilla. He has appeared elsewhere on stage as Colin in Confessions from the Ladies’ Room, Freddie in Shadowplay, Lucas in The Addams Family Musical, Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical, and Elmer in the short film In Dave We Trust. He would like to thank his family for their never-ending support.

 

 

 

THOMAS HORTON (Archie Cook) is a Cleveland-based actor making his debut here at Pickwick & Frolic. His recent credits include MacBeth in MacBeth, Computer in Electric Dread and Jim in Proximity.

 

 

 

CHELSEA PRYOR (Madame J) is a classically trained professional vocalist from Cleveland who has been singing since the age of two. She has performed extensively throughout Northeast Ohio including shows at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Take 5 Jazz Club, Landerhaven Executive Caterers and she has sung the National Anthem for the Cavaliers twice. Chelsea created the role of Paula Pretty in last season’s hit murder mystery High School Reunion Homicide.

 

MATTHEW J. WILKS (Elmer) is no stranger to Murder Mystery. Currently he can be seen performing with “Get Away with Murder Inc.,” “Curtains Mystery Theatre,” and as of this year “The Dinner Detective.” He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City who divides his career between theatre and film. Stage highlights include: Toga Party Terror (Pickwick and Frolic), Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Importance of Being Earnest, Gods Favorite for which he was awarded a Merit in Acting Award from the Ohio Community Theatre Association, and 8 seasons with The Illusion Factory, a professional children’s theatre touring company. Film highlights include: Technically Marvin (Cleveland Film Festival), Draft Day, Cleveland Abduction, and the Netflix film Little Evil. In addition to performing he is also a Director and Acting Teacher at several theatres throughout Northeast Ohio.

ARTISTIC STAFF

MICHAEL ROGALINER (Writer/Director/Producer) and JOHN
 DiSANTO (Music Director) have created and produced original shows for Pickwick & Frolic for over 17 years. Their original Murder Mystery Comedies include Stage Struck, The Red Carpet Murders, Cruise Ship Killer, Psych Ward Whacker, Murder at the Oasis, Toga Party Terror, Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal, The All-Girl Prison Murder, #KillBridezilla, Beauty Queen Killer, High School Reunion Homicide and Serial Bachelorette Killer. Their Pickwick cabarets include various versions of Burlesque, Cabaret Rock, The Stylettes, Forever Plaid, The Midnight Martini Show and The Delusional Divas of Drag in the Frolic Cabaret as well as The Hump Day Show and Toga! in Hilarities East 4th Street Theatre. John is a theatre and former church music director whose primary instruments include pipe organ and harp. He also teaches the art of hand-dipping chocolates at the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute. Michael has an MFA in theatre directing from Syracuse University and has directed plays and musicals throughout NE Ohio and Central New York including such favorites as Evita, Pippin, Nunsense, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Anything Goes.

Serial Bachelorette Killer

In Tonight’s Show, Belynda’s surprise psychic bachelorette party is possessed by the ghosts of murdered maids of honor past and the possibility of a new threat.

3 Course Dinner includes salads and fresh baked rolls, choice of entrees and dessert served at intermissions.

Seating, Salads and Drink Orders begin at 6:30pm. Show begins at 7pm. The party ends at approximately 9:15pm.

Audience Participation, for those who choose, include karaoke, on-stage competitions, audience celebrations and a game show finale with grand prizes.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party Menu

Tossed Green Salad 
Mixed Greens, cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots, balsamic vinaigrette

Choice of Entree
Pepper-Crusted Strip Loin (lOoz) 
Charred-onion demi-glace
Yukon gold mashed potato, fresh vegetable medley

Oven Roasted Cod (9oz) 
Lemon-butter sauce
Wild rice pilaf, fresh vegetable medley

Chicken Piccata (9oz) 
Lightly-breaded chicken breast sauteed in a white-wine butter-caper sauce
Yukon gold mashed potato, fresh vegetable medley

Vegan Spaghetti & Meatless Balls 
Spaghetti squash, a meatless blend of lentil, sesame and chick pea with basil marinara

Mushroom Pasta
Wild mushrooms and basil marinara over cavatappi

Dessert
Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

CAST

 

 

 

CHARLI HABINGREITHER (Belynda Bean), a Native Texan, has been performing on stage since age 7. Her favorite roles include A Few Good Men (Lt. Commander Joanne Galloway), Holes (Kate Barlow), Diary of Anne Frank (Edith Frank), The Hollow (Gerda), The Bacchae (Dionysius), The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Unicorn/Fenris Ulf/Elf), Sweeney Todd (Ensemble, u/s Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman), and Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ensemble, Soloist). She thanks her mom, her dad, friends and all the children she has watched, nannied and taught for believing and supporting her dreams.

 

 

 

NATHAN HACH (Ben Bean) created the role of Pennington Strasberg two seasons ago at Pickwick in #KillBridezilla. He has appeared elsewhere on stage as Colin in Confessions from the Ladies’ Room, Freddie in Shadowplay, Lucas in The Addams Family Musical, Jake in Evil Dead: The Musical, and Elmer in the short film In Dave We Trust. He would like to thank his family for their never-ending support.

 

 

 

THOMAS HORTON (Archie Cook) is a Cleveland-based actor making his debut here at Pickwick & Frolic. His recent credits include MacBeth in MacBeth, Computer in Electric Dread and Jim in Proximity.

 

 

 

CHELSEA PRYOR (Madame J) is a classically trained professional vocalist from Cleveland who has been singing since the age of two. She has performed extensively throughout Northeast Ohio including shows at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Take 5 Jazz Club, Landerhaven Executive Caterers and she has sung the National Anthem for the Cavaliers twice. Chelsea created the role of Paula Pretty in last season’s hit murder mystery High School Reunion Homicide.

 

MATTHEW J. WILKS (Elmer) is no stranger to Murder Mystery. Currently he can be seen performing with “Get Away with Murder Inc.,” “Curtains Mystery Theatre,” and as of this year “The Dinner Detective.” He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City who divides his career between theatre and film. Stage highlights include: Toga Party Terror (Pickwick and Frolic), Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Importance of Being Earnest, Gods Favorite for which he was awarded a Merit in Acting Award from the Ohio Community Theatre Association, and 8 seasons with The Illusion Factory, a professional children’s theatre touring company. Film highlights include: Technically Marvin (Cleveland Film Festival), Draft Day, Cleveland Abduction, and the Netflix film Little Evil. In addition to performing he is also a Director and Acting Teacher at several theatres throughout Northeast Ohio.

ARTISTIC STAFF

MICHAEL ROGALINER (Writer/Director/Producer) and JOHN
 DiSANTO (Music Director) have created and produced original shows for Pickwick & Frolic for over 17 years. Their original Murder Mystery Comedies include Stage Struck, The Red Carpet Murders, Cruise Ship Killer, Psych Ward Whacker, Murder at the Oasis, Toga Party Terror, Bachelorettes Gone Homicidal, The All-Girl Prison Murder, #KillBridezilla, Beauty Queen Killer, High School Reunion Homicide and Serial Bachelorette Killer. Their Pickwick cabarets include various versions of Burlesque, Cabaret Rock, The Stylettes, Forever Plaid, The Midnight Martini Show and The Delusional Divas of Drag in the Frolic Cabaret as well as The Hump Day Show and Toga! in Hilarities East 4th Street Theatre. John is a theatre and former church music director whose primary instruments include pipe organ and harp. He also teaches the art of hand-dipping chocolates at the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute. Michael has an MFA in theatre directing from Syracuse University and has directed plays and musicals throughout NE Ohio and Central New York including such favorites as Evita, Pippin, Nunsense, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Anything Goes.

The Delusional Divas of Drag-Superheroes

THE DELUSIONAL DIVAS OF DRAG, the Original Drag Queen Musical Comedy starring Samantha Echo and Kaydence Jayne, is BACK with both Lipsynced and LIVE Vocals, Restraining Orders, Cruise Ship Disasters and Endless SHEnanigans!  With an Elite cast of Drag Queen GUEST Superstars!  DDD features favorite Diva Songs by Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Cher and much more! FREE Pictures with the Queen’s after the Show!

The Mike Polk Jr. Show “LIVE” fueled by Jack Daniels

Every Tuesday night Mike Polk Jr. and crew present a mix of Cleveland’s best stand-ups, sketches, music, and Cleveland sports references. Sponsored by Jack Daniels.

Hosted by Mike Polk Jr.
Featuring
James Earl Brassfield
Jimmie Graham
Michael Strenk

Jokes On You

John Bruton & Bill Squire host Jokes On You – Cleveland’s first crowd work comedy show which challenges both local and visiting comedians to think on their feet by skipping their jokes and instead make things funny by talking to YOU!

Inspired by crowd work clinicians like Dave Attell, Ian Bagg, and Big Jay Oakerson, Jokes On You makes the audience the center of the show by pushing comics to avoid prepared material or written jokes and instead focus on organic interaction with the audience. Nobody knows where this show will go. That’s up to you. It could get dark. It could get sexy. It will most definitely get weird. Don’t be shy & don’t be scared. We’ll take good care of you…we promise.