Murder Mystery | Pickwick & Frolic

A full night of fun, all under one roof!

A full night of fun, all under one roof!

Murder Mystery



Written & Directed by MICHAEL ROGALINER
Music Directed by JOHN DiSANTO

“When a Hallmark movie actress disappears from Rehab, her minor celebrity friends become suspects in a major crime.”

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, includes karaoke and audience celebrations.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party Menu

1st Course
Field greens salad with cucumber, carrots, tomatoes & balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Fresh baked rolls & whipped butter

2nd Course
Your choice of entrée:

8 oz Strip Loin
topped with mushroom demi-glaze, served with mashed potatoes & sauteed vegetable medley

8 oz. Chicken Parmesan
with penne marinara

8oz. Oven-Roasted Cod
topped with citrus butter sauce, served with wild rice pilaf & sauteed vegetable medley

Pasta Primavera
penne pasta tossed in olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, cheese, herbs & julienned vegetable medley (zucchini, squash & carrots)

Vegan Spaghetti & Meatless Balls
spaghetti squash, a meatless blend of lentil, sesame & chickpea topped with basil marinara

3rd Course
Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake

(If Vegan, please ask your server for our Vegan Ice Cream Flavor of the Day)


(All cast members are fully vaccinated)




MACY CAMPBELL (Svetlana) is a 2021 graduate of Ashland University with a BA in Musical Theatre. This is her Pickwick & Frolic debut and she is very excited for it. Some recent roles include Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Caroline and Amy in The Theory of Relativity and Irina in Three Sisters. She would like to thank her family, friends and her fiancé for always supporting her. She hopes you enjoy the show!



BRETT DiCELLO (Coach Beak) is honored to be making his Frolic Cabaret debut! Previous credits include Peter and the Starcatcher (Bill Slank/Hawking Clam) at Dobama, The Seagull (Shamrayev) at Cleveland Playhouse, Avenue Q (Trekkie Monster) at Blank Canvas Theater, Red (Mark Rothko) at Eldred Theater, and Urinetown (Lockstock) at Eldred Theater. Brett was a member of IMPROVment: Case Western’s Premiere Improv Comedy Troupe. He spent a semester studying abroad at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and studied Theater Arts and Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant love and support.




NATHAN HACH (Hendrix) is ecstatic to be returning to live theatre with Pickwick & Frolic. His most recent works include appearances in the films Disconnected and My Summer in Ohio, as well as voiceover roles in The Pretenders Guild video game and the upcoming animated online series Revenge Syndrome. He has previously worked in the Frolic Cabaret in the shows Serial Bachelorette Killer and #Killbridezilla and would like to thank the staff at Pickwick & Frolic for making this show possible.




MIA KARDOTZKE (Cleo) is a musical theatre graduate from Ashland University and is making her debut here at Cleveland.  Mia has starred in various shows such as Mamma Mia! (Donna), Enemy of the People (Peter/Petrine), Twelfth Night (Olivia) and Theory of Relativity (Catherine/Jenny). She gives a huge shoutout to her family, friends, and all who have supported her throughout the years. 



CELINE KOWALL (Zuzu) is making her Pickwick & Frolic debut but she has been seen in murder mystery shows before, but with drama!  Her most recent whodunnit was at the Geauga Lyric Theatre Guild in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (Miss Casewell); as well as playing a boy, Fred Narracott/The Voice on the Phonograph in And Then There Were None.  Other credits include An Evening of One Acts By Shel Silverstein and The Elephant Man.  She acts in films as well and has recently participated in the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project annual competition.


MICHAEL ROGALINER (Writer/Director/Producer) and JOHN DiSANTO (Music Director) have created and produced original shows for Pickwick & Frolic since it opened. 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 multi-year runs of Burlesque, Cabaret Rock, The Stylettes, The Midnight Martini Show and The Delusional Divas of Drag in the Frolic Cabaret as well as special events like The Hump Day Show and Toga! in Hilarities East 4th Street Theatre and Forever Plaid in the Cabaret.  John is a former church music director whose primary instruments include pipe organ and harp.  Michael has an MFA in theatre directing from Syracuse University and has directed plays and musicals throughout NE Ohio and Central New York.  Some of his favorites include Evita, Pippin, Nunsense, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Jeffrey and Anything Goes.