The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Broadway Musical

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Wheaton Academy’s first interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action, become the ultimate detectives, and finish the story Charles Dickens didn’t.  Thus, the musical, based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, is literally different every night, depending on what the audience decides!

This year’s musical has TWO different lead casts. The students perform in every show, but certain students rotate as leads.

The following leads will perform for Saturday, February 26, Thursday March 3, and Saturday, March 5:

Ethan Brunner
Kaleb Cruz
Hanna Fritz
Josh Handy
Karis Jarvis
Madelyn Jones
Westen Myers
Andie Orphan
Laynie Rienow
Christian Ruch

The following leads will perform for Thursday, February 24, Friday February 25, and Friday, March 4:

Teagan Allison
Will Black
Madison Cavin
Vander England
Emma Froeschke
Anna Jones
Isaac LoCascio
Danny Mantel
Kennedi McClure
Parker Storm

Performances are scheduled at 7pm on the following days. Click on each date to be redirected to the Eventbrite event page.

Adults: $18
Child/Student: $13

Ticket sales open to the general public on February 17 at 10am.

Thank you to our Academy Theatre Sponsor!

Providence Bank & Trust

Guest Guidelines

In light of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued against the mask mandate in Illinois schools, Wheaton Academy now holds to a mask-optional policy. Families will have the opportunity to make their own decisions about mask-wearing on our campus. We will be respectful, kind, and honoring to all of the members of our community and their personal decisions. 

Tickets for The Mystery of Edwin Drood is reserved seating (not general admission).

Special ADA seating requirements or considerations may be emailed to for personal attention.

No lines for the box office may form ahead of 6pm.

All tickets should be purchased online through the Eventbrite platform. We will be scanning QR codes at the door. Plan to pull up the information on your phone or print your tickets out in advance.

Guests will not be seated until 30 minutes ahead of the showtime.

There will be a brief intermission between acts.

Children aged three years old and under do not require a ticket if they will be seated on the lap of an adult. If they require a seat, a ticket should be purchased for them.

Any specific ticket questions may be emailed to

Thank you for your partnership with Wheaton Academy! We look forward to a wonderful, safe production.