Nate Press did his theatre training at Boston University's College of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. His relationship with the world of Murder Mystery began with "Caught In The Act," a troupe that staged whodunits. Nate also helped to develop playwright Neil Haven's Who Killed Santa?, the choose-your-own-ending Holiday Musical Murder Mystery. He has played the character of Frosty in all Milwaukee productions since it's world premiere in 2009.
Danielle Bryn is a screen, voice and stage actor based out of Atlanta. She recently finished filming a recurring role for a medical web-series, voiced a sustainability campaign for an international company, and shot a sitcom pilot. Favorite theatre credits include Jaques in As You Like It, Monroe in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Officer O’Hara in Arsenic and Old Lace. When not acting, Danielle takes care of her growing collection of plants, does intuitive tarot reading, and enjoys puzzles.
Aimee Wiley has been acting in community and church theater for the past 11 years. Some of her roles have included: Lenny in Crimes of the Heart; Pilate's wife in an interactive Easter drama; Mary, the mother of Jesus; and a variety of characters (guilty and not) in Jack Pachuta's murder mysteries. Off stage, she's a wife and mother to five, school-age children, graduate student, administrative assistant, and freelance writer/editor.
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Susan Chambers Johnson has acted, sung, and danced in community theater productions in and around Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, since 2006. Comedic character roles are her specialty and include Mayor Matilda in All Shook Up and Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins. In 2017, Sue and her husband, Jim, began co-directing murder mysteries for a local dinner theater (as well as acting in many of them). Now she is dying to do a show for YOU!
Jim Johnson has been involved in theater since 2005, and has directed, produced, designed and acted in murder mysteries, as well as playing Marley's ghost in A Christmas Carol. Jim is currently co-scripting two new productions, Where the heck are my car keys? and Who took my wallet? He is delighted to be part of this very talented and creative group that presents entertaining, baffling and thoroughly enjoyable virtual murder mysteries.
Levi Kohlmann began voice acting for Sunday school puppet shows at 16. He started working with community theatre in 2015. Levi likes a challenge. Learning the nuances of a character he's never explored before and bringing them to life is what keeps Levi coming back for new roles. He is currently pursuing an acting BFA from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
John Stevens has been on the stage in some form or another since he sang, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed” at the age of five. Whether it be through sleight of hand magic, speaking to his congregation, or playing a part in community theater, his love of people, and his passion for connecting with them shines through. Ultimately, he longs to be known as a kind human being, who makes your day a little brighter.
Riki Klaskin has been performing since the age of five, and performing in murder mysteries since the age of 11. She is now pursuing a degree at Pace University in New York City double majoring in BA Acting in the International Performance Ensemble and Film and Screen Studies. Her studies have widened her interests leading her to take on writing and other aspects of production as well. She now writes, teaches, directs, produces, and performs in the city and beyond!
Claire Andreasen has been performing in murder mysteries in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area since 2016. Some of her assorted roles include Lady Lelu in Last Callat Chez Mort, Delores in Murder Me Always, and Clyde Barker in To Wake the Dead. She’s always up for any oddball characters‒the wackier, the better‒and is thrilled to be part of the online action.
Your interactive Murder Mystery Party will be expertly brought to life by our experienced troupe of nefarious performers. The cast will be selected to match the scenario and the suspects of the whodunit you select.
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Aaron Radtke has been performing in theater since 2010 when he performed as Rooster Hannigan in "Annie Jr". Since then, Aaron has loved the stage and has performed in several shows such as "Anne of Green Gables", "Ash Girl", and "Eurydice". His most recent show was "Murder me Always", where he played Blake Powers. When not acting Aaron pursues a career in filmmaking.
Amy Lilly facilitates mystery theater in libraries and on military bases in the Washington DC area. With over 15 years of experience planning large and small events for both children and adults, Amy is an avid fan of Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes. In fact, her childhood goal was to grow up to be Nancy Drew. Amy is also a mystery writer and the author of three mystery novels, Death is Long Overdue, Summer Reading is Killing Me, and Permanently Deleted.
Chris Fontaine has been acting since 2005 when he landed a role in a community theater production of The Sting. Since then he has appeared in over 50 productions realizing his childhood dream of being an actor. In addition to stage performances, his acting journey has brought him to such amazing opportunities as corporate videos, independent films, and murder mysteries. Chris looks forward to making people smile in every corner of the world.
Alayna Radner has been performing on her local stages for over 10 years. Beginning in musical theatre and transitioning to plays and on-camera acting, Alayna has enjoyed every facet of her art. Her favorite role she’s ever played was the creepy villain in Madame’s Been Murdered, Tea Will Be Late, and she has loved mystery theatre ever since that character. When she isn’t busy putting on a show, Alayna can be found studying for a degree in Marine Science.
Hugh I. Loomis, Jr. has been in theater since 1989 at Pawley’s Island, SC when Hurricane Hugo delivered plenty of extra time off the real estate business. Some of Hugh’s characters: Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird, Henry Moss in The Late Henry Moss, Shelly Levine in Glengarry, Glen Ross, Reverend Eddie in An Evening with The Illuminati, Vito Pignoli in It Had To Be You, and Pres in Pajama Game. He is listed on IMDB and acted in an Emmy-winning film.. Hugh nowfocuses on directing and improv.
Peg Erbes has acted in community theatre, particularly in student-written productions, and writes, acts and docents for the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s Gothic History Tour. She’s fostered many acting careers over the 15 years she coached the award-winning Cedarburg High School forensics team. She’s a fan of Dorothy Sayers and every Sherlock Holmes pastiche she’s ever encountered. She firmly believes that the last step is to be a killer.
Jordyn Stewart works as a professional actor with Kohl’s Wild Theater. Her favorite theatrical credits include Antonia in Bliss, or Emily Post is Dead, Jo March in Little Women, and Ginette/Sandrine/Hope in Almost, Maine. When not performing, Jordyn enjoys sharing her love of theatre with the next generation, teaching acting classes online through Outschool.com. She started performing Murder Mysteries with Jack in April 2019 and loves it!
Michael Cabral is an actor from Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and is currently attending Dean College for his bachelors degree in Theatre. Previous credits include Gaston in Beauty and The Beast, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and Manuel in The Gingerbread Lady. Mike also did voice-over work in a commercial for Bristol Community College, where he received his Associate's degree in Theatre.
John Rakestraw has spent over 35 years entertaining people, from one to 92+ years of age. In the guise of Master Detective Rakestraw, he writes and facilitates murder mysteries events in the Pacific Northwest. Plus, during the holiday season, John is in great demand by portraying the perfect Santa Claus. And as a bonus, he brings joy, happiness and fun to children of all ages when he sings, tells stories and plays music on his "brilliant Kazoo."
Stephanie Hayes earned her BFA in Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University and has performed all over the world, including singing and dancing in New York, shooting TV shows in Los Angeles, and moonlighting as a showgirl and casino performer in Las Vegas where she played the starring role in Tony & Tina's Wedding for six years. Stephanie was a dance captain and cabaret singer on the Azamara Journey Cruise Line, and a guest entertainer on luxury liners in the classical crossover duet, Eden.
Jess Wilson is the Artistic & Managing Director of the WatermelonAlligator Theatre Company in southeastern New England. She is a professional actor and teaching artist. Past roles include Alex in "Church & State", Macbeth in Macbeth, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Prospera in The Tempest, Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, and Megan in the world premiere of EA Kafkalas’ "Lopsided". Jess is also a consultant and speaker.
Elizabeth Plotka-Heinen has been acting, singing, and dancing in Sheboygan County, WI, area theaters since 2006. A dancer since age three, Elizabeth has studied with the Milwaukee Ballet School, as well as with directors from California to New York City. Her favorite roles include Violet Peterson in It’s a Wonderful Life, and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Most recently, Elizabeth enjoyed playing the free spirited Martha in a local murder mystery dinner theatre production.
Amanda Shackelford has graced the stage of theatrical performances since she was a young girl at the age of eight and has performed in musicals, ballets, plays, and commercials. Her favorite role of all time is Squish, one of the merry murderesses in Chicago: The Musical. Amanda is the writer and facilitator of murder mystery party experiences for her company, Miranda Rites Productions with the "Usual Suspects Murder Mystery Experience" in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Constance Cofer is a young actor in Dawsonville GA. Some of her favorite roles are "Sister Schubert’s yeast rolls and Hawaiian King Rolls Extra Buttery". In all seriousness Constance has enjoyed such roles as the Ghost of Christmas Past in A Christmas Carol, The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, Yenta in Fiddler on the Roof, and Deb in Elf JR. Constance shines in comedic roles and looks forward to the experience of online acting.
Garrett Olson is actively performing on stage, film and voice-over work. He is also a screenwriter and director as well as an accomplished fight choreographer for stage and screen. He loves the world of murder mysteries, it allows him to “break the fourth wall” and interact with the audience. Recent roles include Senator Whitmore in Church & State, Norman in The Boys Next Door and Martin in Seminar. He also teaches inclusive acting and improv classes with his theatre company Watermelon Alligator.
Scott Barhold has been performing since the age of 13 when he and the neighborhood kids staged plays for the annual block party. Not thinking it was all that special, he tried out for a local play, The Sound of Music, and nailed a role. Now as an accomplished magician, Scott can be found creating fun and laughter everywhere he goes. For the last eight years Scott has traveled around the United States as a speaker using magic to teach business owners how to run better organizations.
Amy Ressler has enjoyed theater since high school. She spent a number of years in community theater both as an actor and director. Favorites as an actor include To Kill a Mockingbird, Streetcar Named Desire, Faith County, All in the Timing, La Turista and The Curious Savage. As a director, she loves Alice in Wonderland and The Velveteen Rabbit. Amy has been a Mystery Party Pro since 2012, facilitating mystery parties in Texas.
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Ben Johnson has performed in over 43 musicals, plays and operas over the past 14 years, ranging from community theater, to collegiate productions, to professional stage plays. His "whodunit" experience includes performing in the comedy, Murder Me Always and co-directing the Irish-themed mystery To Wake the Dead. His enthusiasm for acting is, perhaps, inherited from his parents, Jim and Susan, who are also part of our murder mystery troupe.
Because Autumn Rose grew up in a theatrical family, she has been acting for most of her life. When she was young, she saw her mom and brother on stage and was eager to join them, and quickly did. Her favorite shows she performed in were Anne of Green Gables, Cinderella, and a musical adaptation of The Hobbit. She loves learning a character and being able to step into their world and be that person for a short time.
Michele Olson fell in love with acting when she got the Doris Day part in Send Me No Flowers in her high school play. Since then, she has had an extensive career in radio, TV, professional writing, and does voice work for national, regional, and local companies around the country. When not acting, she is writing novels filled with mystery, romance, and quirky characters in her Mackinac Island Story series. As a wife, mom, grandma, she’s always ready to hear a delightfulyarn.
Joshua Ludens was a seasoned community theater regular even before enrolling in the Musical Theater BFA program at Millikin University. Some of his diverse roles have included Foreman in 12 Angry Men, Donkey in Shrek the Musical, Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. Josh’s love for theatre and performing arts has made him a dedicated and driven actor, and he can’t wait to show you how much fun he can have!