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BRYAN ENG (Sparky) is emphatically grateful to be making his Drury Lane debut! Regional credits include: Ever in the Glades and Tosca at the Kennedy Center, Grease at the Marriott, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Lookingglass. Film/TV: Christmas AgainChicago Fire, and Pools. Additionally, Bryan is a multifaceted jazz pianist/vocalist performing regularly around Chicago with his trio. Bryan is a graduate of Northwestern University.  For more visit


MICHAEL FERRARO (Francis) returns to Drury Lane Theatre where he was last seen in Rock of Ages. Chicago/Regional Credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Mamma Mia! at Paramount Theatre, Revisits… Little Me, Dreamgirls at Porchlight Music Theatre, Ghost at Theatre at the Center, Jesus Christ Superstar at Theo Ubique, Cymbeline at First Folio Theatre, It Shoulda Been You, The Fantasticks, My Fair Lady at Actors Theatre of Indiana. BFA musical theatre, Ball State University. Proud member of AEA.


YANDO LOPEZ (Jinx, Dance Captain) is so grateful to be back onstage at Drury Lane where he’s been seen in Mamma Mia! (Eddie) and A Christmas Carol (Ensemble). TV: The Thing About Harry (Bryan). Regional credits: Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino) at Skylight Music Theatre; Legally Blonde (Carlos, Ensemble)In the Heights (Ensemble) at Paramount Theatre; Spamilton (Lin Manuel, Jeff nomination) at the Royal George; Forever Plaid (Jinx/Dance Captain, Jeff nomination) at Theatre at the Center; The Christians (Praise Team) at Steppenwolf; Madagascar! (King Julien) at Marriott Lincolnshire.


A.D. WEAVER (Smudge) is thrilled to make his DL debut! Regional Theater credits: Fireside Theatre (The Buddy Holly Story), Mirrorbox Theater (His Shadow), Mercury Theater Chicago (Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors), Playhouse Stage Co. NY (Ragtime), Court Theater (Five Guys Named Moe), Children’s Theater of Madison (Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane), Black Ensemble Theater (Teddy Pendergrass Story), Cardinal Stage Co. (A Year with Frog and Toad), ETA Creative Arts (Migration), NIETF Foundation (Ragtime). Television: SouthsideAmerican Greed. As a concert vocalist, he’s toured Europe and Asia. Proud AEA member. A.D. is proudly represented by DDO Artist Agency.


BEN DOW (u/s Jinx, Francis) is honored to be making his Drury Lane debut! Regional credits include: Newsies! (Jack Kelly) & Something Rotten (Nostradamus) at Bigfork Summer Playhouse; Into the Woods (Jack), Man of La Mancha (Padre), & The Little Mermaid (Flotsam) at Timber Lake Playhouse. Ben graduated this year with his BFA in musical theatre from Indiana University – Bloomington. Ben would like to thank his family, the amazing team at Stewart Talent Chicago, the wonderful team of Forever Plaid, and Drury Lane for making this possible.


RYAN FOREMAN (u/s Sparky, Smudge) is thrilled to be making his Drury Lane debut! Favorite Credits include: Spring Awakening (Broadway Across Borders), Life Now (National Theatre DC), In the Red and Brown Water, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and The Flick (Northwestern University). Ryan graduated with a degree in theatre and musical theatre from Northwestern University. He would love to thank his agents at Big Mouth Talent and Manager David at McGuffin Management. Check him out at