Musical - The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2/23/2013 2:00:00 PM
John and Hester Powell Grimm Theatre
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is based on the unfinished novel of the same title by Charles Dickens. For this performance, the book, music and lyrics are by Rupert Holmes.
This wildly warm-hearted musical begins when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) “puts on” its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Dickens mystery. The story deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster, who is madly in love with his music student, the fair Rosa Bud. Rosa is, in turn, engaged to Jasper’s nephew, young Edwin Drood. The title character disappears mysteriously one dark and stormy Christmas Eve, and a murder-mystery begins.
The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of the musical’s most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as a prelude to a most unusual and hilarious finale!
Musical numbers include “A Man Could Go Quite Mad,” “The Wages of Sin,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Both Sides of the Coin,” “Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead” and “Moonfall.”
Tickets prices are as follows: $10 General Admission, $5 Students and Senior Citizens, $3 UF Faculty, Staff, Students.
Tickets may be reserved by calling 419-434-5335
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