Savoyards Ithaca Present: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
September 15 until September 17, 2017
at Hangar Theatre
Based on Charles Dickens’ final novel, left unfinished at his death in 1870, The Mystery of Edwin Drood follows members of the Theatre Royale Music Company as they bring to life and attempt to complete Dickens’ clever whodunit. Audiences participate along the way and vote to determine the ending of the show.
“One of the most inventive, inspired, and rousing musicals ever devised,” according to theater critic Matt Windman, Drood won five 1986 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score. This production, directed by Gabriella Carr, borrows stage elements from Victorian melodrama, Gilbert and Sullivan, and English music hall and features a strong ensemble.
The cast includes Annalise Smith as Edwin Drood, Benjamin Bartell as John Jasper, Karen Wonder Dumont as Rosa Bud, Ariel Arbisser and Jeremy Pletter as Helena and Neville Landless, Doug Mathews as Reverend Crisparkle, Marina Garcia White Gelpe as Princess Puffer, Peter Magnus as Durdles, Francesca Decker as Deputy, and Jeff Dunlap as Bazzard. Glen Palmer as William Cartwright, the exuberant Chair of the Theater Royale Music Hall Company, emcees. Carin Estley assists in directing. Nicole Cronin leads the singers. Keehun Nam conducts a full orchestra of local instumentalists. Trenton Loughlin-Wedemann choreographed the dances. Scenic design and lighting design are by Daniel Allen and Evan Hawkins respectively. Liz Kitney created the costumes.
Savoyards Ithaca, formerly the Cornell Savoyards, has performed Gilbert and Sullivan, European light opera, and classic American musicals since 1953. Recently incorporated, the group is now a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit the company’s website at http://www.savoyardsithaca.org.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Book, Lyrics and Music by Rupert Holmes is presented though special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIshows.com)
Seating is general admission
Discounts avaialbe for students and children 12 and under
Buy Tickets Online or call 607.273.ARTS
Event type: Upcoming Events