If you like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and a good murder mystery, you should make your way down to the Playhouse at Museum Village for Rupert Holmes’ musical comedy, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. Performances will take place over the next three weekends.
Holmes, best known for his mega 1980 mega hit “Escape” (known and loved as the Pina Colada song) wrote the screenplay and score for this hilarious musical whodunit that won a Tony Award for Best Musical.
Loosely based on Charles Dickens’ famously unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” follows the Music Hall Royale, an outrageously loony Victorian musical troupe, as it performs its flamboyant rendition of this musical mystery. When young Drood disappears one stormy Christmas Eve, murder is suspected, but who could have committed the crime? That is for the audience to decide!
This Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players, Inc production is directed by Cynthia Topps. Musical direction by Brian Flint with choreography by Diane Holbert.
Performances are scheduled for Sept. 9, 15 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 pm, and matinees on, September 10, 17, 23 and 24 at 3 p.m. All performances are at The Playhouse at Museum Village, Route 17M, in Monroe.
If you’re not into health food but are into champagne, feel free to partake of the dessert offered at intermission consisting of apple pie, ice cream, cheese, iced tea and coffee. The dessert is included in the ticket price of $24 each, with group rates available.
If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain, call the Box Office at 294-9465 or visit AtThePlayhouse.org.