In October 2015, Theatre Company of Saugus will present the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With book, music, and lyrics all by Rupert Holmes, Drood is based on the last, unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, and is presented in the British Music Hall style of romantic mystery comic drama. Not only does actor plans a character in Drood, but they also play an actor in the music hall. The audience votes in the second half to determine who is the detective, the murderer, and the pair of lovers, and so there are many possible endings to the show.
The director and choreographer of Drood is Adam Schuler, and the music director is Barbara Morash. (Brendan Kenney will music direct at some rehearsals.) Mary Moffett is the stage manager. Amanda Allen is the co-producer.
The performance dates are October 16-17-18, 23-24-25, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Seating will be cabaret style. Tickets will be on sale in September.
Performances will be held at the East Saugus United Methodist Church at 85 Chestnut Street, at the corner of Winter Street, in Saugus, Massachusetts 01906. (See our Directions page.)
Tickets purchased at the door will be $20 for adults, or $17 for seniors, students, or children. Tickets purchased in advance will be only $17 for adults, or $14 for seniors, students, children. For complete information, see our Tickets page.
We are pleased to announce the cast:
- William Cartwright / Chairman / Mayor Sapsea … Derek Clark
- Clive Paget / John Jasper … Steve Filipiak
- Alice Nutting / Edwin Drood … Annemarie Alvarez
- Deirdre Peregrine / Rosa Bud … Sara Rhuda
- Angela Prysock / Princess Puffer … Carolina Lanney
- Janet Conover / Helena Landless … Katrina Faulstich
- Victor Grinstead / Neville Landless … David Lucey
- Cedric Moncrieffe / Reverend Crisparkle … Larry Segel
- Phillip Bax / Bazzard … Ethan Mallove
- Nick Cricker, Sr. / Durdles … Gabriel Clark
- Nick Cricker, Jr. / Deputy … Will Fafard Jr.
- James Throttle / Stage Manager … Stephen Russo
- Isabel Yearsley / Wendy / Ensemble … Jenny Donovan
- Gwendolen Pynn / Beatrice / Ensemble … Kerry Donovan
- Florence Gill / Flo / Ensemble … Amanda Allen
- Nicholas Michael / Horace / Ensemble … Nicholas Beach
If you are interested in helping out with the production in any capacity, please contact us at TCSaugus@gmail.com.