This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) "puts on" it's flamboyant rendition of an unfinished Charles Dickens mystery. The story itself deals with John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Miss Bud, in turn, is engaged to Jasper's nephew, young Edwin Drood. Things really start to get interesting when our title character mysteriously disappears one stormy Christmas Eve. This seems suspicious and the signs point to foul play, but has Edwin Drood actually been murdered? And if so, then who's the culprit? Musical numbers include "The Wage of Sin," "Perfect Strangers," "Both Sides of the Coin," "Don't Quit While You're Ahead" and "Moonfall. The giddy playfulness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of Drood's most talked about features, in which the audience is asked to vote on one of seven possible solutions as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale!
This show is a musical murder mystery.