Austin Playhouse is excited to be producing the winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” (Best Musical, Best, Book, and Best Score), The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive whodunit musical that takes you to the small town of Chesterham, England. Here we meet a rowdy Victorian theatre troupe mounting a production of Charles Dickens’ unfinished last novel. During the production, the charming Edwin Drood is mysteriously murdered, but by whom? Without an ending written, it's left to the audience to decide which character is the murderer in this play-within-a-play.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood was produced by Austin Playhouse in 2005 where it was nominated for six B. Iden Payne awards including the winner for Best Director for Musical Theatre (Don Toner). Thirteen years later Austin Playhouse is thrilled to have Jill Blackwood, Rick Roemer, and Jacqui Cross back on the stage reprising their roles from 2005, also returning are Austin Playhouse company members Huck Huckaby and Brian Coughlin, taking on new roles in the show!
**NEW** entrance for Austin Playhouse! From Airport Blvd, you'll enter the ACC lot from Highland Mall Blvd and turn right at the stop sigh on Jonathan Drive. Park in the East ACC parking lot and enter the entrance directly in front of you when you're on Jonathan Drive, which is labeled Building 4000. The lot will say "ACC Student Parking" but is completely fine for Austin Playhouse audience members! Once you enter the building, proceed down the escalator, elevator or stairs and follow the signs. Austin Playhouse will be on your right by the water feature Click here to see a helpful map!