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artistic team

Director:                      Don Toner

Musical Director:        Lyn Koenning      

Set Designer:              Mike Toner

Costume Designer:    Diana Huckaby

Lighting Designer:     Don Day

Sound Designer:        Andrew Twenter

November 24- December 15, 2018

book, music and lyrics by

Rupert Holmes

directed by

Don Toner 


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 of 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. 


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The cast from top to left: Jill Blackwood, Brian Coughlin, Jacqui Cross, Nathan Daniel Ford, Ben Gibson, Claire Grasso, Huck Huckaby, Sam Knowlton, Maria Latiolais, Morris Jude Martinez, Ann Richards, Rick Roemer, Scott Shipman, Sarah Fleming Walker, Sarah Zeringue, and Owen Ziegler

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