Whodunit? You Decide! THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Comes to The Bijou Theatre Next Month

The Bijou Theatre in Bijou Square, Bridgeport, presents the hilarious, murder musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood directed by Maggie Pangrazio with Music Direction by Thomas Buckley. This is the fourth show in Main Stage Theatre Series. The show kicks off Friday, April 10th at 8pm with shows running until Saturday, April 18th.

Tickets are $23 for theatre seating and $28 for table seating. Special theatre seat pricing available for students and seniors. For more info visit our website, thebijoutheatre.com, or call the Box Office at (203) 332-3228.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a play-within-a-play, whodunit musical comedy that is as much fun for the cast as for the audience. "This wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience kicks off when the Music Hall Royale (a hilariously loony Victorian musical troupe) "puts on" its flamboyant rendition of an unfinished 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. Now, Miss Bud is, in turn, engaged to Jasper's nephew, young Edwin Drood. Our title character disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve-but has Edwin Drood been murdered? And if so, then whodunnit? 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 the play's most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale!" (From Tams Whitmark)

Tony Morello as John Jasper/Clive Paget
Sarah Giggar as Edwin Drood/Alice Nutting
Jennifer Groves as Rosa Bud/Deirdre Peregrine
Tamara Danilowicz as Helena Landless/Janet Conover
Juan Ayala as Neville Landless/Victor Grinstead
Kevin Pelkey as Rev. Crisparkle/Cedric Moncrieffe
Karen Hanley as Princess Puffer/Angela Prysock
Bob Filipowich as Mayor Sapea/Chairman/William Cartwright
Tony Meath as Durdles/Nick Cricker
Christian Jordan as Deputy/Master Nick Cricker
Mike Mele as Bazzard/Phillip Bax
Tom Torpey as James Throttle/Stage Manager
Betzabeth Castro as Wendy/Isabel Yearsley
Jennifer Subtil as Beatrice/Florence Gill/Flo
John Warakomski as Horace/ Nicholas Michael
Cynthia Rivera as Violet Balfour
Royce Labriola as Medford Moss

The Bijou Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The Bijou Performing Arts Center offers educational programs in Dance though New England Ballet, Music & Theatre, as well as special events and live theatre performances. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund the Bijou Arts Center, which is located at 275 Fairfield Avenue in Downtown Bridgeport. The Bijou Theatre, one of the oldest buildings in the country used as a movie house, reopened its doors in 2011. In addition to continuing its historic character of showing movies, the Theatre offers a full repertoire of live music, comedy, theater and dance, which can be enjoyed in either theater seating or cabaret style. The Bijou Theatre is a multi-functional venue with integrity and an open-minded philosophy- a symposium for film, theatre, art, comedy and music. The Theatre is available for private rentals, holiday parties, corporate events, and much more. For further information, call (203) 332-3228 or visit thebijoutheatre.com.

The nation's oldest movie house reopened its box office in 2011 to bring performing arts back to center stage in historic Bridgeport. The Bijou Theatre, with its intimate 200-seat supper club atmosphere, curates live entertainment from all over the country and includes a sensational repertoire of music, theatre, comedy, art and film. For more information visit thebijoutheatre.com.

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