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The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The show runs Feb. 25–27 and March 2–5 at 7:30pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Robinson Theatre. There is an additional matinee performance at 2pm on Feb. 28.


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Audiences decide how Edwin Drood meets his end

Colorado Mesa University’s 2015-16 theatre arts season continues this winter with the raucous musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which takes audience participation to a new level. This cult musical is based on an unfinished mystery novel by Charles Dickens. In the story of Edwin Drood, everyone's a suspect and every performance ends differently.

The conclusion of each performance is decided by audience vote. Many different factors allow for hundreds of different possible endings. With big musical theatre numbers, intricate Victorian costumes and a hilariously diverse cast of characters that interact with the audience, this musical is not to be missed.

Alongside theatre majors Emily Crine, Bryan Carlson and Alyssa Gose, director Jeremy R. Franklin will star as the Chairman, a master of ceremonies of sorts. It will be Franklin’s first appearance in a major role since CMU's The Producers seven years ago. Franklin has lived in Grand Junction for 13 years, part of which he spent as the associate producer of education at the Cabaret Dinner Theatre. He has served as CMU Director of Music Theatre for eight years.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, written by Rupert Holmes, is rated PG and is sponsored by Chevron and Enstrom Candies. The show was the recipient of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

The musical runs Feb. 25–27 and March 2–5 at 7:30pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Robinson Theatre. There is an additional matinee performance at 2pm on Feb. 28.

Tickets for The Mystery of Edwin Drood are available at the CMU Box Office by calling 970.248.1604 or online. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, faculty and staff; and $6 for students. On Feb. 25 and March 2, students, faculty and staff may take advantage of rush prices. For rush performances, one ticket is permitted per MAVcard presented at the box office. Rush prices are $5 for faculty and staff and $4 for students.

Media Contact

Laura Bradley, CMU Box Office Manager

lbradley@coloradomesa.edu

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