The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Curtis Theatre 40th Anniversary Gala
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
A Musical by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Patti Cumby
Original Broadway production produced by
the New York Shakespeare Fewstival, Joseph Papp, Producer
What to Expect
Based on an unfinished work by Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is an exciting interactive piece of theatre that lets the audience pick up where Dickens left off by voting to choose whodunit. OCofOC will be providing full orchestral accompaniment live on stage. Pre-show mixers will allow patrons to mingle with the players and celebrate the Curtis Theatre's 40th anniversary
About the Show
The Tony Award winning musical where you settle the score!
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a hilarious, interactive mystery musical that allows the audience to enter the action and become the ultimate detectives. In small town of Chesterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer? The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Dickens passed away before he was able to reveal the culprit. Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner by the Curtis Theatre, a traveling Victorian theatre troupe full of just as many colorful characters as the roles they play, this charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.
A new kind of orchestra. Of Orange County, for Orange County.
The Orchestra Collective of Orange County is a collectively-run symphony orchestra based in Orange County, California. Founded in 2016 by veterans of the Southern California classical music scene, they believe that collaboration and self-governance can and will yield amazing results, both artistically and otherwise! A group that embodies and embraces diversity of all kinds, OCofOC strives to produce one-of-a-kind musical events that will thrill both longtime concert-goers and complete musical newcomers.
40th Anniversary Gala
Celebrate Curtis Theatre’s past, present, and future at a spectacular event in honor of our 40th Anniversary. This will be the biggest event in Curtis Theatre’s history—and an opportunity to create a secure foundation for our future. We cannot do this without you. Proceeds from the 40th Celebration will support the Curtis Theatre’s world-class productions, innovative programs, new work, emerging artists, and the next 40 years—and beyond—of extraordinary theatre.
Since it’s opening in 1980, the Curtis Theatre has been host to not only childhood memories and first dates, but also some of the biggest acts to come through the area. Thanks to all your support, the historic theatre continues to be a local monument of entertainment.
To show our appreciation to the community for its timeless enthusiasm as we reach this milestone, we’re throwing a gala event featuring:
- The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- Complimentary refreshments, champagne or sparkling cider toast, and more during our gala celebration.
- Prizes and tickets to upcoming events.
- Bar & concessions open and available for purchase