Mystery of Edwin Drood
A Musical by Rupert Holmes
Show Dates: June 24-26; July 1-3; July 8-10
Curtain: 8 pm; except for Sunday July 10 2 pm matinee only
The Chairman - Jack Bradt
Edwin Drood - Colleen Mays
John Jasper - Michael LeMay
Princess Puffer - Pam White
Rosa Bud - Andrea Bonamico
Neville Landless - Andrew Hudson-Sabens
Helena Landless - Laura Zingle
Reverend Crisparkle - Jake Barickman
Bazzard - Bryan Wockley
Durdles - Adam Tyksinski
Deputy - TBA
Wendy - Megan Turner
Beatrice - Susan Evans
Flo - Nina Brennan
Horace - Tom Badowski
Holli Nickleson, Megan Turner, Susan Evans,
Kathryn O’Neill, Shannon Pitonyak Nina Brennan,
Tom Badowski, Bryan Wockley, Adam Tyksinski
Ruth Ann Pattee, Director/Producer
Ruth Ann studied Theater Arts at East Stroudsburg University in PA. She has produced and directed several plays and musicals for the Valley Players.
In addition she has directed KidsACT! camps for seven years, written and directed several children's plays for the Valley Players, two of which have been published, most recently "A Modern Christmas Carol".
Ruth Ann also works with Harwood Union High School & Middle School and the Washington County Youth Service Bureau to bring theater to area students during the school year. When not directing, she enjoys performing, and has been seen most recently in the Barre Players' production of "The Music Man" as Marian, and in the Unadilla Theater production of "Yeomen of the Guard" as Phoebe and in "Working" at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater.
Tim Guiles, Music Director
Tim is the accompanist for the Mad River Chorale, Barre Choraleers, and Randolph Singers, and has worked as a music director with the Barre Players, Unadilla Theater, Spaulding High School, Harwood Union, and GMVS. He also has his own chorale group in Barre.
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 playfullness of this play-within-a-play draws the audience toward one of DROOD'S most talked-about features, which allows the audience to vote on the solution as prelude to the most unusual and hilarious finale!