Downtown Springfield Association
The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Springfield Contemporary Theatre

The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Springfield Contemporary Theatre

June, 29 2019 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

302 E. Pershing St. Springfield, MO 65806


The Tony Award-Winning Solve-It-Yourself Murder Mystery Musical Comedy
By Rupert Holmes
Suggested by the Novel by Charles Dickens
Direction by Rick Dines, Music Direction by Alex Huff, Choreography by Haley Rolland
Scenic Design by Rick Dines & Amy Holland
Lighting & Costume Design by Lou Schaeffer

Featuring Doug Cannon, Bailey Doran, Heath Hillhouse, Lavelle Johnston, Michaela Karr, Jaxson Marte, Abby McGrath, Roland Netzer, Kaleb Norman, Kelly Osborne, Alberta Smith, Jeremy Sullivan*, Darby Vincent, Kyle Widmar and Jacob Winter

JUNE 14-16, 20-23, 27-30, 2019
Thurs, Fri & Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:00pm

Winner of the 1986 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood tells the story of young Edwin, an Englishman whose sudden disappearance throws the townspeople of Cloisterham into a panic. Suspicions arise about who is responsible for Drood’s vanishing – or is it murder? – with fingers pointing every which way. As the investigation pushes forward, everyone who came into contact with Drood joins the lineup of the suspects. Since Dickens so inconveniently laid down his pen and died before revealing the solution to the novel’s central mysteries, at each performance the audience makes their own decisions on the outcome of the plot, which are then performed by the cast – creating a unique show experience nightly!

​*Mr. Sullivan appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association on a Special Appearance Contract.