Tony Award Winner Rupert Holmes Joins Post-Matinee Discussion This Sunday, 9/18 at ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood-The Symphonic/Metal Version’ at The Arts Barn

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Rupert Holmes.
Rupert Holmes.

This Sunday, after the September 18th matinee performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood there will be a post-show discussion with the MetalDrood team and acclaimed mystery novelist Rupert Holmes, Drood’s Tony Award-winning playwright-composer-lyricist.

Holmes is an entertainment Renaissance man, with a descriptor that includes mystery novelist-playwright-composer-arranger-screenwriter-conductor-singer-songwriter. As a pop tunesmith, perhaps his best known hit is the multi-platinum Billboard #1 “Escape” (Pina Colada song). As a novelist, Holmes has twice been presented with the “Edgar,” the equivalent of an Oscar of the Mystery Writers of America. His playwriting has earned him Tony nominations and awards. An extended biography is available here.

With a new symphonic metal score, approved by Holmes, the Landless Theatre Company presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Arts Barn on select dates through September 25, 2016. The musical is hosted by Arts on The Green, Gaithersburg’s premier center for the performing and visual arts. The Arts Barn is located at 311 Kent Square Road. Admission is $25. This show is recommended for ages 12 and older.

The cast: John Jasper (Andrew Lloyd Baughman), Princess Puffer (Ally Jenkins), Neville Landless (Andre Brown), Rosa Bud (Shaina Kuhn), Karissa Swanigan (Dick Datchery), Rev. Crisparkle (Jason Hoffman), Durdles (Matt Baughman), Helena Landless (Mary Patton), Bazzard (Eric Jones), Deputy (Dylan Ngo), and Chairman Cartwright (Malcolm Lee). Photo courtesy of Landless Theatre Company
The cast: John Jasper (Andrew Lloyd Baughman), Princess Puffer (Ally Jenkins), Neville Landless (Andre Brown), Rosa Bud (Shaina Kuhn), Karissa Swanigan (Dick Datchery), Rev. Crisparkle (Jason Hoffman), Durdles (Matt Baughman), Helena Landless (Mary Patton), Bazzard (Eric Jones), Deputy (Dylan Ngo), and Chairman Cartwright (Malcolm Lee). Photo courtesy of Landless Theatre Company

Enter the mysterious, comical and risqué world of the English music hall, where the audience decides: Who killed Edwin Drood? Who is Dick Datchery? Who finds love in the end? You choose!

There are a limited number of tickets up on Goldstar. Once those tickets are gone, no more will be added. Get them while you can! Feel free to forward this email to other theatre fans.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood plays through September 25, 2016, at Landless Theatre Company performing at The Arts Barn – 311 Kent Square Road, in Gaithersburg, MD. For tickets, call (301) 258-6394, or purchase them online.

LINKS:
Andrew L. Baughman on Landless Theatre Company’s New ‘Symphonic Metal’ Version of ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood Playing Through 9/25/16 at The Arts Barn by Joel Markowitz.

A Report on Landless Theatre Company’s Symphonic Metal ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ by Nicole Hertvik.

*This article is by Laura Andruski.