And the musical is….
It may be just the beginning of winter, but we are already working on our 2017 Port Perry Summer Theatre season. We are thrilled to announce that our major musical production for next year will be The Mystery of Edwin Drood, under the direction of Theatre 3×60 Artistic Director, Carey Nicholson, with musical direction by Carol Salamone, founder of Cadenza Productions and special guest choreographer, Baiba Senecal.
Guests at the recent Scugog Mayor’s Gala for the Arts in Port Perry had a sneak peek of what’s in store, when Cadenza Productions presented an excerpt from this 1986 Tony award winning, Broadway success by Rupert Holmes, and based on the response at the Gala, we are sure our summer audiences are going to love this flamboyant rendition of the famous unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.
How can there be a musical based on an unfinished manuscript, you ask? Who knows how it should end? This musical is unique because, in addition to a great score with great characters, the audience picks the ending! No two performances are identical, and each night, audiences will have the fun of detecting who done it, along doing a little matchmaking on the side!
The show is a giddy play-within-a-play performed by a loony troupe of musical hall performers and finishes with one of the most talked-about, most unusual and hilarious finales in theatre history, making The Mystery of Edwin Drood the perfect summer entertainment for Port Perry Summer Theatre 2017.
Watch our website for dates and ticket information and packages, coming in the new year!
Want to be a part of Drood? Auditions take place in February, 2017. Full audition details at https://theatre3x60.ca/auditions/