Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Rupert Holmes (Book, Music & Lyrics)

The Cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Guggenheim Entertainment is now staging at its 3 Below Theatres and Lounge an rip-roaring, rambunctious, and riotous The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- Rupert Holmes’ 1985 musical that garnered five Tony Awards out of eleven nominations, including Best Musical.  As soon as the theatre’s two aisles fill with a variety of jovial, oddball characters dressed in late-nineteenth century wear – stopping along the way to greet audience members as if old friends – it is clear that this is not going to be a typical musical outing.  We soon realize that we are watching something that has aspects of a rowdy, English music hall in the 1890s, of a contemporary Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, and of the yet-to-appear Vaudeville shows of the U.S.A. 

Please proceed to Talkin' Broadway for my complete review:

Rating: 4 E

The Mystery of Edwin Drood continues through November 11, 2018 by Guggenheim Entertainment at 3 Below Theatres & Lounge, 288 South Second Street, San Jose.  Tickets are available online at

Photo by Guggenheim Entertainment

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