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NKU presents interactive whodunit musical ‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’

Nov. 2, 2021
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

NKU's School of the Arts continues its 21/22 Theatre & Dance season with "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by Rupert Holmes, running from Nov. 12-21, 2021 at NKU's Corbett Theatre. "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals Company.

  • What: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by Rupert Holmes
  • When: Nov. 12-21, 2021
  • Where: NKU Corbett Theatre
  • Tickets: or (859) 572-5464

In the small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. Based on Charles Dickens' final unfinished novel, Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical is an interactive whodunit mystery which invites the audience to enter the action. Staged as a show-within-a-show at the Music Hall Royale, this charming and inventive show is sure to intrigue any musical or mystery lover.

Multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed Broadway actor, singer, concert performer, and recording artist Jason Danieley (director) has delighted audiences around the country and world with his incredible performances. In his New York directorial debut, Broadway World called his talents as a director as 'remarkably impressive'.

The NKU cast features Tim Belton, Ellie Bennett, Megan Carlson, Arianna Catalano, Jason Coffenberry, Ezra Crist, Zachary Farmer, Makenna Henehan, Isabella Huecker, Jeremiah Savon Jackson, Je'Shaun Jackson, Barrett Minks, Kanai Nakata, Ellie O'Hara, Field Oldham, Caroline Rakestraw, Carli Robinette, Avery Sherman, Tre Taylor, Payton Trout, Noah Warner, and Jordan Whittaker. The show is directed by Jason Danieley. The Music Director is Jamey Strawn. The Stage Manager is Jasmine Cosma and Assistant Stage Managers are Ray Archer and Ashlyn Duggan.

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