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Sunday, September 9th, 2007
12:49 pm - Edwin Drood opens in Ventura County, CA September 14th


(Click on the piccie to make it bigger!)

Thanks to the poster who posted about the Sacred Fools production...it reminded me to plug the production I'm in! :) I am hoping to make it to a Fools' performance, but not sure if I can due to an impending tech week and subsequent conflicting shows.

In the Simi Valley production of "Drood," I'm sharing the roles of Edwin Drood and Princess Puffer with another actress, i.e. on the nights when I play Drood, she's Puffer, and vice versa. As if the show wasn't confusing enough to learn when you're only playing one character! I'm loving the challenge, though, and our show will be a fun little community theatre adventure for those willing to make the trek to Simi Valley.

Our production also includes the songs "A British Subject" instead of "Ceylon," and "A Private Investigation" instead of "Settling Up the Score," for the curious!

The theatre's website can be found at http://www.simi-arts.org

current mood: excited
1 in the moonfall | go quite mad
2:24 pm - Those of You in the Los Angeles Area...

The Sacred Fools Theater Company is putting on a production of Drood this week in LA .
1 in the moonfall | go quite mad
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
12:31 am - KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!!!


To all the charming people apart of our sleeply little community...


Several very lovely updates will be posted in the near future that are not to be missed.

Just keep an eye on us and you will not be disappointed.


Signed ever lovingly,
Ren Aleria (Your Mod)

1 in the moonfall | go quite mad
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
3:15 pm - Drood Synopsis

Since some people are unfamiliar and bemused by the musical version of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (or just known as Drood in some productions)  I found a rather good synopsis of the musical.  You can either follow this link here of just check under the LJ-cut below...


Just to note, though I own the vocal selections to the musical, I do not have the script nor the soundtrack--if you are fortunate to own the soundtrack, you're... fortunate because it is out of print and expensive if you can get your hands on it.
7 in the moonfall | go quite mad
Thursday, December 14th, 2006
2:14 am - Hallo all!

I realize this might sound random, but I spotted this community on a late night LJ binge, and I thought I might as well join. I adore Drood, though I've never had the pleasure of reading the book. I'm actually currently in a production of the musical at Villanova University set to go up in February, and I'm actually playing the role of the Chairman. An interesting tidbit for those who haven't ever read the actual script of Rupert Holmes' genius work is that there is a note in the back of script that directors should not have the cast read the book itself because many of the stage show's characters don't appear in Dickens' "poetic and beautiful" book. Anyway, just making an "introductory post" to see hello. Glad to see there are other Drood junkies out there!
3 in the moonfall | go quite mad
Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
8:53 am - A bit of fan art :)


(Full size: 235 Kb)

current mood: creative
3 in the moonfall | go quite mad
Friday, December 8th, 2006
11:45 am - Hi!

I haven't seen the musical, but I love the book! The book was never finished.. does the musical end when the book does, before, or does the writer take the story farther? Now I'm really curious.
4 in the moonfall | go quite mad
Monday, December 4th, 2006
1:03 pm

Hi! I have a question about the book and it seems that this community is the only place where I can ask it.

John Jasper is sometimes called "Jack" by Edwin. Why? I thought that "Jack" and "John" weren't variations of the same name. I'm almost sure that it can't possibly be a mistranslation (I've read the book in Russian, not in English). And there are no author's comments on this.

So can somebody help me? :)
2 in the moonfall | go quite mad
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
1:58 pm - To Get the Ball Rolling


5 in the moonfall | go quite mad
1:25 pm - A Brief History

My affinity for The Mystery of Edwin Drood really lies with musical which I think is quite brilliant and contains some of the most beautiful melodies.  Coincidentally, I first heard of Drood through pictures in a photo album.  You see, my eldest brother was in the show during his junior year of high school.  I did not see the show, at least I do not think I did, my eldest brother is twelve years older than me so I think I was four or five at the time so considering how long the show is and how young I was it seems unlikely that our parents would have taken me to see the show.  Anyway, my mom did take several pictures of the show and my brother--he didn't have a large role, just in the chorus and one of the addicts in the opium den.  I always remember being rather intrigue by the story and that Dickens died before he completed it so the story really is a mystery.

As it would happen, I am a musician--a singer, in fact--and in recent years, have become quite obssessed with this musical.  I think part of the appeal for me (other than sheer beauty of the music and storyline) is that it is not as well-known as most musicals--I'm rather fond of obscure things--and I think because it is overlooked those who are fans seem to be even more devoted.  Ironically, though I think Moonfall is one of the most gorgeous love songs ever written, I favor Rosa's Confession because it really is brilliant and immensely fun to sing.

Anyway, I think that's enough rambling for now...
go quite mad
11:50 am - Welcome!

Welcome to the community!!
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