Two theatre productions kick off this evening, with The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Les Misérables opening at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and Theatre Cedar Rapids, respectively.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts — June 20-22 ($12-$27)
Have you ever wished that the concept of “choose your own adventure” books could be applied to live entertainment? If so, go see City Circle Acting Company’s annual high school performance: In The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a musical adaptation of an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, the audience gets to pick the ending!
Theatre Cedar Rapids — June 20 – July 27 ($25-$80)
Critics gave the movie adaptation of musical Les Misérables mixed reviews, turning “Les Mis” into “Les Meh.” See the power of the live stage version that no movie can capture as Jean Valjean struggles to find a life after serving as Prisoner 24601.