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That Drood Dude

You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out that while watching Cold Case Files might technically qualify as a murder mystery, yelling at the TV does not qualify as audience participation. Sorry. But if a Lean Cuisine casserole and CSI Miami don’t quite live up to the evening you had envisioned for yourself, you might want to head over to the Lake Worth Playhouse and check out the Music Hall Royale's rendition of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. As befits a towering 19th century literary giant, Charles Dickens left it an intriguing, unfinished work when he died in 1870. Adapted into a smash Broadway musical and winner of five Tony awards by none other than Rupert Holmes (yes, the guy behind “The Piña Colada Song”) , The Mystery of Edwin Drood centers around a young man who disappears among multiple suspects with suspicious motives. The most unique aspect of the play comes at the point where Dickens' manuscript ends, at which time the audience votes on and determines the conclusion. The Mystery of Edwin Drood opens Friday and runs through March 12 at the Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth). Tickets cost $21 and $26. Call 561-586-6410, or visit
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 17. Continues through March 12