Youth Theater Group Presents Two Classics

Courtesy images Alameda’s youth are part of two stage productions coming up later this month.

 

Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rumors on Slate at Michaan’s Theater

Alameda kids will be performing a pair of theater classics later this month when the Tomorrow Youth Repertory troupe presents Neil Simon’s Rumors and The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Alameda Point’s Michaan’s Theater, 2700 Saratoga St., Alameda. The group puts on several performances throughout the year in Alameda.

First up is Rumors, opening Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., with repeat performances on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. As the close friends of Charlie and Myra Brock arrive to celebrate the couple’s 20th wedding anniversary, they hear a gunshot and arrive to a near-empty house. None of the serving staff is in the house, Myra has disappeared and Charlie is delirious and distraught.What’s happened? Why? And have you heard the Rumors?

Directed by Leah Gardner, this dark, but hilarious farce by Neil Simon is one of the beloved playwright’s most-popular shows.

Produced by Tyler Null, Rumors features Nora Cesareo-Dense, Zadie Chriss, Zoey Ericson, Elina Graham, Zach Hayward, Lu Johnson, Maia Kueny, Karina Lien, Sophia Kochevar and Johnny Neiters.

Running alongside Rumors is The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29, at 6:30 p.m. In June of 1870, Charles Dickens died leaving the ending to his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, frustratingly unclear.

This January, however, the members of the Music Hall Royale will complete this gripping tale with help from the audience.

This hilarious musical by Rupert Holmes ends differently each and every performance, as the audience votes on the identity of the murderer. Help write the final story.

The performance is directed and produced by Tyler Null with Musical Director Daniel Savio and Choreographer Rebecca Gilbert. 

Featuring Eden Cesareo-Dense, Nicole Cramer, Ainslee Dalzell, Daela Dalzell, Lilly-Karin Dandenell, Shayna Fallin, Gabby Goss, Kit Jensen, Laura Jones, Marika Kiewietdejonge, Claire Kotapish, Karina Lien, Abby Stoller and Duru Unsal. Chrissy Curl designed sets for both productions.

Tickets for either show are $13 ($10 in advance) for adults, and $7 ($5 in advance) for kids and seniors.

To purchase tickets, or find out more, visit www.tomorrowyouthrep.org or call 629-1876.