The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a Broadway musical based on Charles Dickens' final, unfinished novel, is this year's finale production by students of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School.
Dickens died while writing Drood, leaving others to finish his work. This theatrical version presents multiple possible endings and allows the audience to vote during each performance and choose the ending they prefer.
Each night, an art show in the theater lobby presented by the school's visual arts students will accompany the production. Students in the dance, design technology, music, theatre and visual art departments within the magnet program spend months preparing for the annual finales.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, directed by Keven Renken with musical direction by Phyllis Gessler, opens Wednesday and runs through Friday at Gibbs High School's Grande Theater, 850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg. All show times are 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.
Proceeds will benefit the school's summer scholarship fund for its students. For more information, call (727) 893-5452 ext. 2131.