PLAYBILL EXCLUSIVE: Who's Who? Edwin Drood Troupers Share Bios of Their Alter-Ego Show Folk

By Playbill Staff
20 Dec 2012

Stephanie J. Block as Alice Nutting
Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Alice Nutting (Stephanie J. Block)
Miss Alice Nutting is pleased to be returning to the quaint boards of the Music Hall Royale as she is as much a philanthropist as a renowned artiste. Miss Nutting is best remembered here at the Music Hall Royale for her turn as Bernard in Charlie Big Potatoes, and upon her return you might expect this glorious mezzo-soprano to break out in a rousing rendition of "Isn't That My Sister's Tuba?," "Jolly Good Luck to My Old Man" or "I Wanted to Sit on Cockburn's Parliament." However, the titular character of Edwin Drood in tonight's Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood showcases the dramatical proficiencies of our masterful Alice Nutting — a skill that has led her to headline in the Crystal Palace's wildly acclaimed Hansel and Gretel, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at the Lyric Theatre and, of course, her star turn as Hamlet at both the Royal Strand Theatre and the London Pavilion. It must be noted that Miss Nutting was honored and humbled when requested to perform at Queen Victoria's first Jubilee. But it has always been her promise and belief to give back to the community from which she found so much growth and success. Her performance this evening is dedicated to her late and loving parents, George and Winefred Nutting, the theatrical management team that aided and guided the Music Hall Royale for over two decades.