The classic board game was fun – but set to music, with the familiar characters come to life, Clue the Musical is an outstanding way to enjoy the mystery unfold. Up to 216 differents ways, as it turns out.
Playwright Peter DePietro teamed up with lyricist Tom Chiodo and the music of Galen Blum, Wayne Barker, & Vinnie Martucci to turn the Parker Brothers’ game into a hugely entertaining live stage production. There’s murder and mystery, music and some slapstick mayhem that engage the audience in helping the Detective get to the bottom of it all. Was the culprit Colonel Mustard? Or Mrs. Peacock? Or Professor Plum, Miss Scarlett, Mrs. White, Mr. Green? And what’s up with Mr. Boddy?
The comedic styling is not unlike the popular 1985 movie version. With the audience following the clues, there can be a different ending every night. Clue promises to be an experience of loud laughter, a few head-scratchers, and definitely asking “who dun it?”
NCCA’s resident acting company includes some returning favorites from the 2019 Season Tyler Mell and John Marshall, as well as many of the performers from their opening production of The Sound of Music in Concert, including Rachel Tata, Cedrick Ekra, Makenna Stergion, Hayden Young Ponjuan, and Tiana Williams – with stage direction from Joel Mercier, producing artistic director; and music direction from Benjamin Stayner.
The mainstage production opens on Thursday, July 15, at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln. Performances run Thursday-Saturday for three weeks at 7:30 pm, and add matinees on Wed., July 21 and 28. Ticket pricing tiers and purchase available along with complete 2021 Season information at www.jeansplayhous.com. The Box Office is open Wed., 9-4; and Thurs-Sat, 11 am until showtime – but all tickets available 24/7 online.