(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players has announced the cast for its first production of the 2018-2019 season, Clue: The Musical.
The cast includes: Heath A. Diehl (Mr. Boddy); Mac Ramsey (Detective); Bethany Mahl (Mrs. White); Andrew Varney (Colonel Mustard); Karla Richardson (Mrs. Peacock); Annelise Mason (Miss Scarlet); Garrett Hummel (Mr. Green); Matt Crawford (Mr. Plum); and Monica Hiris (Side-kick Character).
Based on the 1949 board game of the same name, Clue: The Musical is an interactive theater experience that invites audience participation. Like the board game, Clue: The Musical concerns the murder of Mr. Boddy and features all of the colorful characters made famous by Parker Brothers, including Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, and Mrs. White. But the musical also allows audience members to randomly select cards that will determine which suspect committed the murder, which weapon was used, and where the murder took place. The show has 216 possible endings.
The production will be directed by Melissa Shaffer.
Clue: The Musical will open on Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 PM; Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, November 11 and 18 at 2:00 PM. Both Saturday evening performances will be preceded by a dinner, beginning at 6:00 PM, that will benefit the First United Methodist Church.
Tickets for the Friday and Sunday performances are $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Tickets for the Saturday “Dinner and a Show” performances are $25/person and must be purchased one week or more prior to the show. All tickets can be purchased on the organization’s website.
Clue: The Musical is the first of three productions to be mounted by The Black Swamp Players for its 2018-2019 season. Clue will be followed by a production of Meredith Wilson’s 1957 Tony-Award-winning musical, The Music Man, which will be performed at the First United Methodist Church on February 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 P.M. and February 17 and 24 at 2:00 P.M. The Players will close their 51st season with the world premiere of an original play by local F. Scott Regan, titled Peanuts and Crackerjacks. Regan’s play will be performed in April/May 2019.
Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to [email protected]