Help solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy in Theatre 7’s “Clue: The Musical,” the first show of their 2017-2018 season of “Murder, Mystery & Mayhem!” Tickets are on sale for this hilarious, family-friendly live-action version of the internationally popular board game “Clue” showing at the Decatur Civic Center from October 13-15 and 20-22. Who did it? You decide!
“When Theatre 7 decided it wanted to make this season all about murder mysteries we agreed that a game of CLUE was just what we wanted,” said Director Tanya Haubner. “Who doesn’t like family game night? That’s just what this show is, well with some songs and dancing thrown in for good measure!”
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical which brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon? There’s a new murderer every night! Before the show, the audience will receive forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the evening. Like the game, select audience members will choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms ‒ there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem.
“The characters in this show make it what it is,” Haubner said. “Everyone from a disgruntled cook to a prim and proper professor, the actors really have embraced their characters. When the actors are having fun on stage the audience is having fun watching them and trust me they sure know how to have fun.”
Opening night for the two-week run is Friday, October 13. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Decatur Civic Center, 1 Gary K Anderson Plaza. Doors open half an hour before curtain.
Tickets are $15. Select your seats by purchasing tickets in advance online at theatre7.tix.com or in person at the Civic Center Box Office, Monday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. The box office can also be reached at (217) 422-7300. General admission tickets will be available before the show. Season flex passes are also available online. See all three of this season’s shows for only $35. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounted rates. Contact Josh Sisson at email@example.com for more information.
“Clue: The Musical” is directed by Tanya Haubner and Hayley Kot. The cast includes Ben Wilson as Mr. Boddy; Gina Tomlinson as Mrs. Peacock; Brock Hayden as Professor Plum, Emily Massey as Miss Scarlet, Cameron Williams as Colonel Mustard, Emily Steele as Mrs. White, Tyler Bowlin as Mr. Green; and Merijha Branson as the Detective. The production team includes Music Director Brandon Lane, Assistant Director Hayley Kot, Producer Josh Sisson, Costumes Dina Fryman, Set Designer and Master Builder Brian Haubner, Props Coordinator Michelle Stephens, Hair and Makeup Keyli Morganthaler and House Manager Ruth Ann Holmes.
If you would like to assist with set construction, costumes, props, backstage or ushering, please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre 7 is a non-profit, volunteer community theatre organization dedicated to fostering an interest in all aspects of theatre in Decatur and Central Illinois since 1964. More information is available at www.theatre7.net or on the Theatre 7 Facebook page. “Clue: The Musical” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The Book is by Peter De Pietro, Music by Galen Blum, Wayne Barker and Vinnie Martucci and Lyrics are by Tom Chiodo.