Weekend Showcase: SOAR Regional Arts Presents ‘Clue: On Stage’ May 11-13
Was it the butler in the library with the candlestick?
You’ll soon have a chance to find out.
The popular board game “Clue” will be coming alive on stage May 11-13 thanks to the SOAR Regional Arts production of “Clue: On Stage.”
“It’s a ridiculously complicated and hilarious murder mystery and it’s based on the 1985 film ‘Clue,’ which uses characters from the board game and situations from the board game,” said show director John Potter.
‘Clue: On Stage’ Offers ‘Plenty of Twists and Turns’
The stage version will better acquaint audiences with Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum and Mr. Green.
“Mr. Green is a very agitated fellow. He’s very nervous. He doesn’t want anyone to think that he has done anything wrong, because he plays by the rules to the ‘T,'” said Mr. Green actor, Mikey Wadlund.
And of course, shine the spotlight on the inner workings of Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White and Miss Scarlet.
“She is super smart and she knows what she wants and she is use to not putting up with any shenanigans,” said Scarlett actress, Rachel Nielson.
The classic set of murder suspects will all be on stage to keep audiences guessing.
“I want them to wonder the whole time whodunit,” said Wadlund, “And by the end of it, I want them to piece it together themselves.”
Cast and crew are gearing up for opening night. The murder mystery is filled with plenty of twists and turns.
“There’re just a great group of people. Really, really terrific folks to work with. They are very talented actors, but they are also a nice group of people,” said Potter.
And while the whodunnit premise may be familiar to many, the St. Michael Cinema location also has a bit of a twist.
“It’s a very unique show. In particular this one because I don’t know how much live theater has ever been performed in an actual movie theater before and so that’s a really exciting part especially for actors to tell everybody, ‘hey, you can have popcorn and drinks while watching live theater in a movie theater,'” said Wadlund.
Now with the stage set, the cast is ready to engage audiences.
And put them at the edge of their seats.
“I hope they laugh. I hope they have a good time. It’s fast. It’s funny,” said Nielson.
Seats are still available for “Clue: On Stage.”
For tickets go here.
SOAR Regional Arts is a nonprofit organization that has also produced performances of “Seussical Jr.” and “The Addams Family.”
Due to the subject matter, cast members recommend audience members be at least 12 years old.
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