CLUE is coming to the stage of The Star Theater this weekend.
Based on the film and popular board game, theatergoers will have six chances to see the classic “Whodunit” beginning on Thursday, May 5.
With only one weekend of performances instead of two, more shows have been added than what’s typical for a Star Theater weekend. Six performances will be held: Thursday, May 5, through Sunday, May 8, with nightly showtimes at 7 p.m., and matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Auditorium doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to showtime.
“It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party,” reads a press release describing the show. “Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well … dead. So whodunit?
“Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up … CLUE is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.”
Directed by Tyler Flatt, Kristina Daffron, and Weston Loy, CLUE features a mix of experienced and new performers. The show runs approximately 90 minutes, including an intermission.
Daffron said the show is sure to provide laughs and entertainment for all ages.
“Kids are more than welcome to come, although a few jokes might go over their head,” Daffron said. “There are tons of laughs to be had for the whole family, especially if you’ve ever played the board game or seen the movie.”
The show has only been in the works since early March in what has been “a really quick turnaround,” Daffron said. The Star Theater was set to host a different play in April, but a last-minute rights conflict popped up that forced them to improvise.
One person trying to direct a play with such short notice was a daunting task, but Daffron, Flatt, and Loy thought that, if they worked as a directorial team, they would be able to accomplish the feat.
They asked the Russell County Arts Council if they could move the play to the first weekend in May and took up the challenge.
“Tyler had seen CLUE before and had wanted to do that, and we all agreed that, if we worked together, we could pull it off,” Daffron said.
Cast members for the show include:
• Mary Susan Judd as Mrs. Peacock
• Joseph Edmonds as Professor Plum
• Darin Ettner as Colonel Mustard
• Angela Pike as Miss Scarlet
• Tim Hughes as Mr. Green
• Kristina Daffron as Mrs. White
• Weston Loy as Wadsworth
• Lindsey Wilson Gosser as Yvette
• Dusty Trail – Ensemble
• Brad Barnes – Ensemble
• Zach Grider – Ensemble
Daffron noted the behind-the-scenes work of the show’s crew members was “imperative” in being able to put this performance together in such a short amount of time.
“This is one of those shows that we couldn’t do without a strong crew,” Daffron said. “A mansion was built onstage in just a couple of months, and we’ve got to try and showcase multiple rooms throughout the mansion. It’s no easy feat.”
Tickets are $10 each for all ages and are available online by clicking here. Tickets will also be sold in person, with the box office opening approximately one hour prior to all performances.
CLUE is based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, written by Sandy Rustin. Additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price. Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture and the Hasbro board game CLUE. Original music by Michael Holland.
CLUE is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Broadway Licensing (broadwaylicensing.com).