Clue: The Musical
June 8-11, 2011
Directed by Michael James
Scenic Design by George E. Grubb
Costume Design by Nicole Pullaro
Lighting Design by Steven Smith
Sound Design by George E. Grubb
Mr. Boddy (Paul Finocchiaro, down center) sets the stage — literally — for
what is to come. The suspects, from left to right: Mrs. White (Jessica Dougherty),
Miss Scarlet (Emily Jansen), Mrs. Peacock (Megan Volkman-Wilson), Mr. Green
(Rudolph Searles III), Prof. Plum (J. Alexander Coe) and Col. Mustard (Steven Lange).
Turn your back, Mr. Boddy, and the weapons come out.
Though turning around is not always required.
In the beginning, an audience member helps select killer, weapon and location.
Giving the Detective (Lindsay Odegaard) her first hint to investigate.
And the audience helps determine "whodunnit."
Production photos by Paul J. Hustoles
Mr. Boddy (Paul Finocchiaro, center) is unaware of what fate might befall him. Left is
Colonel Mustard (Stephen Lange) and right is Miss Peacock (Megan Volkman-Wilson).
Photo illustration by Mike Lagerquist.
From the website http://www.theartofmurder.com/:
This clever adaptation of the Parker Brothers board game opened to rave reviews. Clue: The Musical has
come a long way since it surfaced at the World Clue Championship (“Boddy English,” Gamebits, April 1994).
That early version couldn’t hold a candlestick to this latest.
The script and lyrics are tighter ... and the ensemble cast is a lead pipe cinch to rope in Clue fans and musical
and/or mystery buffs. The whodunit centers on the murder of Mr. Boddy as perpetrated by the usual but
unusual suspects: Miss Scarlet, an ex Vegas Showgirl; Colonel Mustard a picaresque legionnaire;
Professor Plum, a priggish scholar; the oft-married and oft-widowed Mrs. Peacock; Mr. Green, a lovable
combination of Archie Bunker and Mack the Knife; and Mrs. White, Boddy’s disgruntled, libidinous
pistol of a housekeeper. It takes an almost all-business lady detective to solve the mystery. ... The
pun-filled songs range from Latin rhythms to wrenching ballads to toe-tapping ditties.
In the opening scene, one audience member picks randomly from large sets of cards to choose,
as in the game, the person, weapon, and room of the murder. When the choice is revealed near the end,
the culprit, whoever it is that time, sings his or her “confession.” The script, however, adds a final surprise.
Find out more about the 2008 Clue game makeover
The history of Clue the game