Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 31
The Black Box Theatre, 1623 Fifth Avenue, Moline IL
Will it be Miss Scarlet in the kitchen with the dagger? Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the revolver? Professor Plum in the conservatory with the lead pipe? The only way to find out “Whodunit?” is to catch the Black Box Theatre's March 22 through 31 production of Clue: The Musical – a stage adaptation that Broadway World called “an entertaining, humorous, and interactive musical that is not to be missed.”
Based on the internationally successful board game, Clue has been transformed into a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-know suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve a three-pronged mystery: Who killed Mr. Boddy, and in what room, and with what weapon? With the stage suspects gathered, the audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the evening, and with selected aaudience members choosing from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms, there are 216 possible solutions to the crime. Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the mayhem, while comic antics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room – and even after the culprit confesses, there's a surprise twist in store.
The Black Box Theatre's co-owner David M. Miller, who helmed the theatre's sell-out production of Rock of Ages, directs Clue: The Musical, with Amy Trimble serving as music director, Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt as choregrapher, and Kyle Schneider as on-stage musician and show character “Piano Player.” Mark McGinn plays victim Mr. Boddy, while Meg Price portrays the investigator attempting to solve his murder. And appearing as Clue's suspects are a half-dozen of area theatre's most recognizable talents: Nathan Bates as Colonel Mustard, Abbey Donohoe as Mrs. White, Kathryn Jecklin as Mrs. Peacock, Ian Sodawasser as Mr. Green, Sara Tubbs as Miss Scarlet, and Joe Urbaitis as Professor Plum.
Clue: The Musical runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., tickets are $16, and more information and reservations are available by calling (563)284-2350 or visiting TheBlackBoxTheatre.com.