VP 2015 Clue: The Musical

Clue: The Musical ran May 8–23, 2015

Clue Print LogoSynopsis
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. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms — there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comicial antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.

 

  • Book By: Peter DePietro
  • Music By: Galen Blum, Wayne Barker, and Vinnie Martucci
  • Lyrics By: Tom Chiodo
  • Directed By: Wes Skinner
  • Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

You may view the full program by clicking here.


The Cast

Mr. Boddy
Matthew Johnston
Mrs. Peacock
Emma Ashmawi
Professor Plum
Paul Soska
Miss Scarlett
Heather Bartlett
Colonel Mustard
Evan James Copeland
Mrs. White
David Dysard
Mr. Green
Gerry Royce
Detective
Laura Crawford

The Crew

Director:
Wes Skinner
Musical Director:
Adam Miller
    Pianist:
Adam Miller
    Bassist:
Jay Ronquillo
    Percussionist:
Ray Woods
Producer:
Patrick Drummond
Stage Manager:
Susan McCann
Choreographer:
Cast
Lighting Design:
Andrew C. Todd
Lighting Crew:
Joe Green
Sound Designer:
Zac Gilley
Sound Crew:
Joe Green
Props Gatherer:
Jeff Bartlett
Costume Designer:
Karleigh Lamb
    Assisted by:
Angie Patchett
Stage Crew:
Bryan Brown & Anne Wesenberg
Set Designer:
Wes Skinner
Set Builder:
Brad Ray
Scenic Art:
Rose Perry, Wes Skinner & Deb Wallace
House Manager:
Ann Veasey
Box Office Manager:
Ann Veasey
Box Office, Lobby, & Usher Staff:
Sandy Blanchard, Kimberly Bruggemann, Pam Engle, Dan Finkel, Jake Gordy, Darlene Hatfield, Christopher Jagodzinski, Debbie Marinik, Jean Mills, & Laura Zelenka
Publicity:
Chris Jagodzinski
Program:
Jake Gordy
Program Art & Cover Design:
Christopher Jagodzinski
Production Logo:
Christopher Jagodzinski
Program Printing:
AIM Specialists
Marquee Sign:
Jake Gordy & Christopher Jagodzinski
Special Thanks:
Jamie Dauel, Keith Kewler, Sean Lyons, Debbie Piel, The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, Saints Adalbert and Hedwig Church

The Show

Act I
Overture
Orchestra
The Game
Mr. Boddy and Suspects
Life is a Bowl of Pits
Mrs. White
Everyday Devices
Mr. Green, Miss Scarlet, and Suspects
Once a Widow
Mrs. Peacock
Corridors and Halls
Mr. Boddy and Suspects
The Murder
Mr. Boddy and Suspects
After the Murder (The Game reprise; Act I Finale)
Suspects

Act II
She Hasn’t Got a Clue
Suspects
Everyday Devices (reprise)
Suspects
Seduction Deduction
Prof. Plum and the Detective
Foul-Weather Friend
Suspects
Don’t Blame Me
Company
The Final Clue
Mr. Boddy and Suspects
The Game (Finale)
Mr. Boddy and Suspects
She Hasn’t Got a Clue (reprise)/Bows
Company

The Biographies

The Directors

VP 2015 Clue - Wes Skinner
Wes Skinner (Director) has been actively involved in theatre, working as set and costume designer, choreographer and director for over 45 years. Beginning at the Boston Conservatory, he received his BFA with a Major in Dance and a minor in Musical Theatre. Returning to Toledo in 1971, he began working at The Village Players. Last season, he directed Proposals and designed The Liar, now 32 shows later, Clue. Wes has also designed several sets and directed for the Toledo Rep including Laura this season. And just so he won’t get bored, works part-time at the Toledo Museum of Art.
VP 2015 Clue - Adam Music director
Adam Miller (Musical Director) is a native of Monroe, MI, and very excited to be a part of Clue, his first production with The Village Players. At the age of 20, this is seventh year working in theatre, having served as pianist/conductor/music director for productions at several area high schools, the University of Toledo, and the Bedford Community Players. He currently attends UT, pursuing a B.E. in Music Ed. There he directs the Phi Mu Alpha Men’s Chorus and serves as drum major for the Rocket Marching Band.

The Cast

VP 2015 Clue - Matt Johnston
Matthew Johnston (Mr. Boddy) is simply thrilled to be returning to The Village Players in Clue the Musical! He debuted here last season in The Liar, and has enjoyed performing around town for a few years. Recent roles include Leading Ladies (Leo/Maxine), Spamalot (Prince Herbert) and Young Frankenstein (Ziggy). He thanks everyone involved for all their help and support, and hopes you enjoy the show. “Let the game begin!”
VP 2015 Clue - Emma
Emma Ashmawi (Mrs. Peacock) an Evansville native, is making her Toledo theatre debut with The Village Players. She’s pleased as a Peacock to be in this show. Show highlights: Rocky Horror (Magenta), Beverly Hillbillies (Granny), Spamalot & Drowsy Chaperone (SM), Cats, Hairspray & Cabaret (Costume). Jason, “her first husband,” is a pretty rad dude so she won’t be named a “scheming spouse” anytime soon. Love & thanks to J & our zoo for putting up with my absence, Wes and Susan for giving me this chance, the cast for all the inspiration and support & you, for supporting community theatre!
VP 2015 Clue - Paul Soska
Dr. Paul Soska (Professor Plum) A school psychologist by vocation, profoundly persnickety by perseverance, and a dramaturge for diversion. Most recently seen in The Boys Next Door (Oregon Community Theatre) and The Pirates of Penzance (The Rep). Last graced The Village Players stage in Monky Business (2005). Grateful to Wes for the opportunity to again tread the boards of The Village Players. Charmed to be part of this wickedly witty company of Crayola coordinated characters. Pax vobiscum.
VP 2015 Clue - Heather Bartlett
Heather Bartlett (Miss Scarlett) I’m Miss Scarlett, but they call me Heather Bartlett, whoever “they” is. I didn’t do it, not matter what they say, again whomever “they” is. Yes, I am a performer. You may have seen me in Proposals as Sammi, and I may have fooled some of you with my Jersey accent. Now I am Scarlett, and I very much enjoy performing with this cast. Let’s play the game, but don’t blame me!
VP 2015 Clue - Evan James Copeland
Evan James Copeland (Colonel Mustard) is euphoric to be a part of the Clue: The Musical cast! He has been seen as Morris Kaden in As Bees in Honey Drown and Cliton in The Liar at The Village. Prior to The Village, he was seen with the Orange County Players as Curly in Oklahoma!, Jeffery in Godspell, and Mister Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors. Evan works at the University of Michigan. He and his incredible fiancé, Kristopher, call the Old West End home.
VP 2015 Clue - Mrs Dave Dysard
David Dysard (Mrs. White) has been in more than 25 productions with The Rep, Ohio Theatre, North Coast, and TLC Productions. With The Village, Dave appeared in GI Juke Box, Monky Business, Everything … in Kindergarten, and as El Gallo in The Fantastiks (opposite eldest son Andrew). Dave has 34 years experience in transportation – heading TMACOG planning, ODOT District 2 and now with Toledo. His love of theatre only works with the support of his beautiful family (Mom, Andy, Kate, Phill, Tom, Skip, Judy) – thanks guys.
VP 2015 Clue - Gerry Royce
Gerry Royce (Mr. Green) has temporarily received permission from his cat, Loki, to cede– not share– his lap during Tiger games for the dates of the Clue run. During this separation of cat and his servant, generous helpings of tuna will be expected– unquestionably!!
VP 2015 Clue - Laura Crawford
Laura Crawford (Detective) is happy to be working on a musical with The Village again, having appeared in their last effort ([title of show]) 3 years ago. She has also been seen on stage (and behind it) with Lionface Productions, The Valentine Theatre, and The Toledo Rep. Laura would like to thank her family, her friends, and her Patrick for their support, and for not taking personally her incessant chant of “I can’t. I have rehearsal.”