Musical Whodunnit? Coming to BLT

Bellevue Little Theatre will present Clue: The Musical based on the classic board game of the same name, March 24-April 9, at the theatre.  (203 W. Mission Ave., Bellevue, NE).  Show times are 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 PM on Sundays.

Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the theatre at 402-291-1554 Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 PM.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students with proper identification.

Daena Schweiger is the stage director for Clue: The Musical. with Chris Ebke serving as music director. Ebke will also be doing set design and construction. Kerri Jo Watts is choreographer, and Brian Callaghan is stage manager. Pam Matney is producing the musical, and is also in charge of  sound design and properties.  Joshua Mullady is lighting designer

Appearing in this musical production are:

Jesse Black–Mr. Boddy
Abby Dickson–The Detective
Sarah Ebke–Mrs. Peacock
Brandon Fisher–Professor Plum
Michael Taylor-Stewart–Mr. Green
Lindsey Tierney-Jack–Miss Scarlet
Carrie Beth Stickrod–Mrs. White
Patrick Wolfe–Col. Mustard

The Clue game is familiar to many families, having been around as a board game for about 70 years. The musical is based on the game and opens as a murder has been discovered at an elegant mansion. Several colorful suspects are present at the mansion when the murder is committed.

The crime is investigated and ultimately solved by a detective, but the ending is different for every performance and is determined by cards drawn by audience members. The cards choose the murderer, murder weapon, and the location of the murder… interactive feature which prevents a predictable outcome.

The musical, based on the popular board game which was first marketed by Parker Brothers in 1949, has numerous possible solutions, each one involving a different murderer, weapon, and location. Was it Miss Scarlet in the library with a candlestick, Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with a knife?  The possibilities are intriguing and the solution to the crime can’t be predicted.

The musical has some adult situations and language and is not recommended for young children.

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