The anticipation has been overwhelming to the Springs Theatre Company’s sixth production of the year, “Clue, The Musical!” This dinner theatre offering will take the stage Oct.23, 24 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse. Before the show, guests will be treated to a three course meal beginning with a baby field green salad and fresh rolls and butter. Anentree of Tuscan chicken breast, penne pasta with sundried tomatoes in a cream sauce, and roasted medeterranian vegetables will then be served buffet style. During intermission, indulge in a slice of creamy New York style cheesecake with a variety of toppings.
“Clue, The Musical!” is a delightful show based on CLUE, the world’s most popular board game, second in the United States only to Monopoly. The Parker Brothers game is currently sold in over 73 countries, from the United States to Brazil to New Zealand to Abu Dhabi. Three million of the games are sold each year with five hundred thousand sold annually in the U.S. alone. Over 50million CLUE games have been sold worldwide since its introduction in 1949.
True to CLUE’s international appeal, in August of 1991, President Mikhaiil Gorbachev of the former Soviet Union was abducted in a military coup which was staged by the government’s opposition forces. Theories as to exactly who was responsible flooded the airwaves and covered front pages worldwide. Some experts even used CLUE as a basis for deducing who the culprit was, as was the case with the New York Times who claimed that “it was Colonel Mustard in the Crimea with a lead pipe!”
“Clue, The Musical!” marks the first time a board game has ever been brought to life on the stage and follows the game’s six well known’“suspects” as they sing and dance their way through mayhem and murder in six rooms of the Boddy mansion. Co-directed by Joan Hageman and Betty Schwicker, this Springs Theatre Company production promises to be full of twists and turns. The extremely talented cast consists of Bob Nordmann as Mr. Boddy, Lizz Baldwin as Mrs. White, Candy Flaming as Miss Scarlett, D’Ann Artis as Mrs. Peacock, Larry Baisdon as Professor Plum, Matthew Brunson as Mr. Green, Michael DeWinter as Colonel Mustard, Stacy West as Lana Blight, and Heidi Tanner as the Detective. Adding their own brand of talent to the live musical combo are Venita Burch on keyboard and Dan Burch on drums.
Guest participation is very much encouraged as the suspect, room and weapon will change each night based on the Clue cards drawn by audience volunteers creating 216 potential endings! The audience, also, gets a chance to play along on a tally sheet and deduce who dunnit, in which room, and with what weapon! Don’t miss this family friendly evening out with The Springs Theatre Company.
The Springs Theatre Company is a 501c3 non profit organization that exists to enhance the artistic and theatrical realm of Pagosa Springs by providing quality entertainment in a professional manner and by giving back to the community by supporting performing arts development and educational components. Profits from the group are given back to the community through direct donations and through the STC Grant Program.
Reserved seating tickets are on sale now for “Clue, the Musical” at The Plaid Pony and online at www.SpringsTheatreCompany.org. Tickets for the scrumptious three-course dinner and the show are $35. For more information on “Clue, The Musical!”, other upcoming productions or for volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael DeWinter at 731-5262, Rick Artis at 731-8914, or you may also visit the Web site.