“Clue: the Musical,” based on the Parker Brothers board game, will be staged to benefit two Seneca County literacy programs beginning Thursday, June 28.
The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical comedy that brings to life the world’s best known suspects and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Broddy, in what room and with what weapon.
Audience members receive forms to help them deduce the solution from the clues given throughout each performance, and choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms — and there are 216 potential solutions. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room.
The opening performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Thirsty Owl Winery, off Route 89 on the west side of Cayuga Lake. A Wine and cheese reception will begin at 6:30 p.m.; tickets to that and the show are $15 each. Seating is limited seating and there is no handicap access.
On Friday, June 29, the show moves to the Holiday Inn on Route 414 in Waterloo, in a dinner-theater setting; the meal served at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain at 7:30; tickets are $35 each and available only in advance by Monday, June 25.
The Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 stagings will both be in the South Seneca High School Auditorium: beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 each.
Proceeds from all four day's shows will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County and the Literacy Initiative of the Seneca County Partners for Children, Youth and Families.
Tickets are available at The Copy Shop in Seneca Falls, the Ovid and Waterloo branches of Five Star Bank, and Quiznos Subs in Geneva. They are also available through the HWS Public Service Office; the show is directed by Tina Coville-Bauder and Marcia Klue.
For details, visit Between the Lakes Community Players.