About The Show
“Clue: On Stage (High School Edition)” adapted by Hunter Foster, Jonathan Lynn, Eric Price, & Sandy Rustin
Director: Kirsten Sughrue, Producer: Michael Hartman
Stage Manager: Laura Bretherick
It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.
Sunday, September 9th – 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 11th – 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
* You only need to attend one audition date *
Location: OCTC, 1501 West Avenue, Ocean City, NJ
Please prepare one of the monologues (preferably memorized) included at the end of this packet. In addition to your monologue, you will be asked to read from excerpts of the play. Can’t attend the audition dates? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to send a video audition.
Non-Refundable Audition fee: $25.00 (Cash or Check payable to OCTC)
We will only refund the audition fee if you are NOT cast in the show.
*** Subject to change
*** You must be able to attend MOST rehearsals and all the dress rehearsals and shows!
*** All Rehearsals will be at the Ocean City Theatre Company, 1501 West Avenue, Ocean City, NJ
*** Schedule conflicts will be accepted ONLY if given in advance.
Tuesday, September 18th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, September 20th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday, September 23rd – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday, September 26th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday, September 30th – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2nd – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 4th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday, October 7th – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 9th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 11th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, October 16th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 18th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday, October 21nd – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 23rd – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 25th – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Dress)
Sunday, October 28th – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Dress)
Tuesday, October 30th – 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Dress)
Thursday, November 1st – 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Dress) @ Ocean City Music Pier
Friday, November 2nd – Show 7:30 PM @ Ocean City Music Pier
Saturday, November 3rd – Show 7:30 PM @ Ocean City Music Pier
Each cast member will be expected to pay a participation fee of $150.00. The participation fee does not include costuming, ad sales, ticket sales, etc. The participation fee covers staffing, rights/royalties, some costuming, props, scenic elements, etc. All cast members will be expected to sell at least one ad for the program book.
* Please prepare one monologue from the following. *
WADSWORTH – Ladies and gentlemen, my instructions are clear. It seems the six of you have one thing in common. You are all being blackmailed. For some considerable time you have been paying what you can afford- and, in some cases, more than you can afford- to someone who threatens to expose you. Until tonight, none of you knew who was blackmailing you. I hope I’m correct that the more deductive among you have reasoned in the last several moments that it was, of course, Mr. Boddy himself- and that the less discerning members of our cadre are experiencing that particular revelation right about… now. My task this evening is to expose your secrets to each other, rendering you all culpable in each others’ indiscretions.
MRS. WHITE – I don’t want a scandal. My husband I had a very humiliating public confrontation. He was deranged. He was a lunatic. He didn’t actually seem to like me that much. He had threatened to kill me in public. He was a scientist. Nuclear physics. He was a stupidly optimistic man. I’m afraid it came as a great shock to him when he died. He was found dead at home. He was unclothed. His head had been cut off. But, it wasn’t me. I’d been out all evening, at the movies.
MRS. PEACOCK – Well, I guess I’ll break the ice, I mean, I’m used to being a hostess; it’s part of my husband’s work, plus I always host the ladies’ group from my church on Sundays. It’s difficult when a group of new friends meet for the first time, so I’ll get the ball rolling… I mean, I have no idea what we’re doing here, but I'm very intrigued and oh, my, this soup’s delicious, isn’t it?
WADSWORTH – I think at this point, the best course of action is to retrace our steps. Sometimes the most obvious answer is right under our noses. Let’s start at the beginning. Now- try to stay with me. At the start of the evening, Yvette was here, waiting to offer you all a glass of champagne. The doorbell rang. It was you. (He points to MUSTARD.) I recognized you as Colonel Mustard. Yvette gave you a drink. Doorbell! Mrs. White, pale and tragic. I introduced her to Yvette. They both flinched! A-rumble-of-thunder! A-crash-of-lighting. Peacock, Green, Scarlet, Plum all arrived!