Virtual, Zoom Auditions
Sunday, December 6, 2:00 – 4:00PM
Monday, December 7, 7:00 – 9:00PM – Filled to Capacity.
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by the butler Wadsworth, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. The characters and the audience must try to figure out who, where, and with what.
“With the uncertainty of our ability to provide a live, in-person, we felt it necessary to plan something exciting to start our 2021 season,” says Tim Anderson, Education Director for the Spotlights and the director for this production. “This show is based on a movie with sort of a cult following among theater types. Our production will still have a very theatrical feel, including full costumes, a scale model of a set, and sound effects.” The Spotlights produced a successful run of a virtual production of The Secret Life of Girls in October.
Auditions for Clue will be held virtually on Sunday, December 6, from 2:00 – 4:00PM
and Monday, December 7, from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM. All Monday evening audition slots are filled.
Those auditioning should be able to provide a list of conflicts between December 13 and February 13.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be held by invitation only on a to-be-determined date later in the week.
After signing up, you will receive scenes to review and a link to the Zoom meeting.
All rehearsals, which will begin minimally in December, and performances will be held virtually. Participants must have a device with a web camera and reliable internet access. Cast members also will need to pick up costumes and props at the Spotlights Theater in Broadview Heights in mid-January.
Important Note: All rehearsals and production components will be held 100% digitally, so a device with a webcam and microphone and reliable internet access is necessary.
|NARRATOR||This adapted “Stay-At-Home” version of the play includes a narrator who provides context and scene descriptions throughout.|
|WADSWORTH||a traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal, and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play.|
|YVETTE||a loyal and sexy French maid.|
|MISS SCARLET||a dry, sardonic DC Madam, more interested in secrets than sex.|
|MRS. PEACOCK||the wealthy wife of a Senator, a bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.|
|MRS. WHITE||a pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.|
|COLONEL MUSTARD||a puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man.|
|PROFESSOR PLUM||an arrogant academic, easily impressed by himself.|
|MR. GREEN||a timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s awfully anxious.|
|Ensemble Roles (Some may be combined at the director’s discretion).|
|TV NEWSCASTER||reports on McCarthyism.|
|THE COOK||a gruff woman with a threatening presence (alive and dead).|
|MR. BODDY||a slick Frank Sinatra/film noir-esque type fella (alive and dead).|
|THE MOTORIST||a professional driver (alive and dead).|
|THE UNEXPECTED COP||a regular Joe (alive and dead).|
|SINGING-TELEGRAM GIRL||a tap dancer with a heart of gold (alive and dead).|
|CHIEF OF POLICE||a cop who helps to save the day.|
|BACKUP COP||Backup for the Chief in the final “cops” entrance.|
|BACKUP COP||backup for the Chief.|
Clue: Stay-At-Home Edition
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by David Abbinanti
Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.
Directed by Tim Anderson
Produced by Ryan Bergeron & Brenton Cochran
Costumed by Katie Simon Atkinson & Jill Kenderes