Clue: The Musical

by  Tom Chiodo, Peter DePietro, Wayne Barker, Galen Blum, Vinnie Martucci

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5m, 3f

A fun-filled family musical that brings the internationally popular game CLUE to life.


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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-know suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience. This colorful crowd-pleaser was devised by the authors of Murder at Rutherford House and other popular interactive entertainments.

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Reviews

"Makes good moves [...] The creators have found the clue." - The Baltimore Sun

"Superb! Terrific! Excellent! Fun!" - Herald Gazette

"Has guts [...] along with its intrigue, 'colorful' suspects and deadly weapons." - Chicago Sun-Times

"A show for the whole family. A real good time!" - City Paper

RELATED ARTICLE ON BREAKING CHARACTER

Creating CLUE: THE MUSICAL 
by Tom Chiodo
September 24, 2014

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Keywords

Betrayal, Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: Boddy Manor; the present. 
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Song Samples

She Hasn't Got A Clue
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Everyday Devices
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Once A Widow
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Corridors and Halls
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Life Is A Bowl of Pits
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Foul Weather Friend
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Don't Blame Me
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She Hasn't Got A Clue (Reprise)
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Casting

5m, 3f
MR. BODDY - charismatic, handsome, playful host; 30s; soaring baritone/tenor
MRS. PEACOCK - acerbic, manipulative, sexy socialite; plays 40s; mezzo with belt
PROFESSOR PLUM - astute intellectual with a wry sense of humor; plays 30s-40s; baritone
MISS SCARLET - shrewd, very attractive vixen; 20s; wide vocal range with belt
COLONEL MUSTARD - pompous, randy military man; plays 40s-50s; baritone
MRS. WHITE - fun-loving cockney maid, portrayed by a man; plays 40s-50s; wide vocal range
MR. GREEN - slick, handsome wheeler-dealer; 20s; baritone/tenor
DETECTIVE - hard-nosed, snappy, humorous female; 30s; interesting singing voice
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Casting Notes

MRS. PEACOCK, PROFESSOR PLUM, MISS SCARLET, COLONEL MUSTARD, MRS. WHITE, and MR. GREEN are collectively referred to as the SUSPECTS.

Resources

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Full Package

1 Piano/Vocal Score
8 Vocal Chorus Books
1 Production Manual

Percussion
Cello

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Authors

Tom Chiodo

Tom Chiodo

Peter DePietro

Peter DePietro

Wayne Barker

Wayne Barker

Galen Blum

Galen Blum

Vinnie Martucci

Vinnie Martucci

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